Things to do at the Shoreline Arts Festival this weekend

Monday, June 18, 2018




June 23 / 24 at the Shoreline Center


The 28th Annual 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, on Saturday, June 23 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, June 24 from 10am to 5pm.

For more information, visit the Shoreline - Lake Forest Park Arts Council’s Festival 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 handmade 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 Main Stage
Sit back, relax, and be entertained by an array of musical and dance performances spanning a wide range of styles. From Ukuleles to African Song and Dance, there’s something for every musical taste. Check out the full line up

View the Juried Art and Photography Exhibitions
Featuring over 200 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 1:30pm, Saturday on in the Juried Art Exhibit room. This year’s jurors are Phil McCrain (Photography) and Amy Pleasant (2D,3D).

Surround yourself with the creativity of students at the Youth Art Exhibition
Witness the talents of the 200+ 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 2018-19 calendar is also selected from this exhibit of 2D and 3D artworks. This year’s Youth Art Exhibit juror is Amy Pleasant.

Get creative at the Hands-On Art stations for children and adults
This summer under the Hands-On Art tent we look up at the stars! Join us for several Space- themed projects! Use your imagination to create a 3D Rocket Ship to blast off, using a tube, paper, and shiny d├ęcor. Design your own mini Alien Sculpture and give it some color! Create a view into the galaxy by using shiny pens and crayons to represent star clusters with the Telescope Constellation Drawing. Then return home by creating a water-colored Planet Earth. And what would the Hands-On Art tent be without the wonderful Gyotaku Fish Prints? Use real or rubber fish to create a colorful, painted fish to take home.

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. Galaxy Donuts will be back! We’ll also have Da Shave Ice Shack on hand for a “10 minute Hawaiian Vacation”.

Art from the Attic Sale
For the last few months we’ve been collecting generous art donations from the community! Find your next artistic treasure at the Shoreline Arts Festival this weekend. Items include fine art (framed or unframed), sculpture, posters (framed or unframed), matted prints, frames, gently used art supplies, ceramics, glass art, handmade jewelry, artisan works and art books.

Proceeds from the sale will support Arts Council programming including arts education, summer concerts in the park, The Gallery at Town Center and the Shoreline Arts Festival.

Fill up at the Senior Center Breakfast
Kick off the Shoreline Arts Festival with a delicious breakfast for the whole family at the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center. Breakfast will be served from 8:30am – 11:00am with live entertainment.

Menu selection includes:
Pancakes complete with toppings, served with sausage links and fresh fruit or try our delicious new Breakfast Casserole (vegetarian or sausage), served with fresh fruit ans a biscuit. Choice of beverages included in the meal cost.

Experience something new in the Cultural Room - in the Shoreline Room
Explore four cultural "rooms" offering many fun hands-on activities, displays, and performances. Learn about different cultures, sample foods, see art, listen to music, learn to dance, and more. This year's highlights include:
  • A Glimpse of Africa! hosted by JHP Cultural and Diversity Legacy
  • Chinese Cultural Room Hosted by two Chinese schools and several community arts and music groups
  • Experience Korea! Hosted by the Korean American Historical Society
  • Filipiniana Cultural Room Hosted by Filipiniana Arts and Culture
  • Latino Cultural Room Hosted by local community members 
Get inspired by Missoula Children’s Theatre
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 at 1pm in the Auditorium. This year’s performance is The Pied Piper! Tickets are just $10, 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 20 minutes during festival hours (Saturday 9:00am-6:30pm and Sunday 9:00am-5:30pm), the shuttle will make stops at the Shoreline Farmers Market, Meridian Park Elementary, and then come to the Shoreline Arts Festival. Look for the shuttle stop signs with balloons! The Shuttle Service is provided through the generous support of Shoreline Community College.

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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