Check out our Vimeo page for Filmmaker’s Camp student-made documentaries and performances from Theater Camp, Summer Symphony and more!
We’re partnering with North Central Educational Service District and the Cascade School District to collect donations of school supplies for families in our area.
To say “THANK YOU,” you’ll be given a buy one, get-one coupon to a future performance at Icicle Creek when you make a donation. It’s our way of repaying your generosity.
Collection dates are July 29 and August 12 from 4-7pm at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts. Bring your donation to Icicle Creek Center for the Arts on either day, stuff the bus, and collect your free ticket!
A new video was unveiled as part of the Chef Fest 2017 festivities that highlights one of Icicle Creek Center for the Arts’ most promising new programs – the Visiting Artist Series. The video recaps visits over the past two years by nationally touring artists to local schools.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO
Among the artists who visited and performed in North Central Washington over the past year were jazz piano prodigy Emily Bear; Quartet San Francisco with guitarist Alex DeGrassi; storyteller, musician and activist Robbie Schaefer; and America’s Got Talent internet sensation Mandy Harvey – a singer and songwriter who is completely deaf. If you have not yet seen her recent appearance on America’s Got Talent, it’s incredibly moving. You can watch it here.
The Icicle Creek Visiting Artist Series brings in performing artists from around the Pacific Northwest and beyond who both teach and demonstrate their creative processes in the classroom and through performance. Artists travel directly to schools to meet, perform for and work with students during the week and then cap off their visit with a full concert at Icicle Creek’s Snowy Owl Theater.
The kitchen is now closed on Chef Fest 2017 and thanks to the generosity of the 240 attendees over the two-night event, every fundraising goal was broken. All tolled, Chef Fest 2017 raised $81,145 to support Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, helping to ensure another season of amazing artists visiting local schools, summer camps, adult workshops and enriching performance offerings.
To find out more, learn which chefs won which culinary battles, visit the photo gallery or take the event survey CLICK HERE.
The first concert features The Paperboys and is set for July 29. The Paperboys have developed a strong following of fans of the genre-bending, globe-hopping, joyous rock-folk-pop-world-roots music.
On August 12, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins returns to Leavenworth to delight the Icicle Creek audience with well-loved hit songs.
Both artists will perform as part of the Music In The Meadow series- on a stage nestled in a gorgeous meadow setting at the foot of the Enchantments.
The Music In The Meadow series is proudly supported by Cascade Subaru.
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts is a non-profit arts education center offering year-round arts education and outstanding artistic and cultural programming. Icicle Creek Center for the Arts is a place where learning, creating, and performing inspire and nurture the human spirit in a spectacular mountain setting.
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts will host the sixth-annual Vox Docs Film Festival happening March 10th and 11th in the Snowy Owl Theater. The weekend festival showcases the best documentaries of the year and titles that have been winning awards around the globe. In addition to a weekend of award-winning films, festival activities include opening and closing night post-screening Q&A sessions with nationally-renowned special film guests. The event is a fundraiser for the Young Filmmaker Program at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts.
The films in this year’s festival include:
Author: The JT LeRoy Story – The endlessly riveting documentary that chronicles one of the greatest cultural cons of the 21st century, 16 year-old literary sensation JT LeRoy, and the mastermind behind it all, author Laura Albert. Albert will join the festival as the opening night special guest on March 10th.
Zero Days – Acclaimed as one of the most important films of 2016, Oscar winner Alex Gibney’s documentary thriller explores the potential consequences of cyberwarfare, including the looming threat of weapons like the Stuxnet computer virus.
Gleason – The inspiring documentary that follows, former New Orleans Saints defensive back, Steve Gleason’s inspiring battle with ALS after being diagnosed at the young age of 34
Cameraperson – A stunning achievement in documentary film, cinematographer Kirsten Johnson assembles a self-portrait of her work shot over 25 years to provide a touching and complex look at the person behind the camera.
Crazywise – The thought-provoking, work-in-progress documentary directed by Kevin Tomlinson and critically acclaimed photographer, Phil Borges, explores what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience. Borges, a popular human rights photographer and film director will join the festival as the closing night special guest.
An additional post-festival Sunday matinee screening of Sherpa: Trouble on Everest will be held on March 12 at 2:00 at Pine River Ranch in Plain.
For more detailed film descriptions and links to film trailers visit: www.icicle.org
Icicle Creek Center for the Arts brings talented teachers and performers to schools to help students create a full piece of theater, from auditions to performance, in just one week.
Coming Soon! Be a part of Icicle Creek Play-in-a-Week’s production of a hilarious musical comedy, “Snow White, the Witch, the Dwarves, and the Zombies!”
We are honored to be the recipient of the 2016 NCW Music Educators Association “Friend of Music” award. Icicle Creek was nominated by area music teachers for the award, which recognizes a person or organization who publicly supports music education through their words and actions. Our very own Annie Chalmers was on hand to accept this incredible award. Thank you NCWMEA and to all who strive to make our programs so impactful!
The Winter program guide is out now and hot off the presses. Check out what great entertainment and performances lie ahead for the winter months – from ski films and Christmas concerts to operas and National Theater Live. If you do not currently receive the Icicle Creek Program guide in the mail but would like to in the future, simply add your name and address to the Icicle Creek mailing list here.
Michael Caemmerer, Director of Programming at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, has recently returned from a three-day intensive theater festival in Hong Kong.
One hundred students from 10 different international schools in Asia came together for the event at the Hong Kong Academy. The students were divided into five groups, and Caemmerer led one of the groups through the process of creating original works for theater. With about 18 hours of workshops, the students collaborated to create intense pieces of drama using principles, theories, and conventions of theater. The skills they learned at this festival are also designed to directly assist them in their studies in the International Baccalaureate Theater program, in which they are all enrolled.
Caemmerer was recruited by The International Schools Theater Association, which hosts theater festivals and workshops around the world for students and teachers. Over the past 12 years, Caemmerer has conducted workshops for the organization in London, Stratford, New York, New Delhi, Oman, Kuala Lumpur, Atlanta, and Sacramento.
“The magic of working with theater students who have broad cultural experiences is truly a gift to me. The products are stunning to watch, but the real joy is in watching their creative process. I am fortunate to play even a small part in helping them pursue their theater studies,” explained Caemmerer.
Caemmerer has served as the Director of Programming at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts since the spring of 2014. Read Michael’s Bio Here.