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CREATIVE ARTS CENTER

Location and mailing address:
23220 Maple Valley -Black Diamond Rd.SE, Suite 15
Maple Valley, WA 98038
Phone: (425) 432-0810
Email: mvcac@comcast.net

Hours By appointment, 

Open Mic first Friday of the Month.  7:00 PM

 

ARTS COUNCIL MEETINGS

Third Thursday of the month, September-May at 6PM, at the Creative Arts Center

 



DONATIONS

 

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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

Voice in the Valley Winter Recital Poster 2017



Now Showing...



Now showing through the month of December!
Work by local Artist and Instructor Brenda Chrystie

 

 

For more information about Brenda, her work, and art classes at STEAMboat Studio, visit www.BrendaChrystie.com.

 


 



Recent Events...

LAST DAY TO PURCHASE TICKETS!!!
CLICK HERE FOR INFO & TO REGISTER TODAY

 

 

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

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

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2017 Drew Knight PI

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 
theater@pagetostagepro.com.

2017 As You Like It
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: theater@pagetostagepro.com for advance priced tickets!

Silver Shadows Play

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
some fun!
      

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!
August 14th-18th!

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!

Vocal Performance Enrichment Workshop
July 10-14, 2017

Vocal Performance Workshop 2016

Vocal Performance Workshop - 7/10/2017

This fun-filled, weeklong workshop is designed for developing vocalists (ages 12-18), 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 instructed by Dr. Jessi Jumper and our special vocal performance 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.
Workshop July 10-14 Monday-Thursday
9am-2pm, lunch break 12-12:30pm
(Lunch not provided) 
Evening practice time required, as the final
performance is completely memorized!
Dress rehearsal Fri 4-6pm
Friday, July 14 at 6pm
Final Performance Showcase!
~ 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 formProspectus

CLICK HERE AND MEET OUR JURIST!
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A Walk in the Wild
featuring photography of
Mike Larsen


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
Gabi McMinn

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!

McGinn







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
 Choc Élan

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!



Our Partners:
 
 
Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra