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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... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Literary Walk set for Sept. 13

Artfully Edmonds brief: Literary Walk set for Sept. 13

Saturday, Sept. 13 ~ 9:30 a.m.- 1 p.m. Chapter by Chapter: an Edmonds Literary Walk for readers and writers Edmonds’ EPIC Group Writers invites the public to take part in “Chapter by Chapter: an Edmonds Literary Walk” which will take readers and writers on a literary sampler starting at the Edmonds Library and proceeding to the EdCC Conference Center, Edmonds Bookshop, and Hazel Miller Plaza. The ... »

Artfully Edmonds: Lots to wine about as Driftwood Players prepares to open season, and more events

Artfully Edmonds: Lots to wine about as Driftwood Players prepares to open season, and more events

Driftwood Players Updates and Reminders! Driftwood Players Wade James Theatre 950 Main St. The Edmonds Driftwood Players comes to “Artfully Edmonds” this week with loads of Opening Season news and exciting announcements. _ _ _ _ Partnership with Coldwell Banker Bain Broker a Win/Win Coldwell Banker Bain Broker Wayne Purser surprised Edmonds Driftwood Players (DWP) Board President Carissa Meisner S... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Early call for Northwest School Art

Pieces by Northwest School artists Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Guy Anderson and Kenneth Callahan are requested for a juried exhibition at the Edmonds Arts Festival Museum in November. The juried exhibition is sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, Edmonds Bookshop, and The Edmonds Arts Commission. The unique characteristic that sets these artists apart is that they lived, worked and pla... »

Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Phoenix Theatre opens season with a full house for ‘Rumors’

Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Phoenix Theatre opens season with a full house for ‘Rumors’

A classic comedy, pratfalls paced with precision timing, a beautiful backdrop and a full house ushered in Edmonds 2014-2015 playhouse season as The Phoenix Theatre pulled off one of the most intricate Neil Simon dialogue challenges known to theatre. I was in attendance at Friday night’s performance of “Rumors” and was struck by the champagne-sparkle performances of the cast. Comedienne Melanie Cal... »

Artfully Edmonds special: Welcome, new Art Walk Edmonds Director

Artfully Edmonds special: Welcome, new Art Walk Edmonds Director

You’ve come along way, Baby! My Edmonds News and “Artfully Edmonds” has the delight of welcoming to the Edmonds art scene Elizabeth Martin-Calder – the newly-hired Art Walk Edmonds Director. Ms. Martin-Calder is a seasoned arts administrator and marketer with over 15 years in nonprofit management. Making the announcement that she would be stepping aside as Interim Director, Denise Cole (who serves... »

Artfully Edmonds: Now it’s ECA’s turn to receive Teeny Awards nominations

Artfully Edmonds: Now it’s ECA’s turn to receive Teeny Awards nominations

The most dazzling news for Edmonds’ performing arts scene this week is the continued sweep of TeenTix “Teeny Award” nominations by City of Edmonds venues. With thousands of patrons making their way to Edmonds every season to enjoy our outdoor stages, live theatre and performing arts venues the news of our popularity among the young TeenTix set comes as no surprise. Last week we announced the TeenT... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Book launch party for ‘Tiger Tail Soup’

Artfully Edmonds brief: Book launch party for ‘Tiger Tail Soup’

When Nicki Chen’s first novel, “Tiger Tail Soup,” appeared at Edmonds Bookshop earlier this summer, her Elm Place neighbors were among the first to purchase copies. And, when Chen needed a place to hold a book launch party Monday evening, her neighbors, John and Sheila Valentine, opened their home to the Edmonds community. The champagne flowed, laughter filled their home, and the Valen... »

Artfully Edmonds: Introducing Art Walk artist Don Haggerty — and events galore

Artfully Edmonds: Introducing Art Walk artist Don Haggerty — and events galore

It’s the third “Artfully Edmonds” column of each month that I most look forward to writing – the Art Walk Edmonds column – because of all of the exciting happenings going on that add the energy and “buzz” that makes the City of Edmonds the arts destination that it has become. In each third-Thursday edition of “Artfully Edmonds” we provide links to the line-up of studios, galleries, shops, an... »

Artfully Edmonds: Local author looking for ‘kickstart,’ and SO many events around town

Artfully Edmonds: Local author looking for ‘kickstart,’ and SO many events around town

This week provides so many varied and exciting ways to get involved in the Edmonds artful scene. From cheering on an up-and-coming innovative, imaginative, author from the sidelines, to “invites” from our local playhouses, and then on to opportunities for authors and art students o grow and hone their skills – Edmonds has a wealth of offerings and opportunities to chat up this week. “I... »

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