Who knew? Seattle, once known as a northwestern outpost for backpacking and all things Scandinavian has turned into a full fledged international art outpost replete with gallerists hobnobbing over champagne and even New York biggies (Pace, Zwirner,Gagosian et al) having crossed the Continental Divide to show their wares at the newish Seattle Art Fair. Not as much black in Seattle on chic fair goers but plenty of blonde and bling. Lots of local art on display too but some jewel like Morris Graves, Josef Albers, James Turrell as well. Other than Canadian fires which have obscured the city in unusual haze the joint is jumping.