Artfully Edmonds

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... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: Lynnwood 17-year-old already making mark in opera world

Artfully Edmonds profile: Lynnwood 17-year-old already making mark in opera world

One of the most impressive performances by a promising young artist will take place on Aug. 12 in Seattle’s Pioneer Square Occidental Park. The event is free and open to the public. Usually “Artfully Edmonds” does not travel so far from the Edmonds vicinity as downtown Seattle with its mentions. But this performance is by an Edmonds-area musical prodigy with so much international-star power potent... »

Artfully Edmonds: The wondrous arts of summer

Artfully Edmonds: The wondrous arts of summer

This (Thursday) afternoon you will find me with two of my six grandchildren, at Brackett’s Landing beach, practicing – what else! – the wondrous art of sand sculptures! Yes, summertime brings all variations of art form to Edmonds and most definitely creating the perfect sand sculpture –one worthy of the coveted “Golden Bucket Award” on Tuesday takes thought, design, and execution. But, the arts an... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Single tickets available for 2014-15 ECA performances

Artfully Edmonds brief: Single tickets available for 2014-15 ECA performances

Just a reminder! Friday, Aug. 1 is a big day if you wish to purchase single tickets for the Edmonds Center for The Arts 2014-2015 season. Single Tickets will be available at noon either online, in person at the ECA Box Office, or by phone. The ECA Box Office is located at 410 4th Ave. N. The line-up of 7:30 pm performances will include Los Pinguos, Richard Thompson, Ethel and Kaki King, Nitty Grit... »

Artfully Edmonds: Summer stretches on with fabulous artsy market finds, festivals

Artfully Edmonds: Summer stretches on with fabulous artsy market finds, festivals

The next two weeks in Edmonds will be one of the most exhilarating seasonal stretches of the summer with the popular well-attended Edmonds Museum Farmer’s Market stretching its arms in welcome from 5th Street from Main at the fountain to Bell and east up Bell Street around Centennial Plaza. Then, the Taste of Edmonds nibbles at our interest as the second weekend in August dances in with music, att... »

Artfully Edmonds Brief: Write on the Sound Conference registration now open

Artfully Edmonds Brief: Write on the Sound Conference registration now open

Exciting news for writers and authors! Registration for Write On The Sound (WOTS) Conference opened Monday. The 29th annual Write on the Sound Conference is set for Oct. 3-5, 2014. Presenters and participants come from all around the Northwest, the U.S. and abroad. The keynote speaker this year will be the celebrated science fiction author, Robert J. Sawyer, who will take attendees on a travel thr... »

Artfully Edmonds: The arts go outdoors as summer’s in full swing

Artfully Edmonds: The arts go outdoors as summer’s in full swing

Outdoor Settings The weather is promising to be so great for the next 10-days let’s start this week’s column with mentions of the many outdoor Summertime events that will take place in the Edmonds area! Although Mother Nature might throw a few sprinkles our way on Thursday, the City of Edmonds and neighbor Lynnwood want to make sure that we are all enjoying the parks, plazas and playgrounds where ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Art Walk Edmonds highlights

Artfully Edmonds brief: Art Walk Edmonds highlights

Art Walk Edmonds Thursday, July 17 ~ 5-8 pm As long as we’re outside enjoying the weather, why not begin this month’s Art Walk Edmonds as we finish a stroll of Brackett’s Landing. Let’s make this first mention of Art Walk Edmonds where the beach ends and Main Street begins! Waterfront Coffee Company We’re all invited to a viewing of plein air painting, and art by Julie Nagel – resident artist at t... »

Artfully Edmonds: This time of year, Edmonds blossoms with flowers, art and events galore

Artfully Edmonds: This time of year, Edmonds blossoms with flowers, art and events galore

There is almost no reason to leave Edmonds at the height of summer – with temperatures setting historic records, the fragrant blossoming gardens, and serene evenings perfect for strolling the neighborhoods. Speaking of blossoming gardens – I hope that you have your ticket to the 2014 Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour in the way of a route map and list of this year’s seven registered Edmonds and Woodway... »

Artfully Edmonds Brief: Gothard Sisters return for local show this Saturday

Artfully Edmonds Brief: Gothard Sisters return for local show this Saturday

The Gothard Sisters Saturday, July 19 ~ 7 p.m. Third Place Books 17171 Bothell Way N.E. Free Admission. It’s hard to believe that they started out as little Farmers Market buskers – but that is how most locals remember Greta, Solana and Willow Gothard before they left hometown Edmonds to begin a whirlwind life of touring. My Edmonds News has just received a very exciting announcement! This lovely,... »

Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood’s ‘Festival of Shorts’ premieres this weekend

Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood’s ‘Festival of Shorts’ premieres this weekend

Festival of Shorts Co-Producer Diane Jamieson ~A Driftwood Players Profile The Driftwood Players 2014 Festival of Shorts (FOS) is coming up this weekend and Artfully Edmonds was able to spend time with co-producer Diane Jamieson to discuss the popular theatre company’s Festival, aka “World Premier x 8”. Here is a transcript of Artfully Edmonds (AE) exchange with Diane (DJ): AE: Diane, the Festival... »

Artfully Edmonds: It’s an “Edmonds Kind of Sky” on the 4th of July!

Artfully Edmonds: It’s an “Edmonds Kind of Sky” on the 4th of July!

Reminder: My Edmonds News TV will be streaming Live on the Fourth! Going home to grab sunscreen and a sandwich? Tune in to My Edmonds News TV for a different angle on the festivities!  All of the day’s activities are outlined at the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce website. ~ ~ ~ ~ Artists In Action Port of Edmonds ~ 336 Admiral Way Sunday, July 6 ~ 1-3 p.m. As the sparkle of fireworks fades, I can’t i... »

Artfully Edmonds, Happening Nearby: Shoreline Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday

Artfully Edmonds, Happening Nearby: Shoreline Arts Festival Saturday and Sunday

Shoreline Arts Festival Shoreline Center 18560 1st Ave. N.E. Saturday, June 28 ~ 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, June 29 ~ 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. June continues to be art festival month as festivities move to Shoreline this weekend. Just minutes away from Edmonds, the 24th Annual Shoreline Arts Festival will showcase an exciting two days of ethnic dance, food, and displays; as well as visual arts, music, artis... »

Artfully Edmonds: Coming this summer!

Artfully Edmonds: Coming this summer!

As the arts writer for My Edmonds News, I came to this assignment with a classical music background, but have come to realize just how very inclusive the world of art actually is. From coffee foam art to gallery walks and from gardens to lending libraries, Edmonds is fast becoming one of the most creative, colorful art destinations in Snohomish and King counties. Here are just a few of the “Edmond... »

Artfully Edmonds: Introducing the new ‘Art Walk Edmonds’– revived, refreshed and ready to expand beyond downtown core

Artfully Edmonds: Introducing the new ‘Art Walk Edmonds’– revived, refreshed and ready to expand beyond downtown core

Denise Cole, Board President of Art Walk Edmonds (AWE), sat down this week with My Edmonds News to discuss the exciting strides that Edmonds’ monthly arts showcase is making as a newly registered Washington State non-profit, and applicant for 501(c)(3) status. Edmonds’ popular “Third Thursday Art Walk,” established by Manya Vee and Jeff Stillwell (owners of MaJe Gallery) had been a mainstay event ... »

Artfully Edmonds Brief: Cole Gallery honors artist Pam Harold

Artfully Edmonds Brief: Cole Gallery honors artist Pam Harold

Cole Gallery this month honors artist and octogenarian Pam Harold by presenting the artist’s watercolor collection titled, “My Life at Sea.” Gallery owner Denise Cole invites the public to attend an artist’s reception for Harold during the Thursday, June 19 Art Walk Edmonds! A champagne and light desserts celebration will be held at the gallery (107 5th Ave. S.) between 5-8 p.m. In her publi... »

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