Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, returns to the Lumen Field Event Center this July 21-24 for the fair's celebrated weekend, bringing 85 top local, national, and international galleries together with the region's strong collector base. Seattle Art Fair's anticipated sixth edition will also highlight the region's museums and institutions while featuring an array of innovative installations, events, talks, and performances throughout the fair's public spaces.
Seattle Art Fair is pleased to welcome back the Seattle Art Museum (SAM), the leading visual art institution in the Pacific Northwest, as the fair's Beneficiary Partner. Signifying the Seattle Art Fair’s long-term commitment to the Seattle arts community, the Seattle Art Museum will be the fair’s beneficiary partner through 2024, inviting year-round opportunities for collaboration, access to the museum’s engaging exhibitions and collections, and educational and public programming.
Seattle Art Fair will also feature presentations by a selection of the vibrant and impactful organizations surrounding the Seattle area including Amplifier, Artist Trust, Chihuly Garden, and Glass, Henry Art Gallery, Kirkland Arts Center, Martyr Sauce, National Nordic Museum, Pacific Bonsai Museum, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle Artist League, Washington Lawyers for the Arts, and Western Gallery & Public Art Collection, University of Western Washington.
Installations & Events
Curated by Artistic Director Nato Thompson, Seattle Art Fair's public projects program will speak to the many layers and facets of creativity that inspire and define the Seattle arts community. Amplifier will showcase works by Wide Awakes, Wa Na Wari will present a project space by Inye Wokoma, and J. Rinehart Gallery will show a large-scale installation by Clyde Petersen. Other notable projects by Miguel Calderón of Kurimanzutto, the Seattle NFT Museum, Marie Watt with Catharine Clark Gallery, and the Pilchuck Glass School, will fill the fair's public spaces, inviting attendees to immerse themselves in moments of curiosity, beauty, and thought.
In addition to the fair's robust public projects program, visitors will be treated to talks and panels in the Christie's Theater on a selection of topical issues. Lectures include How Art Shifts Culture featuring Amplifier Founder Aaron Huey, an artist talk by the distinguished Carrie Mae Weems, recognized by the New York Times as “one of our most effective visual and verbal rhetoricians,” a panel discussion on NFTs and the digital art world featuring Peter Hamilton, co-founder of the Seattle NFT Museum, as well as an inside look at the Frye Museum's Romare Bearden show, and more.