Last week I visited Everett for the first time in many years.
The reason: SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) now included a movies from the festival being screened in Performing. Arts Center. In case you were wondering, I saw Amaldovore, a poignant and unexpected story with a few twists that make these movies so inspiring for me.
Being a good islander, my day was filled, and I arrived a while before the movie.
When in doubt, or curious about a community I seek out galleries and art centers.
Imagine my delight to discover the brand spanking new Schack Art Center.( http://www.Schack.org) The space is large housing a complete glass blowing , classroom space and exhibition space.
All of this is located under a loft/live/work space.
Pretty fabulous with a full complement of classes for artists of all ages, and an open and airy gallery/gift/sales area.
I look forward to seeing another exhibition there, as the inagrual show was curated with Traver Gallery from Seattle.
The other place I found was a coffe shop named after the mascot dog, zippy……Cafe Zippy was a treat both the dog and the coffee.