Seattle First Thursday Guided Art Walk

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City, Food and Wine, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: No. This is not a suitable tour for children under the age of 21 as some venues have an age restriction due to alcohol being served

Friendly: No.
There is one gradual hill incline that we walk down on this tour, which could be successfully navigated in a scooter. Advance notice is required to accommodate 1 scooter

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent)

Art Galleries and Culture Walk

Join me as I introduce you to Seattle's prolific and inspiring Art Scene. Participating art galleries and venues open their doors to the public once a month on first Thursdays to celebrate all things beautiful. We will begin at one of the first galleries to showcase Dale Chihuly's work over 30 years ago, and then wind our way through beautiful spaces from the Downtown Core to Pioneer Square and back up again. Be awed by one of the largest collections of Edward Curtis's photographs, local tribal art, paintings, and blown glass. There will be an opportunity for espresso, wine sips, and local cuisine along the way. Tour ends in time for dinner or further explorations at the Seattle Art Museum.


3:30 Meet at the William Traver Gallery, ground floor entrance on North side of Union Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue.
Interpretive talks and guided walk leave from here to explore the art in the downtown core to include works by Dale Chihuly, Jonathan Borofsky, and the interior of some of Seattles most unique and beautiful buildings from the Benaroya Symphony Hall to the Seattle Art Museum and others.
Wear good walking shoes as we will cover about 1. 5 miles and experience a hill or two.
We will make our way to Pioneer Square where we will stop for lite bites and visit four more galleries featuring stunning photography, Native American art, and a glass blowing studio.
Tour will conclude by 6:30 with a ride back to the downtown core where you can continue your explorations at the Seattle Art Museum or opt for a return to your hotel or another requested downtown drop off

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet at the William Traver Gallery lobby entrance at
110 Union St #200, Seattle, WA 98101

End location: Tour Concludes

Duration: 3 hours

If it is raining, we will do a modification of the tour by car


Tour begins as a walking tour and concludes with a drop off by car to the Seattle Art Museum

What’s Included

Guided interpretive Walk/Talk by local guide, entrance to all galleries, Transportation back to your downtown hotel (or other requested downtown location) by private car is included in the price.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 $USD - We will be making stops at places that offer light bites/appetizers. In addition, you may want to purchase art or souvenirs at one of the galleries.

What’s Extra

Any art you decide to purchase, additional eats, or public transport back to your hotel at tour conclusion. This is a walking tour

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