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Jerry Steffen - Farmers Market - (167x200)

Jerry Steffen, Jr. (July 29 - Sept 30, 2016)
Art Exhibit at Lynnwood City Hall

Jerry describes himself and his art:

I was born deaf, read lips, 60 years old and retired. My last job was at Pike Place Market, part time vendor self-employed (paint and sell watercolor paintings for tourists) in 2000 to 2012. I am househusband. Not much going on around me. Almost every day I go to cafe and do my paper cut that I like to make greeting cards, small posters, and hats. That is what I need for an art self-therapy. It helps me to stay calm, peace and busy.

Almost 40 years I spent lot of time realistic watercolor paintings but then I am done. Because I suffer neck injured and had surgery. I must keep my chin up. I feel sad and not know what to do. Somehow later I found a way to enjoy making 3 D paintings and masks. I wander around and collect scrap card boards and toilet cover seat papers for mache. I know...sorry my bad. I should not take toilet seat cover papers and it belongs to public restrooms. But I only take few sheets at a time. So far I made 20 pieces of 3 D paintings and masks. Then I had to stop for a while because my wife complains and don't have room to put all my artworks away and no place to work on it.

Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, 425-670-5000
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5pm. Evening hours: Mondays (except 5/30, 7/4, 8/29, 9/5,10/31, 12/26) and third Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm.




2017 Lynnwood City Hall Art Gallery Exhibitions - Call for Artists
We are inviting artists to apply to exhibit in beautiful City Hall Art Gallery. 
Apply Now. Deadline is Sept 30, 2016.

2017 Lynnwood Recreation Center Art Gallery Exhibitions - Call for Young Artists
We are inviting artists to apply to exhibit in popular Rec Center Art Gallery. 
Apply Now. Deadline is Sept 30, 2016.


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Nicole Yang (August 4 - 30) Youth Art Gallery at Lynnwood Recreation Center


From Bellevue Washington, Nicole Yang is a seventh grader at Odle Middle School. She started drawing at the age of 8 with Long Gao and also enjoys playing piano which she has been playing since the age of 3.

Nicole syas, "All of these pieces of art are from the inspiration of the things I love and am surrounded with everyday. Each of them show different emotions at different times and what my feelings are. I typically draw landscapes more because it shows the beauty of nature in different shades of color and techniques. I drew a modern styled piece of art which is from a Disney movie that I grew up loving and the bread that I drew is from the inspiration about when I went to Europe and saw all the Danish pastries. I can get my inspiration from almost anything that I see."

LynnwoodRec Center, 18900 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, (425) 670-5732
Monday - Friday 5:30am - 9:30pm, Saturday 7:00am - 9:00pm, Sunday 9:30am - 6:30pm


Love Your Block

New Mini Grant Program


We are excited to be launching ourLOVE YOUR BLOCKNeighborhood Mini-Grant Program. Like to work with your neighbors? Have an idea to make your BLOCK better? Want to plant a tree? Build a bench? Hang flower baskets? Throw a block party? Whatever you do, let’s do it together!Apply for one time funding for up to $500 for neighborhood mini-grants.

To learn more and apply visit:www.LynnwoodWa.gov/LoveYourBlock


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New Public Art:Traffic signal boxes wrapped in student art


6th grade students at Cedar Valley Community Schoolworked with artistAmaranta Ibarra, andcreated art based on the theme of nature. We loved their artwork and designed skins for the traffic signal boxes at 196th and Scriber Lake Road.



More information or contact the Arts Commission at fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

Images shown (from top): artwork by Jerry Steffen, Nicole Yang, (Love Your Block logo), students at Cedar Valley School and Jason Becker.