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Our Gift to You: 2014 Holiday Arts Gift Guide!

This holiday season, support artists, support local businesses, and support your community! Here’s a list of arts-related memberships, classes, experiences, and things that would be perfect gifts for your loved ones.

Take them to a play, movie, or show:

holiday 25th Avenue gift certificate //  Pacific Northwest Ballet gift certificate // A Contemporary Theatre gift certificates // Book-it theater tickets //SIFF gift certificate // Northwest Film Forum membership // A Christmas Story, The Musical // Sing-A-Long-A Sound of Music // Annex Theatre Gift Card // ArtsWest Subscription // Seattle Baroque Orchestra Subscription // Show at Icicle Creek  // Intiman Theater Festival Tickets // Chamber Music Show // Northwest Symphony Orchestra Season Tickets // Seattle Chamber Singers Subscription // Seattle Opera Gift Certificate // Seattle Shakespeare Company Subscription    

To a museum:

Seattle Art Museum

Experience Music Project (EMP) Membership // MOHAI membership // Seattle Art Museum Membership // Henry Membership // Burke Membership // Center for Wooden Boats Membership // Nordic Heritage Museum Membership // Northwest African American Museum Membership  // Wing Luke Museum Membership // Pacific Science Center

To a class:


Class at Hugo House | Class example: “Being Funny”

Class at Fremont Abbey | Class example: “Self Defense”

Class at Pratt Fine Arts Center | Class example: “Glassblowing”

Class at The Vera Project | Class example: “Silkscreening 101”

Class at Velocity Dance Center | Class example: “Intro to Dance Series”

Class at Gage Academy | Class example: “Abstract Drawing”

Class at Coyote Central | Class example: “Cake Boss”    

Class at Jazz Night School | Class example: “Jazz History”

Class at Photo Center NW | Class example: Food Styling & Photography

Class at Pottery Northwest | Class example: “Throwing Beer and Brewing Stains” 

Class at the School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts | Class example: “Flying Trapese”

Class at Seward Park Clay Studio | Class example: “The Expressive Portrait”

Class at Spectrum Dance Theater  | Class Example: Fitness for Living

Get them something:          


Teen poetry collection from Pongo Teen Writing

Lots & lots of goodies at the Frye Museum store

Everything you need for your next space trip at Greenwood Space Travel Supply Store

Records from the Sub Pop store

Wallets from Oxenrider

Science books at Ada’s Technical Books

T-shirts & art cards from Degenerate Art Ensemble

Surprise art! From LxWxH subscription

Jewelry from SAM Shop

Chihuly on Paper” from Chihuly Workshop

A film from Scarecrow Video

Subscription to Arcade NW

Poetry from Whit Press

Want to get a new piece of art for yourself or someone you love? You deserve it. Check out Jen Graves guide to buying art in Seattle from The Stranger!

At a fair:

Are you a tactile purchaser and want to feel and hold something before you buy it? Here’s a smattering of fairs that might sell crafts/books/goods/cute things that could make great gifts!


November 21-30 | Pratt Holiday Art Sale | Pratt Fine Arts Center

December 5-7 | 2014 Artist Studio Tour | Seattle Sampling

December 6 | Art Under $100 | Seattle Design Center

December 6 | Georgetown Holiday Market | Spectrum House Salon & Photo

December 6-7 | Winter Festival and Crafts Fair | Phinney Center

December 7 | ArtAche Market | Chop Suey

December 13 | Punk Rock Flea Market | 1166 E. 23rd Ave. Seattle, WA

December 6-7 | Urban Craft Uprising | Seattle Center

December 5-24 | Winter Holiday Sale | Seward Park Clay Studio

December 7 | Open Studios | Inscape Arts

December 13 | DIY Holiday Fest | The Vera Project

December 12-13, 20-21 | Shop O Rama | The Wing Luke

December 20 | United Indians Art Mart | Daybreak Star

For more ideas of local Seattle businesses to shop, check out Think Local’s Directory!

Photo credit (from top to bottom): Image of Pacific Northwest Ballet, photo by Greg Gilbert. Image of Seattle Art Museum, photo by Greg Gilbert. Photo courtesy of Northwest Film Forum. Image of Shearwater record courtesy of Sub Pop. Image of craft fair by Seattle Pi.

Have more suggestions? Tweet them to us at @SeaOfficeofArts and we’ll tweet our praises of your local artsy suggestions! Happy holidays!