Artfully Edmonds

Artfully Edmonds: Edmonds will dazzle with arts events in September

Artfully Edmonds: Edmonds will dazzle with arts events in September

One of Edmonds’ most exciting and historic arts scene months is upon us! Artfully Edmonds will begin this week with all of the most exciting, dazzling events that are taking place in art museum spaces and galleries – and then move on to other news that showcases Edmonds’ creative, zany, nature-loving and elegant side of life: No other month – in a very long while – is as entitled to the mott... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Tickets now on sale for ECA ‘Dementia-Inclusive Series’

Artfully Edmonds brief: Tickets now on sale for ECA ‘Dementia-Inclusive Series’

Tickets went on sale Friday for Edmonds Center for the Arts’ (ECA) new program, the “Dementia-Inclusive Series”. According to the ECA, this series has been developed collaboratively with the feedback and support of senior services organizations, eldercare and memory care professionals, and arts groups in the Puget Sound region. The series opens in October with two components; a four-part improvisa... »

Artfully Edmonds: Last outdoor concert of summer, volunteer at Driftwood Players, Phoenix does Gilligan’s Island

Artfully Edmonds: Last outdoor concert of summer, volunteer at Driftwood Players, Phoenix does Gilligan’s Island

It’s hard to believe that we are closing out the 2015 Summer Concert Series with this edition of “Artfully Edmonds” – but we are. The Saturday market will continue into autumn with its buskers, art, jewelry and photography; crafts, produce, fruit, and flowers. The theatres will call for volunteers, the 2015-2016 performance season will open, and Edmonds will celebrate Cascadia Art Museum and all t... »

Artfully Edmonds: Town to sparkle with Thursday Art + Wine Walk; plus upcoming events

Artfully Edmonds: Town to sparkle with Thursday Art + Wine Walk; plus upcoming events

The art gallery crowd is simmering with anticipation as they wait for “Art + Wine Walk” to begin at 5 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 20)  in downtown Edmonds. “Art + Wine Walk” is the newest innovation as our community of artists continue to invigorate and inspire the Edmonds arts scene to greater heights. Artfully Edmonds outlined the wine walk component of the larger free-admission event, Art Walk Edmonds,... »

Artfully Edmonds: Art + Wine Walk launches next week, plus how you can ‘Take a Kid to the Theatre’

Artfully Edmonds: Art + Wine Walk launches next week, plus how you can ‘Take a Kid to the Theatre’

A preview of Art Walk Edmonds for August Art + Wine Walk Coldwell Banker Bain 108 5th Ave. S. Thursday, Aug. 20 5-8 p.m. Beginning this month, a festive, sparkling event component will be added to Art Walk Edmonds (AWE). The news is so exciting, and so high profile that Artfully Edmonds is pulling its AWE news forward a week to give readers a behind-the-scenes look at how Art + Wine Walk came toge... »

Artfully Edmonds: Let’s celebrate an Edmonds Kind of Anniversary!

Artfully Edmonds: Let’s celebrate an Edmonds Kind of Anniversary!

This week “Artfully Edmonds” celebrates an Edmonds Kind Of Anniversary! The 125th anniversary of our lovely, at-the-waters-edge, arts-destination city is something to celebrate. So, “Happy 125th Anniversary, Edmonds!” Imagine Edmonds in 1890! It’s easily done thanks to the board, staff and volunteers of the Edmonds Historical Museum. However, we’d like to fast-forward to the present to tell you ab... »

Artfully Edmonds: Phoenix Theatre launches 24-hour Festival, plus outdoor jazz Thursday, Saturday

Artfully Edmonds: Phoenix Theatre launches 24-hour Festival, plus outdoor jazz Thursday, Saturday

Theatre history is being made in Edmonds this weekend. The Phoenix holds its very first 24-hour Festival this Saturday night! “What is a 24-hour Festival?” you may ask. For The Phoenix, it could just be the inauguration of the edgy local theater’s newest tradition. How does it work? Well . . . the festival is announced, the curtain time is scheduled, the hype begins, the playhouse tickets are sold... »

Artfully Edmonds: Les Miserables at Driftwood, ECA kids dance camp, Saturday night music

Artfully Edmonds: Les Miserables at Driftwood, ECA kids dance camp, Saturday night music

Driftwood Players Summer Teen Ensemble Wade James Theatre 950 Main St. This weekend only! July 24 and 25, plus Sunday, July 26th 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 Les Miserables The slogan “Art Feeds the Soul” seems the perfect backdrop for an interview with Morgan Heetbrink, director of the Driftwood Players’ Summer Teen Ensemble hit “Les Miserables” which enjoys its run this weekend. Morgan gran... »

Artfully Edmonds review: Phoenix Theatre stages ‘A Little Journey’ reading to full house

Artfully Edmonds review: Phoenix Theatre stages ‘A Little Journey’ reading to full house

The Phoenix Theatre enjoyed another in a string of full house performances during its Saturday production of “A Little Journey” by playwright Rachel Crothers; directed by Christine Mosere, managing director. “A Little Journey” worked perfectly as the second staged reading that loyal Phoenix fans enjoyed. In a theatre as cool as a cucumber in spite of the summer heat, 17 cast members took the stage... »

Artfully Edmonds: Art Walk highlights, youth circus, sand  sculpting, Shakespeare in Park

Artfully Edmonds: Art Walk highlights, youth circus, sand sculpting, Shakespeare in Park

Art Walk Edmonds Thursday, July 16, 5-8 p.m. “Facing Homelessness” Art Advocacy for the Homeless C’est la Vie 320 5th Ave. S. “Facing Homelessness” is a Seattle-area non-profit that uses visual art to raise awareness and empathy for the homeless. And that visual art is coming to Edmonds thanks to the generosity of Colleen Bowman, owner of C’est la Vie. The visual arts project, which began four and... »

Artfully Edmonds: Cuban music, park concert, Festival of Shorts, hula dancers and more

Artfully Edmonds: Cuban music, park concert, Festival of Shorts, hula dancers and more

The Cuban Beat comes to Edmonds! Sunday, July 12, 6 p.m. A Very Taki Tiki Bar 518 Main S. Kiki Valera y los Guajíbaros No Cover! ‪This week Artfully Edmonds was tipped off by a great friend, Lynn Terpstra, that Kiki Valera y los Guajíbaros would be appearing at A Very Taki Tiki Bar (“Tiki”) this Sunday. Now, this is news! Here’s the skinny – For decades Kiki Valera and the Valera-Miranda family ha... »

Happening nearby: Artfully Edmonds previews West Africa Cultural Heritage celebration

Happening nearby: Artfully Edmonds previews West Africa Cultural Heritage celebration

Saturday, July 25 7-10 pm Shorewood High School Performing Arts Center 17300 Fremont Ave N Shoreline Cultural Heritage 2015 This month a vibrant and unique celebration featuring extravagant dance performances and music representing the cultures of West Africa will take place in nearby Shoreline. According to Kobby Adjel, event coordinator for Cultural Heritage 2015 the unique-to-the-Northwest cele... »

Artfully Edmonds: Andy Eccleshall’s latest mural is by the book

Artfully Edmonds: Andy Eccleshall’s latest mural is by the book

If you’ve been strolling downtown this week, you probably noticed the flurry of activity and that a new business is opening at 111 4th Ave. N. Maybe you’ve noted even that a new mural is being installed. That’s Edmonds artist Andy Eccleshall up on the ladder painting the trompe l’oeil mural of a bookcase outside soon-to-open Spangler Book Exchange. Store owner James Spangler, along with ARTS... »

Artfully Edmonds: Walking tours, outdoor concerts, indoor laughs

Artfully Edmonds: Walking tours, outdoor concerts, indoor laughs

What gorgeous weather we’re having! And as we get out in the sunshine and walk around our neighborhoods, visit the parks and waterfront; “It’s an Edmonds Kind of Day!” becomes the motto du jour. Summer is in full swing! – – – Tours Around Town When one’s hometown is as delightful as Edmonds, with its gardens, waterfront promenades and appreciative arts community – there are myria... »

Artfully Edmonds: This week, no better place for art lovers than Edmonds

Artfully Edmonds: This week, no better place for art lovers than Edmonds

This week leads with one of the most fun, community-engaging, perennial events in Edmonds – the Art Walk! Although there are loads of events going on this week in and around our fair city — including the Edmonds Arts Festival — my heartstrings are drawn to the gallery crowd every third Thursday. So use Artfully Edmonds as your link to this evening’s (Thursday) stroll of galleries. But ... »

Artfully Edmonds review: Madcap ‘Boeing Boeing’ flies high on opening night

Artfully Edmonds review: Madcap ‘Boeing Boeing’ flies high on opening night

June 12-28 Driftwood Players Wade James Theatre 950 Main St. Boeing Boeing Driftwood Players enjoyed a smooth takeoff last night as their madcap farce, “Boeing Boeing” celebrated its opening night. The pre-performance noise level and anticipation in the lobby of Wade James Theatre paralleled that of a busy airport as a full house squeezed into the noble theatre to witness the crimes-of-the-heart o... »

Artfully Edmonds: An ‘Epic’ interview, plus what’s on tap for live theater, music

Artfully Edmonds: An ‘Epic’ interview, plus what’s on tap for live theater, music

Remember the Hollywood days when newsreel talk-overs screamed mega adjectives like Colossal! Magnificent! As newspaper headlines spun toward the screen, trumpets would herald, “A Cast of Thousands”? Those days are back – at The Phoenix Theater – as the funniest theatre in town runs its summer production, “Epic Proportions.” – – – Thursday, June 11 8 p.m. Epic Proporti... »

Artfully Edmonds: Find your fate on Main Street, plus theatre openings

Artfully Edmonds: Find your fate on Main Street, plus theatre openings

Did you ever think that you might be able to find your fate and fortune on Edmonds’ Main Street? Well, you can! Thanks to spiritual advisor Dena Stevens, who relocated her Psychic Awakenings salon to 309 Main St. this past month, devotees of spiritualism now have a source to “what lies beyond” right in downtown Edmonds. An interpreter of Universal forces, Dena has been forecasting the future, and ... »

Artfully Edmonds profile:  Actor Evan Woltz

Artfully Edmonds profile: Actor Evan Woltz

Last week while at the Overton Berry Ensemble with Friends concert, I bumped into Nancy and Mark Press. Of course, congratulations were in order for the phenomenal job that this music duo did for the Driftwood Players’ production “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum”. I mentioned to Mark that I had in mind a column on “early generation” and “current generation” residents of Edmonds who ... »

Artfully Edmonds: Young Edmonds artists and arts opportunities

Artfully Edmonds: Young Edmonds artists and arts opportunities

With Driftwood Players, established in the ’60s and now in its 53rd year – and Cascade Symphony Orchestra celebrating its 54th anniversary . . . with Gallery North also enjoying 54 years of co-operation, one might wonder how the newest generation of young adult Edmonds artists will impact our community. For half a century parents, teachers, volunteers and coaches have been paving the way for... »

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