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. In June, there are many openings and events to attend (laid out on our interactive, mobile-friendly map below) but if you're in a rush, make sure to catch the opening receptions for Yadviga Dowmont Halsey, Christopher Buening's street art-inspired Guerrilla Ceramica, the group exhibit/Trump protest show ¡Cuidado! The Help, beloved local artist Gaylen Hansen's New and Select Work from the Past, Paul Komada's photographs preemptively memorializing the Alaskan Way Viaduct, Mwangi Hutter's multidisciplinary show featuring big, beautiful, figurative paintings, and Vessel, contemporary Mexican art by Rene Almanza, Isauro Huizar, and Alexis Mata (Ciler).
Pioneer Square, Seattle, Washington