The Seattle Arts Scene Heats Up August

In its inaugural 2015 run, the Seattle Art Fair showcased the best of the Pacific Northwest’s art scene and boasted more than 15,000 visitors. The event returns to CenturyLink Field this August 4th, featuring exhibitors not just from Seattle but from around the world.

Last year’s event was the brainchild of Seattle Microsoft billionaire, Paul Allen, who is an avid art collector. It made a global impression in art circles. This year, it’s being sponsored by AIG and the Seattle Times with a mission of bringing the city’s art scene together, giving up-and-coming artists a chance to be discovered and promoting the importance of art in the community.

There will be at least 80 exhibitors from around the world. Famous galleries plan to make their presence known. The famous Pace Gallery, which operates in New York, London and Beijing will be there, as will Roberts & Tilton from Los Angeles and Kaikai Kiki from Tokyo. Also included are well-known artists such as Kazumi Nakamura, Dale Chihuly and James Turrell.

In addition to the main fair, a number of satellite events will take place. These events will feature a number of local Seattle and Pacific Northwest artists.

The fair runs through August 7 and includes modern and contemporary art installations as well as daily performances and lectures. A one day pass costs $20 while a fair pass sales for $50. Tickets for the opening night preview are $50 as well.

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