Get inspired and find your inner artist at Arts Crush events in October

Wednesday, September 26, 2012


Get your calendars out - it's October and that means Arts Crush - a month of events and activities

Get inspired! Find your inner artist! Create art!  See films! Hear music! Dance! Participate in Arts Crush North! Events are happening at Shoreline City Hall, Third Place Commons and Shoreline Community College.

All October 
Artists in Action and You in the Shoreline City Hall Lobby on various days and times. 17500 Midvale Ave N. See website for artists and details. 

  • Try your hand at Sumi painting, pastels, nature weaving, or decorating masks or shoes. 
  • Talk to working artists about their materials and process. 
  • Tour the Gallery at City Hall!  

Participants to date include Marsha Lippert, Ann Blanch, Eden Hopkins, Cynthia Knox, Jennifer Carroll and Karen McClelland. The City of Shoreline is participating for the third year with this free Artist-in-Action event for ages 4 to 104. 

October 10, 2012 Shoreline Community College Mini FILM FESTIVAL
7pm 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Bldg 1600/Theater. Showcasing the Northwest’s FINEST films, Shoreline Community College has its hands in nearly ALL productions happening in our neck of the woods known as the Pacific Northwest! Come enjoy a FREE showing of award winning and festival favorite films that your local filmmakers have been involved with! Also, as a side, you can mingle with the Who’s Who of the Northwest Film Scene!! This event starts at 7pm and is suitable for ages 16+

October 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m. The Last Band Standing 
Presented by Shoreline Community College. Who will be "The Last Band Standing"? Well, we invite you to come and see 4 new, up and coming bands AND YOU CAN DECIDE!! Each of the bands will perform and we will let YOU tell them what YOU think! Both vocally and by ballot, you can decide what happens to 4 dueling bands. This is your chance to be part of LOCAL MUSIC HISTORY by deciding who is our "The Last Band Standing"!  Suitable for ages 16+

October 20, 2012  2:00 – 5:30 p.m. Halloween Belly Dance Hafla
Presented by Friend of Third Place Commons 17171 Bothell Way NE. Belly dance is a colorful, evocative form to begin with, but at Halloween, the costumes get spooky and the shimmies are even more spirited. Ottoman Belly Dance, Pied Peacock Productions, and Third Place Commons team up to put a little shake in the season. Audience members are encouraged to come in costume for a contest, and everyone will have a chance to learn some basic dance moves. This promises to be a lively celebration of ancient dance styles with a contemporary twist.  Recommended for ages 12+.

October 21, 2012  A Farmer’s Market Parade and Dance
Presented by Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council in collaboration with the Friends of Third Place Commons. In a celebration of the fall season, Lake Forest Park Farmers Market visitors will create fun hands-on wearable items during market hours of 11am – 4pm. The group “Rhythms of India” will lead a parade at 3:45pm into (or inside if rain) the Lake Forest Park Third Place Commons. Everyone gets to participates in an Indian Bollywood dance lesson/performance at the stage area. Free program suitable for all ages.

October 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m. Deep Night Presented by Shoreline Community College
Ever been alone at night and heard that noise you can’t figure out? Have you been in an unlit space and didn't know where to go? HAVE YOU EVER BEEN SCARED? We are going to take you there tonight! Will you get out? We don't know. Will you remember? We're not sure. WILL YOU SURVIVE? How will you know if you never get OUT! MUAHHH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!!!  Come enjoy a night of eeriness through readings of tales by Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, M.R. James, and others . HOWEVER, take this as notice, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!  Suitable for ages 16+

October 26, 2012 10:00 a.m. Aesop's Fables
Presented by Last Leaf Productions at Third Place Commons in Lake Forest Park. Last Leaf Productions weaves six of Aesop’s familiar fables into this fun and wacky original play for young children and their families. The program stars a na├»ve goat, a pompous lion, a conniving fox, and a wise little mouse. It is free to the public and approximately 45 minutes in length. Recommended for ages 3-12

For additional information about:

  • Artist in Action at Shoreline City Hall call 206-801-2661  
  • Shoreline Community College events call 206-546-4728.  16101 Greenwood Ave. N. Shoreline, WA  98133 1600 Bldg. Theater
  • Farmers Market Parade & Dance event call the Shoreline-LFP Arts Council at 206-417-4645
  • Halloween Belly Dance Hafla at Third Place Commons call 206-366-3302.
  • Aesops Fables call Last Leaf Productions 360-805-9379


ARTS CRUSH is an October-long regional celebration of all the arts facilitated by Theatre Puget Sound in collaboration with hundreds of artists and art organizations, and thousands of audience participants.  ARTS CRUSH provides opportunities to connect with artists in unique and unexpected ways though theatre, music, literature, dance, visual art, film and more.  There are hundreds of free events, special discounts and once-a-year interactive arts opportunities for all ages. A different art form is spotlighted each week.

Join the fun and GET CRUSHED!


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