|The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council, designated a 501©3 in 2000, is dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of the arts in our community and schools as a source of inspiration and education to enhance the quality of life for everyone. The Arts Council's immediate goal is to cultivate stronger partnerships with our schools, businesses and greater community, specific to our youth and citizens in the areas of visual and performing arts.
This is a great time to be an artist or an art lover. Maple Valley is flourishing and our group has shaped community awareness of the Arts in such a way that Auguste Rodin would be proud! Join us and share your talents and enthusiasm for the arts.
Membership is easy, and only $25! Your annual membership support will allow us to fund community events. Help our events calendar grow! We will also be happy to display your promotional materials at our office and events, as well as linking your website with ours.
"The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation". ~ Auguste Rodin
Vocal Performance Enrichment Workshop!
This fun-filled, weeklong workshop is specifically designed for developing vocalists (ages 12-18), emphasizing the importance of solid vocal technique to enhance song performance. The workshop is held daily from 9am-2pm Monday-Thursday. Friday's dress rehearsal will be held from 4pm-6pm. The Final Performance Showcase will be held at 6pm, open to the public.
CD Release Party
- Winner of “Outstanding Brazilian Male Singer based in The U.S.” 2007
- Winner of "Tribute for Excellence and Achievements in Advancement of Performing Arts and Education of the Brazilian Music in 2006"
Eduardo Mendonca CD Release - 6/17/2016
Gallery Opening at the Creative Arts Center
featuring Carrie Williams
The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council invites everyone to the opening night artist’s reception for Carrie Williams, Saturday, May 7, 2016, 6:00 – 8:00 PM. The reception is free, family friendly and open to all! Light refreshments will be served including wine and cheese. There will be live music performed by Andrew Beers. He will perform works of York, Villallobos, JS Bach, Tarrega, Barrrios, Johansen, Brower, Giuliani, Paganini and more. Come and be part of this celebration!
"Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art." - Emerson.
Carrie is currently a student at the Aristides Classical Atelier program at Gage Academy of Art and she seeks to integrate her Anthropology degree with the classical techniques of the old masters with a touch of the modern brush.
Gallery Opening at the Creative Arts Center
featuring Emily Mallory
The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council invites everyone to the opening night artist’s reception for Emily Mallory, Saturday, Apr 9, 2016, 4:30 - 6:30 PM. The reception is free, family friendly and open to all! Light refreshments will be served including wine and cheese. There will be live piano music performed by Ron Mallory. He will be playing jazz standards. Come and be part of this celebration!
Emily Mallory, a paper artist and crafter, is based in the Maple Valley, WA area. She has participated in several art shows, including ones in Issaquah, WA and Maple Valley, WA since 2011. She began quilling when she was a child, which has grown into a passion that expanded to origami and watercolor. Emily lives and works in Maple Valley, WA with her husband Ron and their children Vivian and Miles.
Join us Saturday, April 9th at 7:30pm at the Maple Valley Creative Arts Center for Maple Valley’s first annual Vaudeville Variety Show! “Vaudeville in the Valley” will showcase an eclectic mix of Maple Valley talent. From Opera to Drama, Comedians to Magicians, “Vaudeville in the Valley” will have you laughing, crying, and smiling from start to finish. Adult beverages will be available. Suggested donation $10, Students/Seniors $5, Kids 3 and under are free. **Tickets available at the door only**
Maple Valley Creative Arts Council and Page to Stage Productions present One Extraordinary Day a new One Act play written and directed by Cheri Ayres-Graves. All performances will be held at the Maple Valley Creative Arts Center with shows on March 10th, 11th and 12th at 7:30pm and a matinee performance March 13th at 3:00pm. Tickets may be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Gallery Opening at the Creative Arts Center featuring Jennifer Ahrnkiel Haley
The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council invites everyone to the opening night artist’s reception for Jennifer Ahrnkiel Haley, Saturday, January 16th, 2016 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. The reception is free, family friendly and open to all! Light refreshments will be served including wine and cheese. Come and be part of this celebration!
Jennifer loves taking pictures and has for as long as she can remember. She grew up in Maple Valley, graduated from Tahoma and has worked for the school district for almost 20 years. If you want to learn more about Jennifer, contact her at https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.a.haley
Jessie Siren in Concert
With Special Guest, Alex Menne
Wednesday, December 16th 7-9pm
Pocket Park Maple Valley 2.0
We've raised $35,000 for our Pocket Park.
You are invited to a
Gallery Opening for Leslie Nan Moon
Saturday, September 12th 6-8pm
Maple Valley Creative Arts Center
23220 Maple Valley Hwy SE, #15
Art Show Reception is free, family friendly and open to all!
Light refreshments will be served including wine and cheese. Music performed by a classical guitarist, Andrew Beers. He will perform works of York, Villa-Lobos, Bach, Tárrega, Barrios, Johansen, Brower, and more.
Leslie is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia with a BFA in Printmaking and Book Arts. She works primarily in linocuts and woodcuts (known as relief printmaking) which has been her passion since she first discovered it. Stop by to say hello and celebrate her work with glass of wine and good music.
Bring your friends and share the invitation!
Artwork will be on display for a two month rotation. All work is original and for sale.
A Children's Play
By Ed Corrigan
Vocal Performance Enrichment Workshop
(August 10-14, 2015)
Thank you to GreenStage Theatre Group for bringing two fabulous performances of Shakespeare to Lake Wilderness Park!
Wednesday, August 5th
Thank you to all who joined us for our Wilderness Village and Business Park Art Walk!
Please join us for our next Art Walk @ Four Corners, Wednesday, September 2nd!
4Corners ArtWalk Kick-off Event!
July 1st, 6:00pm
We started at Vintage Vino & Espresso!
ArtWalk is a free, family event - all are welcome!
After a brief introduction of artists and business owners, we traveled to the other venues
to see more incredible artwork by local artists.
Venues are: Vintage Vino & Espresso, Nutty Squirrel Gelato, Eagle River Interiors, Bellissimo Lashes and Nails,
Clark Davis American Family Insurance, and The Dazzled Dame.
All artwork is for sale and will stay up for two months until the next Kick-Off event in September.