Category Archive • Art

Farmer’s Market & Sketchcrawl

The sun was out and shinning at last weekend’s Farmer’s Market, and we had something special happening to take advantage of all that sun: sketch artists joined us in the market to live-sketch what they saw! As folks shopped, conversed, and stocked up on veggies for the week, a small troop of drawers, painters, and ...

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Shorewood World Arts Night on June 4

For many years, Shorewood High School tenth graders have shared their talent and passion in the Commons.  African Arts Night has always been one of the most engaging, exciting events of the year, a display of creative work inspired by studies of the African Continent. This year, the scope has widened.  On Thursday, June 4th from ...

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Garden Photography

Program gem alert! The Lake Forest Park Garden Club meets in the Commons on the second Tuesday of the month from September through May.  Members start with a business meeting, and then invite the community to the second half to hear a presentation from gardening experts.  And what an amazing array speakers they have had, from ...

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Create your Saturday

Join us for a creative, colorful Commons Saturday!  On March 7, members of NW Polymer Clay Guild invite you to watch them in action and learn about this versatile, fun, and accessible medium.  Come watch between 9 am to 5 pm, and learn a new way to put your dusty pasta maker to good use. And ...

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Observe Veterans Day with the Fallen Heroes Project

On Thursday, November 13 at 7 pm, we welcome Michael G. Reagan to the Commons.   This internationally recognized artist creates portraits to honor the men and women who have died in service to their country, and to date, has completed more than 4,000.  Come learn more about his Fallen Heroes Project,  and see examples of ...

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Student Art on Display in the Commons

For the past 3 years, Third Place Commons has been honored to display student artwork from Shorecrest High School’s self/contained classroom, taught by Tizbee Holm.   Artist Aime Palmer facilitates these painting experiences, made possible by a grant from the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council.   Please take some time to appreciate these engaging and empowering paintings ...

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Holiday Weekend Schedule in the Commons

Are you getting ready to celebrate Independence Day?  So are we, and here are some weekend schedule changes. There will be no music in the Commons on Friday evening.  Enjoy the holiday!   Saturday night at 7:30 pm, we welcome the Groove Messengers, playing a variety of tunes from Jazz to Rhythm & Blues, and almost everything in ...

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Countdown to the Secret Gardens Of Lake Forest Park

This coming Saturday, June 14, six spectacular gardens in Lake Forest Park will open for the best tour in the area.  At this point, the planning committee is still keeping the details secret, but we have to share just a few.  So, this is what we can tell you: * You will get to see a ...

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Commons Legacies

In the course of a year, Third Place Commons hosts over 900 events.  Many of those are musical, and most of the performers on our stage are local.  In 2013, generous funding from 4Culture enabled us to produce a series we called the Commons Legacies Project.  We featured musical families, talented folks, every one of ...

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What are you doing Saturday?

Happy May everyone!  We’re kicking off the month with a lively Saturday in Third Place Commons.  Hope you can join us. The first Saturday of the month is our Art-In.   Come make art at this free, drop-in creative time for drawing and painting artists – bring your friends and/or make new ones! There’s no instructor, just ...

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