Arts & Entertainment

Seattle is home to a diverse community and a wide variety of opportunities to explore the arts.  If the performing arts interest you, there’s the Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, ACT theater, and Seattle Repertory Theater as well as Pacific Northwest Ballet.

For those who prefer visual art, Seattle offers the Seattle Art Museum, Asian Art Museum, Olympic Sculpture Park, Chilhuly Garden and Glass Museum, the Frye Art Museum.  Even the UW Campus features the Henry Art Gallery, displaying contemporary and modern art.  The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, also on the UW campus, has an extensive collection of Native American artifacts and anthropological specimens to peruse.

Those with eclectic tastes will enjoy the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum, the Museum of History & Industry, and the famous Seattle Gum Wall at Pike Place Market.  For every major art gallery or theater, there are many more small galleries, performing spaces, film festivals, and of course, there’s the award-winning and ever-changing public art scene a little off the beaten path.   In fact, Seattle is home to over 400 permanent public art works and nearly 3,000 portable works.