A Joint Message of Inclusion & Support from Community Festivals:
“A joint message of inclusion, diversity and ending racial divides from the community of Snoqualmie Valley festivals:
Our valley festivals are about community and celebrating the diversity that makes living in the Snoqualmie Valley a special place. Local valley festivals are committed to supporting diversity and inclusiveness within our events.
Racism, exclusion, and hate have no place among our parades, vendors, activities, or entertainment. This commitment is strongest when we embrace the full spectrum of humanity regardless of where we come from, what we look like, what religion we follow and who we love.
We strive to create festivals that reflect the beautiful and diverse communities we serve. All are welcome. But as recent events have shown, there is more work to be done. We need help with our local valley festivals – within our teams, boards, parades, vendors, and entertainment – to achieve this goal, to continue a collective journey and to be more inclusive and equitable to all. Now, we recommit. We are listening.
You are welcome here! Together we make our Festival for Everyone.”
- Sandblast Festival of the Arts, Duvall Foundation for the Arts
- The Duvall Days Festival
- The Carnation 4th of July
- BrodieNation Music Festival
- Carnation Block Party
- The Festival at Mount Si
- Fall City Day
- Railroad Days
Cancellation of Sandblast & Art in Bloom 2020
To our dear SandBlast & Art in Bloom community,
It is with a heavy heart that we announce our decision to cancel the 26th Annual SandBlast Festival of the Arts and our 15th Annual Art in Bloom fundraiser event.
This decision was not made lightly, but with our community health and safety in mind, we feel this is the best decision at this time. Refunds will be issued for those that have paid as a vendor or sponsor.
DFA, as all non profits during this challenging time, is in need of your financial support. Please consider making a donation, no matter what the size, here today to help us continue to support local artists and art education. Please donate here: https://duvallarts.org/donate/.
As part of our school district’s SVDFS Awards, DFA continues to give two Art Scholarship awards to Cedarcrest graduating seniors going on to pursue education in the arts. The 2020 Awards Night will still be held virtually on Thursday, June 4th. Congratulations to the talented award recipients!
We encourage all artists and musicians to keep posting photos and videos of their work and performances on social media, we love to see your creative talents!
New! We’ll be holding a Virtual Event you won’t want to miss! Stay tuned for more information coming soon!
With gratitude we thank you for your support,
~Duvall Foundation for the Arts
Observing Juneteenth, a day of liberation recognized by the Black community in the United States. It marks the day 155 years ago when enslaved African-Americans across Texas learned they were free – months after the Civil War ended, and two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation. As an important turning point for our nation, June 19 is a day for us all to honor and celebrate as Americans.
Duvall Foundation for the Arts believes that Black Lives Matter and stands in support of Black families, friends, colleagues, and communities across the country.
We are taking opportunities to reflect, learn, and grow. The arts are meant to be a path to be able to bring emotions to the forefront so that we can all share and experience what makes us human. We have a responsibility to promote an environment for our artists, Board of Directors and community that does not tolerate racism, harassment, or discrimination.
We will hold ourselves accountable to do better and be better.
-Duvall Foundation for the Arts