Apex Art & Cultural Center Grand Opening Now Set For Saturday February 18th

John Carswell at an artist reception in August.

The building is being brought back to its former historical glory.

Back in August we introduced you to John Carswell and his family who have purchased the historic Masonic Temple/Knights of Columbus building at 1611 Everett Avenue. (Known most recently as Club Broadway) The Carswell family is transforming the building into an urban art museum and event center.

The Everett Music Initiative and Apex Art and Cultural Center have announced a new date to show off one of the music venues inside. Thanks to Ryan Crowther at EMI for the update.

Hell’s Belles will be at Apex Saturday February 18th. Photo Credit: Everett Music Initiative

In May, John Carswell, purchased Everett’s former Club Broadway, a historic building located in downtown Everett at 1611 Everett Avenue, and APEX Art and Culture Center was born.

Days later, Carswell announced the Center was building a museum to showcase the Dog Town Collection, the largest graffiti and urban art collection in the world, as well as creating spaces for music, arts and entertainment events in its multi-venue complex.

In November, APEX and EMI announced tickets were on sale for Kings Hall’s two-night launch shows in November 2022. However on November 4th a windstorm that blew through Everett and the north Puget Sound did extensive damage to the roof of the building so the November sneak-peek was cancelled. The new date for the opening is now February 18, 2023.

Tickets already purchased for the November show will be honored in February. If you need a refund, please head to Bold Type Tickets for a refund. Tickets for the new shows are online at https://tinyurl.com/2p99e82y.

On Saturday February 18, the opening night will feature Hell’s Belles, the all-female, globally recognized AC/DC Tribute Band. For more than 20 years, and thousands of shows, Hell’s Belles has been serving up an all out rock-n-roll assault and the most authentic AC/DC show you can find without traveling back in time to the original band’s live shows in the 80’s. The doors will open at 8pm and tickets can be purchased online at everettmusicinitiative.com for $25, or at the door for $30.

About APEX Art and Cultural Center
APEX Art and Culture Center, is the home of the Dog Town Collection, purportedly the world’s largest graffiti and urban art collection, thoughtfully curated over the past two decades by John Carswell and his family.

The APEX Art building, located in downtown Everett in the historic Masonic Temple at 1611 Everett Ave., will not only operate as a museum showcasing the Dog Town Collection, it will also feature multiple music and event spaces, the Rosella Gallery, as well as an upscale restaurant and cocktail bar.

About Everett Music Initiative
Since 2012, Everett Music Initiative (EMI) has been a central force for music, community and the arts in Everett. Whether it’s through intimate shows at local venues, activating new spaces with unique events or the Fisherman’s Village Music Festival, EMI has been behind-the-scenes bringing much needed nightlife to the region.

EMI’s mission is simple: Building community through unforgettable musical experiences, artist advocacy and development, and amplifying Everett’s identity as a destination. In 10 years, Everett Music Initiative has produced or partnered on over 400 events in Everett.


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