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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Mix of Pumpkins, Art & Seasonal Celebrations

When the maple leaves in Everett, Washington begin their colorful transformation, visitors to the city will enjoy how locals celebrate the harvest season and prepare for the winter holidays.

One of the area's most popular venues for seasonal fun is the Schack Art Center, home to the Snohomish County art scene for nearly four decades. Several autumn- and holiday-themed events and classes are scheduled that visitors of all ages can enjoy.
Pumpkins, beer, bratwurst and live music are a few of the flavors and joys of autumn to be showcased at this weekend harvest Schack-toberfest, from October 21 to 23.

At the pumpkin carving demonstration on Saturday from 1 to 5pm, kids of all ages will get plenty of design and technique ideas for their own jack o'lanterns, just in time for Halloween. Pastel artist Janet Hamilton will create an autumnal masterpiece on Friday from 3 to 5pm and Sunday 1 to 3pm.

The diversity in shape, color and size of the glistening glass pumpkin orbs in the Urban Patch will delight festival goers who can purchase their favorites as gifts or treasures. Buy a raffle ticket (or more) for a chance to win the largest glass pumpkin.

The center's skilled glassblowers meticulously handcrafted these glass pumpkins in the Hot Shop, the working glass arts studio. They will show festival attendees how they make the glass pumpkins in the glassblowing demonstrations. Admission is free.
While enjoying live music, bratwursts with all the fixings, and beer or hard cider, adults can cheer on master glassblowers who vie to create the biggest glass pumpkin of the Beer, Brat, & Glass Pumpkin Night, October 22 from 6 to 9pm. 
All the exquisite creations will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the Schack Art Center. The evening also features live music. The ticket price includes one commemorative Schack pint glass filled with beer. Cost $20 per person.
For Schack Art Center Contact Information visit  www.Schack.org 
For information on Snohomish County visit www.snohomish.org
For more information about top events in Washington State take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Washington