Welcome to the Chewelah Arts Guild
The Chewelah Arts Guild is a non-profit community support group that has been promoting the Arts in the Chewelah area since 1999.
The purpose of the Chewelah Arts Guild is to support the growth, development, appreciation and understanding of the arts in their various forms and to make the arts accessible to all members of the greater Chewelah community.
Our Vision Statement is:
Chewelah: A community that values, supports and promotes the arts.
Arts Guild News
Light Up the Park
October 27, 2018
The 5th Year! Chewelah’s Light Up the Park (LUTP) FREE, family event has become a beloved tradition where community comes together for a magical celebration of the fall season.
The date is 10/27/18 and the goal is 2018
carved, lighted pumpkins and double that many people!
2,018 carved pumpkins won’t set a Guinness Record, but would set a Chewelah Record and provide that magical glow in Chewelah City Park on October 27. The park with Chewelah Creek flowing through it, is the perfect setting for games, Fire Dancers, a Stagetime theater presentation, food vendors, a movie, costume parade, Pumpkin Flotilla, pumpkin carving, and Line Dancing. A Zombie Run, begun in the downtown business area, Night at the Museum, and a Sky Lantern finale all occur in or near the park.
The goal of creating ‘walkable displays’ in the downtown business area and residential areas in decorating/lighting displays is a focus this fall. Details on the home decorating contest coming soon on Face book and in newspapers.
Get your pumpkins, create a costume, search Pinterest or other sites to spur ideas for your delightful fall display, plan a carving party and join the community in Lighting Up the Park on October 27.
Check out www.facebook.com/lightuptheparkchewelah for photos or prior years’ events
Chewelah Arts Guild Meetings
are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
N E WA HEALTH PROGRAMS MEETING Bldg.
509 E Main Ave, Chewelah
(behind the dental office at 616 E Main, Chewelah)
5:30 to 7:00 pm
In the Spotlight…
Joy to the World
December 2, 2018
The Arts Guild’s third annual “Joy to the World” concert will bring a rich variety of Christmas and seasonal music to Chewelah on Sunday, December 2 at Abundant Life Fellowship Church.
Two groups will perform at the 2:00 PM concert: Spokane Choral artists, an acclaimed 11-voice vocal ensemble, and Bridges Home, a Coeur d’Alene trio of singers who play many instruments.
Bridges Home is a family group composed of Dave, Tammy, and Paul Gunter. Though this will be their first Chewelah appearance, they’re familiar to audiences at acoustic and bluegrass festivals in northern Washington, Idaho, and Montana.
The Gunters perform Americana, roots, and Celtic music with rich vocal harmonies, backed by guitars, banjo, mandolin, autoharp, and wind and percussion instruments.
Spokane Choral Artists, who headlined the first “Joy” concert in 2016, is made up of professional singers and music educators. Their director is Max Mendez of North Idaho College in CdA, who describes SCA’s program as “interesting, full of variety, and fun.”
The group’s repertoire ranges from 14th century songs through classical pieces to contemporary pop and film music. Their members include alums of top choirs such as St. Olaf, Gonzaga, and Whitworth.
The two-hour concert will end with a rousing sing-along on three familiar carols by the audience and performers.
Tickets for “Joy to the World” are $15, available at Valley Drug Co. and Akers United Drugs in Chewelah, House of Music in Colville, and online at www.chewelahartsguild.org. Seating is limited to 200 and, as in the past two years, the concert is expected to sell out. For information, call 509-499-4376.