SalmonFest -What’s Next?

Lake City Future First is looking forward to working with the Community on a neighborhood festival that is reflective of our changing and culturally rich community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This year, Saturday was our big day for kids events and thanks to Seattle Gymnastics Academy for having an obstacle course in Albert Davis, and to all the wonderful non profits who provided crafts including Hunger Intervention, North Helpline, The LC Library, Literacy Source, the Lake City Farmer’s Market and Missy’s Rescue.Thanks also to our kid’s area performers: Lluvia Chavez, Insight Martial Arts. Hulau Hula Napaulau, and Adria the Juggler. It was tough to be tucked back up behind the main action but the Lake City Young Leaders program helped to guide people our way with balloon animals, henna and face painting.

We can’t wait for the return of live music, supporting local businesses and bringing in local artisans to share their craft.

A community festival needs both your input and your help. Volunteerism is essential to putting on a great festival.

We will be going over our surveys that we conducted at the event on what is important to attendants for a Lake City festival and continuing the outreach as we work with our neighbors and businesses to create a celebration that we all can enjoy.

Jazz Fills Mini Park

There is Still Time to Enjoy Music in the Mini Park

Join us this Wednesday, August 2nd for the Lance Lu Quartet. Lance Lu brings Latin, Bebop, modern and beyond to our series. Music starts at 6pm. See you there.

With just two more Wednesday  performances to go it has been a great season of music. On August 9th we wrap with Jessica Clipper. We were lucky enough to hear a little of what Jessica had to offer last year and this time we are showcasing her talent. Not to be missed.

 

 

LCFF and Value Village Partner On Mural Project

Challenging Area to Get a Paint Job from Artist Andrew Miller

LCFF has had the great privilege of supporting the mural work being completed around Lake City by Mark Mendez’s, Lake City Leaders program. The person who has guided the youth and brought their visions to the walls of Toyoda Sushi, Elliott Bay Brewery and the North Helpline Food Bank is local artist Andrew Miller. Andrew has committed a great deal of his time and talents to this effort demonstrating a belief in the power of community projects and commitment to the visions of our future leaders.

Working with the Value Village in Lake City, LCFF has created the opportunity to get Andrews work up on “those brown walls” that line the parking lot of the Value Village store and the large parking area to the south. The Value Village management has been fantastic to work with and relayed to us that this was a project they had in their minds for quite some time. Store manager, Allison Hughes, was immediately receptive to the proposal and was the one who made the conceptual suggestion (dinosaurs) which Andrew quickly ran with. 

If you would like to volunteer to help fill in the mural we are having a painting party on Saturday, August 12th from 10am-4pm. Volunteers will have the opportunity to paint and fill in the design with brilliant colors, while contributing to the creative process!

 

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Still More Music in the Mini Park to Enjoy

Halfway Through With Plenty Of Excitement to Come

Flamenco with Ana Montes was July 5th

If you have not had the opportunity to come out for one of the awesome performances the past five  Wednesdays… fear not! There are still five concerts left to go at the Lake City Mini Park. Music Starts at 6pm. July 12th we welcome the Jason Parker Quartet. Make sure you don’t miss this one. Weather should be great and the music promises to be fantastic.

Also – mark your calendar for our next monthly Clean Up – July 16th. Meet at 30th Avenue NE and NE 143rd Street. 5-6 PM – We provide all you need to take part.

 

 

LCFF Concerts Are Back

Join Us on Wednesday’s Starting June 7th for LCFF’s Concert Series

Lake City Future First is proud to bring back our 2nd Annual “Music in the Mini Park” concert series to the plaza on 125th and LCW. The series is brought to you in part through the “Put Arts In the Park” grant initiative from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. http://www.seattle.gov/arts/arts-in-parks

Performances are free to the public and we have a great line-up this year running for 10 weeks every Wednesday until August 9th.

Performances start at 6PM

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