Celebrating 27 years in 2017!
Saturday, June 24, 10am – 6pm & Sunday, June 25, 10am – 5pm.
Shoreline Center, 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline, WA 98155
NEW THIS YEAR: Festival After Hours, Saturday, 6pm – 9pm. Have dinner at the festival and enjoy live music, cold beer, and fun art activities!
The Shoreline Arts Festival is held on the last weekend in June. There is something creative and fun for everyone at this FREE two-day community event: Arts Exhibits, Youth Art, Artist Marketplace, Cultural rooms, Hands-on Art, Performances, Food Court, and various activities of all kinds. Here’s a sample of what the festival has to offer:
The beating heart of the Shoreline Arts Festival, with 70+ artists of all kinds; the Artist Marketplace is a hard-won, hand-made dream. Pursue 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. Get a preview artists who will be selling their work at the festival on our marketplace page.
DANCE & MUSIC
The Festival’s Main Stage features regional performers all weekend long, and you can come see it all without spending a penny! Sit back, relax, and let us entertain you with an array of musical and dance performances spanning a wide range of styles. Plus, our food court is right next door, so grab a bite, pull up a seat, and enjoy the show. Performances by community partners and nonprofits will also take place this year on the North Lawn.
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 Outdoor Stage the food court is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the festival atmosphere.
JURIED ART & PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITS
The Juried Art Exhibit is one of the highlights of the Arts Festival. It features over 300 artworks from regional artists in 2D, 3D, and photography. We award over $2000 in cash prizes and merchandise prizes. Winners are announced on Saturday at 10am on the Main Stage.
YOUTH ART EXHIBIT
Young minds = Creativity! Be amazed by the talents in the Shoreline Arts Festival Youth Art Exhibit. Students in Pre-K through 12th grade submit their favorite 2-D and 3-D art works. Make sure to vote for your favorite piece for the People’s Choice award. Awards are given in four different age groups, and art for the Shoreline School District 2017-18 calendar is also selected from this exhibit of over 300 artworks. Come surround yourself in the fabulous creativity of our youth!
HANDS-ON ART FOR KIDS & KIDS-AT-HEART
Try your hand at a Festival favorite with one or all of our Hands-On Art stations! This art is for kids and adults alike. We’ve got all the supplies for the making. All you need to bring is your imagination. The famous Fish Prints are back for a sea of colorful aquatic productions. We’ll have several other Hands-on Art stations for you to explore this year. Come create with us!
MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE
Missoula Children’s Theater is coming to Shoreline for a week-long residency where 50-60 local school age children will audition for, rehearse, and perform in a full-scale musical that shows during the Arts Festival. This year’s production: Peter & Wendy.
Explore the four cultural rooms that offer many fun hands-on activities and displays. Experience different cultures, sample foods, see art, listen to music, learn to dance. 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
African Cultural Room hosted by JHP Cultural & Diversity Legacy
Latino Cultural Room hosted by Cesar Garcia & Peggie Hernandez
DOWNLOAD THE 2016 SHORELINE ARTS FESTIVAL GUIDE!