Arts Section

Des Moines Gospel Chapel holding witty Father’s Day performance June 17

Des Moines Gospel Chapel holding witty Father’s Day performance June 17

Des Moines Gospel Chapel will be holding a witty performance by Actor/Storyteller Chuck Neighbors – a Christian actor and storyteller – at their church on Sunday, June 17 at 11 a.m. for Father’s... [Read more]

Celebrate 130 years of service at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sunday

Celebrate 130 years of service at Des Moines United Methodist Church Sunday

Celebrate 130 years of service at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Sunday, June 10! Events begin at 9:30 a.m. with a Church Service, which will include stories of their history. Tours of the church... [Read more]

Pacific Middle School Wind Ensemble takes gold at World Heritage Music Festival

Pacific Middle School Wind Ensemble takes gold at World Heritage Music Festival

Congrats to Pacific Middle School’s Wind Ensemble, who took home the gold at the World Heritage Music Festival in San Francisco! The ensemble of 27 students were awarded 1st Place in the Middle School... [Read more]

REMINDER: Outdoor Sculpture Gallery Opening Celebration is this Saturday

REMINDER: Outdoor Sculpture Gallery Opening Celebration is this Saturday

REMINDER: The 2018-2020 Outdoor Sculpture Gallery Opening Celebration will be this Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m. at the Des Moines Marina during Opening Day of the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market. The... [Read more]

REMINDER: Burien Pride is this weekend & here’s the lineup!

REMINDER: Burien Pride is this weekend & here’s the lineup!

REMINDER: The second annual Burien Pride celebration will take place this weekend, with the main event at Town Square Park on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with FREE admission to the... [Read more]

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market opens this coming Saturday, June 2!

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market opens this coming Saturday, June 2!

It’s happening this coming Saturday, June 2 – the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market will be opening for the 2018 season at the north marina parking lot at 10 a.m., and will run until 2 p.m.! “Come... [Read more]

Mount Rainier High School celebrates successful musicians

Mount Rainier High School celebrates successful musicians

Mount Rainier High School is celebrating its saxophone quintet – Matthew Benedict, Nghia Nguyen, Liem Nguyen, Ian Benedict, and Jessica Kleebauer – who qualified for the Washington Music Educators’s... [Read more]

‘Flute Dialogues’ will be at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday

‘Flute Dialogues’ will be at Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday

Des Moines United Methodist Church will be presenting ‘Flute Dialogues’ this Saturday, May 19, featuring Luisa and Alysa, two professional flute-players from Los Angeles. Steven Luksan will... [Read more]

Spring edition of the Waterland Wine & Art Walk is this Saturday, May 12

Spring edition of the Waterland Wine & Art Walk is this Saturday, May 12

The Spring edition of the Waterland Wine & Art Walk will be from Noon – 4 p.m. this Saturday, May 12. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20, or for $25 on the day of the event. Advance tickets... [Read more]

Big Picture Senior’s ‘Low Tide Music Festival’ coming to Beach Park June 2

Big Picture Senior’s ‘Low Tide Music Festival’ coming to Beach Park June 2

Poster by Anna Moore As his Senior Project, Big Picture High School student Alex Heindel is producing the ‘Low Tide Music Festival,’ an all ages, FREE music festival in the Des Moines Beach... [Read more]

Outdoor Sculpture Gallery Opening Celebration will be Saturday, June 2

Outdoor Sculpture Gallery Opening Celebration will be Saturday, June 2

SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate the new sculptures in the City of Des Moines with the Des Monies Arts Commission at an Opening Celebration on Saturday, June 2. New sculptures will be celebrated during Opening... [Read more]

The next ‘Pitch Pit’ Screenwriting Competition will be this Friday, April 13

The next ‘Pitch Pit’ Screenwriting Competition will be this Friday, April 13

The next “Pitch Pit” Screenwriting Competition will be this Friday, April 13, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Create!, located at 216 W. Gowe Street in the Kent Arts District. Here’s how it... [Read more]

Fundraiser to support local Arts in Des Moines will be Thursday, May 31

Fundraiser to support local Arts in Des Moines will be Thursday, May 31

A fundraiser to support local Arts in the City of Des Moines will be held on Thursday, May 31. This event – being held at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium starting at 6 p.m. – will help support the... [Read more]

CALL TO ARTISTS: Get your Art in the Park for the 2018 Waterland Festival

CALL TO ARTISTS: Get your Art in the Park for the 2018 Waterland Festival

CALL TO ARTISTS: Get your ‘Art in the Park’ for the 2018 Waterland Festival: Application deadline: March 30, 2018 Apply now to exhibit at the newest summer art show in the area – Art in... [Read more]

FREE Easter Fun Day this Saturday at Des Moines United Methodist Church!

FREE Easter Fun Day this Saturday at Des Moines United Methodist Church!

EASTER FUN DAY is this Saturday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Des Moines United Methodist Church! FREE for all children 4-10 years old. Play games, create crafts, listen to a story, watch a movie,... [Read more]

Burien UFO Festival will feature guest speakers for first time on Thurs., April 5

Burien UFO Festival will feature guest speakers for first time on Thurs., April 5

The Burien UFO Festival is returning on Thursday, April 5 after a one-year hiatus (some say abduction), and new this year will be guest speakers giving presentations in The Tin Theater. This fun annual... [Read more]

Mount Rainier High Drama’s ‘Into the Woods’ continues through March 24

Mount Rainier High Drama’s ‘Into the Woods’ continues through March 24

“Join Cinderella, Jack, his trusty pet, Milky White, Little Red Ridinghood, the Baker, and many more as they go into the woods on a journey of life, love and longing…” Come to the spring... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shopping Cart.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Shopping Cart.

By Dave Markwell A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from my mom. My mom rarely calls me, so I was a bit concerned. Answering my phone, “Hi, Mom!!”, with some enthusiasm and optimism that bad news... [Read more]

Local Students earn cash, kudos in Highline College Poetry Contest

Local Students earn cash, kudos in Highline College Poetry Contest

“Accent” earned Yasmine Leland (pictured above) first place in Highline College’s 2018 Student Poetry Contest. Leland was one of 88 writers who submitted 187 poems during the contest, a prelude... [Read more]

Grant allows group to honor Carmen Scott through waterfront sculpture

Grant allows group to honor Carmen Scott through waterfront sculpture

By Omie Drawhorn Port of Seattle Three years ago the City of Des Moines lost Carmen Scott (pictured above), a beloved community member who devoted her life to making the area a better place. Members of... [Read more]