Artfully Edmonds

Artfully Edmonds Close-Up: Driftwood’s ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ a family affair

Artfully Edmonds Close-Up: Driftwood’s ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ a family affair

Nov. 28 – Dec. 21 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays ~ 8PM Saturday and Sunday matinees ~ 2PM Wade James Playhouse 950 Main Street Driftwood Players Theatre Company is producing “Miracle on 34th Street ~ The Play”, under the direction of Nikki Fey-Burgett to celebrate the 2014 holiday season. News of the production first appeared several weeks ago in “Artfully Edmonds” Although “Miracle on 34th Street”... »

Artfully Edmonds: Community = Collaboration = The Art of Generosity

Artfully Edmonds: Community = Collaboration = The Art of Generosity

I can’t imagine not attending Art Walk Edmonds (AWE) which, each month, raises the stakes on community and “The Art of . . .“ discovery. This month the AWE team has set up an opportunity for community-wide generosity with its “awe = Community That Cares!” campaign covered in last week’s column. So, this week’s column begins with a reminder: Please remember to bring your canned goods or pantry item... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Dandylyon Drama partners with Edmonds’ Phoenix Theatre

Dandylyon Drama, which brings after-school drama clubs and large-scale school musicals to students who may not typically have access to these types of performing arts programs, is partnering with The Phoenix Theatre to provide a mid-winter break camp to third through sixth graders. The camp program, titled “The American Voice” will take place the week of Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Registration for the... »

Artfully Edmonds special: Phoenix Theatre gala raises $8,600

Artfully Edmonds special: Phoenix Theatre gala raises $8,600

Devotees of The Phoenix Theatre laughed and applauded to the tune of $8,600 this past Thursday night during the comedy theatre’s first-ever fundraising gala. The words, “By Invitation Only” bannered the event, staged in the dazzling lobby of Edmonds Center for The Arts. The gala, a brainchild of Artistic Director Melanie Calderwood, featured a tribute to “The First Five” Theatre Angels; both live ... »

Artfully Edmonds: the art of a caring community

Artfully Edmonds: the art of a caring community

This month as chill winds blow, we can take pride in the fact that warmhearted Edmonds Art Walk (AWE) is teaming up with Edmonds’ own Carol Rowe Memorial Food Bank to help fight hunger in our community under the banner, “AWE = A Community That Cares”. AWE board member Beth Sanger, owner of Ombu Salon and Spa, tells My Edmonds News, “Art Walk Edmonds is excited about partnering with our local... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmonds celebrates its own Northwest School artists

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmonds celebrates its own Northwest School artists

Luminaries of the Edmonds art community joined celebrants and local dignitaries at the Frances Anderson Center Thursday evening in a boisterous exhibit opening featuring the work of Northwest School artists Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, Guy Anderson; as well as the art of Pacific Northwest artists James Martin and Helmi Dagmar Juvonen. The exhibit, a collaborative effort of the Edmo... »

Artfully Edmonds: A sneak peek at DragonFire Gallery, comedy competition’s Alien Warrior

Artfully Edmonds: A sneak peek at DragonFire Gallery, comedy competition’s Alien Warrior

Edmonds is Out of This World! Yes, that is my lead this week and it is easy to understand why I would make that proclamation if you have visited the new neighborhood gallery “DragonFire” located at 529 Dayton St., and are looking forward – as I am – to seeing Alien Warrior in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. But there is so much more going on in Edmonds, and not too far out of town th... »

Reminder: Exhibit to showcase work of Northwest School artists — three with Edmonds roots

Reminder: Exhibit to showcase work of Northwest School artists — three with Edmonds roots

Edmonds Art History will be made Thursday, Nov. 6 as the work of Northwest School artists Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan and Guy Anderson is celebrated during a showcase unveiling sponsored by The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and the City of Edmonds Arts Commission. The public opening to the collection will take place at the EAFF Gallery, located in the Frances Anderson Center, 70... »

Artfully Edmonds: It’s time to ‘fall forward’ with arts events

Artfully Edmonds: It’s time to ‘fall forward’ with arts events

This week’s column is particularly exciting to write because of the cavalcade of headliner events taking place on Edmonds’ sidewalks, streets, and stages in the upcoming weeks. “Fall Forward!” is such an easy task, when going into autumn offers so much. Artfully Edmonds promised, as October crept in, that we would treat children-at-heart to an ongoing line up of what’s happening for Halloween, and... »

Artfully Edmonds: A most memorable opening for Cascade Symphony Orchestra; Halloween in high gear

Artfully Edmonds: A most memorable opening for Cascade Symphony Orchestra; Halloween in high gear

This has been an exhilarating week for Edmonds’ stages with wonderful reviews coming in for both playhouses and a memorable and celebratory opening of the 53rd Season for Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO). I was in the audience making new friends with frequent patrons Dorothy, Audrey and Carol as other audience members filed in, taking their seats in a performance hall electric with anticipation fo... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Just added to ECA lineup — ETHEL and Hey Marseilles

Artfully Edmonds brief: Just added to ECA lineup — ETHEL and Hey Marseilles

Exciting news from Edmonds Center for The Arts! These brand new listings have been added to the ECA line-up. There’s a reason that Edmonds is fast becoming the Arts and Events destination of Puget Sound: Edmonds Center for The Arts 410 4th Ave. ETHEL plus Kaki King Thursday, Oct. 30 ~ 7:30 p.m. Described as “indefatigable and eclectic” (The New York Times) and “vital and brillian... »

Artfully Edmonds: Get into Halloween spirit with Art Stalk Thursday, scarecrow voting

Artfully Edmonds: Get into Halloween spirit with Art Stalk Thursday, scarecrow voting

So many Edmonds residents have been mentioning the mild weather as autumn approaches. Wonderful, isn’t it? The leaves are swirling as neighbors come and go from boisterous coffee shops along Main Street, 5th Avenue, Walnut Street and beyond. Artfully Edmonds believes that a lot of the buzz surrounds the anticipation over the opening of Edmonds’ performance venues this month and that Art Walk Edmon... »

Artfully Edmonds: Events for kids, teens, music and theatre lovers

Artfully Edmonds: Events for kids, teens, music and theatre lovers

This week there are many special events taking place in (and around) Edmonds – fun things for children and teens, with special occasion selections for sophisticates – plus! – so much to look forward to on the horizon of next week. So let’s get started with an easy-to-add to-your-calendar chronology of upcoming events: ~ ~ ~ ~ Chamber music with Spencer Myer Richmond Beach Congregational Church 151... »

Artfully Edmonds: Halloween on its way, and we have the events to prove it

Artfully Edmonds: Halloween on its way, and we have the events to prove it

To many people, like me, the words “holiday happiness” describe Halloween. I’m bonafide samhainophiliac who doesn’t mind a Dance with Death one night a year, or a reel around the Edmonds fountain as the music strikes up “Thriller” at the Edmonds’ downtown Trick-or-Treat party. As Halloween lurches ever closer, I will list the community-wide events that pay homage to All Hallows Eve. So contact “Ar... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Classical KING FM 98.1 features Cascade Symphony Orchestra

Artfully Edmonds brief: Classical KING FM 98.1 features Cascade Symphony Orchestra

“Friday, September 26th is Cascade Symphony Orchestra Day on Classical KING FM 98.1,” announces Roberta McBride, executive director. Throughout the month of September, Classical KING FM 98.1 has been airing selections from the 2014-2015 seasons of many local arts groups daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in celebration of the new performance season. Friday’s listeners will enjoy the upcoming highlights o... »

Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood’s ‘Night Watch’ a thrilling crowd pleaser; ECA gala Saturday

Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood’s ‘Night Watch’ a thrilling crowd pleaser; ECA gala Saturday

As the lights dimmed in preparation for the opening scene of “Night Watch”, the production with which Driftwood Players opens its 56th year, I am sitting stage left as advised by Mary Kay Voss, vice president of the venerate company. The theatre is not quite filled as half of the attendees acknowledge that they are season ticket holders with the balance a mix of first-time Driftwood audience membe... »

Artfully Edmonds special: A day with author Sandra Walker, who will appear in Edmonds Sept. 29

Artfully Edmonds special: A day with author Sandra Walker, who will appear in Edmonds Sept. 29

Sandra Walker, Author Edmonds Library 650 Main Street Monday, September 29 ~ 11 am I recently had the joy and opportunity of spending the day with Sandra Walker, author of the newly released title, “Little Merchants”. Sandra is such delightful company I knew that she would be the perfect focus for a literary-oriented Artfully Edmonds Brief on the eve of her appearance at the podium of EPIC Group W... »

Artfully Edmonds special: Nick Baker in benefit concert this Saturday

Artfully Edmonds special: Nick Baker in benefit concert this Saturday

Saturday, Sept.  27 4 – 9 p.m. Nick Baker, Musician Wurlitzer Manor, Gig Harbor Local musician Nick Baker will be in the lead car as his friends and fans head to Gig Harbor to hear Nick perform in the United by Music (UBM) benefit concert on Saturday, Sept. 27 at a very exclusive location. And you’re invited! “United by Music is an international organization. Their credo is to unite the world musi... »

Artfully Edmonds: Autumn is in the air! Can’t you just feel it?

Artfully Edmonds: Autumn is in the air! Can’t you just feel it?

I love that this week’s main events share the spotlight with the autumn equinox. We’ll stash our flip-flops, (Right? We will – won’t we?) polish our boots, brush off our little black dresses and have our tuxedos pressed. The drum roll for the 2014-15 performance season is about to begin. Regular readers of this column know that I begin every third-Thursday edition with news of Art Walk Edmonds (AW... »

Artfully Edmonds: Time to raise the curtain on 2014-15 performance season

Artfully Edmonds: Time to raise the curtain on 2014-15 performance season

It’s that time of year — when Edmonds raises the curtain on its upcoming performance arts schedule. And we have a dazzling 2014-15 lineup waiting in the wings – and already on stage – with The Phoenix Theatre leading the way with its early season opener, “Rumors” by Neil Simon. The Driftwood Players will follow in quickstep with its upcoming offering, “Night Watch” by Lucille Fletcher, a dra... »

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