Arts Commission

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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.

Leadership

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.

Events

Date Meeting Info Agenda Minutes
11/26/2018 6:30 PM
11/08/2018 6:00 PM
Sammamish Arts Commission presents The Gift of Place The Artwork of Katherine L. Wright October 8, 2018 – January 4, 2019 Artist Reception Thursday, November 8, 2018 6-8:00pm City Hall Commons Gallery Free and open to the public Katherine L. Wright is an artist and architect. Her art captures the sp ...
10/22/2018 6:30 PM
10/08/2018 8:30 AM
Sammamish Arts Commission presents The Gift of Place The Artwork of Katherine L. Wright October 8, 2018 – January 4, 2019 Artist Reception Thursday, November 8, 2018 6-8:00pm City Hall Commons Gallery Free and open to the public Katherine L. Wright is an artist and architect. Her art captures the sp ...
10/02/2018 7:30 AM
09/29/2018 7:00 PM
Join us for a night of dancing to India's hottest beats with delicious food and a special one hour dance lesson from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm. It's free for all ages and prizes for best dressed and best performance. Registration preferred but not required - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3513669
09/24/2018 6:30 PM
07/25/2018 6:00 PM
Join us for the opening reception of the Our Sammamish Forest Photography Exhibit. The “My Sammamish Forest” photo contest is part of the development of the City of Sammamish’s first Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP), which will establish a set of goals and policies to achieve the City’s vision fo ...
07/23/2018 6:30 PM
06/25/2018 6:30 PM
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06/08/2018 4:00 PM
Volunteers are needed to help greet visitors at the Audubon Traveling Photo Award Exhibit at the Sammamish Campus of Central Washington University. If interested, please contact Arts Commissioner Claradell Shedd: CShedd@sammamish.us The following shifts are available. Date Time Friday, June 8th 4pm ...
06/08/2018 4:00 PM
You are cordially invited to join Central Washington University, Eastside Audubon Society, and Sammamish Arts Commission for VIP reception featuring 2017 Audubon Photography Awards Show Welcome: Gayla Stoner, Associate Provost Keynote: Representative Roger Goodman, 45th L.D. with a Special Presentat ...
05/24/2018 6:00 PM
LAYERS Is an exhibit of work by regional artists including Liz Ruest, Cheryll Leo-Gwin, Claire Putney, Iskra Johnson, Phil Stoiber, Aaliyah Gupta and Amanda Knowles LAYERS overlapping, superimposed, connections, tiers, transparency, photography, printing, digital, painting. Free and Open to the Publ ...
05/21/2018 6:30 PM
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04/23/2018 6:30 PM
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04/23/2018 8:30 AM
Sammamish City Hall Commons Gallery on view April 23 – July 20, 2018. An artist’s reception will be held on Thursday, May 24th from 6-8:00 pm. LAYERS Is an exhibit of work by regional artists including Liz Ruest, Cheryll Leo-Gwin, Claire Putney, Iskra Johnson, Phil Stoiber and Aaliyah Gupta and Ama ...
03/26/2018 6:30 PM
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03/24/2018 7:00 PM
5th Annual community event! Join us for a special evening of singing, dancing, music, comedy, martial arts and more, in a relaxed, community setting. Showcasing local teen talent, in a high-quality production, we proudly present our 5th annual event. Light refreshments will be for sale and Will Flas ...
02/26/2018 6:30 PM
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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 ...
02/10/2018 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 d ...
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 d ...
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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