The Arts

Art, Art Walks, Artists, and more, let this be your resource to Seattle's bustling art scene. 

Pablo Picasso once said, "Painting is just another way of keeping a diary," and in these historic and monumental times, it is worth noticing how this generation of artists depicts our world of today.

Have you heard about Glassybaby, the Seattle glass studio that took the votive world by storm a few years ago? From their studios on Union at 32nd in Seattle, they provide their fabulous, colorful and sought-after votives to restaurants, shops and homes across the country. If you're already a collector, or you want to be!, this week is one of their rare sales. Stock up now for the holidays! Follow this link to shop online, or head to the sale on foot!

Jackpot!  There is no better way to navigate through Seattle's art world, then guided by Seattle artists.  I found a great PDF from Seattle's Convention and Visitors Bureau.  This 17 page guide is chalk-full of Northwest artist insights. They left no stone un-turned in this fantastic publication.  It is well worth the read, even the ink and staple.  Here is the direct link to the Artists' Guide to Seattle, 2nd Edition.


Links, Links, and more links!
After a bit of digging (mostly clicking!) around, here is the start of what is sure to become a long and fabulous Seattle art scene resource list.  Here goes!

Art Guide Northwest is a one-stop-shop for any and all art related events, galleries, guides, and more.  Be sure to bookmark this site!
ArtsWest accomplishes just as their mission statement reads - compelling art. This West Seattle non-profit has gained a noteworthy reputation well worth following.
The Seattle Art Blog is busting with loads of valuable and bookmark worthy information.  Here is their June calendar, which is well worth the time exploring.
Seattle Magazine does a wonderful job of keeping their Art's & Events calendar full.  One quick click and you're there.
West Seattle Art Walk official 2010 blog.  Not to be confused with the West Seattle Blog information below, this blog is solely dedicated to art walk related information.
West Seattle Blog - Art Walk - Updated constantly, West Seattle Blog is most certainly one of West Seattle's best  go-to links for events. This link will carry you directly to West Seattle Art Walk information, so be sure to check their homepage for the latest West Seattle news.
Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, like Seattle Magazine has a comprehensive and well-rounded art related event's calendar.  Be sure to check both event calendars!  You will notice each feature different events. features information and related content for both Seattle artists and art enthusiasts.  This link will direct you to their event calendar, so be sure to look around the site once you finished marking dates! 
The Frye - there is just something about the Frye that cannot be duplicated or replaced...the feeling of appreciation when you walk through the door, the friendly and helpful staff, the private collection, it's all wonderful!
SAM - what collection of Seattle art  resource links would be complete without a nod to SAM! There is always something to see at the Seattle Art Museum.
The Wing in the heart of the international district offers a moving and exceptional experience.  I encourage you to find time to visit this remarkable Smithsonian Affiliate.'s art blog  - believe it or not, The City of Seattle's  official website has quite a bit of information relating to the arts.  It may be worth a click or two!

We are very lucky to live in a city filled with people appreciative of the arts.  Thankfully, many have taken to the web promoting their passion for art and all things related.

Be sure check back for additions to this list!  

Happy linking!