Best Summer Art Festivals in Puget Sound

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Magnolia Summerfest and Art Show
Friday and Saturday
August 3 and 4
11:00am – 10:00pm
Seattle, WA 98199
http://www.magnoliasummerfest.org

Magnolia Summerfest has been a community event for over 50 years, and a Seafair Community Event since 1985! The festival includes the annual Art Show, the annual Merchants’ Sidewalk Sale, live music, food vendors, arts and crafts booths, pony rides, inflatable rides, clowns and magicians, and a beer garden.

Proctor Arts Fest
Saturday, August 4
10:00am – 5:30pm
N. 26th and Proctor
Tacoma, WA 98406
http://www.proctorartsfest.com

The Proctor Arts Fest Arts Fest is a FREE festive event that that celebrates the arts, the community, and creativity. It includes a Juried Art Show, four performance stages, special kids and family events and stage, The Bite of Proctor, Top Dog Contest and Parade, over 140 Arts and Crafts booths, an arts demonstration area, Quilt display, a merchant’s Sidewalk Sale, a Ukulele Festival, a free movie, Farmers’ Market, dance, and more.

Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 10, 11 and 12
10:00am – 6:00pm
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206.842.0504
http://www.bistudiotour.com

This is the 12th year for the summer event. A short ferry ride from downtown Seattle, you’ll find sixty-four artists showcasing their work in seven local Bainbridge Island artists’ studios, complemented by live music from regional musicians. There is a great variety of artistic mediums, including oil paintings, pottery, jewelry, furniture, metal art, garden art, gourds, mixed media, fiber art, glass, and photography. So grab a cool lemonade and stroll through the artists’ studios and gardens to view the great selection of art and talk to the artists. This FREE, self-guided studio tour is a fun way to spend the day visiting studios by car or bicycle. You’re sure to find some gems! Complete details on-line: http://www.bistudiotour.com. Brochures can be downloaded from the website, or found at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce.

Historic Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival
Saturday and Sunday
August 11 and 12
10:00am – 6:00pm
Coupeville, WA 98239
http://www.coupevillefestival.com

The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is one of Washington State’s oldest, continuously run festivals. The Festival is renowned for its primary focus on quality arts and crafts, handmade by artisans from the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The historic town of Coupeville is located on Penn Cove, Central Whidbey Island, WA. Shoppers, vendors and visitors will all be charmed by the waterfront views. There are food vendors, kids’ activities, live entertainment and more. Each year around 100 artists enter approximately 300 pieces of art. Categories include fiber, photography, painting, print making, pottery, wood working, wood turning, pencil drawing, jewelry, glass, and metal work.

Poulsbo Arts Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 17, 18 and 19
Poulsbo, WA 98370
http://www.cafnw.org

For over 21 years the Poulsbo Arts Festival (previously Arts by The Bay) has been celebrated on the beautiful waterfront park in downtown Poulsbo. There is something for every family to enjoy – including a children’s art corner, jewelry, photography, metalworking, ceramics, woodworking and fabric arts. Raffles of artwork, demonstrations, food, music and much more complete a fun weekend at the park.

Fresh Paint 16th Annual Festival of Artists at Work
Saturday and Sunday
August 18 and 19
10:00am – 5:00pm
Port of Everett Marina
1700 Marine View Drive
Everett, WA 98201
http://www.schack.org/events

Purchase art fresh off the easel! The entire length of the promenade will be filled with more artists than ever, turning the Everett Marina into a huge outdoor studio and sidewalk gallery. 75 artists will be sharing painting, pottery, glass, jewelry, photography & much more. Every artist is in action, plus on-site glassblowing and children’s activities.

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