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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 mixed media abstract artist Laurie Miller's “Rain Painting Series” at the Lynnwood Library Art Gallery through October 1st. Laurie creates in conjunction with rain which produces wonderful layers of colors and textures. Laurie adds different colors of acrylic and metallic paint on multiple occasions adding sometimes 20 or more layers before she decides her paintings are complete. In addition to her artwork, Laurie is a musician with a newly released CD. Contributed Photo: Rain #15, Laurie Miller

The Lynnwood Arts Commission encourages artists of any age to apply to exhibit their work.  Applications to Exhibit for 2016 are available above. 

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 and stay tuned for the 2016 schedule details coming in spring.

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.

Application deadline EXTENDED to 5PM Wednesday, September 30, 2015. Three finalists will be selected to furnish project proposals in November. 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 and Appendix C. All applicants will be notified within 2 business days to confirm receipt of application. If you don't receive a confirmation, be sure to call the artist contact.

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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