Seattle Art Fair opens tomorrow in the heart of the city at CenturyLink Field Event Center. Already recognized as a great city for the arts, Seattle is bursting with anticipation for the launch of a truly innovative event: a fair that highlights the ingenuity and vibrant art scene of its hometown while igniting world-wide interest in this Pacific Northwest hub of creativity and arts patronage.
Seattle Art Fair takes off tomorrow evening with an exclusive Preview benefiting Artist Trust. Patron VIP Pass holders will join the fair for an exclusive First Look at 6:00pm, and at 8:00pm the doors will open to all Seattle Art Fair VIP and Fair Pass holders.
Seattle Art Fair’s first edition will feature Basecamp, a combined Marsh VIP and Collector’s Lounge designed by Seattle-based Olson Kundig. Acting as a conduit between outside and in, the space will serve as a gathering point and place for conversation and contemplation. Olson Kundig’s design celebrates the pioneering spirit of the Pacific Northwest, using wood, fabric, and native plantings to evoke the simple elegance of nature and bridge the fair with the surrounding landscape. The design for Basecamp is led by Olson Kundig owner and principal Jim Olson and associate architect Jerry Garcia.
Seattle Art Fair’s off-site activations will open alongside the central fair, inviting the public to explore familiar parks and buildings with an original perspective afforded by new installations by such artists as Robert Montgomery, Wendy Red Star, and Jenny Heishman. A Singularity, a special exhibition at The Living Computer Museum, will explore the rapidly integrating relationship of human intelligence and technological advent. With a collection assembled by Microsoft cofounder Paul G. Allen, the Living Computer Museum provides a historical framework as well as a focused mission for the future of the machines inspiring this exhibition. The fifteen exhibited works by Mark Cooper, George LeGrady, Chris Doyle, Jack Featherly, Anthony Marcellini, Joel Holmberg, Joseph Huppert, Brenna Murphy, MSHR, Michal Rovner, and John Slepian, all presented by Seattle Art Fair exhibitors, will showcase technology’s impact on each artist‘s practice and his or her utilization of technology as a tool and an influence.
Seattle Art Fair is open Thursday, July 30th through Sunday, August 2nd.