Pete Gamlen
Of course you're going to see music at Bumbershoot, maybe some comedy, possibly a Laser Dome show (they're running throughout!), or a live performance (there's theater and dance, too!), or a film (it's all about SIFF). But don't forget about art, which is spread all over the Seattle Center grounds.

Among the most noteworthy is large-scale installation artist Celeste Cooning, whose piece will be set up above the walkway between the Armory and the Fisher Green Stage. In the Makers Space, you'll find works by members of Pottery Northwest. Vera Project has a screen-printing booth. And modern artist Dylan Neuwirth—who works with "light, space, and interactive technologies"—will be set up at the Alhadeff Studio, located in Cornish Playhouse.

In the Armory, you can find a traveling incarnation of the Northwest African American Museum exhibition Everyday Black, featuring portraits by photographers Jessica Rycheal and Zorn B. Taylor, and Let's Get Visual, Visual, a collection of contemporary Northwest visual art curated by Seattle's own Clyde Petersen. At the International Fountain Pavilion, you'll find a pop-up from Ames Bros (Coby Schultz and Barry Ament), a Sup Pop Pop-Up, works from artists of the A/NT Artist Collective. And on the Fountain Lawn, the Alchemy Arts Collective and the RockArt Poster Show, composed of concert posters, prints, and silk screens by Pacific Northwest artists Barry Blankenship, Eric Carnell, Nat Damm, David Gallo, Kelsey Gallo, Mike Klay, Victor Melendez, Eric Nyffeler, Shogo Ota, Andrew Saeger, and Neal Williams.

In sum, you can pretty much get a full-on multimedia experience at Bumbershoot. So when you're looking for something to do between sets or acts or eating, might we suggest taking in some art?