Don’t miss the holiday-giving event of the season! At the Discovery Center’s annual Giving Marketplace, you can support a good cause while shopping for everyone on your list.
Find unique gifts from dozens of vendors with the proceeds supporting immigrants and refugees, women and girls, global health, education, the environment, and much more. Enjoy family-friendly holiday activities and performances, then discover ways to take action on issues you care about.
Performances and activities
Friday | 11- 12 p.m. & 1 – 2 p.m.
Kenyan American singer-songwriter, Naomi Wachira, is known for her soulful and powerful vocals, poignant lyrics, and captivating live performances.
Saturday | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Quartet will perform again this year!
Saturday | 2 – 4 p.m.
Brazilian guitar musician, Marco de Carvalho. Marco is from Rio de Janeiro and graduated from the prestigious Music Conservatory of Rio de Janeiro under Juarez Carvalho and Sergio Vale.
Friday | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Artist and illustrator based in the Pacific Northwest, Michelle Lassaline from You as an Animal. Michelle paints portraits of people as any animal they choose using watercolor and ink. Each portrait takes just 5 minutes and will be free!
ORNAMENT & JEWELRY MAKING
Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Feeling crafty? Try your hand at ornament and jewelry making with artist Lilia Deering. Walk away with lightweight miniature animals dangling from your ears, or a nature-themed diorama to hang in your home!
Saturday | 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Create your own floral wreath out of foraged and gleaned materials. Jess Cheng will show you how to transform dried flowers and invasive plant matter into a fully biodegradable mini-wreath to decorate your home.
Artist, Michelle Lassaline creating “You as an animal” portraits,
Hear musician Naomi Wachira perform.
Visit artist Michelle Lassaline, as she creates “You as an animal” portraits.
Try your hand at wreath making with artist Jess Chen.
Meet our 2023 Vendors
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