If you want to become a little more cultured, or just want to impress a first date, look no further than these local art walks! Art walks are monthly events where museums, galleries, and shops within a particular area open their doors and show off their wares. So come out of hibernation, Seattleites, because spring has sprung and it’s time to explore these neighborhoods and enjoy local venues and artists.

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Wallingford Art Walk

Every first Wednesday of the month – 6-9pm
Wallingford Ave./45th St – MAP

Make sure to swing by this cute community right outside of downtown Seattle for their monthly Art Walk. Featuring raffles, live music, and kids drawing competitions, the Wallingford Art Walk is a perfect activity on a Wednesday evening.

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Pioneer Square and Downtown Seattle Art Walk

Every first Thursday of the month – Noon-8pm
102 1st Ave., Seattle – MAP

Enjoy Seattle’s first and largest art walk every first Thursday of the month. Wander from gallery to gallery as they display new exhibitions while enjoying the public art installations on the way. You can even make your way to the Seattle Art Museum, where they have free admission on the first Thursday of the month!

Beginning in May, make sure to check out Art in the Park

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Capitol Hill Arts Blitz

Every second Thursday of the month – 5-8pm
Broadway/Pike/Pine, Seattle – MAP

Enjoy the art walk in this always interesting and eclectic Seattle neighborhood.  You’ll notice book readings, live music, tastings, and movie screenings. Check out all the participating businesses here.

Ballard Art Walk

Every second Saturday of the month -6-9pm
Ballard Ave NW/NW Market St
Wander through businesses and galleries throughout Ballard as they showcase local artists during this art walk. And make sure to check for appetizers and drinks at some participating venues. A perfect way to spend a Saturday evening!

Art Up Phinneywood

Every second Friday of the month -6-9pm
Greenwood-Phinney neighborhoods – Greenwood Ave. N
Explore this community as businesses promote local artists AND enjoy special promotions and discounts at bars and restaurants! Geared towards youth, every month features new exhibits, live music, and artists.

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ArtWalk Issaquah

Every first Friday of the month -5-9pm
Front Street, Issaquah

Beginning in May, walk from store to store on Front Street as they open their doors to local artists. From the library to the bank, you can peruse art, enjoy live music, and maybe even see an artist in action during this art walk.


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