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05/15/2014 - Business After Hours

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2014-05-11 20:00
Please join us at the Kittitas County Chamber's May Business After Hours!

This month's BAH event is sponsored by:  
The Elmira
Come and take advantage of the business networking opportunities.  Connect with new and old business friends and neighbors.

This is the best way to spend two hours!!!

05/15/2014 - Unheard Voices event May 15 to benefit Kittitas County Search & Rescue

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2014-05-11 20:00
The CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) is set to host "Unheard Voices: Kittitas County Search and Rescue," a benefit concert to raise awareness and funds for local search and rescue efforts in Kittitas County. Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy an entertaining show featuring performers Gentleman's Enemy, Maile and Avolition, Thursday, May 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alder Street Park, located at 2400 N. Alder Street. The event is free to all, but a $5 donation is suggested.  Feel free to bring a lawn chair and blankets to this unforgettable evening in the park. For more information, contact the CWU Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE) at 509-963-1850 or

05/15/2014 - CWU presents Les Misérables

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2014-05-11 20:00
The second longest-running musical in the world, Les Misérables, is coming to Central Washington University in a top-notch, quality production featuring multi-talented CWU students, faculty, staff and community members. The Central Theatre Ensemble has enlisted the company of the CWU Music Department, who will be adding to the production with an elaborate full orchestra to create the most thrilling and intense three hours all in song. An electrifying production that transmits heart-wrenching emotion, torturous struggle and even a special feature from a potbelly pig, Les Mis promises to be a show enjoyed by all audiences.  For more information, visit

05/16/2014 - Western Art National Art Show & Auction

ELLENSBURG: EAT, PLAY, STAY! - Sun, 2014-05-11 20:00
The 42nd Annual Western Art National Art Show & Auction!  

Quick Draws | Friday (free) & Saturday (ticketed event)

These events please the crowd with a chance to watch a variety of artists produce works of art from start to finish—in only and hour! Then, the quick draw event is immediately followed by an auction of that same artwork.

Demonstrations | Friday & Saturday (Saturday night auction is a ticketed event)
Artists are selected to work on a piece of art in their booth during the day. The artwork is sold at auction in the evening.

Artist Booths | All weekend

From the gates opening to the public on Friday, to the close of the event on Sunday afternoon, you’ll be able to wander 14,000 sq/ft of exhibit space featuring artist from around the country. You’ll have the opportunity to speak to many of the artists themselves, and purchase their work.

Student Art Exhibit

Aspiring young artists were selected as finalists from the schools of Kittitas County, K-12, and now it is up to our visitors to select the “Peoples Choice Award for Student Art”.  Please view the students work in the “Naneum Room”, located next to the Sunday auction preview room. First, second and third places will receive cash prizes.  The student art project is sponsored by Complete Computer Services of Ellensburg, Bar 14 Ranch House Restaurant, and the Estate of William Grueter


The Auctions

Friday Night Auction |  Free Event
Directly following the Quick Draw event, the artwork produced during the quick draw and Friday’s demonstration artists will auction their work to the crowd.

Saturday Night Auction | Ticketed Event

As in past years, the Saturday night auction is the highlight of the weekend. Original works of fine art, representing both beloved artists, and hot new talents on the rise, are up for grabs at this great event. 

Sunday Auction | Free Event

Join us for another great live auction of miniature 
original artworks.  “Miniature” confines a painting to 108 sq. inches. Great for collectors who are “running out of room” or the person new to collecting.