First Thursday Art Walk

October 7, 2021 @6PM


With Abandon

On view 10.7-11.4

10.7 Opening reception / First Thursday Art Walk

11.4 Closing reception / First Thursday Art Walk

A curation of untempered explorations, free from constraints and full of curiosity. These fragmented and layered organizations are physical acts of defiant courage—pushing outside of daily boundaries and creative comfort zones.
The resulting works are meandering thoughts that are unafraid of failure—reminding us to seek delight in the unknown.


Participating artists:
Nin Truong : @ninrock
Gillian Theobald : @gillian_theobald
Ashley Campbell : @thebeigemotel
Julianne Johnson : @j_u_l_i_a_n_n_e_j_o_h_n_s_o_n
Gabriel Stromberg :@g_stromberg
Adrienne Matthews : @adrienneatlarge


Since the early 1960s, Pioneer Square has provided a haven for Seattle's artistic community, housing esteemed galleries, innovative exhibition spaces, and working artist studios alike. Today, Pioneer Square is the center of Seattle’s art scene, exhibiting the depth and range of the vibrant Pacific Northwest arts community, all within one square mile.

Did you know First Thursday in 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 the 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, becoming the preeminent night to debut, celebrate, and share art with the greater public. Every first Thursday of the month, Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square neighborhood welcomes you to join us to continue this venerated tradition with exceptional artists, innovative works, and creative kinship.