First Thursday Art Walk

Recommended

Pioneer Square (map) Pioneer Square
First Thurs

Ayana V. Jackson
[SLIDESHOW: Click "Next" to see more photos of recommended shows opening on April 6.] Don't miss the stunningly dramatic portraits in Ayana V. Jackson's Dear Sara at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery.
Claire Leighton
All American promises three centuries of printmaking by American immigrant artists at Davidson Galleries.
Alan Lau
See sumi ink paintings of fruits and vegetables by artist and poet Alan Lau at ArtXchange.
Charles Emerson
Charles Emerson's colorful, abstract paintings at Harris Harvey Gallery suggest bits of landscape while uprooting the viewer.
Daniel Carrillo
Greg Kucera Gallery presents work by artist Daniel Carrillo, Seattle's best-known practitioner of wet-plate collodion portraiture.
Joe Rudko
Also at Greg Kucera: creatively manipulated photographs by Joe Rudko.
Sangjun Yoo
At METHOD, don't miss Sangjun Yoo's interactive installation consisting of translucent fabric "walls" activated by wind current and backlit by a light source projecting slowly shifting multicolor gradients.
The Design of Dissent at Civilization digs deep into the past 50 years of visual rebellion against racism, sexism, the Vietnam War, the AIDS crisis, poverty, gun control, and more.
Ben Alper/ The Archival Impulse
Future Isms at Glassbox Gallery is a group show of photography and video that explores sci-fi fantasies and dystopian/utopian futures.
Lauren Iida
See Lauren Iida's large papercut works at ArtXchange—they're often dizzyingly intricate, with figures, scenes, trinkets, and patterns crammed side-by-side, sometimes overlapping.
Robert Pruitt
Robert Pruitt's Planetary Survey at Prographica/KDR features new portraits on paper that explore science fiction, politics, pop culture, and the idea of "black escape."
Jacob Lawrence
SAM will host storytelling inspired by Jacob Lawrence's 60-panel masterpiece The Migration Series.
CM Ruiz
See new artwork inspired by Kirby's Dream Land by CM Ruiz at Brainfreeze.
Free

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.

Make sure to check out our complete list of April events with unmissable shows including three centuries of printmaking by American immigrant artists at Davidson Galleries, Ayana V. Jackson's stunningly dramatic portraits at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, works by Daniel Carrillo (Seattle's best-known practitioner of wet-plate collodion portraiture) and Joe Rudko's creatively manipulated photographs at Greg Kucera Gallery, sumi ink paintings of fruits and vegetables by Alan Lau at ArtXchange, Charles Emerson's colorful, abstract paintings at Harris Harvey Gallery, political poster-design inspiration at Civilization, a group show of photography and video that explores sci-fi fantasies at Glassbox Gallery, Robert Pruitt's new portraits on paper at Prographica/KDR, storytelling inspired by Jacob Lawrence's 60-panel masterpiece at Seattle Art Museum, new artwork inspired by Kirby's Dream Land by CM Ruiz at Brainfreeze, and Sangjun Yoo's interactive installation at METHOD.

As always, see below for our interactive, mobile-friendly First Thursday map. (Click on the square in the upper righthand corner to open it in the Google Maps app.) And check out a new addition to the First Thursday listings: above, a slideshow featuring works from all our recommended events this month (web version only; click "Next" underneath the photo to start it).

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Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington

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