Le Arti della Festa Italiana Seattle

Art show of works inspired by Italy

Few places in the world offer artists and photographers the endless opportunities found in Italy. It’s no mistake that this central European Country in the shape of a boot possesses a unique beauty of its own. Be it the landscapes, the architecture, the seascapes, the people or even the 15th century cobblestone streets, Italy looks good in watercolor, oil or through any camera lens.

This year, due to health concerns, Le Arti della Festa Italiana will become a “virtual” gallery, displaying all of the selected artwork right here in digital form. As always, this exhibit will feature work by myriad artists on any number of subjects but still centered on Italy, Italian culture and Italian life. Please sit back and enjoy the show.

Lo Abbraccio by David Varnau

Lo Abbraccio, bronze, by David Varnau.

Books of Interest

The book details the author’s Italian family who left their remote mountain village of Gorfigliano in the early 20th century and settled in Yacolt, Wash., where they faced many challenges: hard work, illness, and the threat of internment during World War II.

Beverly Paladeni Riter

Fonzaso, Italy, between two wars – The daughter of a strong-willed midwife falls for a local boy emigrating to America. As Mussolini’s fascists and Hitler’s Nazis threaten to destroy their love forever, she must learn to survive and face a war alone.

Author Bio:
Jennifer Anton is an American/Italian dual citizen born in Joliet, Illinois and now lives between London and Lake Como, Italy. A proud advocate for women’s rights and equality, she hopes to rescue women’s stories from history, starting with her Italian family.


Registration and Application

Le Arti della Festa Italiana is a juried show and artists including painters, photographers, sculptors and mixed-media, etc. are encouraged to apply. To enter, please follow the registration process below.

Call for Artists

See your artwork about Italy displayed for thousands of visitors as part of the largest Italian Festival in the Pacific Northwest.

Please Note: Artist registration is free but subject to approval. Please download, complete and return the application form (PDF) below via email, following the procedures set forth in the document.


1. Click the button above to download information about how to enter your artwork.