About The Fair
Devised in response to the cancellation of much anticipated 2020 Seattle Art Fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SDAF allowed for local galleries to showcase the work they had already planned to exhibit at the fair, and then grew to include the whole visual arts community in a truly collaborative effort. A hybrid of virtual exhibitions with in-person offerings, drew the attention of over 13k unique website visitors and brought crowds safely back into the galleries to view artwork over the course of the month.
Through the collaborative efforts of the gallery community, the SDAF returns in August 2021 continuing with the hybrid format of online and in-person exhibitions, with an added calendar of in-person events. With the aim to raise awareness of the existing vibrant arts and culture available in Seattle and beyond, SDAF celebrates the re-opening and recovery of our neighborhoods and the resilience of the visual arts community as not a single art gallery has closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leading galleries in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, Georgetown, Capitol Hill and Downtown neighborhoods, as well as galleries in Kirkland, Whidbey Island and Edison, WA will all be showcasing and making available for sale the best art the PNW has to offer. A full list of participating galleries will be announced in July, 2021.
Art enthusiasts and collectors are invited to view all SDAF exhibitions online at www.seattledeconstructedartfair.com, and in person at individual gallery locations. Check out the consolidated calendar of events – featuring in person exhibition openings, artist meet & greets, and more, and an online map of all the participating galleries. We invite viewers to use this website portal to explore participating venues, plan your visits and learn more about our vibrant arts community.
The Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair runs online and in person from August 5 – 31, 2021. A First Thursday Kick-off event is planned for August 5, 2021 from 6-8pm in Pioneer Square and Downtown marking the official return of the First Thursday Artwalk after a 16 month hiatus.
Even though COVID restrictions may be lifted, individual galleries may have requirements for wearing masks and may still have other COVID protocols in place. We ask visitors to please respect these requirements as we all work to get our community fully vaccinated.