Happening nearby: Shoreline Arts Festival coming Saturday and Sunday

AdiaBoboThe Shoreline Arts Festival will feature two days of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and food, plus the Shoreline Philippine Festival June 27-28 at the Shoreline Center.

This community event, sponsored by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, is free and held at 18560 1st Ave NE. Shoreline. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 27 and 10 a.m.- 5p.m. on Sunday, June 28. Visit www.shorelinearts.net for more information.

What you can do at the Shoreline Arts Festival:

Shop the 75+ booths at the Artist Marketplace
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.

Rock out, or take it easy with two Stages of Live Music/Dance
Sit back, relax, and be entertained with an array of musical and dance performances spanning a wide range of styles, or if you’re adventurous take the Festival into your own hands during the Open Mic hour. The world is your oyster.

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 Outdoor Stage the food court is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the festival atmosphere.

See over 400 works of art in the Juried Art & Photography Exhibitions
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. More than $2,000 is awarded in cash prizes and merchandise prizes. Winners are announced at 11 a.m. on Saturday in the Shoreline Room.

Be delighted by hundreds of entries to the Youth Art Exhibition
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.

Get creative with Hands-On Art for Children and Adults
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. All the supplies are there for the making. All you need to bring is your imagination.

Get inspired by Missoula Children’s Theater
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 actor/directors from Missoula Children’s Theatre touring company and perform two shows on Saturday. This year’s performance is Aladdin. Tickets are just $8, get yours here.

Experience something new at the Cultural Rooms
Explore the three 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! presented by the Korean American Historical Society
Philippine Cultural Room hosted by Filipiniana Arts and Culture
Chinese Cultural Room hosted by Chinese Artist Group

Take the festival shuttle and don’t stress about parking.
Parking is a breeze with the new shuttle service. Running every 15 minutes, 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 being provided by Shoreline Community College.

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