Athenaeum 6 (AS LVI/2023)
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
Where: Lake Washington High School, 12033 NE 80th Street Kirkland, WA 98033
Event Steward: Viscountess Ynesen Ongge Xong Kerij-e

Site fee $25. Members of the SCA receive a member discount of $5

Athenaeum is an Arts & Sciences showcase event sponsored by the Barony of Madrone with an opportunity for presenters to speak with & get feedback from Laurels in a non-competition setting.

People of An Tir are welcome to come to this event, tour the exhibits of the wonderful work of the artisans who are participating, talk with the artisans, socialize, and attend royal court. Members of the Order of the Laurel who are attending will have scheduled talks with artists and artisans. Information is available for Laurels on the FB group Laurels of Athenaeum 2022. Laurels not on FB are encouraged to contact the event steward, Master Aeron Corrino.

The schedule will be posted on the Kingdom Calendar page for this event:

Click here to view this event on the Kingdom Calendar.

For any questions about attendance, schedule or other event logistics, please contact Madrone Arts & Sciences Minister Master Aeron Corrino .

Artisans Registration

Artist and artisan registration for Athenaeum 2023 will be via a link available closer to the event. We look forward to seeing the creativity and energy shared by our Artisans and those who come to support them.

What is Athenaeum?

In 2018 and 2019 Their Excellencies of Madrone, in partnership with the Laurels of An Tir, invited artisans of all skill levels to journey to Athenaeum, sponsored by the Barony of Madrone, to showcase their artistic skills to all the Realm. The populace was welcomed to be inspired and awed by the largest collection of artisans in An Tir, in a non-competitive Body of Work event.

Athenaeum was held in the multipurpose hall at Lake Washington High School in 2022. Photo: Rowenna de Manning

Athenaeum is designed to be a place for artisans to display the breadth of their artistic abilities and receive valuable feedback and commentary from the Laurels of An Tir and other artisans in a relaxed, collaborative, and engaging environment.

Event History

Athenaeum was held in-person in 2018 and 2019. Athenaeum became a virtual event in 2020 via the Road to Athenaeum website and a day of interactions on Zoom. The website was renamed in the Spring of 2021 and is now called Athenaeum. The fourth Athenaeum saw a doubling of the exhibits artisans placed on the website, and a two-day event of interactions on Zoom took place on June 26-27, 2021.

In 2022 the event was once again held live and in-person. Athenaeum 5 was a great success.

Exhibits on the Athenaeum website remain available! Please read, comment, and share links with friends and subject-matter experts.

SCA Policy:

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.