Sam Davidson, Greg Kucera
First Thursday Gallery Walk in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood was established in the early 1980s to increase visibility of the art galleries in the neighborhood. What started as a collector-based event evolved into an event for a broader public audience, where locals and tourists visit the galleries to learn about and engage with the art presented. The Pioneer Square gallerists worked in cooperation to establish the event and a monthly printed publication that announces the shows opening on each First Thursday. As Pioneer Square and the city of Seattle change in infrastructure, population, and size, First Thursdays live on as a public event for the public to experience art.
Organization or Event
Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk
Form of Entity
For Profit Business, Other
Area of Activity
Arts Presenter/Distributor (any artistic discipline)
Ballister, Rachel, "First Thursday Art Walk of Pioneer Square: A Case Study" (2019). Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk. 1.