Covid-19 Updates for the Art Center

We will keep this page updated with our latest announcements.

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November 2020

We are reducing services The Board has decided to drastically reduce our services as of December 31st to conserve our resources with the hope of reopening in the new year.   We are having to shut down all in-person classes as of the end of November and no new programs will be added as of January 1st.   We are hunkering down until COVID-19 is fully clear and our county is back to a normal operating phase. If you have any outstanding pottery to drop off or pick up the absolute deadline is: December 7th by 4pm.  All pick ups and drop offs...

Studio On Main Manager

Posted October 19th, 2020 We are sad to announce that Julie is leaving NWAC to pursue her own art business.  We will greatly miss her creativity and pizzaz that she brought to Studio on Main.  We are hoping to reopen this fundraising arm of our art center when COVID-19 has released its grip. In Julie’s words: “I just wanted to let you know that I’m am leaving the art center at the end of October. I have really loved my time at the Northwest Art Center. It truly has been my happy place. I have so many wonderful memories of...

Art Kit To Go – Online Store Closed

TO GO KIT INFORMATION - Please Read Our Online Store is closed. We are sad to announce that Studio on Main and our online store is closed indefinitely to new orders and new events. Keeping things running during COVID-19 restrictions and a very small staff has proved too much for our tiny non-profit. We will absolutely make time to fire any outstanding pottery and allow you to pick up fired pre COVID closure pottery on a couple of defined dates that will be announced soon. We do have a hard deadline for dropping off pottery at Rustic Cabin Coffee for...

COVID-19 Update – October

Our teachers are getting condolences that NWAC is closed and this is not true! Studio on Main, our PYOP fundraising venture, yes, is currently closed with an uncertain future. This is sadly true. Our main school, Northwest Art Center, is still open and still a nonprofit and still alive. It IS in a very low power mode, however.  The board is meeting weekly to come up with a plan to make it through continued COVID restrictions. We're not dead yet! <to be said in a Monty Python voice> Thank you for your continued support!

COVID-19 Update – October

We are sad to announce today that Studio on Main and our online store is closed indefinitely to new orders and new events. Keeping things running during COVID-19 restrictions and a very small staff (just Julie!) has proved too much for our tiny no-profit. We will absolutely make time to fire any outstanding pottery and allow you to pick up fired pre COVID closure pottery on a couple of defined dates that will be announced soon. We do have a hard deadline for dropping off pottery at Rustic Cabin Coffee for firing: last day is Tuesday, October 27th. If you...

COVID-19 Update – May

Thank you all for contributing to our various fundraisers over the last two months! Your generous donations have touched our hearts and we are excited to be one step further towards saving the Northwest Art Center!  We are continuing to work towards keeping our space and rehiring our teachers.  We are working on various online activities and we are hoping to reopen our doors this fall when school restarts. We are now able to invest in purchasing more supplies for our To-Go art kits and will be able to reopen our online store.  Purchasing items from our store will help...

COVID-19 Update – April

We hope that you are holding up well in your homes during this quarantine time. We here at the Art Center have managed to get through the last two months doing online learning, doing our best to offer creativity and connection during this stressful season. Our teachers have been absolutely stellar in every way and stepped up when we needed them the most. We have been so appreciative of everyone’s help, support, donations, and encouragement! With the continued COVID-19 restrictions, it is with great sadness that we announce that we have determined that it is no longer financially viable to...

COVID-19 Update – April

We realized it had been too long since we have done an update for our website.   We just posted to our Facebook page, and that's the easiest and quickest place for us to keep everyone up to date ( https://www.facebook.com/NorthwestArtCenter/photos/a.179541532067712/3214493781905790/ ): We want to thank everyone who has supported us for the last month! We very much appreciate your donations and offers of help  We continue to offer online classes for our current core students and will do so for as long as we can. The State of Washington has deemed us a "non-essential" business, and so we do have...

COVID-19 Update – March

Based on NEW closures and restrictions from Governor Jay Inslee today, we have decided to close ALL onsite and offsite adult events and classes. We truly feel that our staff, our students and our community’s health comes before anything else. The Northwest Art Center will be temporarily closed as of Monday, March 16, 2020 for all classes and workshops. Our Studio on Main, drop in art studio, is also closed at this time. In addition, all booked parties, events, and private lessons during the closure time period will need to be rescheduled. We will re-evaluate in 3-4 weeks. We are...

COVID-19 Update – March

Based on today’s directive from Governor Jay Inslee to close all public and private K-12 schools in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, and in an effort to control the spread of Coronavirus, NWAC has decided to follow suit and close down our facilities. The Northwest Art Center will be temporarily closed as of Monday March 16, 2020  for all youth and teen classes. Our Studio on Main, drop in art studio, is also closed at this time. In addition, all booked parties, events, and private lessons during the closure time period will need to be rescheduled. We will re-evaluate in 3-4 weeks....