Arts Commission

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.

Mission Statement

"Integrating art and culture to create a sense of place, civic identity, and unique character."

Guiding Principles

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.




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03/17/2018 1:00 PM
Special Arts Sammamish presents: “Make It A Glass Day!”Saturday, March 17, 20181:00pm till 3:00pm Sammamish Teen Center825 228th Ave NE, Sammamish A FREE Inclusive Event This hands-on event pairs students who have special needs with a teen/tweenvolunteer as a mentor for the day. Students, ages 6-18, ...
02/26/2018 6:30 PM
02/24/2018 10:00 AM
Play with a wide variety of LEGOs. Build a tower, create a dinosaur. Explore all corners of a LEGO city -- wherever your imagination takes you. Join us anytime throughout the day. FREE event. Registration NOT required. For more information contact Claradell Shedd, Sammamish Arts Commissioner, at she ...
02/09/2018 7:00 PM
Special Arts Sammamish presents: “ Gen~Thriller”, A Murder Mystery Dessert Theater event willbridges across generations to include a cast of Senior Adultactors along with Teen/Tween actors, for an evening of lively andadventurous “Who-dun-It” style fun! This interactive event, set in the 1920’s will ...
01/25/2018 6:00 PM
Willow Bader’s dynamic art unites modern figurative subject matter with traditional mediums. The ancient technique of encaustic lends itself beautifully to the sensual physicality and boldness of her work. Free and Open to the Public Come meet the artists now on display at City Hall - enjoy an eveni ...
01/22/2018 6:30 PM
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01/19/2018 8:30 AM
January 19 - April 20, 2018 - The Work of Willow Bader Free and Open to the Public Exhibit on display in the City Hall Lobby and 2nd Floor Galleries from 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday Willow Bader’s dynamic art unites modern figurative subject matter with traditional mediums. The ancie ...
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