The Artist’s List: Scenic Seattle

We’re kicking off spring with a new blog post series: “The Artist’s List.” We all write lists of some shape or form. Grocery items, weekly tasks, details to remember, goals, and so on. This series of handy lists is intended to inspire fresh ideas among the artistic community. Whether you’re a professional photographer or a serious DIY Pinterest crafter, lists can speak to all creative minds!

The topic for today is geared toward anyone wanting to shed their winter layers and venture outside. The dreary winter months can seem eternal (especially due to the lack of vitamin D). Good news! Spring is right around the corner. Here’s 10 lively Seattle sites sure to inspire local artists. Grab your camera, paintbrushes and pencils, or a good book and set out for an outdoor adventure. Happy exploring!

  1. Alki BeachA long stretch of sand and surf overlooking the city skyline.

  2. Pier 57The Seattle Great Wheel is especially beautiful at night.

  3. Pike Place Market: The local artwork, fresh cut flowers, international restaurants, and gum wall are worth braving the crowd of tourists. Don’t miss the flying fish.

  4. University of Washington’s “The Quad”Famous for it’s soft pink cherry blossom buds in the spring.

  5. Pioneer Square: Get a taste of historic Seattle in the quaint corner of the city.

  6. Union Station’s “Great Hall”: The breathtaking interior of high arched ceiling and polished tiles will transport its admirers back in time.

  7. Woodland Park Zoo: Visit exotic critters while wandering through the lush grounds.

  8. Washington Park Arboretum: Be sure to take a stroll through the Japanese Garden.

  9. Magnuson Park: Its interesting sculptures and beautiful waterfront views are sure to please. 

  10. Gas Works Park: The rolling green hills and rusty machinery sport a funky new-age industrial feel. You can even spot the Space Needle looming in the distance.