Picture yourself at the 36th annual Arts of the Terrace show


IMG_2454The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission in conjunction with the non-profit Mountlake Terrace Friends of the Arts is busy at work promoting the 36th annual festivity that always draws large opening crowds of patrons awaiting a sneak preview to purchase their favorite artists’ submissions on opening night.

Set for Friday, Sept. 26 at the Mountlake Terrace Library (23300 58th Ave. W.), the patron and preview party festivities will open the evening thanking the sponsors, patrons, community, and volunteers while highlighting the artist award winners.

The music styling’s of the Battista Brothers – Jerry and Jeff Battista – on acoustic guitar will be featured. They have  been on the local Seattle music scene with such well known music groups as the Dusty 45’s (https://www.seattleweekly.com/bestof/2010/award/best-guitarist-1048499/)

While the show opens to the public on Saturday, Sept. 27 and runs through Oct. 5, it’s never too late to join in on the action, as an artist. There are many categories to submit within including paintings, original prints and drawings,  miniatures, calligraphy, photography, 3- dimensional and Artisans’ works.

Artists are encouraged to submit their masterpieces to the process by Aug. 30 via the port of call for submissions to the juried art show at: https://www.entrythingy.com/  

Before entering, always be sure and read the rules or what is commonly called a prospectus on the City of Mountlake Terrace’s website:  https://cityofmlt.com/cityServices/recreation/artsCulture/pdf/2014_Prospectus.pdf.  Questions –  contact Director Judy Ryan of the Arts Advisory Commission at [email protected].  It’s important to note that the “Arts of the Terrace” awards cash and merit awards in art supplies totaling $4,000 in prizes and money.

On Friday, Oct. 10, Tthe Mountlake Terrace Friends of the Arts – a registered 501C3 non-profit organization – in conjunction with the Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission will also sponsor and feature a Dungeness Crab/Prime Rib Dinner and silent auction at the Nile Country Club (6601 244th St.  SW.) to benefit the Manu Sood Memorial Scholarship and the Mountlake Terrace Friends of the Arts.

For the 2015 graduating year, the scholarship will be opened up for all students within the Edmonds School District to apply to with an intent to pursue studies in the visual arts. Candidates are interviewed and a winner is selected by the Mountlake Terrace Arts Commission. Manu Sood was a longtime supporter of the Edmonds School District and the arts within the Mountlake Terrace community, and served as an arts commissioner for the city selecting the student liaison from Mountlake Terrace High School and serving on the arts commission board until November 2009. To date, four graduating seniors from Mountlake Terrace High School have been chosen for this prestigious scholarship in her name and honor.

To purchase tickets to the October 10th Dungeness Crab/Prime Rib and silent auction event at the Nile Country Club, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/750081. In addition, the evening will feature the jazz music of the Mountlake Terrace Alumni Quartet of Marina Christopher on string bass and vocals, Kevin Proudfoot on piano, Morgan Gilkeson on drums, and Brian Bermudez on saxophone. The  master of ceremonies will be Western Washington’s “Best Officiate”, Dale Amundsen, as voted by King TV viewers.

If you are an individual or business that would like to donate to the Mountlake Terrace Friends of the Arts and/or an item to the Annual Auction Gala Event at the Nile, please contact Director Judy Ryan at [email protected]



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