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Membership Fees

Annual Membership $20

AAC Special Friend  $50

AAC Enthusiast $100

AAC Patron $250

AAC "Art Fiend" $500 and up


Second Tuesday of each month.
Located at Hadley Hall, at Arlington Boys & Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave NE Arlington

5 pm — Doors open, set up

5:30 pm —Artist workshop/demo/speaker

6:30 pm —Meeting

At most meetings we present a 45-minute artist workshop that is meant to inspire artists and art enthusiasts.

At 5:30pm we will discuss and plan events following an agenda set by the president and board of directors. 


Visitors and members are encouraged to bring a piece of art to show. 


Schedule for Artist Workshop/Demo/Speaker 

Arlington Arts Council Artist Presentations
Location: Arlington Boys & Girls Club, Hadley Hall, 18513 59th Ave. NE Arlington
Classes may be cancelled, please follow Arlington Arts Council Facebook or website.

September: Tobey Anderson, professional story teller. 

Ever since Tobey Ishii Anderson’s Japanese grandma uttered the words: Mukashi, mukashi… a long time ago…Tobey has been held captive with the wonders of stories.

As a Peace Corps volunteer and international school teacher in South East Asia, Tobey has lived and trekked in numerous countries throughout Asia to Europe. She considers herself a “Third Culture Kid” which has contributed to her having the fortunate means in gathering stories from diverse cultures and turning them into adventures for her audience. She is an active member of the South Sound Story Guild based in Olympia, Washington and the Asian American Storytellers in Action.

August:  Potluck in the Park

July:  Erica Knapp: Japanese ink painting
Arts Council member Erica Knapp will be demonstrating the art of sumi-e. 

 " Japanese ink painting, or sumi-e, is the embodiment of Japanese aesthetics. Using just simple black ink and carefully curated white space, sumi-e captures the timeless beauty and complexity of the natural world. Sumi-e is commonly described as art done in monochrome, with the use of sumi ink and handmade paper."

Past Demos: 

January demo:  Michael Hofferbert

 "Fun with Papier Mache" :    Michael says, "I describe it as creating on a budget  or pauper mache, as it can be done on the cheap. I will be concentrating on simple mask-making for the demo/presentation."


February:  Allen Bollinger

Allen Bollinger is an abstract painter who was represented by Post Gallery in Los Angeles and has shown in numerous galleries throughout Southern California.  He has been represented in the Absolute International Art Biennial and his work is in collections in both Europe and North America. He will give a brief talk about the what and why of modern contemporary abstract art.  “What’s the point of a canvas covered with an even coat of plain white paint?  Why is it in a museum?”  Weather permitting he will also be bringing some examples from his personal collection.


March:   Janet Lehwalder    ( Paints on silk )

 Quote from website: 

“I paint on silk.  I love the way silk’s natural luster adds light to the colors.  I love the way you can choose among many surface textures. Silk is a strong vibrant natural fiber that is beautiful all by itself.”

April 11 at 5:30 pm: Watercolorist Nicki Wight:   

Nicki has been in may shows throughout our region, and will be showing us some tips and tricks to beautiful watercolor paintings. 

" Watercolor is magical; I have always loved the translucent qualities of watercolor. It is so fresh and ethereal. After I retired as a graphic designer and illustrator, I decided to start painting in my favorite medium, watercolor."


May 9:  Kathy Lynott:  Alcohol ink tile painting

Kathy Lynott will be teaching us about alcohol ink tile painting. She is currently teaching the the Schack Art Center in Everett.

 " I am a mixed media artist who teaches art-making classes in Everett, WA. My background in education, social services, and art-making led to the development of such workshops as Mindful Arts, Fearless Self-portraits, Free-form Alcohol ink painting, and Make Your Own Plushie. In every workshop, the goal is to attend to the process, the moment, and ourselves.”    Working with alcohol inks is easily adaptable to all skill levels and abilities. I highly recommend trying it out because you won’t regret the experience and you’ll love what you end up making!”  


June:  Members painted miniature canvases






Monthly Meetings

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