1. Go to Out of Sight at King Street Station. In addition to brilliant works by artists from across the Northwest, you may also be surprised at how much delight is involved in virtual-reality leafblowing. (True.)
Works are selling at Out of Sight, so if you're buying, you want to get down there soon. Lead Pencil Studio, Amanda Kirkhuff, Justin Duffus, Jeremy Mangan, Susan Dory, and David Hytone have all sold paintings and installations already. Congratulations, artists—and if the big fair helps local artists, then things are going right.
2. Today is the day for TALKS at the big fair! We're talking talks and talks with celebrity talkers: at 2 pm it's Kim Gordon talking about her own art with an art historian, at 4 pm it's Kyle MacLachlan and Carrie Brownstein.
(If you can hurry, there's a talk on collecting starting at 11:30. I'm on the bus on my way to it now.)
If you can't get out today or just don't want to bother with it, I've been posting Facebook Live interviews all week, with superstar artist/mean mugger Takashi Murakami, the Seattle and LA artists behind You Are What You Sweat at CoCA, Jed Dunkerley on the stomach-turning yet somehow delightful Roxy Paine sculpture at the big fair, and more. I'll rock some more today, including a discussion of euphemisms about art-selling with LA dealer Charlie James.
3. Go to the powerful, beautiful group show What You See Is What You Sweat at the Good Arts Building, presented by the Center on Contemporary Art. Our Facebook Live feed has the video preview, recorded last night.
4. Check out the third floor of King Street Station, where there are Three Rooms of works and objects for show and for sale by Seattle artists (organized by studio e gallery) and designers (organized by JOIN collective).
5. Don't forget the performances. Go to SOIL gallery in Pioneer Square all day, and Brendan Fowler's performance at 6 at Union Station!