First Hill is a neighborhood in Seattle, Washington, United States. It is named for the hill on which it is located, which in turn is so named for being the first hill encountered while traveling east from downtown Seattle toward Lake Washington. First Hill is bounded on the west by Interstate 5, beyond which is Downtown, on the north by E. Pike and E. Madison Streets, beyond which is Capitol Hill, and on the south by Yesler Way, beyond which is the International District. The City of Seattle provides conflicting information about its eastern limit, beyond which are Cherry Hill and the Central District. Some describe it as being bounded by Broadway and Boren Avenues, while others describe it as being bounded by 12th Avenue.
First Hill has been home to Seattle University, a private Jesuit university, since 1891. Also located on the hill are Northwest School and Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences—two highly regarded private schools—and the Catholic O'Dea High School and Frye Art Museum, as well as several churches that have become city landmarks: Trinity Parish Church, St. James Cathedral, and Seattle First Baptist Church.
|Tuesday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||11:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Friday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||11:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
Veda Taylor | Feb 20, 2018
The museum is free, but donations are welcome. For a smaller scale museum, they manage to have a wide array of art on display, both in the main gallery and the rotating exhibits areas. The staff is friendly, free parking is available across the street and pay to park spots are all around. The cafe has a nice selection and in warm weather, a cute little outdoor area to eat. The gift shop offers many things worth taking a look at. They also offer varied programs for aspiring artists and people who simply appreciate art. You can even bring your own supplies and paint in the main gallery. It's a peaceful place. I will definitely re-visit.
Pam G. | Feb 23, 2018
Free to the public, closed on Mondays, small enough for a quick escape from the daily drudgery. They have a permanent collection in back, and cool rotating exhibits closer to the front. I've been exposed to interesting new artists that put me in a place of inspired, quiet introspection. I highly recommend. Their outdoor water features are also pleasant, as is their little museum cafe (Cafe Frida) and their gift shop.
Brendon Keelan | Feb 22, 2018
Ended up here by (a serendipitous) accident. We were trying to attend an event that was being hosted at the Frye Museum but the organizers (not affiliated with Frye) failed to notify about a cancellation. It was to our benefit. This is a wonderful free art museum in the middle of the city. There is a permanent art collection and then rotating exhibits, both of which are fantastic. Highly recommend this museum!
S.P. Dudley | Mar 31, 2018
Small musuem tucked into First Hill, brings old world and new age together. Well worth the visit. Especially because admission is free, but do try and make a donation. Staff are very welcoming and helpful.
Nicole Yuen | Mar 1, 2018
Beautiful museum. If you have a few hours to spare, I would highly recommend taking a visit. They have the most unique gift shop as well! Photos of their permanent room that was extravagant with tons of history
Pallavi K | Apr 26, 2018
Pretty cool art museum. It's open 11am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Monday. I think Thursday it's open till 7pm. There's no entry fee to visit the museum. It displays in saloon style, some amazing painting from Fryes' collection. There are some amazing artists exhibiting their art. You can check their monthly schedule to get details about the exhibition and other programs. Most programs like art making class, musical club concert are free too. There's a courtyard and cafe if one likes to grab a quick bite.
Susan Fried | Apr 28, 2018
Really artsy establishment. I like there fine art area. It’s full of oil paintings with ornate frames. Their cafe and outdoor seating area is really nice - plus they have panels in their event hall
Aviar Couillard | Apr 25, 2018
One of the best small art museums I've been to. The building is amazing and the exhibits are smartly curated. Plus it's free to enter. Definitely worth a stop.
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