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Artfully Edmonds: Interim director says Art Walk ‘better than ever,’ so stop by Thursday night

Artfully Edmonds: Interim director says Art Walk ‘better than ever,’ so stop by Thursday night

In an exclusive interview with interim director for the Art Walk, Denise Cole (owner of Cole Gallery on 5th Avenue), Artfully Edmonds has learned that “wonderful momentum” continues for this monthly Edmonds event. In its survey of Edmonds’ galleries and shops planning to participate in this evening’s Art Walk, I noted a fresh synergy and exciting changes on the horizon the arts community invested ... »

Artfully Edmonds: Back Stage Pass to Edmonds Center for the Arts, Part 3 — Performance and reception

Artfully Edmonds: Back Stage Pass to Edmonds Center for the Arts, Part 3 — Performance and reception

Part 3: The performance and reception Artfully Edmonds is featuring a three-part series on what it’s like to have a backstage pass – even be a star performer on Edmonds’ premier main stage, Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA). This behind the scenes feature continues with Part 2. (You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.) Stepping onto the Edmonds Center for the Arts stage must fill one with exhila... »

Artfully Edmonds: Backstage pass to Edmonds Center for the Arts, Part 2 — Waiting for the curtain call

Artfully Edmonds: Backstage pass to Edmonds Center for the Arts, Part 2 — Waiting for the curtain call

Part 2: Waiting for the curtain call Artfully Edmonds is featuring a three-part series on what it’s like to have a backstage pass – even be a star performer on Edmonds’ premier main stage, Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA). This behind the scenes feature continues with Part 2. (You can read Part 1 here.) You are unpacked and your on-stage wardrobe is hanging in the Principal Dressing Room. Maybe y... »

Artfully Edmonds: We take you backstage at Edmonds Center for Arts, part 1

Artfully Edmonds: We take you backstage at Edmonds Center for Arts, part 1

The next three installments of Artfully Edmonds will feature quick peeks of what it’s like to walk out onto stage amidst the uproar of applause at the Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA). Whether it’s the Indigo Girls, or Lily Tomlin (doesn’t the ECA book the best?) or any number of headliner acts – ECA rolls out the red carpet. Backstage Pass! Have you ever had one? The VIP credentials that allows ... »

Artfully Edmonds: ArtWalk — ‘The March Is On!’ plus other events in town and nearby

Artfully Edmonds: ArtWalk — ‘The March Is On!’ plus other events in town and nearby

Edmonds Third Thursday ArtWalk Hosted by the Downtown Edmonds Merchant’s Association Thursday, March 20 ~ 6-8 p.m. For Edmonds-area residents, the third Thursday of each month has become a tradition of stepping out –  gallery strolling downtown for neighbor-to-neighbor sidewalk chats, music and fun. Now that spring is in the air, a sense of excitement and anticipation prevails as our downtow... »

Artfully Edmonds: As St. Patrick’s Day nears, time to get your green on

Artfully Edmonds: As St. Patrick’s Day nears, time to get your green on

Look for the St. Patrick’s Day iconic image in this week’s column to locate the luckiest places to be for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. What better lead-in for an arts and events news column, the week of St. Patrick’s Day, than news that Cole Gallery is holding an event to celebrate the holiday. Saturday, March 15 ~ noon-4 p.m. Cole Gallery 107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds Celebrating St. Patrick’... »

Artfully Edmonds: Randall J. Hodges plans gallery opening, Black Box presents ’50 Shades’ Improv

Artfully Edmonds: Randall J. Hodges plans gallery opening, Black Box presents ’50 Shades’ Improv

Randall J. Hodges Fine Art Photography Gallery 317 Main Street, Edmonds, WA Saturday, March 1 ~ 10 a.m. Gallery Grand Opening Attesting to how picture-perfect our city is, internationally known nature photographer Randall J. Hodges is moving his production studio and gallery to downtown Edmonds, with a grand opening planned for Saturday, March 1, 2014. The Randall J. Hodges Fine Art Photography Ga... »

Artfully Edmonds: ECA plans sweetheart of a show for Valentine’s Day; plus KidsStock this weekend!

Artfully Edmonds: ECA plans sweetheart of a show for Valentine’s Day; plus KidsStock this weekend!

Letters Aloud Reading Series With or Without You: Letters of Loving, Longing, and Leaving Edmonds Center for the Arts ~ 410 Fourth Ave. N. Limited tickets remain. Valentine’s Day ~ Friday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. The first cabaret-style performance for Edmonds Center for the Arts is going to be a sweetheart of a show! It’s only appropriate that Edmonds Center for the Arts push the envelope in its first... »

Artfully Edmonds: Time to nominate our community’s arts leaders and volunteers for Chamber awards

Artfully Edmonds: Time to nominate our community’s arts leaders and volunteers for Chamber awards

Reminder: Edmonds Arts Awards deadline approaching The submission deadline of Tuesday, Feb. 18 for nominations to the 2nd annual Chamber Arts Awards is fast-approaching. As an arts and events destination, Edmonds is drawing performance arts patrons and gallery enthusiasts from Seattle, Everett and beyond. The annual awards ceremony provides local residents with an opportunity to fete its arts-comm... »

Artfully Edmonds reminder: Phoenix Theatre’s ‘Beyond Therapy’ opens Feb. 7

Artfully Edmonds reminder: Phoenix Theatre’s ‘Beyond Therapy’ opens Feb. 7

Few situations in life have the potential for misunderstanding and mayhem more than personal ads and blind dates. Edmonds’ Phoenix Theatre will capitalize on that potential during “Beyond Therapy,” which opens Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m. “Beyond Therapy,” by playwright Christopher Durang, premiered in 1981 at an off-Broadway theatre named, coincidentally, the Phoenix Theater. ... »

Artfully Edmonds: Art classes for kids! Make plans for this week’s ‘No School Friday ART Day Camp”

Artfully Edmonds: Art classes for kids! Make plans for this week’s ‘No School Friday ART Day Camp”

ARTspot Art Supply ~ 408 Main St. Inspired by Picasso’s observation “To become an artist, one must go back to being a child,” Tracy Felix Fraker and ARTspot co-owner Denise Cole established two programs intended to appeal to children interested in color, multi-media, and textures. Their No School Friday ART Day Camp scheduled to coincide with the Edmonds School District’s no-school days, provides ... »

Artfully Edmonds: Finish out January with performances, Thursday Artwalk, classes

Artfully Edmonds: Finish out January with performances, Thursday Artwalk, classes

The Edmonds arts scene, for the remainder of the month, will be as varied as it is exciting with these featured productions: Edmonds Center for the Arts Cascade Symphony Orchestra On Monday, Jan. 20 at 7:30 p.m., ECA’s resident orchestra, the Cascade Symphony Orchestra, presents the second concert of its 52nd season.  Attendees will be treated to a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D... »

Artfully Edmonds: Upcoming shows and a fond farewell

Artfully Edmonds: Upcoming shows and a fond farewell

Well, folks, it’s been a good run. I’m moving across the mountains to greener pastures this month to help breathe some life into a much smaller town. As I prepare to move on, I see how much Edmonds has transformed in the year and a half I’ve been home, and I see the potential for great things to come. With the BID, the Community Cultural Plan, and the continued growth of ECA, Edmonds has proved th... »

Artfully Edmonds: Winter solstice

Artfully Edmonds: Winter solstice

The sun will stand still at 5:11 p.m. this Saturday (not literally, but it will look that way if you are using ancient astronomical tools of measurement), marking the longest night of the year, and the return of light to our desolate lands. Winter solstice is the single day of the holiday season that is universally acknowledged. We may not all find reason to celebrate a virgin birth or a miracle o... »

Artfully Edmonds: Take 6 for the holidays and more festive events

Artfully Edmonds: Take 6 for the holidays and more festive events

It really is the most wonderful time of the year—and the busiest! Hordes of holiday shoppers seem to be flocking to downtown Edmonds this year, finally persuaded by the facts and figures that show how shopping locally benefits the community. Signs up all over town promoting “Small Business Saturday” last week claim that 60 cents to every dollar spent in Edmonds’s small businesses stays in Edmonds—... »

Artfully Edmonds: Busy bazaars and First Dibs Night

Artfully Edmonds: Busy bazaars and First Dibs Night

Crafters are pulling out all the stops this holiday season to stretch the spirit of giving as far as it can reach. Several holiday bazaars benefiting local charitable organizations are upcoming this week. Saturday, Nov. 16 is the Gentle Giving Fair at Richmond Beach Congregational United Church of Christ (1512 N.W. 195th St., Shoreline). Several local and international organizations, including Hop... »

Artfully Edmonds: Fall into the holiday season

Artfully Edmonds: Fall into the holiday season

“Give me a stack of books, a warm blanket, and a cord of wood and I’m set ‘til spring,” one customer remarked at the bookstore on Tuesday—and I think that’s the general sentiment around town since winter’s wind and rain announced its arrival earlier this week by blowing out our power. But, alas, the world goes on—even though the first four seasons of Dexter were just added on Netflix (sigh)—and th... »

Artfully Edmonds: Of crows, affordable art and work-of-homemade-art costumes

Artfully Edmonds: Of crows, affordable art and work-of-homemade-art costumes

Driving toward my parents’ house this week, I encountered about 100 crows on the road and in our neighbors’ yards, rooting for whatever tasty morsels crows like to eat to fatten up for winter. Since I can remember, crows have congregated around Shell Creek in late October, making a racket in the trees—and occasionally playing tricks on unsuspecting pedestrians. My sister was dive-bombed every day ... »

Artfully Edmonds: Arts and culture, Japanese-style

Artfully Edmonds: Arts and culture, Japanese-style

Welcome our sisters from Hekinan, Japan Wednesday, Oct. 30 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. A delegation from our sister city, with which we have enjoyed a partnership for 25 years, is visiting Edmonds from Oct. 29th-Nov. 4th. On the 30th, they will present a Hekinan-Edmonds cultural fair, featuring photography from Hekinan, and performances by both Japanese and local groups. The event is free to t... »

Artfully Edmonds: DEMA Soiree, Library book sale and Halloween!

Artfully Edmonds: DEMA Soiree, Library book sale and Halloween!

Friday, Oct. 18 at the Edmonds Yacht Club, immerse yourself in the fabulous food and fashion of Edmonds at An Edmonds Kind of Soiree—a fundraiser for the Downtown Edmonds Merchants’ Association. In your chic-est cocktail attire, enjoy a champagne toast, heavy appetizers catered by local restaurants, and a fashion show put together by our esteemed clothing retailers. The fun starts at 6 p.m. and is... »

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