Washington October 09, 2015
These 10 Places In Washington Are Paradise For Creative People
Whether you’re the next Dale Chihuly or you’re just looking to get inspired, there are some exciting places right here in Washington where you can create a new masterpiece and also possibly discover a talent you didn’t even know you had! From art museums to craft stores, here are 10 spots around the state worth checking out if you have a creative side:
1. Polka Dot Pottery - North Spokane, Spokane Valley, downtown Spokane, and Kennewick
You'll love painting everything from ornaments to mugs and plates at this studio with multiple locations in the Spokane area! They offer a huge selection of reasonably priced pottery to start with and Take-and-Paint kits as well. You can find pricing, addresses and more information on their website
2. Off the Wall School of Music, Seattle
This place in Wallingford offers a free 30-minute lesson to anyone in Seattle and can teach piano, guitar, voice, violin, bass and drums. Every instrument is a bit different but for an example, they start off new adults who are taking piano lessons with a Beatles song and kids can learn a contemporary pop or rock song of their choice. You can schedule your first lesson or find more details on
3. Schack Art Center, Everett
No matter what type of creative you are, you'll be able to find something to enjoy here. Some of their current classes offered include Art & Wine, Basketry Weaving, Book Arts, Ceramics, Collage, Drawing, Fiber Art, Glass Art, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Silversmithing, classes for youth & teens, Writing/Literary, Photography and more!
4. Tacoma Museum of Glass
You can view some spectacular exhibits and original Chihuly artwork at this
downtown, as well as create your very own fused glass art in their Education Studio!
5. Moses Lake Museum & Art Center (MAC)
You'll surely feel inspired at this
museum & art center
that celebrates the work of regional artists. In addition to their many fascinating artifacts, they host a fine art gallery that has a new exhibit every 6-8 weeks, which is currently displaying "Investigation, Innovation & Influence: The Life and Work of Bob Hull", a retrospective on the life and work of a Moses Lake native.
6. Pacific Fabrics & Crafts - Bremerton, Bellevue, Northgate and SoDo
Whether you're looking for quality new items for fabric design or you've always wanted to learn how to crotchet, knit, quilt, sew or stitch, this place is an absolute must-visit! They offer a variety of interesting classes and events at their multiple locations in the Seattle area. For more info, check out their website
7. The Painted Plate, Olympia
You can savor some delicious espresso, Olympic Mountain ice cream, appetizers and wine while creating original kitchenware at this locally owned studio! Be sure to take a look at their
for more information.
8. The Kitchen Engine, Spokane
If you're more creative in the kitchen, then you'll have a great time at one of the many cooking classes at this place in The Flour Mill! Some of their upcoming options include Autumn Pies and Fresh Fish Tacos. Here's their
for more details.
9. Forget Me Not Scrapbooking, Anacortes
scrapbooking and stationary store
offers a variety of unique retail products as well as custom scrapbooking and handmade invitations. They can help you create your own original design and also host several crafting workshops!
10. San Juan Islands Sculpture Park
You can find the largest
in the Pacific Northwest on San Juan Island, open every day from dawn to dusk! They feature rotating works and the combination of art and nature makes for a truly unique experience.
And of course, the
Seattle Art Museum is always a great choice. So, where are some other amazing places in our state for creative people? Share your favorite spots with us below!