The Alki Art Fair is committed to produce and promote West Seattle’s premier summer art showcase on Alki Beach that celebrates arts and music. Our goal is to advance art education and appreciation by offering opportunities for community involvement and cultural diversity through art.
The Alki Art Fair began under the guidance of the Alki Community Center and its advisory council. The first Alki Art Fair occurred on Alki Beach in 1997. For 14 consecutive years the Fair was supported, sponsored, and operated by Seattle Parks and Recreation, Alki Community Center, Alki Advisory Council, Associated Recreation Council, and volunteers. Seattle Parks and Recreation, both Councils, and Alki Community Center withdrew sponsorship in 2010/2011 due to budget cuts (although each continues to be supportive of the Fair today). In the fall of 2011, a group of artists and other community members transformed the Alki Art Fair into a Washington State nonprofit organization. The Fair continues to be produced with the leadership and guidance of its all-volunteer Board of Directors, two paid employees, and thanks to many active volunteers.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Giovannina Souers, President
- Rose Ragan, Treasurer
- Erin Knutson, Secretary
- Gayle Pond, Board Member and Volunteer Chair
- Piilani Pang, Board Member and Silent Auction Chair
- Jessica Stehlin, Board Member and Publicity Chair
- Esther Chinn, Board Member
Alki Art Fair Executive Director
Alki Art Fair Assistant Director
The Alki Art Fair Board and Planning Committee meet the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse. If you are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Organizational documents, meeting minutes, and bylaws are public documents and are available upon request.