There is no better time to appreciate Seattle’s vibrant arts and cultural community than during the holiday gift-giving season. Show your loved ones how much you care, while supporting local artists and businesses! Here are a few suggestions:
Memberships: Burke Museum / Center for Wooden Boats / Experience Music Project (EMP) / Frye Art Museum / Henry Art Museum / Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) / Nordic Heritage Museum / NW African American Museum / Pacific Science Center / Seattle Art Museum (SAM) / Wing Luke Museum
Subscriptions or tickets: 5th Avenue Theatre / ACT Theatre Annex Theatre / ArtsWest Theatre / On the Boards / NW Film Forum / NW Symphony Orchestra / PNW Ballet / Seattle Chamber Singers / Seattle International Film Festival / Seattle Opera / Seattle Repertory Theatre / Spectrum Dance Theater / Town Hall Seattle
Classes: / Fremont Abbey (“Self Defense”) / Fye Art Museum (“Noise Yoga”) / Gage Academy of Art (“Illustrative Storytelling”) / Hugo House (“Map Out Your Memoir”) / NW Tap Connection / Photographic Center Northwest (“Contemporary Photo Collage”) / Pottery Northwest (“Welcome to the Wheel World”) / Pratt Fine Arts Center (“Puppet-Carving”) / School of Acrobatics & New Circus Arts (“Flying Trapeze”) / The Vera Project (“DJ-ing”) / Velocity Dance Center (“Intro to West African Series”)
If you prefer the type of gift that you can feel and touch, a holiday market is a great way to shop for the holidays. Here is a list of some coming up:
Saturday, Nov. 26 | Holiday Pop-Up Market by Ethnic Seattle
Saturday, Nov. 26 | POC Boutique – Black Friday on Saturday Edition
Thursday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 4 | King Street Makers Market
Saturday, Dec. 3 | 9th Annual DIY Holiday Fair & CWSW Holiday Craft Bazaar
Saturday, Dec. 10 | The Handmade Holiday Market
Saturday, Dec. 10 | Art Under $100 2016
Saturday, Dec. 17 – Sunday, Dec. 18 | Holiday Mahouto Market
Saturday, Dec. 17 – Sunday, Dec. 18 | Native Art Mart
Tuesday, Dec. 20 – Thursday, Dec. 22 | Punk Rock Flea Market
Mayor’s Arts Awards 2016 finalist Louie Gong published his own guide to holiday gift-giving that features local Native arts entrepreneurs.
Teen poetry collection from Pongo Teen Writing.
For more ideas of local businesses to shop at, check out business directories from Ethnic Seattle and Think Local! Happy shopping!
Photos by Jan Tik, Simon Fraser University, kellinahandbasket, and Tambako The Jaguar