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Nominations Open For Everett Mayor’s Arts Awards

August 24, 2014


It’s that time of year again…

Everett Arts

Do you know an artist in Everett, WA who deserves recognition?

The City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission invites nominations for the 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the prestigious Richard Wendt Award of Excellence. The awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching the Everett community through the arts.


This is the 22nd year of the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence, a lifetime achievement award given to individuals whose strong support of the arts has been ongoing through philanthropic and volunteer service.


In recognition of Everett’s growing arts community, the commission created the Mayor’s Arts Awards, now in their fifth year. The awards honor art educators, artists in the community and young artists demonstrating promise and commitment to the Everett arts community.


Nominations must be submitted by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6. The Cultural Arts Commission will review the nominations and select the recipients. The awards, which are non-monetary, are presented annually.


Mayor Ray Stephanson will honor recipients of the 2014 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence at a public ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 19. For more information and nomination forms, visit


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Ivory Waiting To Be Tickled as Downtown Everett “Street Tunes” Returns

August 8, 2014


Street Tunes Hendrix

The Jimi Hendrix Experience is in front of the main Everett library.

Street Tunes is back. Every year the city of Everett puts out decorated pianos for people to play. This year’s selection is spread out in the downtown Everett core. Below you’ll find a photo of each of the pianos, their location and the name of the artist who decorated it. You’re also invited to vote on the City of Everett’s website for your favorite piano. The pianos are covered and locked at night but are available to play during the day.

An Invitation to Jam
Pianos will be out Aug. 6 – 26, 2014

Street Tunes is an interactive art project, from start to finish, beginning with the commissioning of artists to decorate each piano. Pianos are placed on the street and anyone can stop and play a tune or just tickle the keys. Each location has maps so that you can create a treasure hunt of unique pianos while exploring Everett. The piano with the most votes will be awarded the “People’s Choice Award” by the City of Everett.

2014 Street Tunes pianos and locations:

Click here to vote for your favorite piano!

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1.  Everett Transit Station, 3210 Smith Ave.,
Sun in Raven in Whale
by Darrin Hess & Jane Meagher

2. Imagine Children’s Museum, 2915 Colby Ave.
Meow Art
By Cathy Tanasse

3. Schack Art Center, 2921 Hoyt Ave.
Boogie Woogie Broadway
By Si Newland

4. Mermaid Café, 2932 Colby Ave.
Intertwined – 2013 People’s Choice
By Amber Forrest

5. Craving Cajun Grill, 2915 Colby Ave.
Night Concerto
By Anna Mastronardi Novak

6. Everett Comics, 2831 Wetmore Ave.
Pianobots of the 25th Century
By Mike Capp

7. Sol Food, 1405 Hewitt Ave.
Nature’s Melodies
By Cassandra Reed

8. Major League Pizza, 2811 Colby Ave.
Music Leopard Lounge-2010 Award
By Janet Wold

9. Café Zippy, 2811 Wetmore Ave.
All Star Piano Players
By Cathy Tanasse

10. Jonn Laurenz Fine Cuts, 2802 Colby Ave.
Epoca Rosso
By Alexweander Vincine

11. Sisters & Sno-Isle Co-op, 2804 Grand Ave.
Pacific Coast Rocks
By Melana Bontrager

12. Everett Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
By Jesse James Jeter

13. Wetmore Theatre Plaza, 2710 Wetmore Ave.
Summer Reflections – 2011 Award
By Shannon Danks

14. Wicked Cellars, 2616 Colby Ave.
The Phantom
By Jeromy Sawdon

15. Petite Sweet & J. Matheson Gifts
2615 Colby Ave.
Mambo Kings Sing Songs of Love
By Cheri O’Brien

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Typewriters Placed Around Downtown Everett as Interactive Art

July 18, 2014

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Everett typewriters

When was the last time you saw one of these?

Everett typewriters

This is set up in the 2700 block of Colby.

The city of Everett is launching an interesting interactive art project involving typewriters placed around the downtown area. Here are the details as provided by Meghan Pembroke at the city…

Look for a bit of nostalgia coming to downtown Everett this week. “Word on the Street,” an interactive art project, will bring 10 vintage typewriters to Everett sidewalks starting Wednesday, July 16.


The manual typewriters, which range from 40 to 70 years old, will be installed on classic typewriter tables decorated by local artists and placed outside downtown businesses. Passersby are invited to take a minute to type out a response to the “question of the day,” posed by Everett Public Library staff.


“This is a fun way to be a part of a local art project, and try your hand at using a manual typewriter,” said Carol Thomas, cultural arts manager. “We’ll post some of the answers in downtown storefronts and on social media.”


The 10 typewriters were donated to the city or found in dusty back corners of thrift shops. They got a tune-up from David Austin, who inherited an Everett typewriter repair store from his father.


The typewriters will be on display from July 16 to Aug. 5, when Street Tunes will roll into downtown. Click here for artist details and typewriter locations.

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Big Weekend Ahead For Gardens and Art in Everett

June 4, 2014


Two huge annual events for both garden and art lovers in Everett this weekend.

Sorticulture in Everett, WA

Click the logo to visit the Sorticulture Facebook page for more details.

First up is Sorticulture. A three-day event this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Legion Park in north Everett that celebrates all things gardening. Here’s a brief description from the City of Everett’s website: Sorticulture unites art and the garden in a celebration of creative outdoor living. Our featured artists create distinctive hand-crafted garden art and our nurseries produce a wide variety of plants to transform your backyard. Learn tips and tricks from top regional gardening experts including KING 5’s Ciscoe Morris. Sorticulture also features display gardens, food fair, wine garden, live music and free activities for the kids. Parking is limited, so take the bus. Park for free at the Everett Community College Broadway lot and jump on Everett Transit (Regular fares apply).
Friday, June 6: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, June 7: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, June 8: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: 145 Alverson Blvd.

Everett, WA Artists' Garage Sale

The annual sale happens from 9:00am – 3:00pm Saturday.

The big event for artists in Everett, WA is the annual Artists’ Garage Sale at Schack Art Center in downtown Everett this Saturday from 9:00am – 3:00pm. There will be art both inside the center as well as on the street out front. Works from more than 100 artists will be available for sale. The address is 2920 Hoyt Avenue. (There is an early bird sale going on from 8:00am – 9:00am with a $20 fee. Click here to learn more.

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Six Everett Rain Barrels Now Up For Auction

April 14, 2014


Red Octopus rain barrel

“Red Octopus” is one of six rain barrels currently up for bid by the City of Everett. Click to see all available or to bid.

You have until Sunday afternoon at 4pm to bid on one of six decorated rain barrels that are in the first phase of an auction of barrels decorated by local artists. Earlier this year the city of Everett placed decorated rain barrels around the city. The barrels were part of Everett’s “Let it Rain” program that is encouraging residents to conserve water by capturing runoff in barrels and recycling it in gardens and lawns. There are a total of 13 decorated barrels that will be available for bid this month.

While the first six are up for bid now, the remaining seven should be available on April 20th. Click here to learn more about the rain barrel program including upcoming dates for “Make it, Take it” workshops hosted by Everett Public Works where you can build your own rain barrel.

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Everett Art Walk Suspended

April 7, 2014


Art Walk

The Everett Art Walk has been called off for now.

Received word today that the popular Everett Art Walk which is usually held on the third Saturday of every month has been suspended. No details available yet, just a notice received today saying the following…

“Everett Art Walk” is going through some reorganization at this time and we will be taking a break during the Spring of 2014.
The Everett Art Walk has some exciting things in store and will be announcing more information in the coming months. Stay Tuned!

We’ll let you know if we find out what’s going on or feel free to share any details you may have in our comments section.

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Everett Film Festival Marks 17 Years

February 12, 2014


Everett Film Festival

Tickets and the festival line up are available by clicking the logo above.

The Everett Film Festival celebrates its 17th year Feb. 21-22 with a weekend of provocative and engaging documentaries, shorts, animations and feature films at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

“Since our start in 1997, the festival has become a highly anticipated annual event,” said Teresa Henderson, director of the film festival. “Though it’s evolved over the years, we’ve worked to maintain the festival’s mission of celebrating the strength, humor and diversity of women through a wide array of films.”

The festival begins with an opening-night gala at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21. Attendees can enjoy appetizers and desserts, and take in three short films and feature-length documentary. The documentary, “Unmistaken Child,” follows the journey of a young Tibetan monk who is asked to search for the reincarnation of his deceased spiritual leader.

The festival continues Saturday, Feb. 22, with an entire day of world-class independent short films, animations and features. Saturday’s feature films include “No Evidence of Diseases,” a film about six oncologists battling gynecological cancers while performing in a rock-and-roll band, and “Honor and Sacrifice,” a film exploring how Japanese brothers came to fight on opposite sides of World War II. “Honor and Sacrifice” filmmaker Lucy Ostrander will speak with the audience following her film.

“We have an incredible lineup of unique, captivating films this year,” said Henderson. “This is a great opportunity to explore other worlds and other lives through film.”

The Everett Cultural Arts Commission provided a grant to support the 2014 Everett Film Festival.

Visit for tickets, the festival schedule, and film details.

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