Peninsula Arts Center plans a lively open house

<p>Andrew C. Muller Lorish, Brandis Svendsen, Jody Katopothis, Kathryn Claire and Michelle Svendsen will display original artworks in various mediums during the open house at the Peninsula Arts Center June 16. Submitted photo</p>

LONG BEACH, Wash. — The Peninsula Arts Center will hold a grand opening Saturday, June 16, with a full schedule of events and activities.

10 to 11:30 a.m. – Kinderqueen (, presented by Kathryn Claire. Folk music and crafts for the young set, preschool through second grade.

Noon to 1 p.m. – Introduction to Wire Sculpture, taught by Brandis Svendsen. All ages (third grade through adult). Class size is limited; call (360) 901-0962 for reservations.

2 to 5 p.m.- Open house and “Art on the Edge” art exhibit and reception, with music provided by Elizabeth Nicholson ( and Bob Soper, an acclaimed Northwest Celtic duo. Artists on display will include Andrew C. Muller Lorish, Brandis Svendsen, Jody Katopothis, Kathryn Claire and Michelle Svendsen.

7 to 9 p.m. – Hanz Araki and Kathryn Claire present the Long Beach CD release concert of “As I Roved Out,” a collection of songs and tunes welcoming better weather and representing the traditional Maying celebrations of the British Isles and beyond. Tickets are $10 and reservations are recommended.

The Peninsula Arts Center is located at 504 Pacific Ave. N. and can be reached at (360) 642-2011 or though the website at

This is a benefit for the Long Beach Peninsula Acoustic Music Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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