Perhaps you like to sit back and gaze at the work of the great masters. Or perhaps you prefer to crack open a good biography or an in-depth catalogue featuring your favorite artist. Better yet, maybe you would just rather get out in the world and make your own creative statement. Either way, here are several places that will no doubt satisfy whatever your muse fancies.
There's art inside this building, outside the building, and now ON the building. There's no escaping the great work displayed at SAM (whether it's from the old-timey Masters or the the 21st century hot shots). And, of course, first Thursday's of the month are always a popular (and free) way to check it all out.
Known for it's architecture as much as the books it houses inside, this library is a regular stop for visitors taking in the city sites. Once you enter, walk the winding Dewey Decimal maze and find your favorite read.
You could spend hours here perusing the newspapers and magazines from around the globe. You may have a kindle or an iPad but this is the kind of place that reminds you that the printed page still rules.
The changing photography shows are always worth a visit. But you can also take your skills to the next level by signing up for one of their workshops covering just about every aspect of photography there is.
Feel like taking a printmaking class? Or perhaps woodworking, letterpress, jewelry making or glass blowing is what feeds your creative fire. Whatever the medium, Pratt is likely to have just the right class for you. Great facility with plenty of hands-on resources.
Uncompromising contemporary art from local, national and international talent keeps the Henry (or Hank as it is affectionately called) a "go-to" must on almost everyone's list. "Go-to" it on first Thursdays and you'll take it all in for free.
If you're looking for a little surrealism with your pop you've come to the right place because they've been serving it up that way to the art world for the past 15 years. Always seems to be an interesting show or art event taking place here.
A great place for theater, readings and various other Lit events. And you're always guaranteed a creative cocktail at the bar to complement the heady evening that waits.
A treasure trove of Seattle history and artifacts that have made Seattle what it is today, MOHAI is a must stop for long-time residents, recent transplants and visitors who just happen to be passing through. The museum's new digs on the shore of Lake Union (historic in its own right) caps off the visit.