A Region of Makers

We are a region of makers, artists, renegades, foodies, and punks. When you throw all that together we have some of the best markets to explore all that can be imagined! From the bigger markets like Renegade Craft, Urban Craft Uprising, and The Great Junk Hunt to more localized markets like Georgetown Night Market, Chinatown ID Night Market, and Black Arts Love.

Tacoma Night Market at Alma Mater

Some of my favorite markets have been the night markets in Tacoma and Gig Harbor. Summer is also the best time to check out artisans at the summer festivals like Magnolia Summerfest and Lake City Summer Festival. Feeling really adventurous head down (or up) to Portland Night Market in Portland, Oregon or Richmond Night Market in Richmond, BC! Continue reading “A Region of Makers”

All’s Fair in Festival Air

Summertime and the living is breezy. Warmed by a wondrous sun, the everywhere air urges us to partake of the season. Don’t you wish it would last! There are eye-catching, ear lapping sights and sounds the whole city round. Fairs, festivals and fests abound!

Take to the streets! Come to the Fairs!  The city sports a festive mood.  There are street fairs, film festivals, fine art and craft fairs, theater, dance and book festivals, NPR Road Trips, Joseph Rosendi’s Travelscape, Biennials, Triennials and Documenta in which to bask.

In or out of town, there’s lots of help to plan an artful adventure. Check out the Seattle Events Calendar, FestivalNet Washington, Seattle Center’s Festál, EverFest Washington and the Office of Arts and Culture Art Walks page.

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