|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
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The Maple Valley Arts Council invites everyone to the opening night of artist
Sunday April 30th, 2017
6:30pm - 9:00 pm
The Reception titled
“For the Love of Flowers”
it is free, family friendly and open to all! Light refreshments will be served
including wine and cheese. There will be live music performed by a classical guitarist Andrew Beers. He will perform works of York, Villalobos, JS Bach, Tarrega, Barrios, Johansen, Brower, Giuliani, Paganini and more. Come and be part of this celebration!
Vocal Performance Enrichment Workshop
July 10-14, 2017
Vocal Performance Workshop - 7/10/2017
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. Participants will explore multiple songs (solos/duets/ensembles) from a variety of genres including Musical Theatre, Classical, Folk, Jazz, and Pop, being coached by Dr. Jessi Jumper and our special vocal performance coach, Jessie Siren! Specific focus is on the importance of proper singing techniques, including posture, breath, phonation, and resonation, as well as the importance of connecting with your audience through dramatic action on stage. The workshop is held daily from 9am-2pm Monday-Thursday, with a lunch break from 12-12:30pm. (Lunch not provided) Evening practice time required, as the final performance is completely memorized. Friday's dress rehearsal will be held from 4pm-6pm. The Final Performance Showcase will be held at 6pm, open to the public.
*Space is limited, early registration is encouraged!
Click HERE for more information!
Gallery Opening at the Creative Arts Center
featuring art by Amy Collins
The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council invites everyone to the opening night artist’s reception for Amy Collins, Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6:00– 8:00 PM. The reception titled “Walking Through Wonderland” is an exploration of whimsical places and people. Full of bright colors and glitter. Light refreshments will be served including wine and cheese and macaroons. The high-energy rock duo Sealth which incorporates washboard, harmonica, and kazoo along with their acoustic guitars to create classic rock covers with a folky, americana twist will be performing. Come and be part of this celebration!
Gallery Opening at the Creative Arts Center
"Vivid Landscape Perspectives, Here and Abroad"
~ featuring photography of Al Treder ~
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 PM. The reception of “Vivid Landscape Perspectives, Here and Abroad” 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, Villalobos, JS Bach, Tarrega, Barrios, Johansen, Brower, Giuliani, Paganini and more. Come and be part of this celebration!
Holiday Art Sale
at Creative Arts Center
Dec 3 at 4:00 – 8:00 pm
The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council invites you to the Holiday Art Show on Saturday, December 3, 2016, 4:00 – 8:00 PM. A dozen of local artists presents a variety of art including paintings, sculptures, photography, quilts, jewelry, ceramics, mosaics and more. Huge selection of styles, techniques, colors, and sizes. Large price range ($10 - $1000). An awesome opportunity to find a unique holiday gift!
Light refreshments will be served including wine and cheese. Music performed by classical guitarist Andrew Beers. Come and be part of this holiday art celebration!
A quarter is found, spent, treasured, lost, stolen as it travels through 100 years. Sit back and enjoy "A Quarter Past a Century" as we meet the people a 1900 quarter passes hands through spanning the 20th Century.
The Paradox Players are in their fourth year. They are a group of 12-18yr old home schooled students coming together and learning about stage performance. Be amazed at what these young people accomplish in just a short time.
From Page to Stage Productions was founded by Cheri Ayres-Graves and her assistant Camille Long. They provide theater education and performance available to all regardless of experience or ability with the goal of all persons discovering their confidence, beauty & voice.
Art Gallery Opening Night!!
Portrait Artists Group Show
The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council invites everyone to the opening night artist’s reception for Portrait Artists Group Show at Maple Valley Creative Arts Center on Saturday, October 8, 2016, 6:00 – 9:00 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 classical guitarist 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!
Pocket Park Maple Valley 2.0
We've raised $35,000 for our Pocket Park!
On-going 4Corners ArtWalk
Stay tuned for info on the next event!
ArtWalk is a free, family event - all are welcome!
and Clark Davis American Family Insurance
All artwork is for sale and will be on view for roughly two months