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10 year-round art walks in Seattle

Peruse local vendors and art of all mediums at these recurring art walks in Seattle neighborhoods.

A rack displays colorful, quilted jackets made up of patches of repurposed fabric.

Art walks are great places to find unique pieces for your home and wardrobe.

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Visiting art walks in Seattle’s different neighborhoods is an easy way to discover the variety of culture, expression, and wares this city offers — and you can take home souvenirs from each one.

Whether you’re looking for something to spice up that empty wall or just want something fun to do for an evening, here are some of our favorite art walks in the Emerald City + what to expect from them.

Ballard Art Walk | Second Saturdays | 6-9 p.m.

  • Shop tea, jewelry, and clothing while you hop from one gallery to the next with restaurants and shops at your fingertips.
  • Map to: Northwest Market Street and 22nd Avenue Northwest
  • Sign up your business.
  • Apply to show your art.

Belltown Art Walk | Second Fridays | 6-9 p.m.

  • Live music lineups with DJs and bands, dance parties, and artistic workshops make this art walk one of the liveliest in Seattle.
  • Map to: Bell Street and First Avenue
  • Donate to support local art.
  • Get involved with your art or business.

Capitol Hill Art Walk | Second Thursdays | 5-8 p.m.

  • A rotation of artists and small businesses make this art walk a little different each month — we suggest stopping by Chophouse Row at 1424 11th Ave., where you can find a concentrated array of shops, vendors, and eateries in the middle of it all.
  • Map to: East Pike Street and 11th Avenue
  • Get involved by contacting any of the participating businesses.
A neon sign reads "Shop the Alley!" next to a bundle of balloons colored blue, purple, and pink. Posters on a wooden sign say "Capitol Hill Art Walk" and display times.

Chophouse Row features an alleyway of vendors in the center of Capitol Hill’s art walk.

Photo by SEAtoday staff

Downtown Art Walk | Fourth Fridays | 5-8 p.m.

  • Peppered between Pike Street and Seneca Street, the Downtown Art Walk offers shopping experiences and support for resident artists.
  • Map to: Pike Street and Fourth Avenue
  • Donate to support local art.
  • Get involved with your art or business.

Fremont First Friday Art Walk | First Fridays | Hours vary

  • Participating restaurants, galleries, and shops showcase all kinds of art — make sure to check the map to see individual business hours.
  • Map to: Fremont Place North and North 36th Street
  • Reach out to the organizers to find out more.

Georgetown Art Attack | Second Saturdays | Hours vary

Greenlake Art Walk | Second Fridays | 5-10 p.m.

  • Put on by the Greenlake Artist Collective, this art walk is comprised of several independent studios and spaces.
  • Map to: 8537 Greenwood Ave. N., Ste. 1
  • If this sounds up your alley, the collective also hosts other events.

Pioneer Square Art Walk | First Thursdays | Hours vary

  • Established in the 1960s, this is the longest running art walk in the country — and the studios and shops are all within one square mile of each other.
  • Map to: Yesler Way and Second Avenue
  • Contact a partnered business about entering your art.

U District Art Walk | Third Fridays | Hours vary

  • Intimate venues like coffee shops and cafes showcase the works of local artists in University District’s art walk.
  • Map to: Northeast 45th Street and 15th Avenue Northeast
  • Have a business in the area? Sign up to host.
  • Browse venues to show your art.

West Seattle Art Walk | Second Thursdays | 5-8 p.m.

  • Storefronts and galleries all along California Avenue Southwest host art works + neighborhood pubs and eateries offer special prices during art walk hours.
  • Map to: California Avenue Southwest and Alaska Way Southwest
  • Reach out to volunteer as a photographer, writer, admin, or social media manager.
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