Pioneer Square Art Walk @ Pioneer Square

Time for your monthly art multi-vitamin 💊

Published August 26, 2022

Carved and stained pine wood, pigments on handmade wasli paper, tru-vu museum acrylic
Too Late — You Missed It!

There are art walks up and down the region, from Burien to Edmonds, but the biggest one is in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood. It’s hailed as the longest-running art walk in the nation, and it goes down during the early evenings of every first Thursday of the month. The walks include everything from blue-chip art galleries like Greg Kucera Gallery to artist-run cooperatives like Soil. Bouncers won’t quiz you on postmodern sculpture at the door; someone will probably wear Tevas with socks. It’s Seattle. You can be casual.

September’s Pioneer Square Art Walk will feature the opening of:

🪵Humaira Abid’s Fight Like a Girl (you’ve probably never seen pine carved like this)

📸 Tyna Ontko’s The Shape of Evidence (these photos of salvaged and industrial materials are surprisingly moving)

🍑 A group show about self-discovery during lockdown (based on the photos promoting the event, you might see a butt)

👻 Chris Buening’s Some Monsters I Made During Covid (there’s an extremely cute and spooky “crying mask”)

🖌️ Curtis Steiner’s Sentient (bask in some vibrant, radiant, shape-full paintings)

💚 Heike Brachlow’s Colour Connections (you’ll gawk at how colorful this glass is)

While there’s art on basically every corner of this gallery-driven neighborhood, here are five biggies to help a first-timer get a sense of the scene.

📸: Humaira Abid's Fight Like a Girl

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