"Short Cut," by artist Dan Webb; Photo: David Newman

Visual Arts

Art is everywhere!

Nearly 200 galleries and five excellent art museums in the Seattle area allow you access to exhibits of every kind. However, you need not enter a gallery to experience great art. Seattle was one of the first cities in the nation to enact a program to integrate art in public projects and you’ll find art in unexpected places throughout the city.

Seattle is widely known as a center for glass art, and our legendary natural beauty is enhanced by spectacular public displays. World-famous glass artist Dale Chihuly’s work graces public areas from the stunning chandeliers at Benaroya Hall to the Seaforms at the Seattle Aquarium, while many other top artists in the region are setting new standards for this historic and popular art form.

When it comes to architecture, Seattle is again showing an innovative edge, and the eye-popping Central Library, the psychedelic EMP Museum, and the contemplative St. Ignatius Chapel are just a few of the better known examples.

From historic Pioneer Square to the funky Fremont district, art is all around.

Upcoming Visual Art Events

Alki Art Fair

Alki Beach Park
7/25/2015 through 7/26/2015

West Seattle’s premiere summer art showcase on beautiful Alki Beach. The Fair features juried art, live music/performance, food, …

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Fred Birchman: Reclamation Projects

5/9/2015 through 6/20/2015

In this show, which Fred Birchman has titled Reclamation Projects, we can take the term “reclamation” both literally …

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Dual Fluidity Opening Reception

Northwest Woodworkers Gallery
5/8/2015 through 5/8/2015

Opening night of Dual Fluidity exhibition featuring works by fine artist Stephen Hatcher and Jay Shepard.

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Lennon: An Exhibit Celebrating the Music of John Lennon

Krab Jab Studio
5/9/2015 through 6/6/2015

Krab Jab Studio was given the rare opportunity to exhibit eight fantastic artists – Tim Bruckner, Alfred Paredes, …

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Run to The Hills

Grace Gallery
5/14/2015 through 5/14/2015

In the wake of Sakura-Con, Comicon and Mr. at SAAM, Seattle’s resident Japanese pop-art painter Yumiko Kayukawa will …

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Carolyn Krieg: Horses

5/9/2015 through 6/20/2015

As a photographer, Carolyn Krieg’s repertoire is wide, covering architecture, landscape, people (occasionally), and a lot of animals. …

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Abstract By Nature

Burien Art Gallery
5/8/2015 through 5/8/2015

“The paintings selected for this exhibit at the Burien Arts Gallery are visual evidence of things I’ve seen …

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12th Annual Kirkland Artist Studio Tour

Kirkland Arts Center
5/9/2015 through 5/10/2015

Explore the scenic neighborhoods of Kirkland, on the beautiful shores of Lake Washington, on this free, self-guided tour …

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Anne Hayden Stevens

Fountainhead Gallery
5/7/2015 through 5/31/2015

Stevens, a longtime Seattle artist now living in Chicago, returns to the Fountainhead with new abstracted landscape paintings …

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