July 28 – 30
It’s the standout of the Bellevue Arts Fair Weekend, by artists, for artists, and gives back to the community around it! Announcing the 2017 Bellevue Festival of the Arts! As one of the Eastside’s leading arts festivals and now in its 33rd triumphant year, the BFoA returns July 28-30, 2017 in downtown Bellevue, Washington. Presented by the Craft Cooperative of the Northwest, the BFoA curates an award-winning show of rich and diverse multiple mediums, with artists hailing from the Pacific Northwest, U.S., and beyond each year.
The BFoA offers rich and diverse works of art in a variety of mediums, showcased in an inviting urban setting, with tree-lined paths of art in a rare open-air venue. Attendees who visit the BFoA have the unique opportunity to view and purchase lovely works of art, as well as to meet and talk with the artists who create them firsthand. This year’s acclaimed local talents include Gunter Reimnitz, Justin Hillgrove, Sharrey Doré, Bob Wilfong, Juli Adams, Francisco Bautista, Pepe Moscoso, Kate Larsson, Ashmita Gulati, David Lutrick, Michelle Aitken, and more.
Arts at the Port in the waterfront Port Transit Shed in Anacortes, is the crown jewel of the Anacortes Arts Festival. It consists of three unique juried exhibitions centered around the theme "Resonance". The pieces were selected by Pablo Schugurensky, the former Director of Collections at Microsoft and Vulcan Inc, Founder of META ARTE and Board President of Artist Trust. This show includes work from 39 regional artists, representing a wide range of styles and mediums.The Opening is the first opportunity to see the work, meet the artists, and enjoy the unique waterfront gallery from 6-9pm.
August 3 – 6
Seattle Art Fair at the Century Link Field Event Center. — The third edition of Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, returns with dynamic programming spread throughout the neighborhood, with large-scale works by local and international artists, and daily artist dialogues. This year, the installations and experiences will examine the many ways today’s artists engage with architecture and design, public space, and the histories and conditions of social activism.
August 4 – 6
Magnolia Summerfest celebrates along with Seafair since 1985. 10:30am – 6pm. Craft booths open, Magnolia Central Village.
Anacortes Arts Festival – The 56th annual Anacortes Arts Festival is one of the oldest and largest arts festivals in the Northwest. 2017 dates are August 4 – 6. Filling historic downtown Anacortes, it consists of ten blocks of booth artisans from around the country, three stages with live music, and a regional Fine Art Exhibition. Also included are a Working Studios area including sand sculpting, chainsaw carving and more. Food trucks and vendors offer culinary treats including seafood, regional and ethnic dishes, and goodies.