|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
Calling all solo singers ages 7-15 to audition on Saturday, March 10th, for the 2018 Maple Valley Idol, Jr. Competition! Compete for the honor of being crowned the winner of MV Idol, Jr. 2018 and win cash prizes and multiple opportunities to perform in public during the year. Registration is now open! Only the first 20 singers to pre-register will be auditioned. Each entrant must pre-register online at HERE. A $20 non-refundable registration fee will hold your spot. Auditions will take place on Saturday, March 10th at the Creative Arts Center from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Singers will audition with an MP3 karaoke/instrumental accompaniment track (No iPods, CDs, or MP3 players please.) Contestants will perform one song of their choice with accompaniment. Judges will provide feedback immediately following each audition. Finalists will show a natural ability, quality of performance, showmanship and audience appeal.
A panel of judges will choose the top contestants to perform in the finals on, Friday, April 27th, at the Tahoma Middle School Theatre, 7:00 p.m. Judges will select the top three winners. Audience members will also have the opportunity to vote for their favorite and crown the “Audience Choice Winner.”
2018 Summer Camps
Musical Theatre/Broadway Kids Camp
July 9th-13th 2018
Maple Valley Creative Arts Center is proud to partner with Voice in the Valley Music Studio to offer this fun-filled, weeklong camp specifically designed for developing vocalists and actors (ages 8-18), emphasizing the application of acting techniques to song performance. Participants will explore and perform multiple songs (solos/duets/ensembles) from a variety of Broadway musicals and Disney favorites. Lead by Dr. Jessica Jumper, the camp focuses on stage presence, movement, and advancing dramatic action through the song. Participants will also be introduced to the fundamental principles of singing, projection, and breathing. All materials provided. 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.
Early Bird Special $180
$215 after June 9th
Click HERE for more information or to register!
Vocal Performance Enrichment Workshop
August 13-17, 2018
Maple Valley Creative Arts Center is proud to partner with Voice in the Valley Music Studio to offer this fun-filled, weeklong camp specifically designed for developing vocalists (ages 11-18), 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 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. 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!
Early Bird Special $180
$215 after July 13th
Click HERE for more information or to register!
JOIN US FOR A FUN FAMILY EVENT!
Rise & Shine is an annual fundraiser bringing together artists, community members, collectors, donors, and friends to celebrate MVCAC's mission to promote and appreciate the arts in our community and schools.
Silent and Live Auctions, Holiday Shopping, Make-A-Gift, Breakfast, AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTS! We can't think of a better way to wake up on a crisp December Saturday morning. Can you?
Start things off with coffee and perusing the Silent Auction from 8:30 to 9:00 am. While fueling for the day with a scrumptious breakfast from 9:00 to 10:00, we'll have a small Live Auction. The Silent Auction will continue after the Breakfast, during which time you'll also be able to shop this year's Bazaar for original art and holiday gifts - or stop by one of our local vendors and artists who are offering an on-site Make-A-Gift opportunity for around $10.00 each.
Tickets are only $25.00 each and children 12 and under eat FREE! All proceeds (except for the Make-A-Gift) benefit Maple Valley Creative Arts Council. TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE as they will not be sold at the door!
Purchase Rise & Shine! Tickets
Now showing through the month of December 2017:
Work by local Artist and Instructor Brenda Chrystie
Tales to Tell Troupe are 8-12year olds performing a hilarious Film Noir Spoof. The crime? Someone has stolen the Queen of Hearts Tarts! Was it the Old Woman who lived in the shoe? Or was it the jealous Muffin Man? Come bring the children and laugh you way through this fun “Who Dun’it.” Advance priced tickets email email@example.com.
We are proud to present our first Shakespeare! The Paradox Players in an adaptation of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" in steampunk style. If you never thought you would like Shakespeare come and laugh with us as we discover how Rosalind's is the master matchmaker!! We like to refer to this production as "No fear Shakespeare!" email: firstname.lastname@example.org for advance priced tickets!
Silver Shadows is a new Young Peoples play written and directed by Ed Corrigan, a Maple Valley playwright. In this drama our young hero, Willy, is searching for meaning in his life and searching for his lost cat, Omega. Willy follows Omega into a mystical, misty Birch Tree Forest which, according to local legend, no one ever returns. Willy begins his personal Odyssey with hope in his heart but without direction in life. What will he discover about the world and himself? Please come to our play for answers, personal discovery and
Click Links Below to Purchase Tickets
SILVER SHADOWS - 9/14/2017
SILVER SHADOWS - 9/15/2017
SILVER SHADOWS - 9/16/2017
SILVER SHADOWS - 9/17/2017
Youth Theatre Camp!
Youth Theater Camp - 8/14/2017
From Page to Stage Production is offering a weeklong summer theater intensive for students at any stage of acting ability. Ages 10-18+. We will be working with a script with the end goal of a complete theater production performed for the public on Friday, August 14 th at 7pm. We will be exploring theater terms and disciplines, character development, proper voice projection, and scene blocking. Workshop August 10th -14th, Mon-Thurs 9am-2pm, Lunch break 12-12:30pm (lunch not provided). Evening practice time required, as the final performance is off script! Dress rehearsal Fri 4-6:30pm. Final Performance Showcase 7pm!
~ Open to the public ~ Space is limited, early registration is encouraged!
Art Gallery Opening Night at the Creative Arts Center
Featuring art of Nancy Ziegler
The Maple Valley Creative Arts Council invites everyone to the opening night artist’s reception for Nancy Ziegler, Saturday, July 8th 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 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, Villalobos, JS Bach, Tarrega, Barrios, Johansen, Brower, Giuliani, Paganini and more. Come and be part of this celebration!
2017 ARTS FEST Juried Art Show form. Prospectus
CLICK HERE AND MEET OUR JURIST!
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A Walk in the Wild
featuring photography of
MV Creative Arts Center
Saturday, May 27, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Join Leave a Trail Photography for an adventurous evening taking a walk in the wild.
Immerse yourself in locations around the world, surrounded by close encounters with
wildlife and scenic landscapes to uplift your spirits.
This is a family focused event. Kid activities and treats will be provided to keep your little ones
entertained and educated about the nature around them. Wine will be provided for the parents to
unwind and enjoy the art.
Come with intrigue and leave with inspiration to get outdoors and create your own epic memories.
RSVP by 5/20/17 via FaceBook Click here (bit.ly/2qngOq2) and receive a free gift upon arrival.
Free Event! So why not spoil yourself and release your wild side.
Leave a Trail Photography’s event
is hosted by Maple Valley Creative Arts Council and designed by A Dash of Adorable.
You are invited to opening night for artist
Sunday April 30th, 2017, 6:30-9pm
The Reception titled “For the Love of Flowers”
Family friendly and open to all! Light refreshments will be served.
Live music performed by a classical guitarist Andrew Beers.
Be part of this FREE celebration!
Pocket Park Maple Valley 2.0
We've raised $35,000 for our Pocket Park!
On-going 4Corners ArtWalk
Stay tuned for information on the next event!
Eagle River Interiors
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ArtWalk is a free, family event - all are welcome!
All artwork is for sale and will be on view for roughly two months.
If you are an artist and are interested in exhibiting at one of the upcoming ArtWalks,
contact our 4Corners visual art volunteer, Jennifer Haley via email. -Thank you!