Join us in our mission to provide art classes for youth throughout Snohomish County.


Mary has received several awards in recognition of the outstanding job that she and her team have accomplished in enriching the lives of children who have participated in classes and events.

2022 National Endowment for the Arts Award

2019 BECU People Helping People Award

Snohomish County 2015 Change Makers Award

2015 Tutalip Tribes Charitable Contributions

An introduction to Mary Toews and Mari’s Place For The Arts where children’s lives are enriched through active engagement with the arts.

2019 BECU People Helping People Award

Mari’s Place for the Arts is a local non-profit that is one of the 2019 BECU People Helping People Award finalists. See all 18 nominees and vote for your favorite organization for the People’s Choice Award at www.becu.org/awards

2019 Mayors Arts Award for Arts Changing Lives

The prestigious Wendt’s Arts Changing Lives Mayor’s Art award was presented to Mari’s Place For The Arts, an all-volunteer organization which fosters creativity and self-confidence though artistic and cultural programs for youth and immigrant families.

2018 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

The Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards recognizes Washington’s volunteers for the service contributions they make to organizations and communities across our state in the past calendar year. Individuals are identified for this honor through a statewide nomination process and selected by a panel of Serve Washington Commissioners based on the nominee’s outstanding commitment to volunteerism, accomplishments, and the impact of their service on the community.

King5 Television Comes to Visit

Seattle-based King5 Television came to visit Mari’s Place for the Arts in Everett and honored us with this very nice feature which was aired recently.


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