The annual Alki Art Fair on one of Seattle’s most scenic Puget Sound beaches is a showcase for the work of over 100 artists. Find a variety of media including painting, pottery, glass, textiles, metal, jewelry, and more.
Alki Beach in West Seattle comes alive during the art festival with street food, beer & wine garden, live music, and children’s art activities.
About Alki Arts Fair
Alki Art Fair is a Washington State nonprofit all-volunteer organization that seeks to advance art education and appreciation while encouraging community involvement and cultural diversity for the community’s benefit.
The first Alki Art Fair occurred on Alki Beach in 1997, under the guidance of the Alki Community Center and its advisory council. For 14 consecutive years the Art Fair was supported, sponsored, and operated by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Alki Community Center, Alki Advisory Council, Associated Recreation Council, and of course many volunteers.
In 2010, Seattle Parks and Recreation, both Councils, and Alki Community Center withdrew sponsorship due to budget cuts. However, each group continues to be supportive of the Fair today. So, a group of artists and other community members formed the Alki Art Fair nonprofit organization.
Today, the Fair continues to be produced with the leadership and guidance of its volunteer Board of Directors along with many other active community volunteers.
2020 Virtual Alki Arts Fair
When: May 2020
Although disappointed that the usual beautiful beach location could not be celebrated in 2020, the community celebrates #AlkiArtFairatHome – a Virtual Art Fair throughout the month of May, featuring local artists, performers and businesses Follow on #AlkiArtFair on Facebook and #AlkiArtFair on Instagram.
Usual location: Alki Beach Park and Alki Bathhouse on Puget Sound; along Alki Avenue SW in West Seattle from 60th Ave SW to 64th Ave SWAbout Alki Arts Fair. Free shuttle: The Alki Art Fair will run a FREE Shuttle Bus from the West Seattle Park n’ Ride Lot under the bridge (SW Spokane St Park & Ride, 3599 26th Ave SW) with a stop in Admiral Junction (SW Admiral Way & California Ave SW). In Admiral Junction going to the fair, find the Metro bus stop on the Northwest corner and returning from the Fair, find the Metro bus stop in front of Starbucks.
If you missed the fair, scroll down for a list of other upcoming art festivals, craft fairs, and related events.
Upcoming Art Festivals, Craft Fairs, and Studio Tours
The following list of arts and crafts events is updated throughout the year for any upcoming art festivals, crafts fairs, makers markets, art studio tours, and holiday bazaars around the Puget Sound region.