The Arts

Scene in Edmonds: Annual ECA gala a festive affair

Scene in Edmonds: Annual ECA gala a festive affair

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Artfully Edmonds brief: Classical KING FM 98.1 features Cascade Symphony Orchestra

Artfully Edmonds brief: Classical KING FM 98.1 features Cascade Symphony Orchestra

“Friday, September 26th is Cascade Symphony Orchestra Day on Classical KING FM 98.1,” announces Roberta McBride, executive director. Throughout the month of September, Classical KING FM 98.1 has been airing selections from the 2014-2015 seasons of many local arts groups daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. in celebration of the new performance season. Friday’s listeners will enjoy the upcoming highlights o... »

Artfully Edmonds special: A day with author Sandra Walker, who will appear in Edmonds Sept. 29

Artfully Edmonds special: A day with author Sandra Walker, who will appear in Edmonds Sept. 29

Sandra Walker, Author Edmonds Library 650 Main Street Monday, September 29 ~ 11 am I recently had the joy and opportunity of spending the day with Sandra Walker, author of the newly released title, “Little Merchants”. Sandra is such delightful company I knew that she would be the perfect focus for a literary-oriented Artfully Edmonds Brief on the eve of her appearance at the podium of EPIC Group W... »

Getting up close and personal on Edmonds Art Studio Tour

Getting up close and personal on Edmonds Art Studio Tour

Watch Larry Vogel interview fabric artist Heather McGilvray on My Edmonds News TV here. Larry Vogel dropped in on an assortment of private artist studios Saturday as part of 9th annual Edmonds Art Studio Tour. The self-guided tour, which continues from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, is a once-a-year opportunity to visit 23 private studios displaying the work of 42 local artists. You can purchase finished ... »

Scene in Edmonds: A party for Cascade Symphony donors

Scene in Edmonds: A party for Cascade Symphony donors

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Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Phoenix Theatre opens season with a full house for ‘Rumors’

Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Phoenix Theatre opens season with a full house for ‘Rumors’

A classic comedy, pratfalls paced with precision timing, a beautiful backdrop and a full house ushered in Edmonds 2014-2015 playhouse season as The Phoenix Theatre pulled off one of the most intricate Neil Simon dialogue challenges known to theatre. I was in attendance at Friday night’s performance of “Rumors” and was struck by the champagne-sparkle performances of the cast. Comedienne Melanie Cal... »

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... »

Stunningly Strange Gallery closing its doors Oct. 11

Stunningly Strange Gallery closing its doors Oct. 11

Stunningly Strange Gallery announced Wednesday that it will be closing its retail doors in downtown Edmonds on Oct. 11. The gallery, located at 407 Main St., will be having “a wonderful sale during the month of September to make sure all the amazing art gets placed in appreciative homes,” the announcement said. “It has been a wonderful two years being in the heart of Edmonds,” said art... »

Final Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Colony performance tonight on waterfront

Final Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Colony performance tonight on waterfront

Tonight — Wednesday, Aug. 27 — from 5-8 p.m. marks the last performance of the summer by the Edmonds-Woodway High School Jazz Colony, which includes 36 jazz musicians in small ensembles. The group will perform at the free Edmonds Sea Jazz Event at the outside public plaza outside immediately behind and to the west side of Anthony’s Beach Club Cafe at the Port of Edmonds Marina. A... »

Scene in Edmonds: Plein Air beauty

Scene in Edmonds: Plein Air beauty

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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... »

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