Wallingford Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm from May – September.www.wallingfordartwalk.com
Blitz, Capitol Hill’s Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm. www.wallingfordartwalk.com
West Seattle Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.www.westseattleartwalk.com
Gig Harbor Art Walk from 5-8pm. Over 50 downtown businesses staying open with specials, refreshments and entertainment.
Port Orchard Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm, May through October.www.portorchardartwalk.com.
Everett Art Walk is from 4 – 7pm.www.everettartwalk.com
August 14 – 17
The Vala Art Center hosts a juried art installation with an artist reception and awards on August 14 from 5:30—7:30pm during the Redmond Arts Festival. The festival takes place August 15– 17 at Redmond Town Center and is Redmond’s premier annual arts event featuring 65 artists’ booths, live music on a main stage, wine & beer garden, food trucks, a retailer sidewalk sale and special installations of art. The festival is run through a partnership between Redmond Town Center and VALA Eastside. Artists from all over Washington State come to the festival to present a wide range of fine arts and crafts. The location is in Redmond Town Center, 16409 NE 74 St (next door to Z Gallerie) and its hours during the arts festival will be Friday through Sunday 10am – 6pm. The artwork will be shown through August 29.
August 15 – 17
Poulsbo Arts Festival. All kinds of arts and crafts. www.cafnw.org.
Vikings invade Ballard as the Nordic Heritage Museum hosts the Run Like a Viking 5K at Golden Gardens Park. The run kicks off the 31st Viking Days, the Nordic Heritage Museum’s annual summer festival. Runners pick up packets August 15 from 3-7pm. The run starts at 9am and runners are encouraged to wear Nordic costumes, dogs included.
August 16 – 17
Fresh Paint Festival of Artists at Work along the entire length of the promenade at the Port of Everett Marina, 1700 W Marine View Dr. Visit www.schack.org
Viking Days at Nordic Heritage Museum, 3014 Northwest 67th St. Visit www.nordicmuseum.org. for more information. Admission to both Viking Days and the museum is free for all ages. Viking Days is a great chance to view the exhibition Danish Modern: Design for Living in it’s final two weeks on display. Dozens of groups, ranging from traditional folk to rock, will be playing on multiple stages around the museum. In addition, local merchants will sell Nordic, local, and hand-crafted items. The family-friendly event will also include low-cost craft projects for kids and the Nordic Spirit ship will be set up for close inspection and photos. The Nordic Heritage Museum is a cultural treasure in the Pacific Northwest. It is the only museum in the United States that represents the cultural heritage of all five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.