"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

Ugly Me

Jack Straw Productions and New Media Gallery
7/10/2015 through 8/14/2015

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, where does self-worth reside? Ugly Me is a multi-media …

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New Works

Columbia City Gallery
5/20/2015 through 7/5/2015

Gallery artists Karen Graber, Saundra Fleming, and new member Joanne Bohannon.

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Migration

Columbia City Gallery
5/20/2015 through 7/5/2015

Cecelia Alvarez, Tatiana Garmendia, Deborah Faye Lawrence. The exhibit includes video, photography, painting and collage works exploring migration. …

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Layered Conversation by Helga Winters

Northwest Woodworkers Gallery
7/1/2015 through 8/31/2015

Northwest Woodworkers Gallery is pleased to present an ongoing exhibition, Layered Conversation, by fine artist Helga Winter. These …

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Then + Now

Northwest Woodworkers Gallery
8/1/2015 through 9/30/2015

Exhibition that hallmarks the advancement of the individual artist’s expression within the group. The oldest collective of its …

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An Uncommon Stillness

Fountainhead Gallery
7/9/2015 through 8/1/2015

Three oil painters are featured in this exhibit: D. Jordan Parietti, Sandra Power and Charles Smith. Both Parietti …

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Canopies

Prographica
6/27/2015 through 8/22/2015

Norman Lundin presents Canopies, new work by Kimberly Clark, Eric Elliott, Tamblyn Gawley, and Evelyn Woods.

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Gravity Falls

Surface Theory
7/30/2015 through 8/2/2015

Exhibit in conjunction with the first annual Seattle Art Fair.

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Transitions IV

Fountainhead Gallery
7/9/2015 through 8/1/2015

This is the fourth special showing of paintings by the graduates of the Aristides Classical Atelier at the …

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