The Arts

Richard Thompson wows ECA crowd with lush playing style

Richard Thompson wows ECA crowd with lush playing style

While Saturday night’s windstorm was battering the city, those inside the Edmonds Center for the Arts were being blown away by the sound and fury of Richard Thompson’s guitar. Opening with the bitter tale of heartbreak, “When the Spell Is Broken,” all the more haunting with an echo effect, Thompson followed with a punchy version of “Stony Ground” and the wistful “The Ghost of You Walks” before say... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Fullness Circles appoints Schaefer communications director

Artfully Edmonds brief: Fullness Circles appoints Schaefer communications director

Manya Vee, co-owner of MaJe Gallery on Main Street and director of “The Fullness Circles Foundation,” announces the appointment of artist Suzanne Schaefer as communications director. “The Fullness Circle Foundation is excited to welcome Suzanne aboard . . . She has been very enthusiastic about the Foundation’s work from the very beginning,” says Vee. Fullness Circles were inspired by the wri... »

Edmonds School District Jazz Symposium set for Saturday

Edmonds School District Jazz Symposium set for Saturday

Jazz lovers in the community are invited to attend the Edmonds School District Jazz Symposium in the Mountlake Terrace High School Theater this Saturday, Oct. 25, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. This event is free but you are welcome to make a nominal donation. This event consists of local Big Bands (high schools and middle schools), combos and guest artists who will perform and receive feedback from j... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Driftwood directors honored with Gregory Awards

Artfully Edmonds brief: Driftwood directors honored with Gregory Awards

On Monday night, Edmonds Driftwood Players President Carissa Meisner Smit and Treasurer Kathleen Huston attended the Gregory Awards at the Moore Theater in Seattle. “We were there to support our TIPs technical director (TD) Roger Huston, and his partner in crime Doug Staley,” Kathleen Huston says. “See, Roger wears two hats….he is the TIPS TD and also the manages a small 50-seat theate... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Just added to ECA lineup — ETHEL and Hey Marseilles

Artfully Edmonds brief: Just added to ECA lineup — ETHEL and Hey Marseilles

Exciting news from Edmonds Center for The Arts! These brand new listings have been added to the ECA line-up. There’s a reason that Edmonds is fast becoming the Arts and Events destination of Puget Sound: Edmonds Center for The Arts 410 4th Ave. ETHEL plus Kaki King Thursday, Oct. 30 ~ 7:30 p.m. Described as “indefatigable and eclectic” (The New York Times) and “vital and brillian... »

Artfully Edmonds review: A gravely impeccable reincarnation of ‘Blithe Spirit’

Artfully Edmonds review: A gravely impeccable reincarnation of ‘Blithe Spirit’

“Blithe Spirit”, now playing at The Phoenix Theatre, brought out a crowd of spirited well-wishers for Friday’s opening night. Noel Coward’s 1941 British comedy about matters concerning The Other Side of the grave couldn’t be a better selection for this time of year. Known for its motto, “comedy without all the drama,” The Phoenix Theatre revels in farcical humor, pranks, slapstick, parodies, and m... »

Taking a shine to public art in Edmonds

Taking a shine to public art in Edmonds

Public art is a big part of the Edmonds scene. From major works like the Cedar Dreams Fountain at Fifth and Main to the brass inlaid duck footprints on the Olympic Beach walkway, our public art serves to enhance and enrich the lives of all that live here. But to make sure that this art remains for future generations to enjoy, it needs to be regularly maintained. “Part of our 1% for Art Fund ... »

ECA extends gratitude for Red Carpet Gala success

ECA extends gratitude for Red Carpet Gala success

Edmonds Center for the Arts and the Edmonds Public Facilities District Boards of Directors wish to thank sponsors, donors, guests, community members, volunteers and ECA staff for all their support to make this year’s Red Carpet Gala an overwhelming success. “I count myself lucky to be able to serve this community with such a dedicated and passionate group of people,” said Joe Mclalwain, ECA’... »

Driftwood Players vice president off the board

Driftwood Players vice president off the board

Mary Kay Voss, vice president of The Driftwood Players Board of Directors, has been removed from her post following formal complaints received by the board, according to a letter sent by Carissa Meisner Smit,
 Driftwood Board president. Members of The Driftwood Players (The Players) were informed of the Board action in a letter, dated Oct. 1, 2014, explaining the circumstances of Voss’ resignation... »

Edmonds’ own Andy Eccleshall gets a mention for his ‘cool job’

Edmonds’ own Andy Eccleshall gets a mention for his ‘cool job’

Congrats to Edmonds muralist Andy Eccleshall for his recent mention in our online news partner The Seattle Times’ “Workplace Topics” section. Here’s an excerpt from the article, titled “Muralist Andy Eccleshall’s cool job”: What’s the best part of the job? I get to be creative every day of my life. There isn’t a day that goes by when I don’t have my hands in pai... »

Write on the Sound winners announced

Write on the Sound winners announced

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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... »

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