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Lecture: Michael Vicente Perez

Wed July 9 at 11 am.

Perez gives a lecture on the outcomes and realities of biculturalism. Free with admission.

Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave

11 Feet: WeWork Gallery Night

Thurs July 10, 6–9 pm.

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.

500 Yale Ave N

Lecture: Isamu Noguchi and Qi Baishi: Beijing 1930

Thurs July 10, 6–7:30 pm.

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.

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

"Hello?! Orchestra" Screening

Thurs July 10 at 7 pm.

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.

Seattle Asian Art Museum
1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park

(R)evolutionary Cartoons and Other Post-Racial Provocations

Sat July 12 at 10 am–5 pm.

A workshop that guides students through how race, class, privilege, power manifest themselves in cartoons and comics, led by Lin Lucas. Free.

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

Georgetown Art Attack

Sat July 12, 6–9 pm.

Georgetown Art Attack 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.

Various venues
Around Georgetown

Know Before You Go: Burke Museum Summer Festival

Sat July 12.

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.

Burke Museum
University of Washington, 17th Ave NE & NE 45th St

Mitchell Albala Demo

Sat July 12, 2–3:30 pm.

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.

Lisa Harris Gallery
1922 Pike Pl

The Sketchbook Project Mobile Library

Starts July 10. Thurs–Sat. Through July 12.

Thousands of sketchbooks on display! Free.

Central Library
1000 Fourth Ave

Pilchuck Open House

Sun July 13, 12–5 pm.

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.

Pilchuck Glass School Campus
1201 316th Street NW

Urban Craft Uprising

Starts July 12. Sat, Sun at 11 am–5 pm. Through July 13.


Much safer, more fun, and more conducive to gift shopping than an actual uprising. It's more like Etsy made manifest IRL!

Exhibition Hall
305 Harrison St, Seattle Center

En Plein Air

Thurs July 17, 5–10 pm.

An indoor/outdoor arts festival, with open galleries, food, and artist demonstrations. Free.

Seattle Design Center
5701 Sixth Ave S

Janet Loren Hill

Thurs July 17, 6–9 pm.

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.

Seattle Design Center
5701 Sixth Ave S

Emily Wood Demo

Sat July 19, 2–4 pm.

Gallery artist Wood gives a free demo on the subject of "Landscapes in Oil." Free.

Lisa Harris Gallery
1922 Pike Pl

The Drunken Boot

Sun July 20 at 10 am–7 pm.

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.

Henry Art Gallery
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St

Live Art at Alki Arts

Sun July 20, 1–5 pm.

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.

Alki Arts
1124 First Ave

Forging Identity: Portraiture in the American West

Wed July 23 at 11 am.

A lecture from curator Laura Fry, further delving into subjects related to the North and Northwest exhibition. Free.

Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Ave

Deco Night

Fri July 25, 6:30–10:30 pm.

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.

Seattle Asian Art Museum
1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park

Lecture: Rebecca Albiani

Starts July 22. Tues–Fri. Through July 25.

A course of lectures on museums that were created by collectors and a look at the "colorful personalities responsible for the collections."

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

Yuri Kinoshita: Floating Teahouse

Fri July 25, 3-8 pm and Sat July 26, 12-3 pm.

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.

Lake Union Park
860 Terry Ave N

Karen Kosoglad Demo

Sat July 26, 2–4 pm.

Gallery artist Kosoglad gives a demo entitled, "Repurposed Books: Cut, Paint, Collage." Free.

Lisa Harris Gallery
1922 Pike Pl

Korean Hanji Paper Fashion Show

Wed July 30 at 7 pm.

Runwaying more than 60 pieces of contemporary clothing created using traditional handmade Korean papers (hanji) by designer Jeon Yang-Bae. $49.

Seattle Asian Art Museum
1400 E Prospect St, Volunteer Park

Summer Voices

Thurs July 31 at 6 pm.

A group show from artists who are recovering from homelessness and/or other trauma in the Path with Art program. Free.

Hugo House
1634 11th Ave

The Great White Disconnect: White Privilege and Hip-Hop

Thurs July 31, 7–8 pm.

A performance by Cavalier, followed by a panel discussion about the broader implications of hip-hop appropriation. What fun. Free.

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave

Tashiro Kaplan Art of the City Street Fair

Sat Aug 2 at 11 am–9 pm.

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.

Tashiro Kaplan Building
115 Prefontaine Place South


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