The Arts

Enjoy fiber arts? Looking for a place to gather? Stop by ‘My Sisters Place’

Enjoy fiber arts? Looking for a place to gather? Stop by ‘My Sisters Place’

Edmonds resident Dorothy Sheehan had a long-time dream to start a studio where her friends could gather to do needlepoint projects. She and her husband Tom found the perfect location — a residence for sale on 212th Street Southwest near the Five Corners intersection that had also been home to a barbershop. With help from an architect and contractor, the couple remodeled the entire home insid... »

Scene in Edmonds: Country tunes in City Park

Scene in Edmonds: Country tunes in City Park

Watch some of Tayla Lynn’s Sunday performance here on My Edmonds News TV.   Tayla Lynn, Loretta Lynn’s granddaughter, and Grammy Award-winning guitarist Eric Tingstad joined harmonica player Sean Devine in Edmonds City Park Sunday afternoon to perform some original music as well as old favorites. The event was part of the City’s Summer Concerts in the Park Series.   »

Ballyhoo Theatre presents ‘Into the Woods’ July 25-27

The latest offering from Ballyhoo Theatre, which performs at Edmonds Heights K-12 theatre: What happens after “happily ever after?” A childless Baker and his wife find out about the consequences and complications that come from getting your wish in this magical twist on several classic stories. A cast of well known fairy tale characters, such as Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, and ... »

Sounds of Caribbean come to Edmonds Tuesday

Sounds of Caribbean come to Edmonds Tuesday

You can watch highlights of the Steel Drum Party on My Edmonds News TV here. The skies may have been grey, but the mood was sunny as Ian Dobson’s Steel Drum Party brought the sounds of the Caribbean to Tuesday’s noontime Concert in the Park at Hazel Miller Plaza. With the crowd overflowing the plaza and spilling out onto the sidewalks, Dobson and accompanist Christian Krehbiel kept the... »

Scene in Edmonds: A modern twist on Shakespeare at City Park

Scene in Edmonds: A modern twist on Shakespeare at City Park

It was The Bard meets “Grease.” William Shakespeare’s comedy was re-interpreted into a 1950s-style twist by the Wooden O artists of Seattle. Just as Shakespeare’s plays were performed outdoors 400 years ago, so it was also the case today at Edmonds City Park. From mid-point into the play, there were a few short sprinkles of rain, but the 1.5-hour show continued on, to the d... »

ARTSplash continues its show Sunday

ARTSplash continues its show Sunday

Here are more photos from ARTSplash, an annual art show put on by ArtistsConnect, which kicked off the weekend with a reception Friday at ArtWorks in downtown Edmonds. The show continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at ArtWorks, located at 201 Second Ave. S. in downtown Edmonds. »

Shakespeare at City Park Sunday; steel drum band at Hazel Miller Plaza Tuesday

Shakespeare at City Park Sunday; steel drum band at Hazel Miller Plaza Tuesday

Two upcoming performances of note in downtown Edmonds: the first Sunday, July 20, at  Edmonds City Park, featuring the Summer Concerts series presents Wooden O production of Shakespeare’s “Two Gentlemen of Verona,” starting at 3 p.m. Edmonds City Park is located at 3rd Avenue South and Pine Street. The City of Edmonds will announce whether the performance is canceled due to rain 30 minutes prior t... »

Scene in Edmonds: Diving into ARTSplash

Scene in Edmonds: Diving into ARTSplash

ARTSplash, an annual art show put on by ArtistsConnect, kicked off the weekend with a reception at ArtWorks in downtown Edmonds, and Larry Vogel was there to capture photos and a video interview with Samantha Saether from My Edmonds News TV, here.  ArtistsConnect is an affiliate of the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation. The show features original artwork with many items for sale. Artworks is locate... »

Edmonds’ Driftwood Players announces Festival of Shorts winners

Edmonds’ Driftwood Players announces Festival of Shorts winners

Edmonds’ Driftwood Players Tuesday announced the winners of last weekend’s Fifth Annual Festival of Shorts, chosen out of more than 200 submissions and eight finalists: Audience Favorite 7/11 “Life on the Line” by Matthew Konkel 7/12 “A Place that Looks Like Davenport” by Paul Lewis 7/13 a Tie! between “Life on the Line (Konkel”) & “A Place... »

Scene in Edmonds: Winterlings get warm welcome at Hazel Miller Plaza

Scene in Edmonds: Winterlings get warm welcome at Hazel Miller Plaza

The Edmonds Summer Concerts in the Park series kicked off the 2014 season on a warm, sunny Thursday evening as The Winterlings, a Seattle-based folk duo, filled Hazel Miller Plaza with sweet vocals and easy acoustic accompaniment. Comprised of Amanda Birdsall and Wolff Bowden, The Winterlings have received national recognition for their original songs and performance style. They are an American fo... »

Edmonds City Park Summer Concert series launches Sunday with 85th St. Big Band

Edmonds City Park Summer Concert series launches Sunday with 85th St. Big Band

This Sunday, July 13 kicks off the season for the Edmonds City Park Summer Concert series, with the 85th St. Big Band from 3-4 p.m. Edmonds City Park is located at 3rd Avenue South and Pine Street. All concerts are free, open to the public, and accessible to people with disabilities. The 85th Street Big Band is a lively, 20-piece big band playing dance music in the greater Seattle area. They featu... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Phoenix Theatre presents ‘Gilligan’s Island in the Park-ing Lot’

Artfully Edmonds brief: Phoenix Theatre presents ‘Gilligan’s Island in the Park-ing Lot’

While theatre companies across the nation are brushing off Shakespeare’s lines, Phoenix Theatre will be doing something . . . dare I say . . . a little different. It’s not “Shakespeare In The Park” – and that’s exactly the intention as Phoenix Theatre raises the curtain on the popular theatre’s summer fundraising production, “Gilligan’s Island – A Parody”. The parody will run next weekend, Friday ... »

Scene in Edmonds: Overflow crowd for ‘Big Little Man’ author

Scene in Edmonds: Overflow crowd for ‘Big Little Man’ author

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Scene in Edmonds: Art on the walkway

Scene in Edmonds: Art on the walkway

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Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Tizon to sign book in Edmonds Thursday

Pulitzer Prize winner Alex Tizon to sign book in Edmonds Thursday

Alex Tizon Edmonds Bookshop 111 5th Avenue Thursday, June 19 ~ 7 pm This week, My Edmonds News had the privilege of interviewing Alex Tizon, 1997 Pulitzer Prize winner and author of “Little Big Man: In Search of My Asian Self.” Edmonds Bookshop will host a reading and book signing by Tizon this Thursday, June 19 at 7 pm. Tizon immigrated to the United States from the Philippines, with his pa... »

Scene in Edmonds: New artwork gets place ‘On the Fence’

Scene in Edmonds: New artwork gets place ‘On the Fence’

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Scene in Edmonds: A little rain can’t dampen Arts Festival fun

Scene in Edmonds: A little rain can’t dampen Arts Festival fun

Light rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of visitors to this year’s Edmonds Arts Festival at the Frances Anderson Center and playfield. The free event features a wide array of mostly Northwest artists displaying their wares, food choices to please any palate, a live music stage, workshops and displays. An improving weather forecast promises sunbreaks and decreasing rain through Saturday.... »

Making friends over art at the Edmonds Senior Center

Making friends over art at the Edmonds Senior Center

There are so many equations for friendship. Many friendships develop among college acquaintances that follow each other through life; we meet friends through our children’s academic experiences, but over and over again, here in Edmonds, I see friendships that blossom because of the arts. I recently met a woman at a friend’s 60th birthday party with whom I felt an instant connection. What a delight... »

Deadline nearing for discounted tickets for Cascade Symphony’s 53rd season

Deadline nearing for discounted tickets for Cascade Symphony’s 53rd season

After a sold-out 52nd season, Cascade Symphony is happy to announce its 53rd season program, and to remind patrons that Early Bird ticket prices will end on June 16. Season tickets are available at a 5 percent discount through June 15. The discounted price of a five-concert ticket is $95 for General Admission and $76 for Seniors. After that date, prices will go up to $100 and $80, respectively. Ti... »

Scene in Edmonds: Setting the stage for Edmonds Arts Festival

Scene in Edmonds: Setting the stage for Edmonds Arts Festival

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