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Art: Art Show
Zhi LIN: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads
Tacoma Art Museum is honored to present an exhibition from internationally acclaimed Seattle artist Zhi LIN. His works focus on the experiences of 19th century Chinese laborers, whose vital story is nearly absent from American history books. Lin’s painting...
Tacoma Art Museum
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/14/17 - Sun 2/18/18 at 10am-5pm
Art: Art Show
Mare Made: An exhibit of the work of local artist Mare Blocker
Seattle native Mare Blocker has been making limited edition and unique books since 1979 and established the M Kimberly Press in 1984 when she bought her first Vandercook 219. Her work can be found in over 85 public collections and museums including the Mus...
University of Puget Sound – Collins Memorial Library
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/14/17 - Fri 1/19/18 at 9am-9pm
Art: Art Show, Gallery
Spencer Finch: The Western Mystery
As the sun slips away and daylight turns into twilight, we become keenly attuned to the shifting colors of the sky and our surroundings. New York–based artist Spencer Finch has dedicated his practice to the study of light and color and the ways in which...
Olympic Sculpture Park
Seattle, WA

Thu 12/14/17 - Mon 1/1/18 at 9am
Art: Gallery, Photography
City of Puyallup Art Show 5th Floor Gallery
Arts Downtown will be showing images of awarding winning photographer James Martinson Oct. 4 through December 2017. The show features dramatic shots of Street Photography and colorful images of Fine Art and Travel. Puyallup City Gallery is located at 333 ...
Puyallup City Hall
Puyallup, WA

Thu 12/14/17 - Fri 12/29/17
Art: History/Science, Museum, Photography, Gallery, Art Show, Installations
Glastnost & Goodwill: Citizen Diplomacy in the Northwest
Glasnost and Goodwill: Citizen Diplomacy in the Northwest is a fascinating, in-depth exploration of how citizen diplomacy in Washington and the greater Northwest contributed to the thawing of the Cold War. Visitors will learn about people from Washington t...
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/14/17 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am till 5pm, 10am till 5pm
Art: Installations, Art Show, Mixed Media
Carnival of the Animals Mixed Media Installation
Mixed Media Installation by Becky Frehse.
Gallery 301
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/14/17 - Sun 12/31/17
Art: Gallery
46th Annual Holiday Exhibit
Holiday exhibit featuring Chris Maynard, feather art; Judith Smith, pastels and Dave & Boni Deal, raku ceramics.
Childhood's End Gallery
Olympia, WA

Thu 12/14/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 10am-7pm
Art: Art Show, Museum
Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect
On the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth, Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect examines the American master’s 75-year career.
Seattle Art Museum Downtown
Seattle, WA

Thu 12/14/17 - Sun 12/17/17 at 10am
Tue 12/19/17 - Sun 12/24/17 at 10am
Tue 12/26/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 10am
Tue 1/2/18 - Sun 1/7/18 at 10am
Tue 1/9/18 - Sun 1/14/18 at 10am
Art: Art Show, Museum
Beauties and Talents: Art of Women In Japan
This installation from SAM’s collection features the art of women in Japan, including paintings of The Tale of Genji, an 11th-century novel written by a woman and the most influential piece of literature in Japan, as well as prints, kimonos, and lacquerwar...
Seattle Art Museum Downtown
Seattle, WA

Thu 12/14/17 - Sun 12/17/17 at 10am
Tue 12/19/17 - Sun 12/24/17 at 10am
Tue 12/26/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 10am
Tue 1/2/18 - Sun 1/7/18 at 10am
Tue 1/9/18 - Sun 1/14/18 at 10am
Art: Art Show, Museum
Everyday Poetics
The objects of daily life often go unnoticed, but if they are transformed we can begin to observe their distinct aesthetic qualities. Many contemporary artists in Central and Sourth America draw on everyday materials for their assemblages, sculptures, and ...
Seattle Art Museum Downtown
Seattle, WA

Thu 12/14/17 - Sun 12/17/17 at 10am
Tue 12/19/17 - Sun 12/24/17 at 10am
Tue 12/26/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 10am
Tue 1/2/18 - Sun 1/7/18 at 10am
Tue 1/9/18 - Sun 1/14/18 at 10am
Art: Ceramics/Pottery
Pottery Classes at Throwing Mud Gallery
Learn the art of creating pottery on the potters wheel, hand building techniques and decorative and functional pottery in our clean and spacious studio. Classes are a mix of beginners to more advanced students, which encourages a cooperative learning envir...
Throwing Mud Gallery
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/14/17 at 10am-12:30pm
Thu 12/14/17 at 6pm-8:30pm
Sat 12/16/17 at 10am-12:30pm
Mon 12/18/17 at 6pm-8:30pm
Tue 12/19/17 at 10am-12:30pm
Art: Art Show, Children's Arts/Crafts
Small Tapestry International 5
The American Tapestry Alliance is pleased to bring STI5 to the Handforth Gallery, Tacoma Public Library, Nov.15-Dec.27. Opening reception Sat., Dec.2, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. A family-friendly weave-in with cardboard looms will take place concurrent with the recepti...
Tacoma Public Library – Handforth Gallery
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/14/17
Fri 12/15/17
Sat 12/16/17
Tue 12/19/17
Wed 12/20/17
Art: Folk Art/Crafts
Card Making Jubilee
Looking for something fun to do this winter? Pop into the Lacey Timberland Library to make a personalized card! We will have a morning and an afternoon session. All supplies will be provided. Session I, 10:30 am – Noon; Session II, 3 pm – 4:30 pm.
Lacey Timberland Library
Lacey, WA

Sat 12/16/17 at 10:30am till 12pm, 3pm till 4:30pm
Art: Folk Art/Crafts, Holiday, Class/Workshop
Clay Ornaments
Explore the wonders of polymer clay (aka Fimo, Sculpey) and create clay ornaments with guest teacher Jess Smiley. Jess has been in love with polymer clay for 25 years and will teach you to create 3D designs with this easy-to-use clay. We will work from the...
Artful Dreamers Studio
Tacoma, WA

Sat 12/16/17 at 1pm-4pm
Art: Museum
A Bonsai Solstice
Begin your winter attuned to nature with living art at the 4th annual "A Bonsai Solstice." Take in a big breath of fresh air and enjoy the unique beauty of the bonsai illuminated by serene candlelight. To add to the meditative atmosphere, world-renowned...
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Sun 12/17/17 at 4pm-7pm
Art: Museum
A Bonsai Solstice
Begin your winter attuned to nature with living art at the 4th annual "A Bonsai Solstice." Take in a big breath of fresh air and enjoy the unique beauty of the bonsai illuminated by serene candlelight. To add to the meditative atmosphere, world-renowned...
Pacific Bonsai Museum
Federal Way, WA

Sun 12/17/17 at 4pm-7pm
Art: Art Show, Museum
Extreme Nature: Two Landscape Paintings From the Age of Enlightenment
This installation welcomes a newly discovered French masterpiece to SAM’s collection, Shipwreck off the Coast of Alaska (1806) by Louis-Philippe Crépin. Born in Paris, Crépin (1772–1851) was a specialist in marine painting. Many of his works are in the Nat...
Seattle Art Museum Downtown
Seattle, WA

Sat 12/23/17 - Sun 12/24/17 at 10am
Tue 12/26/17 - Sun 12/31/17 at 10am
Tue 1/2/18 - Sun 1/7/18 at 10am
Tue 1/9/18 - Sun 1/14/18 at 10am
Tue 1/16/18 - Sun 1/21/18 at 10am
Art: Drawings/Works on Paper, Painting, Photography, Sculpture
6th Annual Anderson Island Winter Arts Show and Sale
Two-day event on Anderson Island featuring stunning art, photography and sculpture from across the region. Anderson Island is a 20-minute ferry ride from the Pierce County town of Steilacoom.
Anderson Island Historical Society Archival Storage Facility
Anderson Island, WA

Fri 1/19/18 at 7pm-9pm
Sat 1/20/18 at 11am-2pm
Art: Art Show, Museum
Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas
Figuring History: Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas brings together the works of three singular American artists whose work redefines history painting in a contemporary context. Bridging three generations and shaped by distinctive hi...
Seattle Art Museum Downtown
Seattle, WA

Thu 2/15/18 - Sun 2/18/18 at 10am
Tue 2/20/18 - Sun 2/25/18 at 10am
Tue 2/27/18 - Sun 3/4/18 at 10am
Tue 3/6/18 - Sun 3/11/18 at 10am
Tue 3/13/18 - Sun 3/18/18 at 10am
Art: Painting, Class/Workshop
Feed Your Soul – Find Your Wings
Feed Your Soul: *Step outside Your everyday life *restorative and healing art *nourish Your body in nature * bask in the serenity of the lake Find Your Wings: * fun & celebration * create space for the Authentic You * awaken your creative self...
Pilgrim Firs Camp and Conference Center
Port Orchard, WA

Fri 2/23/18 - Sun 2/25/18 at 3pm
    

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