"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

Community Gallery: 6th Annual Chop Challenge

Now through 1/6/2019

For this 6th annual exhibit co-presented by Eileen Fisher Renew, local artists have transformed damaged Eileen Fisher textiles …

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My Other Story

Now through 1/6/2019

Featuring artists Di Faria, Carol Hershman, Elinor Maroney, Leslie Moon, and Olivia Zapata working in glass, jewelry, ceramics, …

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Arthur Luiz Piza | Selected Etchings

Now through 12/22/2018

Piza was born in Sao Paulo, where he received his first training. He moved to Paris in 1955 …

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