20th Annual Shoreline Arts Festival June 26 and 27, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The 20th annual Shoreline Arts Festival will be held on June 26 and 27 at the Shoreline Conference Center building and grounds. Saturday hours are 10 am to 7 pm and Sunday hours are 10 am to 5 pm.

The Festival theme is Creating our Future: Choose the Arts! The festival will feature visionary art that focuses on how creativity and the arts may influence our choices for the future of our community.

This year’s Festival poster will feature Pinwheel Farm, an acrylic painting by artist Candace Taylor Lange. The Shoreline Arts Festival Guide's cover, featuring the painting, will be available in the Shoreline Journal's June edition. (Ed. note. The Shoreline Journal is a monthly paper which is available at stands in the Shoreline Center and other locations).

The cultural room will feature Pacific Islander and Chinese exhibits as well as the 13th Annual Philippine Festival.


A culturally diverse line-up of acts perform on the Shoreline Room Stage each year, and this year is no exception. Here are some of the artists that will be performing: Juliana and PAVA - Russian folk songs, the Shoreline Senior Singers, Baile Glas Irish Dancers, Filipiniana Dancers, Melody Institute Chinese Dance, Hokulani’s Hula Studio & the Kupunas, Eclectic Cloggers – Appalachian Folkdance, Total Experience Gospel Choir, Inochi Taiko - Japanese drums, Rhythms of India - Bollywood Dance and more.

Festival attendees will be able to explore the Juried Art Shows and the booths in the Artists Marketplace. Adjacent to the offerings of the Food Court, the Showmobile Stage features popular bands and danceable music with acts like the Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra, Adrian Xavier - reggae, the Katy Bourne Jazz Trio, Hotbox Rox - top 40, Tiger Zane - singer/songwriter, Deseo Carmin - Latin flamenco, gypsy and funk, the Gothard Sisters - Celtic violin and dance and the Mood Swings - jazz.

On Saturday, the Shoreline Auditorium will feature local children performing Missoula Children’s Theatre’s production of "King Arthur's Quest." Auditions will take place June 21.

Art projects in the popular Children’s Hands-on Art Arena will center around the Festival theme in unique ways. The Northwest Collage Society sponsors an exhibit and collage making workshop using recycled materials. The winning poems from the Third Annual Poetry Month Contest will be posted in Poetry Hall. The Festival Breakfast will be held at the Shoreline Senior Center both days from 8:30 am - noon.

The Festival runs 10-7 on Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. The Shoreline Center is located at 18560 1st Ave NE. The Festival is free. For more information please contact the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council at 206-417-4645 or online.

Photos, including Pinwheels, courtesy SL-LFP Arts.

The Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture all of the arts in the community through programs and events, arts education, advocacy, and support for artists and arts organizations.


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