Making the Arts come alive

in Newcastle 

Upcoming Events

Join the Newcastle Arts Council and the Newcastle Library to explore your creative side!

Check kcls.org or email newcastlewaarts@gmail.com for more information, to register for events, and for the most up-to-date information. Most events are first come, first seated, or drop-in. Please register if noted.

January

Newcastle's Lunar New Year Celebration 2023 – Sunday, January 15, 1-4pm at Aegis Gardens, Stan Head Cultural Center, 13056 SE 76th St, Newcastle, WA 98056. All ages welcome. Newcastle celebrates Lunar New Year with a spectacular Lion Dance by Northwest Kung Fu and Fitness. After the performance, enjoy activities like lantern making, Chinese calligraphy, and popular Asian board games.  Welcome the Year of the Rabbit!

1-1:30pm  Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demonstration Spectacular. Come early for the best spot!

1:30-4pm  Drop-in for all ages arts and crafts, calligraphy, games and sample some traditional food.

This event is sponsored by BECU, King County Library System, Friends of Newcastle Library, Aegis Gardens, Yang’s Kitchen, Newcastle Arts Council, City of Newcastle and 4Culture.

February

Sound Bath - February 25th, 12:30pm, Newcastle Library. We are vibration. Sound and music experienced with the entire body, mind and spirit are effective components of balance, relaxation and healing. Join artist Jennifer B. Moore for an introduction and experience of the benefits of sound.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring anything you might need to feel comfortable lying on the floor for 30-45 minutes. Chairs will be available for those who prefer to sit.

Registration is required through the KCLS website. You can find the event listed in the calendar section where there will be a registration link.

This event is being sponsored in partnership with Newcastle Arts Council, Friends of Newcastle Library, King County Library System, City of Newcastle and 4Culture.

Basic Ballet for Adult Bodies - Saturday, March 11th, 3:00pm-4:00pm, Newcastle Library. Dance is a great way to center the body and work your balance, strength, flexibility, and posture. It doesn't take a "dancer's body" to learn these moves. Anyone can learn these basics and use them in everyday life. Join us for this slow-paced, relaxed, beginning dance class.

Registration is not required for this event but spots for participation are limited so show up early to reserve your spot.

This event is being sponsored in partnership with Newcastle Arts Council, Newcastle Library, King County Library System, City of Newcastle and 4Culture.

Create Your Own Journal - Wednesday, March 22th, 6:00pm-7:30pm, Newcastle Library. Artist Amaranta Sandys will teach you how to construct and assemble the binding and journal cover and decorate using maps and textures with assorted papers.

Registration is required through the KCLS website. You can find the event listed in the calendar section where there will be a registration link.

This event is being sponsored in partnership with Newcastle Arts Council, Friends of Newcastle Library, Newcastle Library, King County Library System, City of Newcastle and 4Culture.

Origami Spring Flowers Workshop - Tuesday, April 11th, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Newcastle Library. Learn how to make a colorful bouquet of origami spring flowers, with Emily Mallory of Emily's Papercrafts. All supplies provided.

Registration is not required for this event and all ages are welcome.

This event is being sponsored in partnership with Newcastle Arts Council, Newcastle Library, King County Library System, City of Newcastle and 4Culture.

Newcastle Arts Council Monthly Meeting – January 2nd. Our next board meeting is on Monday, January 2, 2023. If you are interested in joining please send a note to newcastlewaarts@gmail.com and we will send you information about joining the meeting. The board normally meets on the first Monday of each month. We are continuing to look for others to be actively involved in the organization.

Monthly art programs

As we look toward 2023 Newcastle Arts Council plans to continue our partnership with Newcastle Library and KCLS to provide a monthly art program via Zoom and in person. For this process we could use your assistance. Do you have a great idea for a program? If so, we want to hear about it. Do you have a special artistic talent you would like to share with the community? If so, we would love to showcase your talents during an on-line course or lesson taught by you for the community. For suggestions or comments please let us know by e-mail.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

The Newcastle Arts Council has brought our community art classes, exhibits, presentations, an art walk, and more. It takes volunteer help and financial resources to bring excellent arts programming to Newcastle. Please consider donating to help us continue our mission to make the Arts come alive in Newcastle. Thank you for your support!

Send your PayPal donation to: newcastlewaarts@gmail.com