Tagged with 'Arts'

Celebrate Opening Day of Boating at Waterland Wine & Art Walk Sat., May 11

Celebrate Opening Day of Boating at Waterland Wine & Art Walk Sat., May 11

Now in its 3rd year, Destination Des Moines – in collaboration with the Des Moines Art Commission and Yacht Club – will mark the opening of boating season with a Wine and Art Walk on Saturday, May... [Read more]

Des Moines Legacy Foundation donates $3,000 to local music program

Des Moines Legacy Foundation donates $3,000 to local music program

The board of directors of the Des Moines Legacy Foundation voted at their March meeting to approve a $3,000 grant to provide free to low cost music lessons to the Key to Change program in Des Moines... [Read more]

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

After 23 years, Patrice Thorell is leaving a lasting legacy for Des Moines

Patrice Thorell, right, helping local Artist George C. Scott with his new ‘Marinascope.’ By Scott Schaefer Patrice Thorell, who retired as the Director of Parks, Recreation and Senior Services... [Read more]

UPDATE: Progress being made on renovation of historic Des Moines Theater

UPDATE: Progress being made on renovation of historic Des Moines Theater

At top, a rendering of what the renovated Des Moines Theater will look like when completed. Below, the theater circa 1948. If you’ve noticed construction work and busy workers around the historic... [Read more]

Mt. Rainier High Orchestra and Band Musicians advance to State Contest

Mt. Rainier High Orchestra and Band Musicians advance to State Contest

Photo by Mari Tamura. Congratulations to the Mount Rainier High School Band & Orchestra at the Soundview Region Solo and Ensemble Contest – Saturday, March 9, 2019 was an exciting day!  The winners... [Read more]

Alyssa Konopaski of Des Moines wins Highline College Poetry Contest

Alyssa Konopaski of Des Moines wins Highline College Poetry Contest

“Expect Sadness like Rain” earned Alyssa Konopaski (pictured above) of Des Moines first place in Highline College’s 2019 Student Poetry Contest. Konopaski was one of 53 writers who submitted 106... [Read more]

Saltwater Music Series ‘Sixteen Going On Seventeen’ is Sat. at DM United Methodist

Saltwater Music Series ‘Sixteen Going On Seventeen’ is Sat. at DM United Methodist

The next Saltwater Music Series concert – ‘Sixteen Going On Seventeen’ – will be performed this Saturday, March 16, 2019, starting at 7 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Des Moines United Methodist... [Read more]

‘Gymanfu Ganu’ will be at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday, Mar. 9

‘Gymanfu Ganu’ will be at Grace Lutheran Church on Saturday, Mar. 9

From the folks at Grace Lutheran Church: The public is invited to our fourth annual Gymanfu Ganu (pronounced guh-MAHN-vah GAH-nee) program – which literally means: a singing festival – which will be... [Read more]

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ series kicks-off at Smith Tower Monday

REMINDER: ‘The Good Bootlegger’ presentation at the Smith Tower will begin its three-part series this coming Monday, March 4! Presented by local filmmakers Steve Edmiston and Scott Schaefer... [Read more]

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1-2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1-2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium

The 15th Annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival is fast approaching – coming Friday, Mar. 1 and Saturday, Mar. 2 at Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium! Join the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park along... [Read more]

‘Songs & Spirituals from America’ at Des Moines United Methodist this Saturday

‘Songs & Spirituals from America’ at Des Moines United Methodist this Saturday

Enjoy Songs & Spirituals from America and Des Moines United Methodist Church this Saturday, Jan. 26, starting at 7 p.m. Mezzo-Soprano Cheryse McLeod Lewis joins pianist Steven Luksan. Des Moines... [Read more]

SAVE THE DATES: Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1 & 2!

SAVE THE DATES: Poverty Bay Wine Festival will be Mar. 1 & 2!

The 15th annual Poverty Bay Wine Festival is returning to Des Moines Beach Park Auditorium the weekend of March 1-2, 2019, and Destination Des Moines and the Des Moines/Normandy Park Rotary Club invite... [Read more]

Learn about 4Culture funding for your project at Des Moines Library Jan. 30

Learn about 4Culture funding for your project at Des Moines Library Jan. 30

How to get 4Culture funding for your creative project Project Grant Deadlines are March 6, 2019 4Culture, King County’s cultural funding agency, is excited to announce our annual grant program that supports... [Read more]

<I>Marinascope</i> sculpture installed at south end of Des Moines Marina

Marinascope sculpture installed at south end of Des Moines Marina

Artist George C. Scott demonstrates the size of the sculpture. The sculpture body is lifted into place with a forklift by the Des Moines Marina crew. Des Moines Marina crew member Pat Wolfram applies adhesive... [Read more]

UPDATE: City now handling tonight’s Redondo bonfire for Christmas Ship

UPDATE: City now handling tonight’s Redondo bonfire for Christmas Ship

UPDATE: The City of Des Moines has taken over tonight’s Redondo bonfire for the Christmas Ship viewing from the Des Moines Legacy Foundation, The Waterland Blog learned at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday: “After... [Read more]

Three new sculptures installed at Des Moines City Hall Courtyard

Three new sculptures installed at Des Moines City Hall Courtyard

Three new sculptures were installed Wednesday morning (Dec. 12) in the newly-redesigned Courtyard at the Des Moines City Hall. They are part of the Arts Commission’s Art on Poverty Bay Project, and... [Read more]