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‘It’s Raining Art’ in Marysville April 26

Wood artist John Goodwin displayed a selection of hand-turned pens and other accessories at last year
Wood artist John Goodwin displayed a selection of hand-turned pens and other accessories at last year's 'It's Raining Art' event in Marysville.
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MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Arts Council’s third annual “It’s Raining Art” event is set to return to the former Dunn Lumber building, at 1410 Grove St. in Marysville, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 26.

Marysville Arts Coalition Chair Beckye Randall promised that public art show and sale would feature displays by 19 local artists, as well as live music, hands-on creative activities and even opportunities to sample craft wine and spirits.

“They’ll all be juried entries,” Randall said of the event’s artists this year. “There are lots of great crafters and craft shows already in Marysville, but this show will focus more on art.”

The artwork on display and available to purchase is expected to include paintings and hanging art, jewelry and decorative items made of fused glass, wood crafts, hand-painted silk scarves and fabric art, photography, decorative gourds and more, with works by students from the Marysville Getchell and Marysville-Pilchuck high schools among those on display.

For taste tickets costing $2 each, guests can also sample craft wine from Willis Hall Winery, and Dark Moon Distillery’s artisan vodka and rum, along with hand-pressed cider, before purchasing a bottle or two of their favorite beverages for at-home consumption.

“It’s nice to be able to interact with other groups in the community, and develop a synergy with them,” Randall said.

There is no other admission fee for “It’s Raining Art,” whose appetizers, activities and live music performances, by Native American flautist Paul Nyenhuis and acoustic guitarist Michael Gotz on April 26, are all offered for free.

“Marysville benefits from having a bigger art presence,” Randall said. “It sets us apart and unifies us as a community all at once.”

Log onto the Marysville Arts Coalition’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MarysvilleArts, or email Randall at brandallrcf@gmail.com, for more information.

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