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🎭✨ Join us for an unforgettable night of laughter and intrigue! MVCAC & Poppy Purse Production presents Midnight Mystery Theater's latest comedy on July 20 @ 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)! 🌙💫

Unravel a fantastical tale as the beautiful Princess from a mythical Kingdom in the middle of Canada seeks the help of hard-boiled Private Eye, Dick Doubleheart. Dive into a whirlwind of danger, mayhem, and a plot-twisting political coup at the coronation banquet!

This fun event is written and directed by John Ruoff, with special guest Leah Carrell, Ryan Asbert, Rob Bowker, Lindsey Dabek, Josh Kibbey, Chris Mathews, Dean T. Moody, Gail Wamba, Sound effects by Bruce Johnson. Featuring the music of The Cheese Adjusters! Save this event to your calendar and while you are at it, grab a ticket in advance at this link here!

Our Free Summer Concerts in the Arboretum is a weekly treat every Tuesday evening through September 3. Watch this space every week for the latest concert details.

2024 Summer Concerts in the Arboretum to print our schedule!

We're beyond excited to see so many amazing folks joining us for our Free Summer Concerts. This Tuesday, July 16, we're thrilled to welcome the incredibly talented Natalie Mayhew! 🎸✨

Hailing from Maple Valley, Natalie is not just a sensational indie artist, but also a Washington University alum, and inspiring K-5 music teacher in the Lake Washington School District.

🎶🌳You are not going to want to miss this magical evening in the Arboretum!! So bring your family, friends, and even a picnic blanket for an evening of great music under the stars.


🎶 Hot jazz in the summer heat! ☀️🎶 We're absolutely thrilled to see so many of our community members braving the 90-degree weather to join us for the kickoff of our Free Summer Concerts in the Arboretum! 🌳🎷

The Swing Street Jazz Ensemble set the stage on fire with their classy and fun tunes. Missed it? You can still groove to their playlist here: [Swing Street Jazz Ensemble Playlist https://www.swingstreetjazzensemble.

Up next on July 16, we have the talented Natalie Mayhew ready to serenade us! Trust us, you won't want to miss it.


Artist Opportunity! Go to the Muralist Program page for the project details and submission form. Click here to enter!


Maple Valley Creative Arts Center 2024 Adult Short Play Festival 

In this first season of our 2024 Playwrights Festival, the Maple Valley Creative Arts Center seeks to provide a platform for forward-thinking, diverse voices for Youth and Family Audiences. We are asking local Adult writers to submit original plays to be considered for our live Playwrights Festival in November 2024.

Play length: 10 to 12 minutes maximum. We will select eight finalists whose plays will be performed at the Maple Valley Creative Arts Center on the night of November 8, 2024.




  1. Please submit your play by August 30, 2024.
  2. Details and instructions are on the button below.
  3. Submit your information here!


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