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Best Fun Destinations For Art Lovers Around Seattle

December 5, 2010 11:01 AM

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(credit: Speakeasy Arts Cooperative via Facebook.com)

(credit: Speakeasy Arts Cooperative via Facebook.com)

Of course there’s plenty to see at SAM, Frye and Henry, but the region down the Sound boasts dozens of hidden gems catering to more playful aesthetic whims. Vermillion, the Fred Oldfield Center and the Speakeasy Arts Cooperative offer three totally different experiences for art lovers with eclectic tastes.
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Vermillion

1508 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 709-9797
www.vermillionseattle.com

Part wine bar, part exhibit space, this Capitol Hill destination changes featured artists frequently. Besides praising its gallery offerings, fans on Yelp and Urban Spoon testify the mac and cheese is itself a work of art. “Nothing like finding a hidden gem in bar-crowded Capitol Hill,” posts blogger Alix Compton.

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Fred Oldfield Western Heritage and Art Center

110 9th Street Southwest
Puyallup, WA 98371
(253) 445-9175
www.fredoldfieldcenter.net

Cowboy-turned-Western artist Fred Oldfield grew up on the Yakima Indian Reservation and made a renown career putting brush to canvas and capturing sights seen across Washington. The center is tucked inside the Puyallup Fairgrounds and celebrates Oldfield’s life and work with exhibits, classes and various special events.

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(credit: Speakeasy Arts Cooperative via Facebook.com)

Speakeasy Arts Cooperative

746 Broadway St.
Tacoma, WA 98402
www.speakeasyartscooperative.com

A regular stop on the Tacoma Art Bus tour, the Speakeasy Arts Cooperative bills itself as “an indoor art and music festival that lasts all year.” Featuring two floors of mixed media art including furniture and clothing, parts of its large space can be rented for parties.

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