AAC  Events

Art in Legion Park 2022

August 27-28 Saturday and Sunday


Fine Art and Activities in downtown Arlington.

Beer and Wine garden-- is cancelled, sorry!

Mini-auction, raffle baskets and art activities.

Arlington Arts Council (AAC) celebrates creativity of all kinds at the annual Art in Legion Park, with members and friends offering paintings, photography, wood, textiles, jewelry and ceramics, along with live music and fun art activities in Legion Park August 27 and 28. There will be a small selection of original art in a mini-auction and two raffle baskets with wine and miscellaneous art items to raise funds for AAC.

Participating Artists
Sally Hudson, Candis Morth, Nan Clute Cara Crookston, Kathy Critchfield, Joe Wilson, Vicki Johnson, Tracey Crosbie, Stu Fountain, Ellen Dale, Dennis Heaton, Karen Lyons, Jacques Drapeau, Steve Dalton, Monica Bretherton, Kristina Yantis, Monica Yantis, Erika Bruss, Richie Novello, Roberta Baker

Live bands on stage, featuring nationally acclaimed Bluegrass band, Marley's Ghost.


Kids of all ages are invited to participate in the Youth Engaged in Art projects, including fence art and rock art.

Live music on stage:

Art in Legion Park Event Features Bluegrass and Beatles Music


Come to Art in Legion Park for great music! Presented by Arlington Arts Council


Marley’s Ghost plays free for the community this Saturday. Marley’s Ghost is steeped in everything from gospel, bluegrass, Celtic, country and reggae. With more than 20 years performing together, Marley’s Ghost band consists of Dan Wheetman, Mike Phelan, Jon Wilcox,  Jerry Fletcher and Ed Littlefield Jr. (a local). Marley’s Ghost marked its silver anniversary with the release of its tenth album, Jubilee, produced by Nashville’s Jack Clement, and featuring performances by Emmylou Harris, and Marty Stuart.


The Walrus Band offers Beatles tunes and classic rock at the art show. The Walrus delights audiences from boomers to toddlers, with the classic rock sound that bridges generations. The Bellingham-based ensemble performs a lot of Beatles tunes but also a variety of classic rock tunes including songs by Sheryl Crow, Traveling Wilburys, Eagles, Steely Dan and others. In 2015, The Walrus was selected to play for pregame festivities at the NFC Championship game in Seattle. The band features Jamie Shea, Chuck Dingée, Michael O'Neal, Lee Pence and Walt Burkett.


Denny & the Jeffs is a new version of the Geezers who played last year, Denny & the Jeffs features Dennis Griffith, his brother Jeff Griffith and Jeff Nicely. They play folk tunes, some rock-n-roll, blues and original tunes, one about swimming in the Stilly.


TJ&J Trio is Tom and Jill Hudon with John Salyer. This vocal harmony band uses a variety of instruments including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, keyboard and bass, to cover a variety of styles including light rock, country, jazz and originals.


David Lee Howard is a popular favorite at Art in Legion Park, playing a great assortment of tunes on his 12-string guitar, setting the mood for Sunday afternoon of art and fun.

Music Schedule: 

TJ&J Trio, Sat. 11-12:30
Marley's Ghost Band,  Sat. 2-4 
The Walrus Band,  Sat. 6-8
Denny & the Jeffs Band,  Sun. 12-2
David Lee Howard Music, Sun. 2:30 -4




























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Marley's Ghost: Bluegrass

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The Walrus: Classic rock

Halloween Costume Contest

Last Saturday in October, Legion Park

Legends of the Blues Concert

Saturday, November 19, 2022 at  7:30pm

Eagle Festival



Fine Art Show & Eagle Photo Contest

Event Date: Saturday, February ----------
Art Show Hours:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Olympic Theater Cafe, 107 S. Olympic Avenue, Arlington, WA 98223

Show features the natural depictions of the
beautiful Pacific Northwest flora and fauna as 
created by local artists in all media types. 

 Entry Requirements

  • Open to Snohomish County, Skagit County and Island County residents

  • $5 per entry for up to two entries

  • Youth entry fee is a donation to the food bank

  • One eagle photograph (for eagle photo contest) and up to two entries total

  • Artwork must be sized from 8-by-10 inches to 18 by 24 inches (including frame)

  • Photos can be framed or canvas wrapped

  • All 2-D art must have a wire for hanging

  • All entries must be labeled on back with artist’s name and phone number

  • Submit art with completed entry form

  • Art must be picked up after the show on Saturday at 4 p.m.

Youth Category 

  • Youth art must meet art entry requirements

  • Youth art will be judged in two categories:

    •   Up to 10 years old

    •  11 - 17 years old 

  • Youth are eligible for Best of Show award. Ribbons are awarded in Youth Category.

Eagle Photo Contest

Photos submitted for the photo contest will be featured on the City and Arlington Art Council social media. 

Eagle photo first place $200.
You can submit 1 entry.

Art Entry Form

Eligibility: Open to residents in Snohomish County, Skagit County, and Camano Island.  Photos should be of local eagles.

Along with cash prize, the winning eagle photo may be displayed on the City’s website, featured in the City newsletter, on the promotions for the Eagle Festival, and may be used in other ways to promote the City and future Eagle Festivals.

Link to photos entered in 2021 contest


  • Best of Show Overall (chosen by Arlington Arts Council): $100 with ribbon 

  • Eagle Photo winner: $200 with ribbon 

  • Best Nature Art: $100 with ribbon

  • Ribbons: best nature photo, best nature painting, best mixed media, best children's art

How to Enter Art and Photos

Please complete this entry form.
Forms available at the drop off location also.

Deliver: Up to  two entries to Olympic Theater Cafe, in downtown Arlington, on the day before the show, Friday, February 4, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

No submissions will be accepted after this time. Olympic Theater is located at: 107 S Olympic Avenue, Arlington, WA.

Eagle Festival

Haiku Poetry Contest

The Nature Haiku Poetry Contest is presented by Arlington Arts Council.  

Prizes are $25 for first place in in three age categories first place (ages 6-9, ages 10-15, ages 16 & up).

Contest ends January 31, 2022 at midnight. 


The Nature Haiku contest is open to Snohomish County residents. Haiku poets are challenged to convey a vivid message in only 17 syllables. The format of the haiku should be the traditional non-rhyming three line poem of 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, 5 syllables in the third line, and have no punctuation. The theme of the poem should be connected to nature.

You may submit a maximum of two haiku, each on its own entry form. 

Enter Online or by mail to: City of Arlington, Recreation, 238 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223, or place in utility payment box on outside of City Hall, 238 N Olympic Avenue.