"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. Find your way with these excellent maps & apps.

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 is on full glorious view at Chihuly Garden and Glass, but also graces public areas from the stunning chandeliers at Benaroya Hall to the Seaforms at the Seattle Aquarium.  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. The eye-popping Central Library, the psychedelic Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP), 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 Arts Events

Holiday Group Show – Winter

11/30/2017

More than twenty Gallery artists will be featured in this year’s Holiday Group Show.

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Fred Birchman and Kathy Gore Fuss

Now through 12/22/2017

Prographica is pleased to announce two solo exhibitions by local artists Fred Birchman (Seattle) and Kathy Gore Fuss …

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Sloan Dawson and Sara Zewde

Now through 12/14/2017

A planner and urban designer by training, Sloan Dawson focuses on station-area planning and assists in predevelopment work …

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Henk Dawson, Kimberly Adams and Carole Weaks

Now through 12/3/2017

November featured artists include: This is Now created by Henk Dawson using the latest painting media, to image …

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Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk

12/7/2017

Did you know First Thursday in Pioneer Square was the first Art Walk in the USA? In 1981, …

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Art Up PhinneyWood Art Walk

12/8/2017

Art Up PhinneyWood is a monthly artwalk that promotes over 40 participating venues in the Greenwood-Phinney neighborhood of …

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Into the Light

12/5/2017 through 12/29/2017

Painting with her camera, Ms. Satterwhite captures light in a somewhat surreal and very imaginative, abstract way. The …

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West Seattle Art Walk

12/14/2017

From Alki to Endolyne, the West Seattle Art Walk is brought to you by your local West Seattle …

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Belltown Art Walk

12/8/2017

The Belltown Art Walk takes place on the second Friday of every month from 6-9pm. During this event, …

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