Why 'people have been craving' Seattle's First Thursday Art Walks

Rain Embuscado, The Seattle Times, December 30, 2021

From 9 Coleman-Harvey’s immersive experience at Martyr Sauce to Sofia Arnold’s fantastical paintings at Zinc Contemporary, Pioneer Square’s First Thursday Art Walk is full of delights. 

The self-proclaimed longest-running established art walk in the nation returned this August after a 16-month pandemic hiatus. For a tradition that loosely traces its origins to the Fat Tuesday carnivals of the late 1970s, the decision marked a special moment for an arts community crushed by pandemic-driven complications. But galleries in the area are quick to acknowledge that the art walks of late aren’t the same as the wall-to-wall versions of First Thursdays past.