Seattle is known for being “out there,” both geographically and ideologically. Consistently ranked among the most progressive cities in the country, its rabble-rousing mentality also manifests in its art scene, which embodies Seattle’s pioneering spirit just as it spotlights the many challenges facing the growing metropolis, including gentrification, homelessness and widening income inequality. However, never a community to shy away from challenges, Seattle’s artistic ethos of unrelenting innovation and optimism is back on display with the return of the Seattle Art Fair, opening July 21.
After a Two-Year Hiatus, the Seattle Art Fair Returns
New partnerships with organizations like Artist Trust, Seattle Art Museum and Pacific Bonsai Museum highlight this edition’s emphasis on its region’s art institutions while the art fair’s program includes 85 local, national and international galleries.