Perez gives a lecture on the outcomes and realities of biculturalism. Free with admission.
Three floors of art, featuring work by Amanda Manitach, Shaun Kardinal, Charlie Spitzack, and many more. An 11-foot mural will be unveiled, the creation of designer Alexander Mostov. Plus music at 8 pm from Fly Moon Royalty. And snacks. And booze. All free! Cocktail attire suggested, RSVP required. FREE.
A lecture from director Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker concurrent with the works from Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi currently on exhibit at the Frye. Free.
A special screening of Hello?! Orchestra to benefit the Seattle Chamber Music Society. The movie is a documentary about violist Richard O’Neill and his work with a student orchestra made up of children of immigrants in Ansan, South Korea. $25.
A workshop that guides students through how race, class, privilege, power manifest themselves in cartoons and comics, led by Lin Lucas. Free.
Once a month, the art that resides in the tiny airport hamlet of Georgetown will attack all passersby. In more literal terms, it's the day when all the galleries in Georgetown have their opening receptions. This month's offerings include Reed Carpenter's Icons of Horror at Eight and Sand, Ellen Ziegler's Vermilion at LxWxH, and, the most meta art show of the month, a retrospective of all Georgetown Art Attack poster art by Tim Silbaugh at All City Coffee. Free.
A summer event to prep you for your forthcoming summery adventures in the great outdoors. Birding info, tide-pool pointers, plant-pressing tips and tricks, and instructions on how to pin a bug, should the situation present itself. Free with admission.
Mitchell Albala, a painter who shows at Lisa Harris Gallery, gives a free demo on the subject "Understanding Composition Through Shape and Notan." Notan is a Japanese compositional/aesthetic concept that outlines methods of employing contrasting light and dark shades in art. Free.
Thousands of sketchbooks on display! Free.
Glass for days at the Pilchuck Glass Studio. Watch hot glass demonstrations, see the scenic Pilchuck campus, catch a glimpse of the some rare and special Chihuly stuff, and even do hands-on glass things yourself. $20.
Much safer, more fun, and more conducive to gift shopping than an actual uprising. It's more like Etsy made manifest IRL!
An indoor/outdoor arts festival, with open galleries, food, and artist demonstrations. Free.
The Gage Academy artist will give a live en plein air demo. That is to say, the Gage Academy artist will paint while outside. Free.
Gallery artist Wood gives a free demo on the subject of "Landscapes in Oil." Free.
Conceptual artists, Sara Edwards and NKO, here referred to as Harpo and Groucho, lead an "unplanned & unmediated journey through Seattle ending in a Happy Hour recap at a secret location." That is to say, another wander through our beautiful city in summer with a group of new potential friends, as part of the Henry's Field Studies series of events. Free.
Alki Arts hosts Jimmy Gersen as he creates "one of his signature pop art hanging canvases" live in the studio. Also creating on site will be sumi artist Karen Dedrickson and plein air painters Robin Weiss and Bill Hook. Free.
A lecture from curator Laura Fry, further delving into subjects related to the North and Northwest exhibition. Free.
In conjunction with the exhibit of Japanese deco, SAAM presents a day of special tours of the show, the museum's unique (and completely marvelous) architecture, and the design of the surrounding Volunteer Park. Later in the evening, there will be an outdoor screening of Ozu's silent film The Lady and the Beard with live musical accompaniment from Aono Jikken Ensemble, which is totally free and open to the public. This sounds better than sliced bread. $10 suggested.
A course of lectures on museums that were created by collectors and a look at the "colorful personalities responsible for the collections."
On two days in July, artist Yuri Kinoshita orchestrates a special tea ceremony, to be performed on a floating Japanese teahouse moored in the center of the fountain pond in Lake Union Park. Audience members watch from the shore while Kimono-clad tea practitioners pour onboard, showcasing Kinoshita's designs in paper, textiles and lighting. Free.
Gallery artist Kosoglad gives a demo entitled, "Repurposed Books: Cut, Paint, Collage." Free.
Runwaying more than 60 pieces of contemporary clothing created using traditional handmade Korean papers (hanji) by designer Jeon Yang-Bae. $49.
A group show from artists who are recovering from homelessness and/or other trauma in the Path with Art program. Free.
A performance by Cavalier, followed by a panel discussion about the broader implications of hip-hop appropriation. What fun. Free.
To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts, enjoy the benefits of an all-day arts fair with performances from Queen Shmooquan, DAIPANButoh, Sean Nelson, Future Fridays, and more. Also included are the dozens of galleries and artist studios that make this place what it is, all of which throw open their doors today. Free.