Arts and Entertainment

Red Curtain prepares for fall festivals, classes, plays

The planned mural design for the Red Curtain Arts Center in Marysville, by local artist Cassandra Canady. - Courtesy photo.
The planned mural design for the Red Curtain Arts Center in Marysville, by local artist Cassandra Canady.
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MARYSVILLE — Even as the summer winds down, the Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts is preparing to expand its outreach even further.

Earlier this year, the foundation formed a partnership with the Public Servants, a production company focused on bringing art-related events to Marysville's younger generations through interactive festivals.

The two groups' next event together, called "MadeYaLook," is set for Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Red Curtain Arts Center, formerly the Dunn Lumber building at 1410 Grove St.

"MadeYaLook" is slated to showcase visual artists, musicians, crafters, poets, interactive displays and more.

Foundation President Scott Randall added that, within the past month, the foundation has entered into agreements that have led to the Marysville Arts Coalition, the Marysville City Bands and the Northern Sound Choirs all planning to make the arts center their new home, beginning this fall.

"This is a very exciting development for us, and works well towards making the facility a true center for the arts in Marysville," Randall said.

The arts coalition and city bands will begin using the building for their concerts and other events this year. The choirs will rehearse and conduct their own events at the arts center, although their concerts won't move their concerts to the arts center until the fall of next year.

"We'll also be creating a large, fun mural on the front of the building this September, to help people identify the space as an arts center," said Randall, who credited Marysville artist Cassandra Canady with designing the mural. The completion is being overseen by Kurt Hollstein, head of the art department at Marysville Getchell High School.

Following this painting session, the foundation's fall classes will kick off Sunday, Sept. 21, with two newly hired instructors.

"We've also chosen our play season, which will begin with a holiday show this December," said Randall, who promised that auditions will be announced very soon.

For more information, log onto Red Curtain's website at, its Facebook page at or its Twitter at @redcurtainwa.

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