AngelArmsWorks is the name Karen and Warner gave to their renovation of the former St Michael Catholic Church on the corner of Third and Avenue B in Snohomish, Washington.
Dedicated in 1889 as the first Catholic Church of Snohomish County, the parish had outgrown its historic home just shy of its Centennial Anniversary. In 1986, it was sold to a private party, then sold again and eventually the now secular property was sold in a bankruptcy auction to Karen Guzak, the only bidder.
Renovation happened in two phases, first the rectory in 1993 and then the church in 2000. On Sunday, July 13, 2003, Seattle musician Stuart Dempster gave our first studio concert. For ten summers we presented three concerts, one each in June, July and August, which we called: “Second Sunday Studio Concerts in Snohomish” — or something like that.
Today we present only random concerts and offer the space for gatherings of our favorite community groups — such as the Snohomish branch of Results, a non-profit organization putting an end to poverty, which held its first fundraiser here on November 16th.