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Celebrate Shoreline: Arts al Fresco
General Event Information
Art & Museum Exhibits
Dates and Times:
August 7, 6:00PM-8:00PM
The Sculpture Stroll, Piano Time sights and sounds and a Shoreline City Hall Gallery Opening all rolled into one make Arts al Fresco 2014 an event to remember! It’s free and you are invited! This event marks another season of artistically decorated pianos available to play at various outdoor Shoreline locations through the month of August, large outdoor sculptures, and fine art inside the City Hall Gallery.
Arts al Fresco is the kick-off for Celebrate Shoreline this year; eleven days of lively events to engage your senses. On August 7th we’ll celebrate nine new sculptures and five continuing pieces on the City Hall lawn and the Park at Town Center. This visual treat will remain in place all year with a new opportunity to vote for a People’s Choice Award. The taste treats will include Streetzeria and ice cream. And, you’ll want to stroll the sculpture and piano trail down to the Gateway Plaza where you’ll find samples from Menchies, Artists in Action at Wallcotts and another fascinating piano to play.
The artist-decorated Piano Time instruments will be out and about again all of August. Six instruments from the 2014 event will be joined by five additional creations to ensure lots of tunes in the air. During Arts al Fresco Nelda Swiggett will perform original jazz and more on the Shoreline Rocks grand piano in the City Hall courtyard with bass player Chris Symer. And across the street on the Red Brick Road, talented pianist Steve Flynn will be playing boogie woogie and swing for listening and dancing. At other times from August 1st through 26th, the pianos will be available for organized or impromptu performances by passers-by. You will definitely want to find and play them all. Maps will be available at Arts al Fresco.
With a new Gallery at City Hall exhibit opening on August 7th as well, including several small sculptures by internationally known artist Phillip Levine, you’ll certainly want to explore the visual feasts indoors and out. There will be information about the Gallery plus maps to help you take the Sculpture Stroll and discover the unique pianos. Light refreshments will be available for purchase so bring your friends, family and visitors to celebrate the sounds and sights of summer at Arts al Fresco. Mark your calendars for this fun event now!
For more information check the website in late July: shorelinewa.gov/art or email firstname.lastname@example.org