The Northwest Art Center is the only nonprofit arts education dedicated to serving the rural communities in the Snoqualmie Valley area. Founded in 2009, NWAC provides quality art education programs for children, youth, and adults through a range of classes and workshops and serves approximately 260 students each year. NWAC supports arts in local schools by helping in the classroom, leading activities, and creating arts-based field-trip opportunities. NWAC also works to promote art appreciation and stewardship by engaging the community in art and creating outreach events that have the arts at their core including public art events. Through these efforts, NWAC serves an additional 1,000 to 1,500 community members of all ages and abilities annually.