It's a film and photography exhibition documenting the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace . Free.
A lecture from Bustillo, whose dizzyingly patterned cut paper work is on view at BIMA through Sept 20 before opening at a show at Gallery4Culture on Oct 2. A reception follows the lecture. $6.
Tiny Tales and Small Stories: A bunch of tiny creations, curated by Seattle Handmade. Free.
A performance by the duo Masashi Hamauzu, video-game-soundtrack composer, and Mina, traditional Hokkaido vocalist and instrumentalist. Free.
A nautical art and fun show hosted by Solace Wonder. Includes knots, an exploration of ship hierarchy, and "a massive 3-D plush sculpture." Free.
Inside: Art by Architects: The pieces in this group show by Seattle architects all "draw inspiration from containers, vessels, and inner workings of all kinds." Free.
In conjunction with It Is a Door and a Window that Make a Room Useful at SOIL, artist Tia Kramer stages a collaborative performance of some kind. Meet near the abandoned Fort Lawton Buildings. Here are directions from the north parking lot. Free.
Like snowflakes, novel strains of viral pneumonia, and gifted children, no two SAM Remixes are exactly alike. What's on the menu this time? Well, there's a sculptural/sound installation by Trimpin called YOU ARE HEAR, modest dancing to the spinnings of DJs Utopia and Sharlese, and your choice of "beer, wine, or a speciality cocktail." $25.
James Lee Hansen: Bronze Continuem: Bronze is not third place in art and history. It's been used to create cannonballs, spears, and here, sculpture. Hansen is a contemporary of the Northwest School—Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, George Tsutakawa, Helmi Juvonen. Free.
Vorfreude: Yes, it's one of those German words that translates to an entire sentence in English. This one is: "joyful anticipation of future pleasures," and the show it refers to here includes works by two artists. Katie Miller invites "visitors to participate in creating a series of origami boats" while De Pirro uses reclaimed materials as a way of examining the concept of renewal. Free.
In Situ: A 1,800 square foot sculptural installation by Karl Burkheimer is the next installation in the All Rise series of art pieces that will be inhabiting the Cascade lot destined to become a Seattle City Light substation. Free.
An art show and release party for the corresponding book, which features the works of Justin Duffus, Frank Correa, Joey Veltkamp, Kelly O, Trevor Brown, Emily Pothast, and about 35 other Seattle artists.
John Buck: Masterful wood carvings, often in the form of life-size human bodies with heads of large, multifaceted, motor-driven kinetic constructions that bring the figures to heights of up to 13 feet. Free.
The man who made the amazing, kinetic wooden sculptures shows up to the gallery to sign some of his coffee table books. Free.
Gustavo Martinez: Agua es Vida: This site-specific installation is an anthropologically informed reflection of historical modes of water transportation. An aqueduct won't fit in an art gallery, so expect something smaller. Free.
Free live musical performances and other varied and artful activities at the fun and happenin' Olympic Sculpture Park, which now calls itself home to a giant sculpture of a head. Free.
19th Annual Photography Exhibition: This year's theme is "Documentary" and the show is juried by New Yorker Director of Photography Whitney C. Johnson. This year's artists include Chris Barrett, Antoine Bruy, and Jesse Burke. Free.
Fire and Ice: Work from Suze Woolf and Anna McKee, thematically connected by a concern with climate change and its effect on the natural world. McKee has accompanied UW glaciologists on expeditions to the North Pole, and her work reflects an interest in that biosphere. Woolf's watercolors depict bark charred by forest fires. Free.
Chris Sheridan, Aaron Jasinski: Sheridan's large-scale oils of the nude form are inspired by The Birth of Venus, whereas Jasinski's pieces are rounder, creepier, and more fantastical works of pop surrealism. The unifying theme is "inner beauty." Free.
Buddy Bunting: Valley Fever: Bunting started out making faint, smallish pencil drawings of prisons, driving from one to the other in the American West. Now he's created a large—like 10-feet-long large—oil painting of a prison. This is an event.
Curtis Erlinger: Sit Calm: A show of conceptually driven pieces, including but not limited to one entitled I Belong to SAM, in which objects "are temporarily removed from the family play area of Seattle Art Museum, reproduced as replicas, and then returned to their original location." Free.
It Is a Door and a Window that Make a Room Useful: Video, sculpture, and performance pieces from five artists that seek to "reframe mundane acts as sacred experience." Venetia Dale, Christalena Hughmanick, Tia Kramer, Jovencio de la Paz, and Barbara Smith. There will be an off-site gathering and performance of Five Silent Structures by Kramer on Aug 23 from 4 to 6 pm at Discovery Park, near the Fort Lawton Buildings. Free.