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This Weekend’s Crazy Concentration of Seattle Art Happenings Calls for a Road Trip!

Among the many other art exhibitions going down, the Seattle Art Fair takes place this weekend from August 1-4.
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This Weekend’s Crazy Concentration of Seattle Art Happenings Calls for a Road Trip!

The Seattle Art Fair takes place this weekend from August 1-4. I’ll be visiting as it’s a great excuse to check out Seattle’s — it turns out — vibrant arts scene. Besides perusing the booths of over 100 participating local and international galleries, including Gallery Jones from Vancouver, there are special projects and performances. Those I’m hoping to catch include Bigert & Bergström’s Incubator for Earthquakes, Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib’s Vanitas MMXVIII, and social media sensation Bread Face, an artist whose videos consist of her smashing her face into all sorts of bread.

There are interesting arts festivals happening this weekend, and small- and large-scale exhibitions, on my list to see as well. Here are a few:

FOREVER AGAIN | A group show of small works by 17 Seattle-based artists and Yellow, an exhibition of new work by Julie Alexander, with Dalani Tanahy and Nicholas Nyland—both at Specialist Gallery.
AUG 1-SEP 22 | SPECIALIST GALLERY

Specialist Gallery 300 S Washington St, Seattle, WA 98104 MAP

YEHAW’ | The culminating exhibition of a year-long project featuring over 200 Indigenous creatives taking place at King Street Station, a dynamic space for arts and culture dedicated to increasing opportunities for communities of colour to create and present their work.
ON UNTIL AUG 4 | DETAILS | ARTS AT KING STREET STATION

Arts at King Street Station 303 South Jackson Street (top floor), Seattle, WA MAP

FESTIVAL FESTIVAL | A free, two-day arts festival, with film, performances, an art market, from 20-plus artists.
AUG 2 & 3 | DETAILS

Festival Festival E Denny Way between Broadway and 10th MAP

LUSIO | A festival of light, sounds and nature at Volunteer Park, with 42 light installations, 2 sound projects, 15 live sound performances all throughout Volunteer Park.
DUSK UNTIL 11PM | AUG 3 | DETAILS |

Lusio Light Festival 1247 15th Ave E, Seattle, WA 98112 MAP

SEATTLE ART MUSEUM | Victorian Radicals: From Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts + Crafts Movement is on at the Seattle Art Museum. The exhibition brings together 150 paintings, drawings, sculptures, and objects from the renowned collection of the city of Birmingham, UK.
ON UNTIL SEP 8 | SEATTLE ART MUSEUM

Seattle Art Museum 1300 First Ave, Seattle, WA 998101 MAP

AUG 1-4 | TICKETS | SEATTLE ART FAIR
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Seattle Art Fair 1000 Occidental Avenue S Seattle, WA MAP

It’s going to be an art-filled weekend!

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