Cultural Rooms enrich the 2017 Shoreline Arts Festival

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The ever popular Shoreline Arts Festival Cultural Rooms return this year to provide fun and enriching explorations into some of the cultures that make up the fabric of our community.

New to the festival this year is “A Glimpse of Africa” presented by JHP Legacy and the Latino Cultural Room presented by local community members. Coming back this year are rooms that explore the cultures of China, Korea, and the Philippines. Festival-goers of all ages will enjoy activities, exhibits, and treats that reflect the cultural history, traditions, and contemporary lives of the participating community groups.

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, WA) on Saturday, June 24th from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, June 25th from 10am to 5pm.

 A Glimpse of Africa!

JHP Legacy is excited to be representing the African community at this year's Arts Festival. We encourage you to pass by our culture room to experience the rich culture of the African continent as we showcase some of our unique arts, crafts and fashion all over the continent. Finally, we invite you and the whole family to come enjoy the eccentric sounds of Ghana and join us for our free 45-minutes dance and drum workshop. Come prepared to sweat it out and have some fun at the Arts Council Festival.

Chinese Cultural Rooms (North and South)

China will be represented throughout two cultural rooms, organized by several community groups and the Evergreen Chinese School. Stop by to see a glimpse of the fascinating 4,000+ year history of Chinese civilization through artistic depictions in various mediums from past to present, as well as interactive demonstrations, like live calligraphy. Then, try your hand at traditional Chinese arts and crafts, including lantern making, paper folding, hanging gourd painting and paper maché mask painting.

Korea room
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Experience Korea!

The whole family can experience Korea through sights, sounds, tastes, and touch. Children can learn to play the game of Yut Nori, read Korean children's books, make traditional Korean clothing (Jong-y-Jup-Ki), write their names in Korean (HanGul), dress up in traditional Korean clothing (HanBok), play traditional musical instruments (AkGi), and much more. While the kids are engaged, parents can relax, read about Korean history and culture, partake in tasty treats and drinks which are served on traditional holidays, or participate in the hands-on activities as well.

Latino Cultural Room

Do you know the countries where Spanish is spoken in ... Asia and Africa? Come visit our room and you will learn that and much more. Plus, we'll have a display of traditional handcrafts from several countries, a 'Burke Box' courtesy of the Burke Museum, and kids of all ages will have a chance to make their very own Mexican sarape! by professional teaching artist Amaranta from Art Maranth.

You're also invited to music performances by local talents Marco Cortes, an engaging and entertaining kids favorite, and a promising singer in the Canción Ranchera scene, Lluvia Chavez. But wait, there's more! You'll have the opportunity of winning a beautiful hand-painted Talavera plate, donated by Milagros Mexican Folk Art, by participating in our free raffle.

¡Todos son Bienvenidos!

Filipiniana Cultural Room

The Filipiniana Cultural Room, hosted by Filipiniana Arts and Culture, will be featuring arts and craft activities, as well as workshops on Fan/Seashell Decor and Philippine Folk dance, like the world famous Tinikling or Bamboo Dance. This cultural room will also include exhibits of modern art, ethnic musical instruments, like the Igorot and Muslim gongs and Drums, and a costume display showcasing indigenous dress through the ages.

Free Shuttle Service to the Festival! 

Avoid the stress of parking by taking the Free Arts Festival Shuttle. The shuttle will run in a loop stopping at the Shoreline Farmers Market, then Meridian Park Elementary, and end at the Shoreline Center every 20 minutes during festival hours (Saturday, June 24 9am-9pm and Sunday, June 25 9am-6pm). Thank you to Shoreline Community College for providing this service.

The Shoreline Arts Festival is a program of the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council with major support from the City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, and 4Culture.

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.


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