Seattle Art Fair 2024 @ Lumen Field

Art’s big weekend 🖼

📸: Seattle Art Fair

📆 Thursday, July 25th – Sunday, July 28th
📍 Lumen Field Event Center: 800 Occidental Ave S, Seattle
📍 More locations TBA

👀 More here

Since its inception in 2015, the Seattle Art Fair has become a summer staple for the art-hungry.

For four days every year, several dozen galleries from around the world bring the best work for curious and discerning Seattleites to take in and admire. The 2024 edition of Seattle Art Fair returns to the Lumen Field Event Center from Thursday, July 25th to Sunday, July 28th, with Nato Thompson serving again as the art fair’s artistic director. While the official list of participants has yet to be released, typically you can expect to sip wine while getting lost in the maze of gallery booths featuring local, national, and international galleries

Last year, I crossed a whole ocean in minutes. After I stumbled on (and took a million photos of) Ross Bonfanti’s cute and bizarre concrete teddy bears at London’s Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery booth, I took in Emily Count’s serene porcelain moth sculptures at Seattle’s studio e booth. Those are the kind of fun, unexpected discoveries and connections you can make at the fair, even if you have no intention of buying anything. Every Seattle Art Fair includes special programming—everything from featured artist talks to site-specific installations. In 2023, art fairgoers could watch Tariqa Waters do a live presentation of her “Thank You, MS PAM” talk show, gawk at Marita Dingus’ large-scale doll sculptures, and touch grass with Eunsun Choi’s tactile LED installation. 

The fun continues beyond the art fair itself. Galleries around town host satellite events during the days and evenings. Places like Forest for the Trees at Railspur and Nii Modo Gallery often put on big group shows for those still on an art-seeing high. 

Keep your eyes peeled—there’s a lot to see! We’ll keep updating this post as organizers reveal more information.

💌 Be Our Pen Pal! Find out what’s happening in Seattle by subscribing to our newsletter.


An author pic of Jas Keimig. They have blue braids.

Jas Keimig

Jas Keimig is an arts and culture writer in Seattle. Their work has previously appeared in The Stranger, i-D, Netflix, and Feast Portland. They won a game show once and have a thing for stickers.