Integrating art and culture to create a sense of place, civic identity and unique character.
Artistic excellence: We strive for artistic excellence by showcasing high caliber local, regional and national artistic programming that reflects the city’s vision.Accessibility: We engage deeply and widely with all segments of city, striving to reach all members of the community and create an avenue for artists to bring their creativity to the public.Collaboration: We are committed to creating alliances and partnerships within and outside Sammamish to promote artistic excellence and accessibility. We work collaboratively with various state, regional and local agencies to enhance the effectiveness of the arts commission.Community Design: We focus our efforts to nurture and build ‘creative capital’ locally, including taking necessary risks, to realize the impacts of the arts in fostering a vibrant social economy.Diversity: We value diversity in artistic expressions and strive to promote arts as a universal language that binds people from different backgrounds and breathes life into our communities.
Sammamish Arts Fair
The Fair has out grown its City Hall space. The event was also in need of refresh. There will not be a 2018 Arts Fair. A “gap year” will be used for planning along with the help of an advisory panel, to develop a road map for 2019. Central Washington University on 228th is to be the new location. Part of the new model will include the showcasing of arts groups from Sammamish and the Eastside.
The Sammamish Arts Commission serves as an advisory body to the City Council in matters concerning the promotion and facilitation of public art in the community.