Gallery Walks in Pioneer Square and the Seattle Art Museum area, 5 – 8pm.
Downtown Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park are free all day on First Thursdays.www.firstthursdayseattle.com
Anacortes Galleries are open from 6 – 9pm.www.anacortesart.com
Bainbridge Island Galleries are open from 6 – 8pm. www.bainbridgedowntown.org.
Bellingham Downtown Art Walk is from 6 – 10pm.www.downtownbellingham.com/artwork
Bremerton Gallery Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Bremerton.www.bremertonartwalk.com
Ellensburg Art Walk is from 5 – 7:30pm in Historic downtown Ellensburg.www.ellensburgartwalk.com
Fremont Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm.www.fremontartwalk.com
Issaquah Art Walk is from 6 – 9pm, May – September in downtown Issaquah.www.issaquahartwalk.com
Sequim Art Walk is from 5 – 8pm in downtown Sequim. www.sequimartwalk.com
Upper Queen Anne Art Walk is from 3 – 9pm and takes place between the 1500 and 2400 block On Queen Anne Avenue North.www.upperqueenartwalk.com
Vashon Island Gallery Cruise is from 6 – 9pm. www.vashonislandfirstfriday.com
Gig Harbor Art Walk along the waterfront is from 1 – 5pm, and every Thursday night in the summer until 8pm. www.gigharborartwalk.com
La Conner Galleries are open 5 – 8pm as part of the Skagit Valley Art Escape Weekend.www.skagitvalleyartescape.com
Langley on Whidbey Island Art Walk is from 5 – 7pm. www.visitlangley.com
Port Townsend Art Walk is from 5:30 – 8:30pm. www.porttownsendartwalk.com
Quilcene Art Walk is from 11am – 6pm.www.quilceneartwalk.com
October 1 – 31
Savor the San Juans – A Medley of Food, Art & Culture,, Lopez Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island, www.visitsanjuans.com/savor
October 3 – 5
La Conner Annual Quilt Fest and Silent Auction Visit www.laconnerquilts.com.
Museum of Glass in Tacoma for the 11th Annual Iittala Bird Lovers’ Weekend. A yearly celebration of the artistry of Professor Oiva Toikka – one of the most renowned names in glass art – the Bird Lovers’ Weekend will spotlight the imaginative, rich and bold glass Birds by Toikka via a special exhibit with various bird-making demonstrations by Iittala master glassblowers.
October 4 – 5
Issaquah Salmon Days Festival, 10am – 6pm in Downtown Issaquah.Loads of art and free fun. Visit www.salmondays.org.
20th Annual Whatcom Artist Studio Tour
More than 50 Whatcom County artists will open their studios to the public during the 20th annual Whatcom Studio Artist Tour held the first two weekends of October 4-5 and 11-12 from 10 am to 5 pm daily. Each studio will present a wide selection of art for sale and artists will be available throughout the tour to meet with visitors and many will provide demonstrations of their craft. Art represented on the tour includes clay, glass, handmade books, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, sculpture and woodworking. The event is free of charge, people of all ages are welcome and most studios are accessible. Check the website www.studiotour.net for updates on venue openings and exhibition dates.