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EGGS-plore Lynnwood
Looking for Places for the Egg Hunt


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You are a non-profit or business, and want to host an Egg at you place for the city wide Egg Hunt. Contact Fred Wong, and he'll tell you how. fwong@lynnwoodwa.gov

EGGS-plore Lynnwood is supported in part by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission & the National Endowment for the Arts.



Art Gallery at Lynnwood City Hall
Christy Drackett & Ben Groff (Jan 9 - Feb 20)

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Christy Drackett 

I play many roles in my life, but undoubtedly the most important one is “mother” to my two little girls, Hazel (5) and Eloise (2), and “partner” to my husband Chris. I am also a daughter, a sister, an animal lover, a friend to many, a designer, an art therapist, and simply: An Artist.

A native of Cincinnati, I hail most recently from Chicago (2004 - 2013) where I earned my Masters in Counseling : Art Therapy degree to augment my undergraduate BFA in Industrial Design from Carnegie Mellon University (2000 - 2004). As an art therapist, I worked primarily with at-risk youth in the Chicago Public School system, and as an inpatient counselor in an adolescent mental health unit. Five years ago, we had our first baby, and shortly thereafter moved to Kirkland. I feel extremely blessed to be continuing on my journey as an artist here, in this beautiful place.

Christy talks about her art:

To me, art-making is a way of life. Even as a child I used art as the means to express my churning, rumbling, and rich inner-experience as I beheld each new situation with a raw, sensitive, and compassionate heart. I take inspiration from the beauty and sadness in the world around me, and aim to capture the essence of this dichotomy through the suggestion of my subjects in thick, buttery, energizing strokes and smears of oil paint.

The figurative pieces shown here are inspired by my childhood neighborhood in 1982
Suburban Cincinnati, where neighbors knew each other well, convened often, and took care of one another in an unplugged, bygone era. I yearn to feel this comfortable and peaceful again, especially in these divisive times where we are constantly bombarded with digital information. Close contact with neighbors and friends is - and always has been - my saving grace.

Storm at Montrose Harbor (photo by artist)


No-Name Lake -- March-April 2017 web

Ben Groff

I was born in Pennsylvania, growing up there and among the little hills of Rockland County, New York.  I moved to Seattle after college, later to Lynnwood, and have lived here ever since, enjoying a long career as a nurse at Virginia Mason Hospital.  My interests have included hiking, mountaineering, and world travel, from which I draw most of my images.  However my deepest concern has always been pan-artistic, spanning music, photography, art, and literature; I have been a fiction writer with many published stories.  I am married with two grown children and one lovely granddaughter.

Ben talks about his art:

From an early age, I drew pictures in pencil, continuing into my mature years.  When I finally came to painting in oils, this emphasis on clarity of line and form carried on into the new medium and I found myself to be by nature a realistic artist.  But realism must never be an end in itself; rather the brush must adapt itself to the object and the object to the brush so that a deeper sense of the reality of the scene can emerge.  Above all I seek to work with heightened color and light to express the spiritual essence that I find in that sudden, transitory moment of illumination the image contains, making it permanent.

No-Name Lake, Alpine Lakes Wilderness (photo by artist)


Lynnwood City Hall, 19100 44th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA 98036, 425-670-5000
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5pm. Evening hours: Mondays (except 1/2, 1/16, 2/20, 5/29, 7/4, 9/4,11/23, 11/24, 12/25) and third Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm.

Upcoming exhibits 2018

2/20 Tanya Langford* & Jey Vargas
3/27 Professional Photographers of WA    
5/8 EGGS-plore Lynnwood 
6/19 Siege & jason Kim
7/31 Darishma Alphonse & N naoj
9/11 Christy Kruse & Heinz Grossrieder
10/23 BethAnn Lawson & Monica Bretherton
12/4 EdCC   



Youth Art Gallery at Lynnwood Recreation Center
Katherine Mao (thru Mar 10)

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Katherine Mao, "Home" (photo by the artist).

Katherine Mao

Born in 2007 in Seattle, Katherine is a 5th grader in Lockwood Elementary School. She and her parents live in Bothell. Katherine enjoys painting, reading, music and travelling. She has been learning drawing and painting
from Mr. Long Gao since 2012.

Katherine speaks about her art: Drawing and painting are my favorite ways to express my feelings about this beautiful world. I am learning to use lines and colors to capture the beauty of nature, from small items to big landscapes. It is my great pleasure to see people enjoying my artworks. I am eager to improve myself and want to create a better world in my artworks.

Lynnwood Rec 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


Korean American Artists Association of Washington State (KAAW)
City Hall - Council Chambers Gallery



Artist from KAAW: Jae W Kim

About The Korean American Artists Association of Washington State (KAAW) 

KAAW is a non-profit organization founded in 1989 by local Korean Immigrants. The mission of KAAW is to encourage and support Korean American Artists in the region in the pursuit of artistic endeavor in order to enrich both personal and community life. In 1994, KAAW expanded its mission to promote and celebrate Diversity through Pacific Northwest Student Art Competition open to K-12, for all ethnic backgrounds. In 2010, KAAW celebrated its 20th anniversary by hosting a special event and exhibition. From 2014, KAAW created several committees to encourage and enhance member involvement, and beginning 2015, KAAW actively supported and participated in several community events and greatly expanded its memberships with many talented artists in the WA area. This year, KAAW exhibits twice for the first time in a year and celebrates the 5th year of "Johsel Namkung Scholarship" award.




Past Exhibits

Check out some of the artists that have shown in our galleries.


Artist Opportunities