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Arts alive! Local artists are creating an island of cool culture at Snoqualmie’s Railroad Park

Snoqualmie tribal carver and drummer John Mullen shows a group of children how it’s done at the Arts at the Depot event at Railroad Days. Mullen is among a big group of returning artists. - Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo
Snoqualmie tribal carver and drummer John Mullen shows a group of children how it’s done at the Arts at the Depot event at Railroad Days. Mullen is among a big group of returning artists.
— image credit: Carol Ladwig/Staff Photo

Think arts are too highbrow for you? You’ll have another think coming after perusing the selection of amazing talents and crafts on display at Arts at the Depot, part of Snoqualmie Railroad Days.

Photo vistas of nature, sculptures in wood and clay, jewelry, leather goods, fabric arts, quilts and many styles of painting—and live demonstrations by actual artists—are at the heart of Arts at the Depot. Visitors can watch art being made up close, and meet and chat with local artisans.

At the same time, an Arts Stage with singers and music, and a wine garden for relaxed sipping is part of the experience.

Thirty-two artists lend their works for the event, located at Railroad Park, across King Street from the Snoqualmie train depot.

Snoqualmie Valley Arts, a nonprofit organization of local artists, and enthusiasts, organizes the show.

The Valley already is a home to the arts.

“We just have to help people know it,” says Sally Rackets, Director of Arts for Snoqualmie Valley Arts, who is helping plan the show.

Redmond Ridge Winery will run the wine garden, offering lovely wines or non-alcoholic beverages. Bring your own food or purchase from Railroad Days vendors, sit and enjoy local song and music.

Arts at the Depot is 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. You can learn more about Snoqualmie Valley Arts by e-mailing info@SnoValleyArts.org. Or, visit www.railroaddays.com.

 

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