The Arts

Scene in Edmonds: Pop-up Projection Art on display

Scene in Edmonds: Pop-up Projection Art on display

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Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Edmonds musician’s new book teaches children about bullying

Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Edmonds musician’s new book teaches children about bullying

Edmonds author Nick Baker has been keeping busy with “two of my favorite things”! Books and Music. On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 14, elementary school teachers, grandparents, and young shoppers found Nick at the University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., signing his debut storybook, “Turtle.” “Turtle” details the poignant story of a remarkable young man who overcomes being bullied because his ab... »

New on My Edmonds News TV: Ballet comes to noon Rotary Club

New on My Edmonds News TV: Ballet comes to noon Rotary Club

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Artfully Edmonds review: Dan dances in as The Phoenix improves on Broadway

Artfully Edmonds review: Dan dances in as The Phoenix improves on Broadway

The Phoenix Theatre 9673 Firdale Ave. Firdale Village Last night I was in the audience as The Phoenix Theatre opened its holiday production to a packed house of loyal fans and fresh faces. On the marquee was “Hallelujah Girls” by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The play opens as five girlfriends from small town Georgia file into a littered abandoned church after the funeral of one of ... »

Westgate Elementary students to star in Missoula Children’s Theater’s ‘Robin Hood’ this Saturday

The Westgate Elementary PSO invites the community to attend a Missoula Children’s Theatre Production of “Robin Hood,” featuring Westgate Elementary students, this Saturday, Dec. 6. Shows are at 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are priced at $7/adult and $5/student. Westgate Elementary is located at at 9601 220th St. S.W., Edmonds.   »

Scene in Edmonds: Charlie Brown Christmas tribute stars Madrona, College Place choirs

Scene in Edmonds: Charlie Brown Christmas tribute stars Madrona, College Place choirs

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Driftwood Players ‘Death by Chocolate’ auditions set for Dec. 14-15

Driftwood Players ‘Death by Chocolate’ auditions set for Dec. 14-15

Auditions for Driftwood Players “Death by Chocolate” will be held Sunday, Dec. 14, starting at 5 p.m., and Monday, Dec. 15 starting at 6 p.m. at the Rehearsal Annex, 200 Dayton St. Directed by David Alan Morrison, the production runs Feb. 20 – March 8, 2015 at the Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St. You can sign up for an audition here. This farce is a send up of film noir. Please bring a one-m... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: ECA celebrates the season with holiday specials

Artfully Edmonds brief: ECA celebrates the season with holiday specials

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) will be celebrating the Season with these Holiday Specials: The ECA House has been filling very quickly for each performance in this year’s line-up! Don’t be left out. On Thursday, Nov. 27 and Friday, Nov. 28, you can purchase tickets online and they will waive the ticketing fees. Follow this link to Thanksgiving savings. – – – – Purchase f... »

Edmonds Center for Arts contemplating what to do about Bill Cosby appearance next year

Edmonds Center for Arts contemplating what to do about Bill Cosby appearance next year

Leadership and board members of the Edmonds Center for the Arts “are engaged in an internal dialogue” regarding Bill Cosby’s scheduled appearance at ECA next April, according to the ECA’s executive director. Cosby has come under fire following a series of sexual assault allegations made by multiple women. Tacoma’s Broadway Center for the Performing Arts announced Frid... »

Artfully Edmonds special: Phoenix Theatre gala raises $8,600

Artfully Edmonds special: Phoenix Theatre gala raises $8,600

Devotees of The Phoenix Theatre laughed and applauded to the tune of $8,600 this past Thursday night during the comedy theatre’s first-ever fundraising gala. The words, “By Invitation Only” bannered the event, staged in the dazzling lobby of Edmonds Center for The Arts. The gala, a brainchild of Artistic Director Melanie Calderwood, featured a tribute to “The First Five” Theatre Angels; both live ... »

Art Walk Edmonds businesses partnering with food bank to fight hunger — and you can help

Art Walk Edmonds businesses partnering with food bank to fight hunger — and you can help

Lourdes Becker spent six hours last Sunday with a very cold hose in her hand, washing the mud off 1,400 pounds of donated squash. Her efforts will add to the stocks of food available to those in need of food assistance in the Edmonds area. A team of volunteers drove up to a farm near Snohomish where a portion of a field had been set aside to provide food banks an opportunity to harvest squash and ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmonds celebrates its own Northwest School artists

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmonds celebrates its own Northwest School artists

Luminaries of the Edmonds art community joined celebrants and local dignitaries at the Frances Anderson Center Thursday evening in a boisterous exhibit opening featuring the work of Northwest School artists Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, Guy Anderson; as well as the art of Pacific Northwest artists James Martin and Helmi Dagmar Juvonen. The exhibit, a collaborative effort of the Edmo... »

Now on My Edmonds News TV: 2014 Scarecrow Festival winners announced

Now on My Edmonds News TV: 2014 Scarecrow Festival winners announced

The winners of the Edmonds Museum Scarecrow contest were announced at a reception held at the Edmonds Museum Monday evening, Nov. 4. Congratulations to: 1) Category: Business In Bowl Winner: Windermere Real Estate Scarecrow Name: “Frozen” in Edmonds 2) Category: Business Outside Bowl Winner: Lynnwood Honda Scarecrow Name: Scrappy 3) Category: Residential Winner: Shannon and Kevin Black Scarecrow N... »

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 ... »

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