Arts Section

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]

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

Historical Society to showcase local prohibition legacy this Saturday, Mar. 17

The Historical Society of Federal Way will kick off St. Patrick’s Day with a party, presentation, and fundraiser this Saturday, March 17, all focused upon bootlegging legend Roy Olmstead’s life... [Read more]

Saltwater Music Series ‘Une Soirée Parisienne’ will be Saturday, March 17

Saltwater Music Series ‘Une Soirée Parisienne’ will be Saturday, March 17

Saltwater Music Series: ‘Une Soirée Parisienne’ will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, starting at 7 p.m. at Des Moines United Methodist Church: Liz Frazer, soprano Steven Luksan, piano/composer Celebrate... [Read more]

REMINDER: Poverty Bay Wine Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: Poverty Bay Wine Festival is this weekend!

REMINDER: The 14th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival opens TONIGHT (5–10 p.m., Friday, Mar. 2) and continues through Saturday (Noon–8 p.m., March 3)! This is an outstanding, local/grassroots wine festival... [Read more]

10-year old girl from Des Moines wins ‘Poison Prevention Week’ poster contest

10-year old girl from Des Moines wins ‘Poison Prevention Week’ poster contest

And the winner is… The Washington Poison Center announced this week that this year’s winner of the 2018 Annual Statewide Poison Prevention Week Poster Contest is Sharlene Le, a 10-year old... [Read more]

Film Contest winners earn recognition, cash prizes at Highline College

Film Contest winners earn recognition, cash prizes at Highline College

Student filmmakers found a variety of ways to tell the story of “Transformation,” the theme of the 2018 Highline College Film Festival. Contest judges selected four winners, with two very different... [Read more]

REVIEW: BAT’s <em>Rapture, Blister, Burn</em> is a very satisfying experience

REVIEW: BAT’s Rapture, Blister, Burn is a very satisfying experience

Photos by Michael Brunk Review by Shelli Park If you want to warm your hearts and minds during this February cold-spell head to Burien Actors Theatre for Rapture, Blister, Burn. Attending this production... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘Waterland Wine & Art Walk’ is this Wednesday, Feb. 21!

REMINDER: ‘Waterland Wine & Art Walk’ is this Wednesday, Feb. 21!

REMINDER: Destination Des Moines’ Waterland Wine & Art Walk will be this Wednesday, Feb. 21, from 5 – 8 p.m.! This walk will include six Des Moines businesses, with featured Wineries and local... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

PHOTOS: Mt. Rainier, Blue Heron & amazing red sunset

Courtesy Author/Photographer George Matthew Cole comes these great photos that showcase the beauty of our region (click images to view larger versions/slideshow): A view of Mount Rainier from a neighborhood... [Read more]

Tardy Cupids rejoice! Enjoy amazing ‘Love, Chaos & Dinner’ at Teatro Zinzanni

Tardy Cupids rejoice! Enjoy amazing ‘Love, Chaos & Dinner’ at Teatro Zinzanni

By Scott Schaefer It’s an amazing (make that‘Amazonian if you like your local Yodeling Dominatrix’ tall) night of ‘Love, Chaos and Dinner‘ in an authentic spiegeltent at Teatro Zinzanni,... [Read more]

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

VIDEO: Here’s episode 1 of new ‘The Briefing’ Port of Seattle documentary film

FOLLOWUP: Des Moines resident Steve Edmiston reports that his new documentary film project – intended to provide a “briefing” to the Port of Seattle Commissioners addressing the harms to airport... [Read more]