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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... »

Artfully Edmonds briefs: Driftwood Players sets auditions, Phoenix Theatre presents ‘Epic Proportions’

Artfully Edmonds briefs: Driftwood Players sets auditions, Phoenix Theatre presents ‘Epic Proportions’

Saturday, May 30 Sunday, May 31 Driftwood Players 306 Main St. location (Back door of Bank of America bldg.) The Driftwood Players are sending out a community-wide audition call for their upcoming production, “Seven Keys to Baldpate” by George M. Cohan; directed by Gianni Truzzi. Auditions for casting eight men and three women will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 30 and 31 with callbacks sched... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: Thriller produced by Edmonds filmmaker selected to be part of Seattle International Film Festival

Artfully Edmonds profile: Thriller produced by Edmonds filmmaker selected to be part of Seattle International Film Festival

Edmonds resident Lorraine Montez loves a good thriller. “I grew up watching and loving the “Twilight Zone,” Rod Serling’s “Night Gallery” and Alfred Hitchcock films,” said Lorraine Montez, now herself a producer of thriller/horror films. “I’m not fond of hacker/slasher films, but a good suspense horror made in the style of the great masters is always exciting to watch because it doesn&... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: An interview with Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra’s Michael Brockman

Artfully Edmonds profile: An interview with Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra’s Michael Brockman

With the upcoming “Basie Bash” honoring the legendary Count Basie planned by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra for Saturday, May 30, My Edmonds News thought it might be exciting to invite Co-Artistic Director and Lead Alto Saxophonist of the SRJO Michael Brockman (MB) in for an Artfully Edmonds (AE) kind-of interview. Music aficionados will remember that Brockman just this month was the feature... »

Artfully Edmonds: Spring is in air at Thursday’s Art Walk Edmonds

Artfully Edmonds: Spring is in air at Thursday’s Art Walk Edmonds

In springtime there seems to be a preponderance of artists displaying flowers and ice cream, birds and planes, children frolicking and bright colors – and this month’s Art Walk Edmonds slate is no exception. What is exceptional is the imaginative and vibrant colors, the array of glass, wax, oils, and lead! (Yes! Lead – as in stained glass artwork.) Thanks to the vision, the community-mindedness an... »

Artfully Edmonds: Calling all artists for ECA Gala and Auction; plus entertainment around town

Artfully Edmonds: Calling all artists for ECA Gala and Auction; plus entertainment around town

Artfully Edmonds received notice of a “Call to Artists” from Maggie Peterson this week and we cannot think of a more fitting lead for our column. Maggie’s invitation was made on behalf of the Edmonds Center for the Arts Gala and Auction for 2015. As auction chair, Maggie promises, “We’re going to shake it up and do things a little bit differently this year at the Edmonds Center for the Arts Gala a... »

Artfully Edmonds: All that jazz and more with Overton Berry May 16, Jazz Connection May 23, Basie Bash May 30

Artfully Edmonds: All that jazz and more with Overton Berry May 16, Jazz Connection May 23, Basie Bash May 30

What’s better than our fair city in the spring? Especially paired with champagne, music and old friends. This week, Artfully Edmonds leads with old friend Overton Berry, who returns to Wade James Theatre thanks to the savvy sophistication of the Driftwood Players. Saturday, May 16 7 p.m. ~ No-Host Champagne Reception 7:30 p.m. ~ Seating 8 p.m. ~ Downbeat Overton Berry and Friends Play Edmonds Wade... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: 17-year-old follows his passion for electronic music

Artfully Edmonds profile: 17-year-old follows his passion for electronic music

Recently, music enthusiast Derett Jacobs wanted to alert us to a musician who was gaining momentum among his friends. Derett sent us this message, which – as I will explain later – led to an amazing coincidence and discovery! My name is Derett Jacobs, I’m 34 and I am . . . currently living in Lynnwood . . . I found out about a guy in the Seattle area through some friends who is producing ele... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: May 5 public hearing set on 4th Avenue interim artwork

Artfully Edmonds brief: May 5 public hearing set on 4th Avenue interim artwork

City Council Meeting Tuesday, May 5, 7 p.m. For the past 10 years the community has, in various ways, identified the corridor along 4th Avenue between Edmonds Center for the Arts and Main Street as having a unique role in connecting key cultural areas in downtown Edmonds. Setting off this important connecting-corridor the “4th Avenue interim art project” has become an integral part of implementing... »

Artfully Edmonds: Here’s the ‘Skinny’ on Edmonds attorney’s TV gig, plus events around town

Artfully Edmonds: Here’s the ‘Skinny’ on Edmonds attorney’s TV gig, plus events around town

For the first time in history, Artfully Edmonds is going to lead its column with . . . shall we say . . . “Performance Art!” But just for fun, and to show you just how much you, dear reader, have to look forward to as An-Edmonds-Kind-Of week progresses – we have mentions from our theatres, classical and sacred music, a fun Ladies Night Out, and a springtime sculpture’s sale. Let’s get started! Loc... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Seats still available for Capitol Steps Wednesday at ECA

Artfully Edmonds brief: Seats still available for Capitol Steps Wednesday at ECA

The Capitol Steps Wednesday, April 29, 8 p.m. Edmonds Center for the Arts So opposite a campaign promise that you hope is true: There actually are several balcony seats still available for tomorrow night’s return performance of The Capitol Steps! Artfully Edmonds will be there, will you be? Kind of like the spectator’s gallery at the Senate, wouldn’t you say? The Capitol Steps began as a group of ... »

Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood’s ‘Forum’ a fantastic Roman romp, plus more arts news

Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood’s ‘Forum’ a fantastic Roman romp, plus more arts news

Driftwood Players 950 Main St. A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum Directed by Martin J. Mackenzie Production runs through Sunday, May 10 All Roads Lead to Rome! This cliché rings true even when Rome is placed in Edmonds, as is the case with the Driftwood Players’ current run of “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way To the Forum”. Artfully Edmonds joined the throng of hundreds making... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: How late-blooming novelist Dee Dahl’s career came to be

Artfully Edmonds profile: How late-blooming novelist Dee Dahl’s career came to be

Book Signing: Rebel and The Promise Saturday, April 18 ~ Noon Edmonds Bookshop 111 5th Ave. S. Dear Readers, Have you ever attended the Edmonds’ 4th of July parade? Crowded isn’t it? Wall-to-wall people, right? As crowded as Mardi Gras in New Orleans, the Indie 500, the Puyallup Fair! Well, I was on the streets of Edmonds, 4th of July 2013 – and so was author Dee Dahl. Yes, two retired women who h... »

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