The Arts

Winners of 18th annual ‘Best Book I Ever Read’ poster contest honored at reception

Winners of 18th annual ‘Best Book I Ever Read’ poster contest honored at reception

A reception for the City of Edmonds Arts Commission’s 18th annual “Best Book I Ever Read” Poster Contest winners and their families was held on Thursday, April 16 in the Edmonds Plaza Room. The students were honored with either “Outstanding” or “Honorable Mention” certificates, and Seattle children’s book illustrator Karen Lewis (“Amazing Alaska” by Deb Vanasee, and “Arturo and The Navidad Birds” ... »

Scene in Edmonds: Money for the maestro

Scene in Edmonds: Money for the maestro

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City presents interim artwork proposals for 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor

City presents interim artwork proposals for 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor

Three artists presented their concepts for interim art installations for the 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor to a five-member advisory panel during a public meeting held at the Edmonds Conference Center Monday night, March 23. The presentations are linked to the Community Cultural Plan’s goals of implementing short-term art projects to highlight the cultural corridor, which leads patrons along ... »

Reminder: Edmonds-Woodway Players presents ’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ through Sunday

Reminder: Edmonds-Woodway Players presents ’25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ through Sunday

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Players, under the direction of Bruce Mindt, will present “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” this Thursday-Sunday, March 12-15. Performance times are Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m., all in the Edmonds-Woodway High School Theater, 7600 212th St. S.W. General admission is $8. From the EWHS Drama Department: Winner of the TONY an... »

City of Edmonds accepting applications for Tourism Promotion Awards Program

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is accepting applications from local arts and culture nonprofit organizations for the 2016 Tourism Promotion Awards program. Applications are due June 10, 2015 for programs or events scheduled in 2016. The objective of the program is to help promote arts and culture events and programs that attract audience from outside of Edmonds and contribute to cultural tour... »

Students get in groove during DeMiero Jazz Festival

Students get in groove during DeMiero Jazz Festival

Videography by Larry Vogel, who visited both students and professionals performing during the DeMiero Jazz Festival, headquartered at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. All daytime student clinics and performances are free; get tickets for evening entertainment at the ECA box office or online. All evening performances start at 7 p.m. at the ECA; daytime performances will be at the ECA and other down... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Gothard Sisters to perform in St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 13

Artfully Edmonds brief: Gothard Sisters to perform in St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 13

Happening Nearby The Gothard Sisters! St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Friday, March 13 7:30 p.m. Shoreline Center for the Arts 15343 25th Ave. N.E., Shoreline Greta, Willow and Solana will be singing songs and telling stories from the Emerald Isle to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style! The past several months, they have been spending their non-stage moments coming up with lots of great... »

Get ready for great music as Edmonds hosts 2015 DeMiero Jazz Festival Thursday-Saturday

Get ready for great music as Edmonds hosts 2015 DeMiero Jazz Festival Thursday-Saturday

It’s time to get your groove on! The 2015 DeMiero Jazz Festival is bringing some terrific jazz and jazz clinics to Edmonds this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 5, 6 and 7. Vocal artists include Dee Daniels, Greta Matassa, Groove for Thought and Lauren Kinhan. Clinicians are Matassa, Brennan Baglio, Dave Barduhn and Kelly Kunz. Instrumentalists include guitarist Bruce Forman, Dave Tull o... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Deadline Monday to register for jewelry-making class

Artfully Edmonds brief: Deadline Monday to register for jewelry-making class

ARTspot 408 Main Street Registration Deadline! Monday, March 2 Could there ever be a deadline on “creative fun”? Yes, sometimes there is, actually. “Artfully Edmonds” would highly recommend that you not miss the deadline to register for a new artistic break-out opportunity – a two-session jewelry making class with gifted artist Ellen Chappelle. A long-time Edmonds resident Chappelle is busily... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Poster art selected for 2015 Edmonds Arts Festival

Artfully Edmonds brief: Poster art selected for 2015 Edmonds Arts Festival

Take a look at vivid oil pastel drawings by award winning artist Brett Varney and feel the buoyant energy of his colorful world. The Edmonds Arts Festival is pleased to announce that his painting, Puget Sound Sighting, is the 2015 Edmonds Arts Festival poster. As a landscape artist and outdoor enthusiast, Brett enhances a scene by applying his own unique vision and ideas in order to create somethi... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Driftwood Theatre packs up for Richland — and could use your help

Artfully Edmonds brief: Driftwood Theatre packs up for Richland — and could use your help

Edmonds’ Driftwood Theatre Company is hoping to hit the road soon to participate in the Washington State Community Theater Association’s theater festival, “Kaleidoscope,” according to Board President Carissa Meisner-Smit. Held every two years, the festival draws theater companies from around the state to put on their productions and celebrate excellence in Community Theater. This year the festival... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Gallery North artist reception Sunday for Daniel Neish

Artfully Edmonds brief: Gallery North artist reception Sunday for Daniel Neish

Artist Reception for Daniel Neish Sunday, Feb. 8 1 to 4 p.m. Circles – Lines – Pansies Gallery North will hold an Artist Reception this Sunday for Daniel Neish’s show titled “Circles – Lines – Pansies”. Born in England, Neish grew up in Boulder, Colorado and lives in Seattle. He teaches painting, ceramics and drawing at Edmonds Community College; having received his MFA in ceramics at the Un... »

Driftwood Players offering scholarships to theater arts students

Driftwood Players offering scholarships to theater arts students

The Edmonds Driftwood Players, a nonprofit community theater, will award scholarships of $500-$1,000 each to deserving students for Fall 2015. Scholarships can be used toward tuition at any college in the US. Student eligibility rules: Be graduating high school seniors or currently attending college. Have a permanent residence (usually where their parents live) in South Snohomish or King counties.... »

Edmonds Center for Arts says Bill Cosby’s April performance ‘postponed indefinitely’

Edmonds Center for Arts says Bill Cosby’s April performance ‘postponed indefinitely’

Updated at 5:50 p.m. Monday with further details Edmonds Center for the Arts Executive Director Joe McIalwain announced Monday that the April 17 performance featuring embattled comedian Bill Cosby “has been postponed indefinitely.” The 77-year-old Cosby has come under fire following a series of sexual assault allegations made by more than 30 women. Late last year, two other Washington ... »

Cascade Symphony Orchestra benefits from partnership with Coldwell Banker Bain

Cascade Symphony Orchestra benefits from partnership with Coldwell Banker Bain

Coldwell Banker Bain real estate broker Wayne Purser has formed a unique partnership with Cascade Symphony Orchestra and has recently made a donation in an effort to help raise money for the non-profit organization. Each time a Cascade Symphony Orchestra member — or a friend or relative of a member — buys or sells a home with Purser, he will donate an amount equal to 10 percent of his ... »

Scene in Edmonds: Emotion through sculpture

Scene in Edmonds: Emotion through sculpture

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Just Announced: ECA offering 25 percent off tickets to the Martha Redbone Roots Project

Just Announced: ECA offering 25 percent off tickets to the Martha Redbone Roots Project

Edmonds Center for the Arts 410 4th Ave. N. Thursday, Jan. 15 7:30 p.m. Martha Redbone, the “charismatic indie-soul diva” (Time Out New York), will be at the ECA Thursday night, Jan. 15, performing smokin’ soul, hot jazz and even a little stomp-chant! An Independent Music Award-winning musician of Cherokee, Choctaw, Shawnee and African- American descent, Redbone burst onto the scene at the 2... »

Meadowdale High School choir to perform with Willamette University Musicians Wednesday

Meadowdale High School choir to perform with Willamette University Musicians Wednesday

The Willamette University Chamber Choir and the Willamette Singers, under the direction of Wallace Long, will perform at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. Choirs from Meadowdale High School, under the direction of Jeff Horenstein, and Bothell High School, under the direction of Sheri Erickson, also will perform in the classical portion of the co... »

Presenters sought for 2015 Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference

Presenter proposals are now being accepted for the 30th Annual Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference presented by the Edmonds Arts Commission. The three-day conference focused on the craft of writing will be held Oct. 2, 3 and 4, 2015 at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. The conference, which has sold out for the past several years, offers over 30 sessions for the beginning, int... »

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