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Lynnwood Arts Commission
c/o Sarah Olson
PO Box 5008
Lynnwood, WA 98046

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Welcome! The Lynnwood Arts Commission invites you to explore the various visual and performing arts in Lynnwood.

Lynnwood Arts Commission

The Lynnwood Arts Commission supports the arts to enrich the quality of life in Lynnwood.

  • We provide visual, performing, cultural and educational arts programs.
  • We form partnerships with businesses, schools, community organizations and individuals.
  • We develop and maintain the public art collection.
  • We support the arts with public and private funds.
  • We promote the arts and its benefits

Library Gallery

The Lynnwood Library Gallery rotates visual art exhibits every 4-6 weeks located at 19200 44th Ave W.

Call for Artists - 2016 Gallery Exhibits

For more than 17 years, the Lynnwood Arts Commission has organized rotating art exhibits for display at the Lynnwood Library. The Commission invites visual artists of all ages residing in Washington State to apply for the 2016 exhibits. Artists will be selected for six-week exhibits and will be notified by November 2015. 
DEADLINE: September 30, 2015. 
Download information and application form here: PDF / Word 

Current Exhibit

Library GalleryThe Lynnwood Arts Commission presents photographer Lisa Taylor and Miniature Figure Painter Michael Cramer.

A diversified collection of black and white as well as color photography by Shoreline photographer, Lisa Taylor, is featured through July 9th at the Lynnwood Library Art Gallery. Ms. Taylor celebrates life in everything that she sees, photographing amazing people creating their passions in her “Artist Hands Creating,” a collection of black and white photography as well as capturing with her camera the details of forgotten place, the  daily living of ordinary people, and some very familiar local landmarks. She hopes viewers will stop, take a breath and remember to look for all the things in their lives to celebrate.

Library Gallery Featured ArtistThe Lynnwood Arts Commission features miniature painter, Michael Cramer, in the glass display case in the lobby of the Lynnwood Library through July 9th. Cramer's work shows historical and military miniature busts and figures have won several notable awards including the Seattle IPMS Show Best Figure Award for three years running. In 2014, at the World Expo Figure Show in Stressa, Italy, Michael achieved a Bronze Medal in the Master Painter Category in a field of over 12,000 entries. Although he sometimes creates the piece from scratch, Michael enjoys the painting in intricate detail the most. Cramer has taken weeks and sometimes months to complete a single figure.

The Lynnwood Arts Commission encourages artists of any age to apply to exhibit their work.  Applications to Exhibit for 2016 are available above. Contributed Photos: Steady Hands, Lisa Taylor & Untitled, Michael Cramer

Lynnwood Library hours are Monday-Thursday from 9am - 9pm, Friday - Sunday from 10am - 6pm and is closed on national holidays. The Gallery is exhibited in the multi-purpose room; call ahead for viewing availability:

Lynnwood Library
19200 44th Ave W
Lynnwood, WA 98036
(425) 778-2148

Art in Lynnwood

Gentle Encounter - Public Art

Gentle Encounter by Louise Mcdowell
Located at Heritage Park
Photographed by Bruce Coxley




Public Art Collection
The City of Lynnwood’s Public Art Collection currently is made up of 23 large site specific pieces and over 120 portable works such as paintings, photographs and prints. The collection is maintained by the Lynnwood Arts Commission and can be found carefully displayed throughout municipal buildings, parks and public spaces throughout the city. A self-guided, walking tour is avaiable to view a small sample of that fine collection of art. For interior art pieces, all city building are open 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, except holidays. Walking Art Tour

Shakespeare in the Park
7pm | Lynndale Park Amphitheater

Shakespeare In the ParkPack some snacks, bring a blanket and head on down to Lynndale Park (18927 72nd Ave W, Lynnwood) for an evening of Shakespeare performed by professional theatre troupes Wooden O Theatre and GreenStage. Perfect for the whole family - rain or shine! All performances begin at 7pm and are free (suggested donation $5).

Shakespeare in the Park is sponsored by the City of Lynnwood Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department, GreenStage, and the Seattle Shakespeare Company.

Visit the Shakespeare in the Park webpage for the full 2015 season schedule.

Photo: GreenStage performing A Midsummer's Night Dream

Artist Opportunities

We partner with and refer artists to Artist Trustlinks to external site for local opportunities. 

Call for Artists - CityCenter Apartments Public Art

The Lynnwood Arts Commission is partnering with Indigo Real Estate Services, Inc. to commission a Public Art element that will be sited on a the prominent 196th St SW & 36th Ave W intersection in Lynnwood's City Center. This is an open call to artists living in WASHINGTON & OREGON.

Applications are due by 5PM Monday, September 10, 2015. Three finalists will be selected to furnish project proposals in October. Artist selection will be announced in December (dates are subject to change) with project installation to be completed by February 2017. 

For details, download and view the CityCenter Apartments Call for Artist Application & Information Packet

Questions about this Call should be directed to: 
Sarah Olson, Deputy Director
City of Lynnwood Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department
solson@ci.lynnwood.wa.us or 425-670-5503

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