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Second Annual Arts Explosion – Federal Way PAEC

May 31 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 2, 2024


This juried arts festival will feature artworks from throughout the west; Oregon, Washington and California.

All art will be for sale during the show and will be judged with monetary prizes awarded.  A partial list of judges include barry johnson, an award-winning professional artist featured at Winston Wächter Fine Art Seattle and the Seattle Art Show, Daniel Hershman, a world-renowned photographer and retired teacher of photography with the Federal Way Public Schools, and Gerardo Pena, a renowned Latino muralist and a graduate of the Federal Way Public Schools.

All sponsors are encouraged to attend the judging day and have their “Vernissage” (or first viewing) to see & buy art that speaks to them on Thursday May 30. Sponsors, artists, judges and City dignitaries will enjoy an invitation-only awards ceremony Friday evening, May 30.  The public will have three free full days of viewing and buying of art May 30 – June 2, 2024.  All attendees to our festival will be able to decide for themselves which artists are the best with the “People’s Choice” award.  Families are encouraged to attend the Festival Day, Saturday, June 1st, which will have musical interludes, a children’s art corner and a food truck.  Everyone is encouraged to purchase art and take them home on June 3, 2024.


Sponsors for this art festival include the City of Federal Way, El Centro de la Raza,  Jurassic Ink Tattoo Studios, Caffe’ D’Arte’, Lakehaven Water & Sewer, Arts Foundation Federal Way, Rotary, and Marigold Dental.  The artwork, musical acts and sponsorships showcase the diversity that is Federal Way.


May 31
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Federal Way Performing Arts & Event Center
31510 Pete von Reichbauer Way S
Federal Way, WA 98003 United States
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Federal Way Arts Commission