While running around on Veteran’s Day I stopped to take a few pictures of the new artwork on the doors of the Boeing Plant in Everett, WA. Not the greatest shots but they do give you some idea of what it looks like now. Click photos to enlarge.
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October 29, 2014
Probably not the kind of description the city leaders will be putting under whatever is chosen as the new City of Everett logo but its the term used by the Hollywood Reporter in a review of the movie “7 Minutes” which was filmed in Everett last year. The movie made its debut at the Austin Film Festival earlier this week and producers are hoping for a distribution deal later this year. If that happens they promise a screening here in Everett.
September 26, 2014
The City of Everett has begun accepting grant applications from cultural arts groups and non-profit groups for next year. There are specific requirements for how the money can be used. Here are the details from Carol Thomas at the City of Everett…
The City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission is now accepting applications for cultural arts grants to fund art programs and capital projects for 2015.
“The goal of the grants is to help support quality artistic and cultural programs and events in Everett,” said Carol Thomas, cultural arts manager. “We hope to see a diverse representation of projects and activities that everyone in Everett can learn from and enjoy.”
The commission will award up to $40,000 in grants for 2015. Arts organizations, artists, educational institutions and community organizations that offer arts programs and services, and that meet the eligibility requirements, are invited to apply. All grant-funded projects must take place within Everett city limits and be open to the general public.
In the past, grants have supported everything from theater equipment to ballet and live music performances to a forum to discuss arts for special-needs audiences. “You are only limited by your imagination,” said Thomas.
Applications are available online. Interested groups can also contact Carol Thomas for more information at 425-257-7101 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.
To be eligible for a programming grant, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with at least one year of operating history. Nonprofits with at least two years of operating history are eligible to apply for a capital projects grant.
The City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission is composed of volunteer commissioners who are appointed by the Mayor. The mission of the commission is to initiate, sponsor, organize and promote cultural and artistic programs and services for the enrichment and enjoyment of the Everett community.
For full details on the cultural arts grant program or to apply, visit www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=1940.
August 24, 2014
It’s that time of year again…
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 www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=1945.
August 8, 2014
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!
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.
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.
By Anna Mastronardi Novak
6. Everett Comics, 2831 Wetmore Ave.
Pianobots of the 25th Century
By Mike Capp
7. Sol Food, 1405 Hewitt Ave.
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.
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.
By Jeromy Sawdon
15. Petite Sweet & J. Matheson Gifts
2615 Colby Ave.
Mambo Kings Sing Songs of Love
By Cheri O’Brien
July 18, 2014
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.
June 4, 2014
Two huge annual events for both garden and art lovers in Everett this weekend.
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.
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.