In the News

August 3, 2019
Vanguard
What makes a booth at Seattle Art Fair the best? One hears all the time that art is subjective—and it is—especially in this case, one’s favorite isn’t always “the best.”
August 2, 2019
The Seattle Times
At Seattle Art Fair, a glistening, golden object propped upon a wooden platform blabbers on as visitors circumambulate the display.
August 2, 2019
The Seattle Times
Seattle Art Fair, featuring works from more than 100 galleries from around the world, continues through Sunday at CenturyLink Field Event Center.
August 2, 2019
Crosscut
It’s opening night at Seattle Art Fair and there’s something for everyone — whether you enjoy browsing art (museum-style) or buying art (collector-style) or pressing your face into bread products (social-media style).
August 2, 2019
Observer
The primary function of an art fair is a marketplace: a venue for dealers to sell as much work as possible to real, interested collectors.
August 2, 2019
KUOW

The Blue Angels roared into Seattle this week, ushering in the 70th annual Seafair weekend. But for the past four years Seafair has shared the civic celebration spotlight with the shiny new kid on the block: the Seattle Art Fair, the brainchild of the late philanthropist, Paul Allen.

August 1, 2019
Eater
Art and carb lovers take note. This weekend, the social media star Bread Face — who has accumulated nearly 200,000 followers on Instagram for videos of her smashing her face into bread — will be running an interactive installation called Self Facing at Seattle Art Fair this weekend.
August 1, 2019
Seattle Magazine
It’s time to get artsy. This iconic Pacific Northwest fair is showcasing artwork from local, national and international galleries, giving viewers a chance to compare collector pieces from Washington state and beyond.
August 1, 2019
Crosscut
It’s that time of year again — when the blocks surrounding the SoDo sports venues are suddenly filled with fans of a different stripe: arts aficionados.
July 31, 2019
The Stranger
With another summer weekend comes another torrent of festivals for all your sunny vacation longings.
July 31, 2019
The Seattle Times
Foul weather, a group leader's illness, insufficient sign-ups - many situations can cancel or cause schedule changes for events and outings. To be certain of your plans, always check before you go. 
July 31, 2019
artnet
With 108 exhibitors participating at the fifth annual fair, there is a lot to take in. We've selected a few highlights to seek out.
July 31, 2019
Flaunt
In an effort to expand cultural engagement within the Seattle community, the Seattle Art Fair and the Frye Art Museum have extended their partnership into 2019.
July 31, 2019
The Stranger
This weekend—or rather, Thursday through Sunday—is one of the biggest and busiest periods for the Seattle art scene, thanks to the excitement of the massive fifth annual Seattle Art Fair at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. 
July 30, 2019
Juxtapoz
This week, the Seattle Art Fair, presented by A.I.G., returns to the Emerald City to host nearly 100 galleries alongside daily events, talks and special installations for its fifth edition taking place August 1st through August 4th, 2019.
July 30, 2019
Observer
With the proliferation of art fairs—and both the pressure it exerts and possibilities it presents for galleries—the question of what long-term effect this rapid expansion will have has inevitably arisen.
July 30, 2019
artnet News
This year's event is bringing fair goers AI art, earthquakes, and a member of Pearl Jam. (It is Seattle, after all.)
July 30, 2019
Gray Magazine
The four-day event returns for its fifth year, this time with nods to artificial intelligence, earthquake simulations, and new programming that sparks curiosity.
July 29, 2019
Seattle Magazine
Our handpicked list of the best bets for entertainment this month.
July 26, 2019
GeekWire
For the fifth year in a row, artists from the Pacific Northwest will showcase their work at The Seattle Art Fair beginning on Aug. 1 at the CenturyLink Field Event Center. 
July 25, 2019
Juxtapoz
The internet is a weird place, no one can argue that. Small moments of happiness and connection to humankind are swiftly tempered by the strange, uncomfortable and usually negative aspects of the web.
July 25, 2019
Rolling Stone
Infinite Color and Sound, the multimedia project led by Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and visual artist Kate Neckel, will embark on a tour this summer beginning with an appearance at the Seattle Art Fair. Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer will join them for a performance there on August 2nd at 5 p.m.
July 24, 2019
Seattle Met
“I’m really enamored with how wild this one is,” Nato Thompson says about Seattle Art Fair, which returns to CenturyLink Field Event Center next week for its fifth year. 
July 24, 2019
artnet
The Seattle Art Fair, which runs August 1–4, has renewed its partnership with the Frye Art Museum, which is working to expand its contemporary art holdings and build ties with Seattle’s younger art collectors.
July 24, 2019
The Seattle Times
Seattle Art Fair turns 5 this year. Since its 2015 founding by Paul Allen, the fair has been a huge party. Tens of thousands of people — some flying in from around the world — congregate over four days at the CenturyLink Field Event Center to check out modern and contemporary art from a hundred or so commercial galleries from cities including New York, Berlin, Tokyo and, yes, Seattle.
July 23, 2019
Seattle Weekly
The Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with the Frye Art Museum, fulfilling a two-year commitment to expand the museum’s permanent collection and further increasing engagement with Seattle’s cultural community year-round.
July 23, 2019
Seattle Met
Last year’s Seattle Art Fair saw huge robots battling, a scale model of the solar system that spanned downtown, and 14-foot-tall puppets. 
July 23, 2019
artnet
The dog days of summer may be upon us, but soon enough the art fair season will kick into full swing. So why not start marking your calendar now with the more than 100 fairs around the globe in the second half of 2019? 
July 22, 2019
ArtNews
For the second year in a row, the Seattle Art Fair will offer the city’s Frye Art Museum a $25,000 budget for purchasing works on view in the show.
July 22, 2019
Cultured Magazine
This year's Seattle Art Fair, curated by Nato Thompson, explores the post-human and redefines contemporary art. The star of the fair is Instagram ASMR phenom @breadfaceblog. 
July 15, 2019
Seattle Weekly
The Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, is proud to announce the exhibitor list and on-site programming for its fifth edition. From August 1-4, 2019, the Seattle Art Fair will host daily talks, special projects, and performances, in addition to nearly 100 galleries from around the world.
July 8, 2019
Architectural Digest
If you haven’t taken a trip by the time August rolls around, it’s your last chance to savor the dog days of summer before things get busy again. The Seattle Art Fair will pop up at the beginning of the month, giving this Pacific Northwest city a jolt of energy. 
June 7, 2019
Art Zealous
Have you ever been to Seattle in the Summer? If you haven't, and Seattle is on your bucket list, then might we suggest going the first week of August. Why? Well the Seattle Fair is back for its fifth edition and they just announced their exhibitor list and it's GOOD. 
June 3, 2019
ArtNews
The fifth edition of the Seattle Art Fair, slated for August 1-4 at the city's CenturyLink Field Event Center, will bring together close to 100 international galleries and include special programming focused on what a release describes as "curiosity and wonder." 
June 3, 2019
The Stranger
The Seattle Art Fair (SAF), now in its fifth year, just announced its 2019 exhibitor list and on-site programming. Taking place from August 1-4 and organized around the theme of "curiosity and wonder," the fair will host daily talks, special projects, performances, and nearly 100 exhibitors from around the globe. 
June 3, 2019
Art Daily
The Seattle Art Fair, presented by AIG, announced the exhibitor list and on-site programing for its fifth edition.