Sunday, February 26, 2012

MARCH: Upcoming Art Events

If you need your art fix for the first couple weeks of March (and I know I do!), here are some shows that you won't want to miss:

The 1st Thursday Art Walk in Pioneer Square, Thursday, 1 March from 5-8pm (some galleries open as early as noon). The very first art walk in the United States, Pioneer Square's "1st Thursday" was established in 1981 by a group of art dealers with the intention of promoting their galleries. Now, three decades later, the art walk includes more than 50 galleries, studios and cafes, and is a fundamental part of the Seattle art scene.

"Gauguin and Polynesia" @ the Seattle Art Museum, Thursday, 1 March from 10am-9pm. Gauguin dabbled in Impressionism in the early 1880's before settling in French Polynesia and immersing himself in Primitivism, the style for which he is most remembered. The "Guaguin and Polynesia" exhibit will be up until 29 April.

The 1st Friday Art Walk in Fremont, Friday, 2 March from 6-9pm. This month, Fremont features the art of Soopajdelux @ Portage Bay Goods, Ivan Meljac photography @ Frame-Up Studios, the artists of Under the Needle @ the High Dive, and many, many more!

Print Exchange @ Captive Spirits Distillery in Ballard, Saturday, 3 March from 7-10pm. Captive Spirits is celebrating its grand opening! Although no alchohol will be served, it will be an open house for the new space, the Captive Spirits distilling process, and a showcase of fabulous print art.

The 2nd Thursday Art Walk in Capitol Hill, Thursday, 8 March from 5-8pm. Check out Ghost gallery, Gamma Ray Games, CakeSpy, Cupcake Royale, Bauhaus, Boom Noodle, and dozens of other art spaces for new and exciting work!

"Look Up Here" @ Bherd Studios celebrates five years of Northwest urban and contemporary art. The exhibit opens during the 2nd Friday Art Walk in the Greenwood-Phinney neighbourhood, Friday, 9 March from 6-10pm, and will remain on display through 27 April.

Support your local art scene! Cheers.

~ BCDuncan

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