For One-of-a-Kind Giving: Try an Artwalk!
Among Seattle’s great neighborhoods are a dozen monthly Artwalks, and they’re ready for holiday shoppers! All types of media are featured, but most Artwalks also have music, food and special events, too. Artwalk hours are from 6-9 pm unless otherwise noted. Below is a timeline of what’s happening when during December, as well as when Artwalks are held year-round. Click on the neighborhood name for their weblink.
December 1st (first Wednesdays)
Wallingford – One of the largest of the neighborhood art walks, most located right on 45th St N.
December 2nd (first Thursdays)
Pioneer Square – This venue is so big, it’s best to check their website where you can choose what kind of art you’re searching for.
Chinatown – This month, they also have Shop-o-Rama events on Saturdays from December 4-18.
December 3rd (first Fridays)
Fremont – You don’t need a First Friday to party at Fremont, but this month also hosts the Annual Lenin Lighting! Join the fun at 5 pm and stay for shopping at many venues.
December 9th (second Thursdays)
Capitol Hill –Hours for the Blitz Capitol Hill Arts Walk runs from 5-8 pm. Wander around more than 50 venues, with activities varying every month.
West Seattle – Over 60 merchants covering West Seattle Junction, Alki Beach, Admiral District, Morgan Junction, Fauntleroy District and Delridge. This month’s hours are extended for late night shopping.
December 10th (second Fridays)
Greenwood/Phinney –Located along Phinney Ave N and Greenwood Ave N.
December 11th (second Saturdays)
Ballard — Start at the south end of Ballard Ave, work your way up the street to Market and beyond!
Central District – Held at 23rd Ave and E Cherry St from 1-5 pm.
Georgetown – Art Attack at over 30 venues, covering the neighborhood, the Horton Building, south of Corson and North Airport Way.
December 16th (third Thursdays)
Belltown – Art, food and music all around Belltown.
Upper Queen Anne – No active website available. Look for the balloons in front of participating venues along Queen Anne Ave N.
If you’d like to see all the Artwalk information at a glance, Seattle Councilman Nick Licata has a great arts link. Check it out for all kinds of Seattle culture information. And happy shopping!