Thursday, June 29, 2017 This Week's Paper

Lakewood Sister Cities Festival hosts ArtsFest Celebration April 25-27

Lakewood Sister Cities Festival and Lakewood ArtsFest Committee will host a three-day celebration of art and entertainment on April 25, 26, 27 at Pierce College Fort Steilacoom Community College. This fun filled, family friendly event is FREE to all attendees. Daily activities are as follows:

Friday, April 25, 6-9 p.m. ArtsFest opens, all juried, student and military art exhibits available for viewing. Free "Meet the Artist and Awards Reception." 6-7:30 p.m. Continuous entertainment provided by Clover Park High School and local entertainers.

Saturday, April 26, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lakewood Sister Cities Association presents a special performance by the renowned Megumi Matsuda, Tomoko Nakamura and Asami Ohama from the Miyagi-Ryu Minoruno Kai-Megumi Matsuda Dance Institute from Okinawa City, Japan. Also, performances from Korea, Guam, India, Thailand, Samoa, Afghanistan, Philippines and Ireland. Visit the arts and crafts, public market and ethnic food vendors. Kids will enjoy face painting, calligraphy, origami and more at the Kids Corner.

Sunday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ArtsFest continues. All art exhibits, food and craft vendors are open. Continuous entertainment featuring the FLY Dance Company, Lakewood Playhouse performers, Shahdaroba Middle Eastern Dance Troupe and more. Special performance by the Change Hee Suk Korean Women Drummers at 3 p.m. Kids Corner open all day.

Plan now to join the fun! Parking and admission are free.

The Lakewood Sister Cities Festival – ArtsFest Celebration is proudly sponsored by Clover Park and Lakewood Rotary Clubs, Pierce County Crime Stoppers, Lakewood Family YMCA, KLAY Radio, The Ranger/Airlifter, Asian Pacific Cultural Center, City of Lakewood and Pierce College. 

All event activities are located in the Pierce College Cascade Building, 9401 Farwest D. SW in Lakewood. For event information call C. Lacadie at (253) 906-1346.