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Seattle Art Fair: One-of-a-Kind and Inviting to All

Jul 30, 2018

Artists and art-lovers alike can immerse themselves in the craft at the Seattle Art Fair, August 2nd through the 5th at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Featuring daily talks, special projects and performances from over 100 participating galleries, the Seattle Art Fair is a creative exploration that draws in tens of thousands of viewers from around the world.  

Founded in 2015 by Paul Allen, the Seattle Art Fair is currently produced by Vulcan Arts + Entertainment and Art Market Productions- and is considered to be a one-of-a-kind showcase of the best in modern and contemporary art.

2018 Artistic Director, Nato Thompson describes his vision- “my hope is that it is dreamy, bizarre, yet tangible.” This year’s highlights include: Wayne White’s (one of the designers for the “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse” franchise) 14-foot-tall puppets,  giant robots from Survival Research Labs, and art expected to sell anywhere between hundreds to millions of dollars.

While price tags can be hefty, Thompson wants to make sure that visitors know that the fair is accessible to all.  In a quote to The Stranger, he described the experience, “Breathe,” he said. “Every art fair should come with a disclaimer for people who walk in and feel confused, like they don’t know what’s going on and they think everybody else knows what’s going on: ‘Nobody understands what’s going on.’ ”

Things to Know:

●Complimentary admission is available for kids 12 and under when accompanied by an adult. 

●Seniors (65+) and students receive 20% off when tickets are purchased on-site.

●Art will be featured from over 100 galleries, from 36 cities, and 10 countries- including 25 international galleries!

●View the complete line-up here.

●Art collectors should consider the Windermere VIP experience which includes access to private collections, dinners with artists, curator led tours, and more!  Learn more here.

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