Save the Date! Summer Camp 2022 registration opens March 3.

Save the Date! Summer Camp 2022 registration opens March 3.

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation continues to serve the community with various opportunities and experiences. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook at Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation or subscribe to our Auburn@Play newsletters to see what we are up too. You can also visit auburnwa.gov/play for updates, registration information and a full listing of opportunities this winter.

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation maintains its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for Auburn residents and playing a significant role in shaping the character of the City through our services. The Department manages 600+ acres of park land including 32 parks with unique playgrounds, athletic fields, trails and picnic shelters as well as the Auburn Community and Event Center, the REC Teen Center, Auburn Golf Course, White River Valley Museum and historic Mary Olson Farm, Mountain View Cemetery, Auburn Ave Theater, Auburn Senior Center, Auburn Farmers Market as well as numerous award winning community events. We truly offer something for everybody. During 2021, we continued to navigate the challenges of a pandemic and successfully adapted, pivoted, modified, and re-tooled as needed to bring programs, activities, events and public projects to the Auburn community. Check out all the 2021 highlights with our Year in Review.

We are looking forward to our upcoming endeavors and hope to see you very soon.

Play safe!
Your Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Team

Auburn Parks & Recreation Job Fair

Parks & Recreation Job Fair
Thursday, February 10th, 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Auburn Community & Event Center 910 9th St SE, Auburn

Are you looking for a summer job or a career change?
Stop by, meet staff from multiple agencies, and learn more about all the great opportunities available in Parks & Recreation! The City of Auburn has partnered up with multiple participating agencies to host this great event. If you or someone you know is looking for a job in the Parks, Arts & Recreation field, visit www.wrpatoday.org for additional information!

Arts In Auburn

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Auburn Art Happenings

ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

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Community Center Gallery
910 Ninth Street SE

Artist: Judith Rayl
Exhibition Dates:
through March 8, 2022

Rayl practices single-capture photography to illustrate the harmony at the convergence of Nature and the human-made. The Beckoning Sky exhibition presents imagery captured during the moment, with no double images or filtering. Realization of Nature’s capacity for healing drives Rayl’s appreciation of art as a force for wellbeing. She states “At the confluence of ecology & urban life lies a vivid still-point of connection & possibility. My art is a statement of sensitivity to the pain of our social & environmental crises.” The Gallery is located at 910 9th Street SE.

For more information about the artist, please visit Judith Rayl’s website.

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Cheryl Sallee Gallery
808 9th St SE

Artist: Maryna Kantsyr
Exhibition Dates:
through March 9, 2022

Maryna Kantsyr was born, and trained as an artist in Moldova, a small country between Romania and Ukraine. After earning her first bachelor’s degree, she moved to Ukraine, where she earned her second bachelor’s degree and participated in many exhibitions, including 7 solo art shows. Maryna is inspired by her interactions with the outside world. Using logic and emotion, she uses oil paint to transform these ideas, emotions, thoughts and interactions into vibrant artwork. Kantsyr challenges you to see your own story, your feelings or thoughts in her art.

For more information about the artist, please visit Maryna Kantsyr’s website.

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City Hall Gallery
25 E Main Street

Artist: Scott Fenton
Exhibition Dates:
through March 7, 2022

Award-winning photographer Scott Fenton fell in love with photography at a young age. This Oregon artist draws inspiration from his “love for the Pacific Northwest and the outdoors,” creating enchanting photographs of landscape and nature.

For more information about the artist, please visit Scott Fenton’s website.

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Art on Main Gallery
One Main Street

Artist: Elena Thomas
Exhibition Dates:
through April 4, 2022

This site-specific installation, Where the Squares Aren’t, is made up of interlocking wood squares combined with black reflective acrylic and two-way mirrored acrylic. Specific lighting choices are also used to create shadows and reflections. As the piece goes from day to night the shadows and reflections change, offering a changing visual experience. By using reflective material, repetitive shape, and lighting, the work is meant to draw people in and challenge their visual perception. The acrylic sheets also show the reflections of people walking by, adding another layer of public engagement into the work.

DOWNTOWN SCULPTURE GALLERY

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Artist: Jenny Ellsworth
Title: ATHENA
Medium: Salvaged semi truck transmission gears
Location: Main Street between B Street and Auburn Avenue

Athena will be installed in downtown Auburn in mid-February. This is the final sculpture to be installed in the Auburn 2021-2022 Downtown Sculpture Gallery.

Ellsworth’s inspiration for Athena came when she found a tiny blue egg high up on a mountain in New Zealand. Robins symbolize passion, renewal and growth while eggs are a symbol of life. Artist Jenny Ellsworth creates private and public sculptures using mostly found materials. Through this process of repurposing, she finds a rewarding challenge in the creation of art from found objects. These pieces inspire her by their past purpose and shape, and she tries to keep their original look intact to tell the story of its first life.

The Downtown Sculpture Gallery showcases ten outdoor sculptures of various sizes, types, and mediums. The sculpture gallery changes annually providing different artwork for Auburn residents to experience and enjoy. The annual People’s Choice Award contest is underway. Make sure to join the fun and vote for your favorite artwork. The artist whose sculpture receives the most votes will win a $500 award.

Visit our website to learn more about our entire lineup of sculptures, and to vote for your favorite!

CALLS TO ARTISTS

2022-23 Downtown Sculpture Gallery – Call to Artist

Downtown Sculpture GalleryThe City of Auburn invites sculptors to submit applications for Auburn’s Downtown Sculpture Gallery. The works selected for this public art exhibition will be on loan to the City for a period of twelve months (12) and can be available for sale during that time.

Each selected artist will receive a $1,000 stipend. At the conclusion of the exhibition a sculpture from the exhibition may be purchased for inclusion in the City of Auburn’s permanent collection. The purchase budget is $10,000.

For more information or to apply, please visit our arts opportunities webpage.

Deadline to apply: April 6, 2022 at 10:59 PM Pacific Time

AUBURN ARTS & CULTURE CENTER PROGRESS

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The transformation of Auburn’s historic Post Office into the Auburn Arts & Culture Center is underway. The facility will provide increased access to the arts and cultural education for the local and regional community and drive economic activities in Auburn’s downtown core.

Follow the construction progress and find full project details at auburnwa.gov/arts.

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation
253-931-3043 | www.auburnwa.gov/arts

Saturday, February 5 | 7:30pm
The Premier Tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival with Randy Linder
Green River College Cascade Hall (in the Student Affairs Building), 12401 SE 320th St, Auburn, WA 98092

Campus Map | Driving Directions to Green River College

Regular: $23 | Student/Senior: $20

2020 Best of the Pacific Northwest Bands Quarantine Contest Winner
Randy Linder and his band present a tribute to Creedence Clearwater Revival that is second to none. Entertaining audiences from California to New York with beloved CCR hits from the magical  years of 1968 through 1972, Randy and his band bring the energy of the classics and sprinkle in a few of John Fogerty’s solo hits. Randy has wowed audiences for years, reaching national and international status – playing to enthusiastic audiences of up to 14,000 CCR fans with shows in Guam and Mexico.  Randy’s authenticity shines through with the visual resemblance, the voice, the lead guitar style and even the rockin’ blues harp played by John Fogerty in some of those early CCR hits. You’ve got to see this show.

TICKET INFORMATION

For a full description of all shows and to purchase tickets, call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. or Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., or order online for print-at-home tickets at http://www.auburnwa.gov/arts. All tickets subject to $1.00 processing fee.

www.auburnwa.gov/arts | 253-931-3043

https://showcasemedialive.com/event/121747/

Kids Make & Take Wooden Valentines 

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation continues to serve the community with various opportunities and experiences. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook at Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation or subscribe to our Auburn@Play newsletters to see what we are up too. You can also visit auburnwa.gov/play for updates, registration information and a full listing of opportunities this winter.

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation maintains its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for Auburn residents and playing a significant role in shaping the character of the City through our services. The Department manages 600+ acres of park land including 32 parks with unique playgrounds, athletic fields, trails and picnic shelters as well as the Auburn Community and Event Center, the REC Teen Center, Auburn Golf Course, White River Valley Museum and historic Mary Olson Farm, Mountain View Cemetery, Auburn Ave Theater, Auburn Senior Center, Auburn Farmers Market as well as numerous award winning community events. We truly offer something for everybody. During 2021, we continued to navigate the challenges of a pandemic and successfully adapted, pivoted, modified, and re-tooled as needed to bring programs, activities, events and public projects to the Auburn community. Check out all the 2021 highlights with our Year in Review.

We are looking forward to our upcoming endeavors and hope to see you very soon.

Play safe!
Your Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Team

One Day Art Experience

Valentine Make Take 2022uburn Parks, Arts & Recreation continues to serve the community with various opportunities and experiences. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook at Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation or subscribe to our Auburn@Play newsletters to see what we are up too. You can also visit auburnwa.gov/play for updates, registration information and a full listing of opportunities this winter.

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation maintains its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for Auburn residents and playing a significant role in shaping the character of the City through our services. The Department manages 600+ acres of park land including 32 parks with unique playgrounds, athletic fields, trails and picnic shelters as well as the Auburn Community and Event Center, the REC Teen Center, Auburn Golf Course, White River Valley Museum and historic Mary Olson Farm, Mountain View Cemetery, Auburn Ave Theater, Auburn Senior Center, Auburn Farmers Market as well as numerous award winning community events. We truly offer something for everybody. During 2021, we continued to navigate the challenges of a pandemic and successfully adapted, pivoted, modified, and re-tooled as needed to bring programs, activities, events and public projects to the Auburn community. Check out all the 2021 highlights with our Year in Review.

We are looking forward to our upcoming endeavors and hope to see you very soon.

Play safe!
Your Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation TeamArtActivities

One Day Art Experiences – Make & Take

AveKids Science Circus

Saturday, January 22 | 2pm
AveKids – Science Circus
Gymnasium at Les Gove Park,
910 9th Street SE
All tIckets: $10

Science can be fun (and funny!) The Science Circus teaches Newtonian physics using a rare blend of science, comedy and circus arts. Students learn surprising things about gravity (through bowling ball juggling), gyroscopic stability (through glass bowl spinning), centripetal force (with cowboy lariats), center of balance (with a tall unicycle) and inertia (with the old tablecloth pull). Add the irresistible force of levity and that’s what the Science Circus is all about.

TICKET INFORMATION

For a full description of all shows and to purchase tickets, call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. or Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., or order online for print-at-home tickets at http://www.auburnwa.gov/arts. All tickets subject to $1.00 processing fee.

www.auburnwa.gov/arts | 253-931-3043 

Auburn’s Santa Parade

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Santa Parade - 2021


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Santa Parade

Saturday, December 4

Parade at 4:30pm | Main Street in downtown Auburn

Auburn’s Lighted Santa Parade returns! The parade will feature lighted vehicles, floats, cars, and walking entries.

Beginning at 4:30pm, lighted entries will travel down Main Street with holiday joy along beginning at Auburn High School and ending at City Hall Plaza.

We’ll wrap up the event with the annual tree lighting at City hall plus a visit from Santa.

Join us for live music before and after the parade at City Hall plaza.

Schedule of Events:

  • 3:00 PM……..Registered entries begin staging
  • 4:00 PM……..Live music at City Hall
  • 4:30 PM……..Parade begins on Main Street (from Auburn High School to City Hall)
  • 6:00 PM……..Parade ends at City Hall Plaza
  • 6:15 PM……..Tree Lighting & Visit from Santa
  • 6:30 PM………Live music at City Hall

Parade Route Map | Street Closures | Parade Line-Up

Please note that King County outdoor mask mandate will be in effect which currently requires face masks for all attendees 5 years of age and older. Vaccination verification is not required. 

Cookies, Crafts & Carols

Cookies & Crafts

Saturday, December 4
Cookies, Crafts & Carols
Auburn Community & Event Center

Fee per session: $8 resident/$10 non-resident

Get in the holiday spirit with this cozy hour of cookie decorating, holiday crafts and festive carol music! Bring the family for sweet treats and a crafty good time. Two sessions available. Ages 2 & up.

Register for 1:00-2:00pm session
Register for 3:00-4:00pm session