Kirkland Arts Center at Create Zone


Art. Music. Theatre. Fun. The CreateZone at Heritage Hall, is an interactive hub of exploration into the creative side of the imagination. Located at the geographical center of the festival, CreateZone is a great place to start your family journey through Summerfest.   CreateZone will feature Kirkland Art Center's ceramic artists and pottery wheel demonstrations, community art project with nationally-recognized and local favorite artist Larry Calkins, art showcase featuring local youth art, the ever-popular live model drawing jam, and live acoustic sets.

The Create Zone is FREE!  A donation of $5 per individual, $10 per family is encouraged.  Participants can visit the Kirkland Arts Center tent for more information about KAC classes and how to keep the Create Zone FREE for everyone.


Drop-In Drawing Jam

2018 Schedule, subject to some changes for 2019


11:00am-1:00pm   Still Life Drawing

2:00-3:00pm          Snow White and the Evil Queen

3:00-4:00pm          Pinocchio and the Blue Fairy

4:00-5:00pm          Kirkland Police Department

5:00-6:00pm          Bell and the Beast




11:00am-1:00pm   Still Life Drawing

2:00-3:00pm          Peter Pan and Tinkerbell

3:00-4:00pm          Kirkland Fire Department

4:00-5:00pm          Dorothy and the Scarecrow

5:00-6:00pm          Goldilocks and the Baby Bear


Drop in Drawing Jam made possible with contributions from:

Kirkland Arts Center

Studio East & Storybook Theater

Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission

All Materials are free and real, working artists help young and old through the process of creating something you are proud to take home. 


Community Art Project

Local artist, Larry Calkins, and team provided guidance and free supplies for children and families to make their own masks out of wood, bottle caps, and other recycled materials. 

Drop-in art making was open throughout the weekend on Saturday and Sunday, in tents behind Heritage Hall.

Adults and children alike had fun creating and making their own masks that they could take home! Self-portrait coloring sheets were provided for younger artists.

Come make a mask with curated materials and then take photos in the selfie station, acting out wild and crazy ideas. 

This community art project was sponsored by the Kirkland Cultural Arts Commission  and led by Larry Calkins, a multi-disciplinary artist and teacher. See more of his work at


Play with Clay

Come meet Kirkland Arts Center's Ceramic Artists and play with clay!  Selected artists' pottery will be available for sale, and pottery wheel demonstrations in the Heritage Hall Courtyard. 

There will be a “play with clay” station for kids to make pieces. For $5, the pieces will be fired and available for pick up by parents at Kirkland Arts Center.

This schedule valid for Saturday AND Sunday

Pottery Demonstrations

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Pottery Sale

10AM – 5:30 PM

Play with Clay

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

2:30 PM- 4:30 PM


Youth Art Showcase

What would YOU look like as a work of art? Would you be as realistic as a photograph? Would you be a person, or an animal, an object, an abstract pattern? Create your self portrait as a drawing, painting, sculpture, 3D or with any materials you wish. Learn more about it and enter YOUR art here.

Music Jam

Local community musicians will play in the Heritage Hall Courtyard throughout the weekend.  Stay tuned for a detailed schedule!