First Thursday Art Walk


Pioneer Square (map) Pioneer Square
First Thurs

Borderlands at King Street Station will explore themes of nationalism and belonging.

Once a month, Seattleites flock to the streets in Pioneer Square for a chance to stroll, sip on booze, and attend as many art openings as possible at First Thursday. It's the city's central and oldest art walk, and takes place in a historic neighborhood known for its abundance of galleries. Wine and hobnobbing will steal the scene for some, but at its core, it's an impressive communal unveiling of new artwork. And the August 2017 edition might just be one of the best of the entire year: galleries and arts venues are pulling out all the stops in honor of Seattle Art Fair (their Beneficiary Preview is also on Thursday evening, and you can find some of their special events scattered throughout the neighborhood). There are many openings and events to attend, including the opening of a very exciting new collaborative arts/publishing space, the opening reception for a series of satirical collages by Deborah Faye Lawrence, an exploration of nationalism and belonging at King Street Station, excellent art and music at Tariqa Waters' energetic art gallery, an opening reception for eerie, ominous, and playful works by Einar and Jamex de la Torre, and a video installation by Klara Glosova. Check out our mobile-friendly map below and our calendar for all the options.

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Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington

Event Times
  • First Thurs
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