"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

Kellie Talbot’s America

9/4/2019 through 9/29/2019

Seattle-based artist Kellie Talbot has established a national reputation for her oil paintings of the neon signs scattered …

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Each and Every by Beili Liu

Now through 8/31/2019

An installation and performance by Austin-based artist Beili Liu. Through her practice, Liu subjects commonplace materials to unorthodox …

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Fantastic Journeys

Now through 9/28/2019

Through extensive travel and having called seven countries her home, Chin Yuen’s abstract paintings are evocative of diverse …

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Alla Goniodsky | In Between

Now through 8/21/2019

Alla Gondiodsky’s new body of abstract paintings, In Between, explores liminal spaces in her memories – the borders …

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