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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.

Current Exhibit

Library Gallery

The Lynnwood Arts Commission presents John Armstrong, a well-known Seattle photographer, at the Lynnwood Library Gallery through August 8. John's passion for documentary street photography in urban areas and any kind of photography involving water is captured using a plastic “toy camera” called a Holga which uses standard roll film and has almost no controls. John enjoys the challenge and fun of getting a strong photo with such poor equipment that focuses in the center, is blurred near the edges and often has darkening at the corners of the photo. Armstrong's photographs taken with the Holga camera have won numerous awards and can be found in many local collections including Seattle’s SAM gallery. John has written several books on photography including Getting Serious with a Toy Camera

Contributed Photo: Approaching Storm, John Armstrong

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, the Seattle Shakespeare Company, Aegis Living, Manor Care, Community Transit, Lynnwood Chamber of Commerce, Molina Healthcare, Umpqua Bank, My Neighborhood News Network, and Caffe Ladro.
For the full 2014 schedule, visit the Shakespeare in the Park webpage.  

Photo: GreenStage performing A Midsummer's Night Dream