Home Performing arts Fall Arts 2021 | Your guide to Seattle-area shows, concerts, exhibits and more

Fall Arts 2021 | Your guide to Seattle-area shows, concerts, exhibits and more


Fall Arts Guide 2021

Ultimately! This fall, after what has been, for some artistic groups, a year and a half of pandemic closures and experiments with digital and outdoor shows, more and more performing arts organizations are opening their doors for events. in-person performances, joining many already reopened museums, galleries and concert halls.

For many, this is still a cautious time, as the fifth wave of COVID-19 persists. A number of performing arts groups do not plan to reopen until winter.

Still, there are plenty of shows, concerts, art exhibitions, films, author events and more planned for this fall. Read on to find out how three artists are gearing up for this season and how some longtime arts supporters are evaluating the decision to revisit live performances, as well as our recommendations for artistic events (live and digital) this fall.

Keep in mind that given the still high number of COVID-19 cases, COVID requirements and other details regarding events are subject to change. Please check the event websites for the latest information and consider safety recommendations from local health authorities as they are updated.

May you enjoy a safe and rewarding artistic fall season.

– Janet I. Tu, assistant feature editor

Illustration by Gabriel Campanario, press artist


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(Illustrations by Gabriel Campanario / The Seattle Times)

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