Seattle Art Fair’s Select VIP Program is by invitation only, and provides exclusive access to museums, artist studios, galleries, private receptions and other unique moments. Please find an overview of the 2023 events below.
Private preview of Spring Exhibitions at Henry Art Gallery
Friday, March 31, 2023 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Come celebrate Henry Art Gallery’s Spring Exhibitions: Taking Care: Collection Support Studio, showcasing an unprecedented number of works from the museum’s collection and insights into...
Private preview and artist talk of Ethan Murrow’s Ever Bouyant at Winston Wächter Fine Art
Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Private opening with artist Ethan Murrow at Winston Wächter Fine Art on Friday, May 19th from 5:30–7pm. Join Ethan Murrow for the opening of his...
Reception and private tour of Rodrigo Valenzuela’s New Land at Mini Mart City Park
Monday, July 10, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join artist Rodrigo Valenzuela for an artist talk and private reception of his new exhibition, New Land, at Mini Mart City Park. The New Land...
Private walking tour of Bellevue Public Art, presented by Bellevue Arts Museum
Saturday, July 22, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join Carl Gellert, Director of Education, BAM, Lorie Hoffman, Arts Community Manager, City of Bellevue, and Greg Bell, Seattle Art Fair Advisor for a tour...
Private tour of The First 50 Years: Highlights from the Civic Collection
Sunday, July 23, 2023 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Office of Arts & Culture Curator and Collections Supervisor, Blake Haygood, leads a tour of The First 50 Years: Highlights from the Civic Collection, 1973-2023,...
Reception and private tour of Perkins Coie Art Collection
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Perkins Coie LLP is pleased to invite Seattle Art Fair Select VIP members to a reception and private tour of its Seattle office art collection....
Perspectives on Artificial Intelligence & Art: An Evening at The Grocery Studios with Sasha Stiles and Jason Puccinelli
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
In this art and technology filled evening, attendees will be treated to artist talks, performances, and art featuring Sasha Stiles and Jason Puccinelli. Sasha Stiles...
Brunch and glassblowing session at The Boathouse, the working studio and hotshop of artist Dale Chihuly
Thursday, July 27, 2023 | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Seattle Art Fair and Chihuly Studio invite you to brunch and glassblowing session at The Boathouse. The Boathouse is the private working studio and hotshop...
Chihuly Studio open house for fine art professionals and industry affiliates
Friday, July 28, 2023 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Normally closed to the public, Chihuly Studio will be open to fine art professionals and industry affiliates for a special behind the scenes visit during...
Private tour of Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks
Friday, July 28, 2023 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Carrie Dedon, Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at Seattle Art Museum, will lead a private tour of the museum’s newest exhibition. Soul of...
Art collection tour | Rebecca Benaroya
Saturday, July 29, 2023 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Private tour of the home collection of Rebecca Benaroya. Hailed as one of the most prestigious private collections of glass art in the U.S., the...
Art collection tour | Edie Adams
Sunday, July 30, 2023 | 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Visit with an exceptional selection of contemporary art in this private collection tour with Host Committee member, Edie Adams. The works are unified in their...
Private walking tour of Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park
Thursday, August 10, 2023 | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Enjoy a behind the scenes tour of the Olympic Sculpture Park with SAM’s Jane Lang Davis Chief Conservator Nicholas Dorman and learn about the development...
Reception with Amazon artist-in-residence Meggan Joy, presented by J. Rinehart Gallery and Amazon Expressions Program
Thursday, August 24, 2023 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Special reception with Amazon artist-in-residence, Meggan Joy. This exclusive event is a celebration of creativity and art, where you’ll have the opportunity to meet and...
Opening Celebration of Calder: In Motion, The Shirley Family Collection at Seattle Art Museum
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Opening Celebration of Calder: In Motion, The Shirley Family Collection. American artist Alexander Calder (1898–1976) is celebrated for revolutionizing sculpture with his renowned mobiles and...