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Parks & Recreation Dept.
12424 42nd Avenue South
Tukwila, WA 98168

Phone: 206 768-2822
Fax: 206 768-0524

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Arts in Tukwila

Welcome to “Arts in Tukwila,” brought to you by the Tukwila Arts Commission.  The Tukwila Arts Commission encourages citizen participation in the arts, promotes arts in the Tukwila community and advises City officials on arts matters.  The Arts Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month beginning at 5:00 pm at the Tukwila Community Center. For more information, check out Arts Commission Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Rotating Art Display at the Tukwila Community Center:   The Tukwila Arts Commission is working to increase public awareness, appreciation, and understanding of arts through exhibits of emerging and professional local resident artists.  The Commission recently launched the Tukwila Rotating Art Display at the Tukwila Community Center.  Professional or amateur artists living in Washington who work in two-dimensional media are invited to display their work.  As Parks and Recreation Manager Tracy Gallaway describes, “The rotating art program features local artists of all cultures, techniques, and styles.  There are several talented artists in south King County and we are thrilled to showcase and share their talents with the community.”   Artists interested in displaying can submit online at: www.tukwilawa.gov/artwall, applications are reviewed by the Tukwila Arts Commission.

Artist Paul Illian  is being showcased at the Tukwila Community Center through September 2017.  Paul Illian is a prize-winning artist living in the North Highline area. He works with many medias and dimensions. When painting, he particularly enjoys painting scenes found in the many local gardens and parks. His work is deeply detailed and textured, yielding more surprises the closer the viewing distance. He first started receiving attention in Middle School and his work continues to draw attention and win prizes today.

Rainier Symphony: The Tukwila Arts Commission is pleased to sponsor and support Rainier Symphony. The symphony is an artistically distinguished, 75-member community orchestra founded in 1981. The orchestra is composed of talented musicians ranging in skill from well-qualified students and amateur players, to internationally-renowned professionals. Each season includes five pairs of concerts plus an annual holiday concert performed at venues in Tukwila and other area locations. The orchestra rehearses Tuesday nights from September through May on stage at the Foster Performing Arts Center in Tukwila.  Print the 2016-17 concert schedule HERE.

Foster Performing Arts Center (FPAC):  The Foster Performing Arts Center is located within Foster High School at 4242 S. 144th St. in Tukwila, WA.  Tukwila School District students utilize the arts center for classes, rehearsals, concerts, and special presentations.  The center is available to rent and several organizations utilize the space for various performances.

Public Art Collection: The City of Tukwila’s Public Art Collection is currently made up of several pieces on display throughout Tukwila’s parks and city facilities.  Additionally, the Arts Commission maintains over 40 portable works such as paintings, sculptures, and prints. The collection can be found carefully displayed within municipal buildings and facilities throughout the city

4Culture: Generous support through 4Culture, the cultural services agency for King County, provides funding for musical, dance, and creative arts performances throughout Tukwila each year.