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!
The next Belltown Art Walk & More begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16th. Make sure you pick up a flyer as you stroll about. It will contain coupons good for discounts and 2-for-1 offers at Belltown’s most popular restaurants and bars. We’ve grouped these by avenue for your convenience. For a map and current event information, check out this link.
Western & Bell: Mars Hill Church, 2333 Western Ave
1st & Blanchard: Vain, 2018 1st Ave
1st & Blanchard: Gary Manuel Salon, 2127 1st Ave
1st & Battery: Form/Space Atelier, 2407 1st Ave
1st & Broad: Allure Salon, 2915 1st Ave
2nd & Virginia: Whisky Bar, 2000 2nd Ave
2nd & Blanchard: See Sound Lounge, 115 Blanchard St
2nd & Blanchard: Belltown Barber, 2219 2nd Ave #A
2nd & Bell: Bedlam Coffee, 2231 2nd Ave
2nd & Bell: Roq La Rue, 2312 2nd Ave
2nd & Bell: Damaged Goods, 2316 2nd Ave
2nd & Bell: Stylus, 2321 2nd Ave
2nd & Battery: City Hostel Seattle, 2327 2nd Ave
3rd & Wall: Belltown Video, 2500 3rd Ave
3rd & Cedar: Street Bean, 2702 3rd Ave
4th & Bell: Belltown Pull-Apart, 2308 4th Ave
4th & Bell: Gilt Edge Society, 2312 4th Ave
4th & Blanchard: Yellow Leaf Cupcakes, 2313 4th Ave
5th & Cedar: Musadesign, 2617 5th Ave
Denny & Taylor: In.Fringe, 100 Taylor Ave N #A2
9th & Westlake: Art Not Terminal, 2045 Westlake Ave
9th & Blanchard: Eleveight Salon, 2130 Westlake Ave
9th & Westlake: Design Theory, 2132 Westlake Ave