Art Off the Rails: Snoqualmie Valley’s Newest Art Festival

The Snoqualmie Valley is buzzing with anticipation as it prepares to unveil a fresh addition to its cultural calendar.

Named ‘Art Off the Rails,’ this new art festival is set to debut on September 23rd, courtesy of the collaboration between North Bend Art & Industry (NBA&I), the Snoqualmie Arts Commission, and the Northwest Train Museum.

Hosts and Festival Sites

The triad of exceptional organizations has joined forces to host this special event. To ensure widespread participation and an immersive experience, the festival will be in two locations: the Snoqualmie Community Park in Snoqualmie and the William Henry Taylor Park in North Bend. These sites are designed to emulate each other in ambiance and offerings as closely as possible.

Festival Highlights

Visitors are in for a treat with a diverse array of activities and attractions:

  • Artists’ Showcase: A broad spectrum of artists will be present, displaying their unique creations. The Snoqualmie Arts Commission has put forth a call for artists’ proposals to exhibit their masterpieces at the festival.
  • Musical Rendezvous: Listen to musical acts like Kirsten Silva and the Pontunes grace the occasion with their performances.
  • Gastronomic Delights: A lineup of food trucks promises to satiate varied culinary preferences.
  • Interactive Fun: There’s an engaging community art project awaiting participation.
  • Train Adventures: For those who wish to ride between the two festival sites and the Railway Historical Campus, the train journey promises not just transit but also a chance to watch artists work their magic.

Be a Part of It

Interested individuals can apply for a booth by August 20, 2023. The application in Word format is accessible for download at Preference is for email applications to be sent to and Selection results will be conveyed to artists by August 23, 2023.

For those looking to contribute to the festival’s success in a different capacity, volunteer opportunities are available. Learn more here.

Inquiries and Further Information

For any questions, Community Liaison Nicole Wiebe can be contacted at

Mark your calendars and be part of this remarkable fusion of art, music, food, and community spirit in the heart of Snoqualmie Valley!

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