When you visit Seattle for the first time, you will notice an important aspect of this city. There is artistry on display all around you, in different forms. You can see sculptures, deco buildings, art museums, expertly painted graffiti, and a lot more.
If you are short on time and want to see the best of Seattle, follow this little guide.
Seattle Art Museum (SAM)
SAM as it is fondly called, the Seattle Art Museum is home to 25,000 art pieces, making it the heart of Seattle’s art scene. At the beginning of the 20th century, the Seattle Fine Arts Society and the Washington Arts Association came together to create SAM. The hours of entry are limited, and they are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Wing Luke Museum
The Wing Luke Museum is home for most of the Asian and Asian American artwork in Seattle. A part of the Smithsonian affiliates, this museum plays host to numerous exhibits that showcase artefacts and portraits throughout the year. It is closed on Mondays and is open till 5 pm on all other days.
Experience Music Project (EMP)
The EMP is the place to visit if you like pop culture, fantasy and horror genres in movies. The art you see here comes from the movies, video games and TV. It is located in an architecturally charming home. You get a discount if you buy your tickets online.
Pike Place Market
If you are looking to buy a piece from Seattle’s art scene, Pike Place Market is the best place to visit. It takes part in the ever-moving First Thursday Seattle Art Walk. So, it is best to find out where the next event will be held before you start. Along with art, you can also buy jewellery and other artisan products.