Did you know First Thursday in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square was the very first Art Walk in the USA? In 1981, a group of visionary Pioneer Square art dealers printed the first walking maps and painted footprints on the sidewalks outside leading to their galleries. On the first Thursday of each month, they collectively encouraged arts patrons to come and tour each of the Pioneer Square galleries in the spirit of having a community event.
First Thursday soon evolved into the popular gathering that it is today. Now, more than 35 art venues including galleries, museums, restaurants, bars and shops participate every month. The art walk is free and self-guided. Parking is also free from 5-10 p.m. in participating garages. View details here.