The Shoreline Arts Festival is held on the last weekend in June. There is something creative and fun for everyone at this FREE two-day community event: Arts Exhibits, Youth Art, Artist Marketplace, Cultural rooms, Hands-on Art, Performances, Food Court, Beer Garden, and various activities of all kinds. Here’s a sample of what the festival has to offer:
The beating heart of the Shoreline Arts Festival, with 60+ artists of all kinds; the Artist Marketplace is a hard-won, hand-made dream. Pursue paintings, ceramics, jewelry, and pretty much every other kind of art as you saunter through the sunshine and decide which of the masterpieces on offer will grace your mantelpiece. Enrich your home with hand-made art, support local artists, and show the world where you stand as a curator of great taste. Get a preview artists who will be selling their work at the festival on our marketplace page.
DANCE & MUSIC
The Festival’s Main Stage features regional performers all weekend long, and you can come see it all without spending a penny! Sit back, relax, and let us entertain you with an array of musical and dance performances spanning a wide range of styles. Plus, our food court is right next door, so grab a bite, pull up a seat, and enjoy the show. Performances by community partners and nonprofits will also take place this year on the North Lawn.
See the full performer line-up here.
FOOD TRUCK FOOD COURT
Get lunch, dinner, or just a sweet treat at this year’s Arts Festival Food Court. Conveniently located by the Showmobile Outdoor Stage the food court is the perfect place to sit back and enjoy the festival atmosphere.
JURIED ART & PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITS
The Juried Art Exhibit is one of the highlights of the Arts Festival. It features hundreds of artworks from regional artists in 2D, 3D, and photography. We award over $2000 in cash prizes and merchandise prizes. Want to submit your art? Register Here.
YOUTH ART EXHIBIT
Young minds = Creativity! Be amazed by the talents in the Shoreline Arts Festival Youth Art Exhibit. Students in Pre-K through 12th grade submit their favorite 2-D and 3-D art works. Make sure to vote for your favorite piece for the People’s Choice award. Awards are given in four different age groups, and art for the Shoreline School District 2017-18 calendar is also selected from this exhibit of over 300 artworks. Come surround yourself in the fabulous creativity of our youth!
HANDS-ON ART FOR KIDS & KIDS-AT-HEART
Try your hand at a Festival favorite with one or all of our Hands-On Art stations! This art is for kids and adults alike. We’ve got all the supplies for the making. All you need to bring is your imagination. The famous Fish Prints are back for a sea of colorful aquatic productions. We’ll have several other Hands-on Art stations for you to explore this year. Come create with us!
MISSOULA CHILDREN’S THEATRE
Missoula Children’s Theater is coming to Shoreline for a week-long residency where 50-60 local school age children will audition for, rehearse, and perform in a full-scale musical that shows during the Arts Festival. This year’s production: The Pied Piper.
Explore the four cultural rooms that offer many fun hands-on activities and displays. Experience different cultures, sample foods, see art, listen to music, learn to dance.