Spectacular Seattle Arts Fairs

Bridget Cannon and Kate Cannon

As the holiday season approaches, numerous entertaining festive activities start to pop up all around the Seattle area. A great way to spend your time this holiday season is by enjoying the various arts fairs in the Seattle area. The Seattle Arts fairs span the whole holiday season with one occurring almost every week.

One fascinating attraction at the Seattle Arts Fair is the Renegade Craft festival. The Seattle Renegade Craft festival gathers people from all over the state, including small local businesses, and the state’s foremost makers and designers.  This fun and exciting festival takes place in Hangar 30 on Magnuson Park grounds.  Regardless of the weather conditions, Renegade Craft festival is held December 11th to 12th from 11 A.M to 5 P.M.

Another fun festival to try out is the Seattle Hip Hop Film Festival. This amusing event takes place on November 5th , at Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central District, and doors will open at 5:30 P.M. This is the third annual Seattle Hip Hop Film Festival and will include a variety of short films from local filmmakers. Some of these films include, Alice Street directed by: Spencer Wilkinson, Ol’ School directed by: Xavier Luciano and Stephen Tyson Jr, and ETAK directed by: Dakota Camacho.

Looking for something more festive? Try the Christmas Craft Show! The Christmas Craft Show takes place on Thursday, November 3rd  through Saturday, November 5th , and is located at the Pickering Barn in Issaquah This festival is a special way to have a good time with family and friends and create and get some jolly crafts for the approaching holiday season. There are over 80 exhibitors that display their own works and creations of their own.               Another option is the Holiday Boutique Craft Show. The boutique show takes place from the 9th to 12th of November at the Holly Hills Owners Association. It features the best local artists and crafters who display holiday décor, jewelry, pottery, candles, specialty foods, and lots more. This event will get you a head start on holiday shopping, giving you a variety of perfect gifts, you will surely find something for everyone!

These Seattle Arts Fairs are a great way to get out and do something exciting over the holiday season. Not only are these fairs a fun activity, but they are a way to learn about local art, films, jewelry, and so much more. Hopefully, these fairs are a way to gather with your community and learn more about the wonderful things local and small businesses create.