Chewelah Creative District hosting ice cream social

Chewelah Creative District hosting ice cream social

(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)

Chewelah was unanimously approved by an ArtsWa selection panel to become the second designated Certified Creative District in the state, joining the city of Edmonds. (file photo)

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With Chewelah’s recent designation as a creative district in Washington, some people still might be wondering what is going on and what that means for the town.

Over the summer after countless hours of work by community members, Chewelah was unanimously approved by an ArtsWa selection panel to become the second designated Certified Creative District in the state, joining the city of Edmonds, which was approved in December of 2018.

Organizers for the Creative District are now hosting an Ice Cream Social from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 4. At the social there will be an explanation of what a creative district is and why it will be an asset for Chewelah. There will also be a rolling media presentation of the process and what can be expected going forward.




“We will have several stations where people can ask questions and give input on their questions, concerns or ideas for the District,” one of the creative district organizers, Mike Bentz, said. “It is specifically not being designed as a formal presentation, but more of an interactive meeting.”

What the organizers for the district are looking for is feedback on economic development as set within the Creative District boundaries.

“The Creative District is a certified designation from the Washington State Arts Commission,” Bentz said. “This allows us to market Chewelah to a broader audience of people who are interested in the arts, lifestyle changes or a competitive place to live or develop a business.”

Ice cream will be served as a dish, along with Nitro brews from Quartzite Brewing Company. There will be food from KISS Gourmet being served as well.