Fall. It lands with a sudden, resounding clunk, causing a city-wide knee-jerk reaction: We lament the fact that summer was (way!) too short, and we begin the hunkering-down process, bracing ourselves for winter. But we’re here to suggest another response to the season: Rejoice in the fact that dance, film, music, theater and visual arts venues are overflowing with offerings to amuse and enchant (and sometimes confuse) you. It’s also when we present the Spotlight Awards—our picks for the city’s most exciting emerging artists. In the past four years, our awardees have gone on to do some pretty magical things; to find out exactly what they’ve been up to since we gave them a gold star, visit seattlemag.com and search Spotlight Awards. But don’t spend too much time online. Get out there and get into the arts.
PLUS: 40 Can't-miss Fall Arts Events & Festivals
Photographs by Hayley Young