Arts Scene Finds Renewed Life in Lewis County

4f7385cf2f218.imageThe budding visual and theatre arts scene in Lewis County has plenty to offer, from stage shows to movies at local landmarks, bringing families yet another entertainment option.

Lewis County’s oldest established community theater, the Evergreen Playhouse, offers a variety of plays throughout the year. Casts are comprised of community members from theatre students to people who simply love getting involved.

For more on the Evergreen Playhouse, visit their Facebook page at

The stage in Lewis County doesn’t only hold a spotlight for theatre. Dance is a major component of the local arts scene.

The Southwest Washington Dance Center provides three major events throughout the year: Dance Festival Northwest, which is held in March; the all-school dance performance “Spring Into Summer,” which takes place in June; and the annual Nutcracker Ballet, showing to the public in December this year at Corbet Theatre.

For more information about their offerings, call 748-4789 or visit

Finally, audiences can visit two local gems at which they can enjoy the visual arts on the silver screen: the Fox Theatre in Centralia and the Roxy in Morton.

Movies have made a comeback at the Fox Theatre, with the Fox Theatre Film Series having been successful in 2014 — which led to two movies being shown per month at the downtown Centralia landmark in 2015 and 2016. For more information, visit

The Roxy in Morton hosts movies also, but opens its stage to live theatre and concerts too. Visit for all the details.