Bellydancers unite! Lake City Community Center will be host to the Waking Persephone Festival October 14-16, 2016. Workshops and shows all weekend! Share this post with all your bellydancin’ friends!


What is Waking Persephone (WP)?

It is a bellydance event celebrating the dark and the unusual through workshops, performances, live music, vending, discussion, and more.

 When is WP?
October 13th-16th, 2016

 Where does WP take place?
In 2012 and 2013, WP took place in beautiful historic Providence, Rhode Island.  In 2014, Waking Persephone moved to the Greater Seattle, Washington area – from one coast to another – and a great time to visit beautiful Seattle!

 The main event (workshops, Gala Shows, vending, etc) will take place at the historic Lake City Community Center, 12531 28th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125. Our pre-festival meet & greet, called Motif, takes place at El Norte Lounge, just north of the LCCC. Our Sunday night afterparty is the Underworld Ball – featuring live music and much more – and takes place at Hale’s Palladium Theater.

 How do I get there?

Seattle is easily accessible by planes, trains, boats, and automobiles. Cause, it’s Seattle.

Flying in? Choose Sea-Tac Airport (SEA). Both the LCCC and Hale’s are easily accessible by car and public transportation.

 What activities will there be?

There will be an array of workshop offerings by amazing instructors, including master classes and discussion panels. There will be shows featuring the instructor staff, applied performers, special guests, and live music, and more. In addition there is an amazing bazaar featuring jewelry, costuming, artwork, henna, photography, and much more!

Peddlers Village Arts & Crafts Faire June 4, 2016

Beautiful work by local artists Karen Luke Fildes, Karen Danielson, Paula Arndt and many more! Click on the poster to view our latest video of some of the art that will be at the show!


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Rock & Gem Show This Weekend!

Zora Edelstein, 8, rides the stationery bike inside the "Rockosaurus" while flashing a peace sign to her friends Robyn Harding, 9, middle, and Ella Haynes, 10, at the North Seattle Lapidary and Mineral Club's 61st annual Rock, Gem and Mineral Show at the Lake City Community Center Sunday March 22, 2015. The club holds the show on the weekend after St. Patrick's Day, annually.Gaea Guyer 8, of Seattle, carries her doll Samantha to look at what's for sale from the Maple Tree Lapidary at the North Seattle Lapidary and Mineral Club's 61st annual Rock, Gem and Mineral Show at the Lake City Community Center Sunday March 22, 2015.

Seattle Lapidary and Mineral Show is this weekend, March 19-20, 10am-5pm both days!




We thank everyone who applied the Musicians Trade Fair planned for April 2, 2016. Unfortunately, we did not meet our minimum number of vendors to host the event this year, and have had to cancel it.

Have a great, rest of the year!

Don Joseph
Peddlers Village Faire

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Peddlers Village Holiday Faire Nov. 7 10am-5pm

peddlers logoIf you do one holiday faire this year, make it Peddlers Village Holiday Faire!  Professional, local, Artists and Crafters all offering beautiful, handcrafted, gifts for your family and friends. Vintage Market merchants have joined the event, bringing historical and repurposed items to Peddlers.

Make a day of it! Neema’s Soul Food will be parked out front and we’ll have seating indoors where you can enjoy their delicious brisket and BBQ.

Be sure to buy raffle tickets for a Thanksgiving Dinner for 6! $2/ticket gives you a chance to win! Proceeds benefit North Helpline Food Bank in Lake City.


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