Drawing Extravaganza


Bring out the artist in you! Whether you’re an experienced artist or just want to give it a try – stop by the Summerfest Life Drawing Extravaganza! There will be live costumed models from some of your favorite stories like Cinderella and her Fairy GodmotherBelle from Beauty and the Beast,Snow White and one of the Dwarfs, a Mermaid and the Scarecrow and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. Even our own Mayor Amy will be there as the Munchkin Mayor and you won’t want to miss Kurt Triplett as the Lollypop Dude!

Drawing newbies can learn figure drawing from local artists Dana Nunnelly, Alex Laurant and Stephen Chen, or experienced artists can come and sketch the live models just for fun. We’ll have some drawing supplies on hand but feel free to bring your own easel, sketchbook or favorite art supplies! Join us on Saturday, August 13th, from 11:00 – 7:00 for the Summerfest Life Drawing Extravaganza for artistic fun for the whole family. 

Made possible by our sponsors:  Kirkland Arts Center, Studio East and Storybook Theater and Kathy Page Feek Art Consulting. 


Young Artist Exhibition

Enjoy the colorful and imaginative artwork on display in Marina Park, featuring the talent and individual expression of artists 18 years of age and younger. This year’s Young Artists Exhibition theme is “My Favorite Place in the Pacific Northwest.” Ribbons and prizes will be awarded in various age groups. The artwork will be judged on interpretation of the theme, originality, and effective use of medium, and is sponsored by the Kirkland Arts Center and the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission.


Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission

Under the Sea! Create Your Own Fish Stencil Bag and Origami Box

Calling all young artists! Have fun decorating your own paper bag with a variety of fish and underwater sea creature stencils or learn how to fold a small paper box using the art form of Origami and decorate with a variety of colors and materials. You can also create a beautiful Zentangle Northwest Native American Salmon or Orca artwork where there are no rules except for one: every shape must be filled! These art projects are made possible by the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission.




Made of wood blocks on a wire frame. Spin and Turn these wood blocks to create your own pattern. The idea is for viewers to turn the primary and neutral painted blocks to create color mixes and patterns.  Inspiration comes from both current printers and color mixers (computers) and from the pointillist painters of the late 1800's.  

Use your smart phone to pose and capture the image to share with your friends on social media. 


Elsie Returns

The "Paint a Flower on Elsie" from last year's Summerfest returns this year for a visit.  She is now covered in flowers that the public painted last year and has been finished and sealed.  


Kirkland Arts Center

Stop by Kirkland Arts Center's booth to participate in the Community Bead Project and to learn about the exciting classes, exhibits, and programs that we have to offer. Throughout the summer, visitors and students at Kirkland Arts Center will be creating and underglazing handmade clay beads as part of KAC Gallery's summer exhibit, Clay? VI. At Summerfest, visitors of all ages are encouraged to create jewelry with these beads that have been lovingly created by other members of Kirkland's community.




The Body Joy booth at Summerfest will be painting and coloring relaxation booth for adults and kids alike.  There will be large paintable banners featuring pieces by Body Joy Project artists.  There will also be smaller take away coloring pages with crayons, colored pencils and markers. Come hang out with the Body Joy Project.