Sunday, June 5, 2016
June 25 - 26 at Shoreline Center
The Shoreline Arts Festival is a free community event with something creative and fun for everyone! Don’t miss these two extraordinary days of music, dance, theater, visual arts, food, culture, and more at the Shoreline Center (18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline 98155) on Saturday, June 25 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, June 26 from 10am to 5pm. For more information, visit the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Arts Council’s website.
Festival To Do List
Shop for local art at the Artist Marketplace
Peruse paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and pretty much every other kind of art as you saunter through the sunshine and decide which of the masterpieces on offer will grace your mantelpiece. Enrich your home with hand-made art, support local artists, and show the world where you stand as a curator of great taste.
Rock out, or take it easy at our Showmobile Performance Stage
Sit back, relax, and be entertained by an array of musical and dance performances spanning a wide range of styles. From Ukuleles to Alt Rock, there’s something for every musical taste. Check out the full line up here
View the Juried Art and Photography Exhibitions
Featuring over 300 artworks from regional artists in 2D, 3D, and photography, the Juried Art Exhibit is one of the highlights of the Arts Festival. Over $2000 in cash prizes and merchandise are awarded and winners are announced at 10:30am, Saturday on the Main Stage.
Surround yourself with the creativity of students at the Youth Art Exhibition
Witness the talents of the 300+ Pre-K through 12th grade students who share their artwork in the Shoreline Arts Festival Youth Art Exhibit and vote for your favorite piece to win the People's Choice Award. Awards are given in four different age groups and art for the Shoreline School District’s 2016-17 calendar is also selected from this exhibit of 2D and 3D artworks.
Get creative at the Hands-On Art stations for children and adults
Try your hand at a festival favorite with one or all of our Hands-On Art stations! Supplies are provided, all you need to bring is your imagination and a willingness to explore. This year’s creative adventures include: Caterpillar Pets, Firework Paintings, Blasts from the Past, Water Bottle Wonders and, of course, the beloved Fish Prints — with real and rubber fish.
Tantalize your taste buds at the Food Truck Food Court
Get lunch, dinner, or just a sweet treat at this year’s Arts Festival Food Court. Conveniently located by the Showmobile Stage, the food court is the perfect place to grab lunch, meet your neighbors, and enjoy the festival atmosphere.
Wet your whistle at the Shoreline Senior Center’s Beer Garden
New this year: After their famous Arts Festival Breakfast (8:30am-11:30am), the Shoreline Senior Center will be reopening its doors for festival goers to come in and enjoy cold beer, bar food, and lively entertainment at the first ever Festival Beer Garden. Performances of clog dancing, folk songs, hula, and more can be enjoyed from both the Beer Garden and the adjacent Family Room. Open 1pm to 6pm on Saturday and 1pm to 5pm on Sunday, it will be the perfect place to beat the summer heat!
Experience something new in the Cultural Rooms
Explore three cultural rooms offering many fun hands-on activities and displays. Learn about different cultures, sample foods, see art, listen to music, learn to dance, and more. This year's highlights include:
- Explore Korean! (Korean Cultural Room) presented by the Korean American Historical Society
- Philippine Cultural Room hosted by Filipiniana Arts and Culture
- Chinese Cultural Room hosted by Chinese Artist Group
An annual Shoreline Arts Festival tradition! A little red truck pulls into town with everything needed to mount a full one hour musical ... except the cast. Sixty local students are cast in a play, rehearse for a week with professional actors/ directors from Missoula Children’s Theatre touring company, and perform for an audience on Saturday. This year’s performance is The Frog Prince! Tickets are just $8, get yours here.
Take the festival shuttle and don’t stress about parking.
Parking is a breeze with the Shoreline Arts Festival Shuttle Service! Running every 15 minutes during festival hours, the shuttle will make a loop starting at Meridian Park Elementary, with a stop at Cromwell Park, and then come to the Shoreline Arts Festival. The Shuttle Service is provided through the generous support of Shoreline Community College.
The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate creativity and inspire our community through the arts.