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Welcome to the Eastside Arts Coalition!

January 10, 2012

Eastside Arts Coalition represents over 65 organizations and individuals who create, present and support arts and heritage in East King County.

looking for great cultural experiences for yourself, your kids or your students
– search our Members’ Directory
– like us on Facebook
– see us perform on the Sound & Movement Stage at the BAM artsfair in July

an artist or cultural professional
join our community
– apply to perform on the Sound & Movement Stage
– share our Resources

Arts & Heritage Day in Olympia – Feb 5 2014

February 4, 2014

Join colleagues from around the state to meet with your local representatives in the House and Senate about current issues affecting arts and heritage in Washington state.   All the details are here on the WS Arts Alliance website

Our support is especially needed this year for the Cultural Access Washington legislation (read more here).  Eastside sponsors of the bills include Rep. Larry Springer and Senator Andy Hill in the Kirkland/Redmond district.


Treated Paper Workshop by Kay Barnes in Olympia

August 7, 2013

There is still room for you at the Kay Barnes treated paper workshop being offered in Olympia on Sept. 11-13.

Contact Roxana Caples with questions about the workshop (details on the attached PDF).

Roxana writes:  “I first met Kay when I attended one of her workshops offered at Ocean Shores. I had reached the point in my art career where I knew I needed to invest in myself and in my art.  Many of you may be wondering if you should take a workshop. You have books and DVDs, and those are great. I learn from them as well. But if you are serious about real growth as an artist, then give consideration to signing up for a workshop.

I learned more from workshops than I did from all of my college art classes combined. It was intense. It was focused. The fundamentals were taught and I learned how to see as an artist. It was like drinking from a fire hose. I couldn’t absorb it all, but I did take in much more than I had hoped. I have had many “a-ha” moments during workshops.”

TREATED PAPER 2013 workshop registration

Seattle City of Music mobile app

March 15, 2013
City of Music mobile app

City of Music mobile app

Have you checked out the mobile app for Seattle, City of Music yet?

Would be great to see more Eastside-based artists represented here….

Chop Shop: Bodies of Work – Feb 16-17 at Meydenbauer Theatre

January 8, 2013

ChopShop2013 PosterStoneDance Productions and The Theatre at Meydenbauer present
Chop Shop:  Bodies of Work
A Contemporary Dance Festival at The Theatre at Meydenbauer

Saturday, February 16th, 7:30 pm
Sunday, February 17th, 3:00pm

Now celebrating its SIXTH YEAR, Chop Shop: Bodies of Work is the only annual contemporary dance festival held specifically for the Eastside. Chop Shop serves up a unique and prolific sampling of contemporary dance from leading national and international award-winning dance makers from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Book now!  Last year’s performances sold out!

As well as the performances, you might enjoy:
“Reading Dance”:  Experience a “behind the scenes” look at how contemporary dances are formed.  Learn about meaning and imagery behind the choreographer’s unique movement language and explore how the creative process is developed and refined.  This event is FREE on Sunday, February 17th at 1:00pm in the theater.
Master Classes by the Artistic Directors and company members of the participating companies will be held on Saturday and Sunday (2/16 and 2/17) starting at 10:00 am. Please call (206) 799-6004 for schedule and reservations.  Classes are $18.00 each, three for $45.00 or five for $50.00.

See The Promo:

Tickets are on sale now. Go to or call 1-800-838-3006.

Career Training at Artist Trust

December 20, 2012

Our friends at Artist Trust are offering a comprehensive slate of professional and career development workshops in the new year – take a look at the calendar on their website for more details:

Hidden Hazards in the Arts – Workshops at 4Culture

December 20, 2012

Save these dates for the Hidden Hazards in the Arts Workshop Series @ 4Culture:

Thursday, January 10, 12-2pm
Chemical hazards in jewelry, metalsmithing, and printmaking (especially intaglio)

Thursday, March 14, 6-8pm
Chemical hazards in painting (aerosol spray paint, oil, water, acrylic), encaustic, pastels and adhesives (fixatives, glues, pastes)

Thursday, May 9, 12-2pm
Chemical hazards in studio glass (glass blowing, slumping, fusing, grinding, etching and polishing)

To attend (or host!) a workshop, ask a question or share a story about your encounters with chemical hazards, email dave.waddell AT kingcounty DOT gov or call 206-263-3069.

More details at:

Gallery4Culture Annual Call to Artists

November 29, 2012

Gallery4Culture seeks proposals for exhibitions beginning September 2013 and running through August 2014.
4Culture offers approximately 1,000 sq. ft. of street level exhibition space in the Tashiro Building located on the corner of Prefontaine Place and Third Avenue in Pioneer Square, Seattle.
Deadline: Monday, January 7, 2013 by 5:00 pm

Who Can Apply: Eligibility is limited to studio artists, artist teams, and independent curators who reside in King County, WA and are not represented by a commercial gallery at the time of application. (Artist run collectives and cooperatives are not considered commercial galleries and members are eligible to apply). Artists working in all media and genres are encouraged to apply. Previous applicants are encouraged to reapply; artists awarded a show in the past are ineligible to reapply for a period of 4 years.

This is an online application; for more information visit 4Culture’s Galleries information page.