The Arts

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... »

Artist Liz Tran creates new On the Fence temporary public art installation

Artist Liz Tran creates new On the Fence temporary public art installation

The Edmonds Arts Commission’s newest On the Fence temporary art exhibit, installed on the City fence just south of Art Works at 2nd and Dayton, “Afloat,” by Seattle artist Liz Tran, features brightly painted fishing floats. Tying into Puget Sound’s maritime history, while referencing the current issue of rising sea levels, “Afloat” utilizes re-purposed fishing floats and buoys to inject an otherwi... »

Letter to the editor: Thank you, Edmonds Arts Festival volunteers

Letter to the editor: Thank you, Edmonds Arts Festival volunteers

The Edmonds Arts Festival sincerely thanks the 500 plus volunteers who made the 2015 event a huge success. The festival is totally dependent on the time and effort our unpaid heroes donate. Volunteers helped before, during and after the three-day event. They checked in art, set the galleries, worked with children on Kids Create projects, provided booth relief to artists, staffed the information bo... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Shoreline Arts Festival set for this weekend

Artfully Edmonds brief: Shoreline Arts Festival set for this weekend

Saturday, June 27 ~ 10am-6pm Sunday, June 28 ~ 10am-5pm Shoreline Arts Festival 18560 1st Ave NE, Shoreline The Shoreline Arts Festival provides two extraordinary days of music, dance, theatre, visual arts, and food, plus the Shoreline Philippine Festival. This creative community event, sponsored by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council, is free to the public. What you can do at the Shorelin... »

Edmonds Arts Commission announces 2015 Summer Concerts in the Parks schedule

Edmonds Arts Commission announces 2015 Summer Concerts in the Parks schedule

Summer is a great time to enjoy outdoor music and entertainment in downtown Edmonds, both on the lawn and in the plaza. City Park, located at 3rd Avenue South and Pine Street, will host seven concerts on Sundays, 3-4 p.m. starting July 12. Hazel Miller Plaza, located at 5th Avenue South and Maple Street, will host six concerts on Tuesdays, noon-1 p.m. and six concerts on Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. sta... »

Edmonds Arts Festival Friday photo gallery

Edmonds Arts Festival Friday photo gallery

Larry Vogel stopped by the Edmonds Arts Festival Friday to capture the action on the first day of the annual event, which runs through Father’s Day. More information at EdmondsArtsFestival.com. »

Scene in Edmonds: Fine time at Arts Festival pARTy

Scene in Edmonds: Fine time at Arts Festival pARTy

Larry Vogel was on hand Wednesday night for the annual Art Masters-themed party that serves as the kickoff event for the Edmonds Arts Festival. Attendees got a sneak-peek at prize-winning art in the three Juried Art Galleries and the first chance to purchase art in the galleries prior to the festival opening on Friday. Raffle tickets for selected pieces of original works of art were also available... »

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... »

Art lovers, rejoice: Edmonds Arts Festival set for June 19-21

Art lovers, rejoice: Edmonds Arts Festival set for June 19-21

58th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival Friday – Sunday June 19 – 21 Frances Anderson Cultural Center 700 Main St., Edmonds The 58th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival kicks off next Friday, June 19 at 10 a.m. and runs through Sunday evening, June 21. The festival is filled with fun for all ages and includes art, entertainment, food vendors, a Student Art Exhibit, and Kids Create area. There is no admission c... »

Sponsor spotlight: Opening night for ‘Boeing Boeing’ at Driftwood Friday

Sponsor spotlight: Opening night for ‘Boeing Boeing’ at Driftwood Friday

Friday, June 12 8 p.m. Boeing Boeing By Marc Camoletti Directed by Ted Jaquith Driftwood Players Wade James Theatre 950 Main St. “It’s Paris, it’s the jet age, he’s young and in love – three times over!” Winner of the 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play, “Boeing Boeing” is a 1960s farce that features self-styled bachelor Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each beautiful a... »

Edmonds Driftwood Players announce recipients of college scholarship awards

Edmonds Driftwood Players announce recipients of college scholarship awards

The Edmonds Driftwood Players has announced the recipients of its Fall 2015 college scholarship awards: Mariah Lotz (Edmonds Heights K-12) Kevin Keogh (Edmonds Heights K-12) Marissa C Wyll (Western Washington University) Bethany Arneson (Azusa Pacific University) Keith A Gehrig (Seattle University, MFA program in Arts Leadership) Below are comments submitted by their mentors and/or teachers. Maria... »

Reminder: ‘Frozen’ among movie highlights in Saturday’s Disney Dreams concert

Reminder: ‘Frozen’ among movie highlights in Saturday’s Disney Dreams concert

Sno-King Community Chorale will present its Ticket to Broadway: Disney Dreams concert in two performances Saturday, June 6 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The concert — at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 6 – will feature best-loved Disney songs, old and new, including numbers from “Frozen,” “Cinderella,” “Snow White,” “Aladdin” and “The Little Merma... »

Cascadia Art Museum now opening in September

Cascadia Art Museum now opening in September

The Cascadia Art Museum, originally scheduled to open July 11 in the Salish Crossing complex next to the Edmonds ferry terminal, will now open on Sept. 12. That’s the word from Museum Interim Executive Director Elizabeth Calder, who said the delay was due to a booming construction industry that has subcontractors spread thin. Instead of having the museum opening in early August, when many are on v... »

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&... »

Happening nearby: Arts of the Terrace seeking artists’ submissions

Happening nearby: Arts of the Terrace seeking artists’ submissions

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission is seeking paintings, prints, drawings, miniatures, calligraphy, photographs, 3-Dimensional and Artisans’ works for its 37th Annual Juried Art Show. More than $4,000 in prize money is available. Arts of the Terrace will be held Sept. 26–Oct. 10. Deadline for entries is Aug. 30. To enter or to view the prospectus online, go to www.cityofmlt.com and on ... »

Lynndale Elementary’s ‘Roaring Steel’ bands to perform at Edmonds market Saturday

Lynndale Elementary’s ‘Roaring Steel’ bands to perform at Edmonds market Saturday

Saturday, May 23 11 a.m. Roaring Steel Steel Bands The Lynndale Elementary School “Roaring Steel” steel bands will perform a their 30-minute program at the Edmonds Garden Market this Saturday, May 23rd, at 11 a.m. and again at noon. The 5th and 6th graders are directed by Edmonds resident Gary Gibson, an internationally respected steel pan performer and clinician, and the Executive and Artistic Di... »

Welcome to our new sponsor, the Edmonds Arts Festival

Welcome to our new sponsor, the Edmonds Arts Festival

Welcome to My Edmonds News sponsor the Edmonds Arts Festival, coming up on Father’s Day weekend, June 19-21, in downtown Edmonds. The Edmonds Arts Festival is a three-day event that celebrates the arts in our community. During the festival, you can enjoy: More than 240 artist booths with original works of art for sale, where you can meet every artist in person Three juried art galleries wher... »

Annual Edmonds Jazz Connection set to showcase student musicians May 23

Annual Edmonds Jazz Connection set to showcase student musicians May 23

The 15th annual Edmonds Jazz Connection is set for Saturday, May 23 at three venues in downtown Edmonds — The Masonic Hall, Edmonds Conference Center and Edmonds Theater — where Big Band, Choral and Combo performances will be free and open to the public. The local music festival includes a full day of performances from award–winning high school jazz programs from throughout the P... »

Sponsor spotlight: A true Jazz Connection — a family affair

Sponsor spotlight: A true Jazz Connection — a family affair

The Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club’s annual Jazz Connection Festival, happening this Saturday, May 23 in downtown Edmonds, is a family affair for the Heckt family. “My husband Steve and I could not be more appreciative of the opportunities and challenges Edmonds-Woodway H.S. have afforded our two boys”, Anne-Marie Heckt enthused, noting that the couple’s sons Gabriel (21) and Justin (... »

Sponsor spotlight: Ten years later, Edmonds Jazz Connection alum sings event’s praises

Sponsor spotlight: Ten years later, Edmonds Jazz Connection alum sings event’s praises

The Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary is gearing up for the 15th annual Edmonds Jazz Connection next Saturday, May 23 at three venues in downtown Edmonds — The Masonic Hall, Edmonds Conference Center and Edmonds Theater — where award–winning high school jazz programs from throughout the Pacific Northwest will perform. Jazz Connection alum Leah Tussing, a Meadowdale High School graduate, says her ti... »

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