Artfully Edmonds: David Correa & CASCADA perform Sunday, and much more

By Janette Turner

One of the hottest Latin bands in the San Francisco Bay Area hits our bay town Sunday for a free concert at Edmonds City Park, 3 p.m. Latin Folk rhythms and Middle Eastern melodies played by David Correa and CASCADA will help get your Rumba on. As always, bring your own seating and dance Crocs, aka footwear. More information at, and read on for other top events of the week.

More performances and movies

The Yesberger Band plays Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church on Friday at 8 p.m. More info about lead singer, and former Edmonds-Woodway High student, Devon Yesberger, here.

Friday: Frances Anderson Outdoor Movie goes ‘Rio’

The animated film ‘Rio,’ about a bird too scared to fly, lands at the Frances Anderson Center Field on Friday, 9 p.m., free. Don’t get cold when the sun goes down — bring blankets and comfy chairs.

Saturday: Edmonds Lions Club ‘Huge Garage Sale’

Edmonds Lions Club hosts a “huge garage sale” to benefit Sierra Park for the Blind, Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8225 210th Pl. S.W. For more info, call Judy at 425-774-6353.

Tuesday: Edmonds Night Out

Meet your neighbors and the folks who help keep you safe at the annual Edmonds Night Out, Tuesday, 5-8 p.m., at the Frances Anderson Center. This public safety event is presented by the Edmonds Police Foundation. Look for the My Edmonds News table!

Art camps

ARTspot: “Play with Clay”

Play with Clay: ARTspot instructor Barbara Wyatt invites children ages 7 – 12 to learn the basics of clay hand-building in this class, Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m. Make your creation and return in two weeks to pick up the fired piece.

ARTspot: “Sky, Land and Sea: a look at our own backyard!”

Sky, Land and Sea: Campers age 8-12 will enjoy walking field trips with instructor Mona Fairbanks in this class, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fairbanks recently told My Edmonds News that she is looking forward to holding the camp in the new ARTspot: “I love the idea of a teaching spot in Edmonds that has supplies close at hand to experiment with.” When asked what she enjoys about being an instructor, Fairbanks said: “The best teaching moments are when a student discovers that they have the confidence and ability to deliver an idea through a picture.” She hopes students achieve that aha! moment in this adventuring art class.

Ongoing visual arts

Artist Von Schroeder’s ‘Plant People,’ top, and jewelry below.

Garden Gear features Von Schroeder’s glass people: Edmonds artist Von Schroeder has jewelry pieces in galleries in Everett and Tacoma, but it’s her tiny glass Plant People that are populating Garden Gear. Schroeder recently provided an artist statement to My Edmonds News about her work: “After making jewelry for so many years, the new work at Garden Gear is a nice break. My deck is full of larger pieces of glass from other artists. One day, I got the idea that there are many people living in small spaces that might not be able to display large work, so…..that is how the miniatures were born. I am also a recent miniature garden fan and hope to create some Chihuly-like small gardens.”

Artist Robin Weiss at work. (Photo courtesy Gallery North)
Finished winning result: ‘White House,’ by Robin Weiss.

Gallery North hosts Plein Air Edmonds exhibition: Gallery North celebrates our local scenery with the August show Plein Air Edmonds – Beauty of the Northwest Exhibition, sponsored by Chase Bank in Edmonds. Thirty artists painted outside (plein air) during June and July, and the winner of the event’s poster competition was Robin Weiss for his painting ‘White House,” as judged by Pamela Harold and Alice Owen. Show awards will be presented during the Artists’ Reception on Saturday, Aug. 4 from 1-4 p.m. at Gallery North. There also will be a special Chase & Friends Reception on Saturday, Aug. 18 from 1-4 p.m., as well as the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk on Aug. 16 from 5-8 p.m. The public is invited to attend all events.

“Having a Fling,” by Jane Mayer.

Library show Ten Ladies Painting, Part II ending: Drawing inspiration “from everything that touches her life,” local artist Jane Mayer creates paintings as part of the Ten Ladies Painting, Part II. Their show wraps up its run at the Edmonds Library, so make haste if you want to see it before it goes.

Library show opening — Alfredo Arreguin in conjunction with Puget Sound Bird Fest: Northwest landscapes mix with Mexican imagery in Alfredo Arreguin’s prize-winning paintings, on display in the Edmonds Library Aug.  2-Sept. 12, in honor of Puget Sound Bird Fest. Lucky Edmonds residents who visit the library will see the work of an artist whose paintings reside in two Smithsonian collections: The National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery. The Edmonds show is in conjunction with bird fest, running Sept. 7-9. More info here:

Cole Gallery features Andy Eccleshall in August: If you’ve ever wanted to see one of our thunderstorms depicted in a painting, check out Andy Eccleshall’s show running August at Cole Gallery, with an artist reception Aug. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Call to literary action

Write on the Sound registration opening: The 27th annual Write on the Sound (WOTS) writers’ conference opens for registration Aug. 1. The conference runs Oct. 6-7 and more information can be found here.


Book review by Jesmyn Ward on display at the library.

Library seeks your book reviews: The Edmonds Library invites the public to submit book reviews for its ‘Between the Covers’ contest. Stop in at the library for a review form and details, including prizes available.

Library manager Lesly Kaplan with the 50th-year time capsule. (Photo by Janette Turner)

Library wants your ideas: Edmonds Library patrons of all ages are invited to enter a brief essay in the ‘What the Library Means to Me’ contest. Five essays will be selected and sealed in the 50th-year time capsule. The library is also seeking ideas for small, or foldable, items that can be put in the capsule — such as a school jersey. Yes, this is your chance to think outside the box! More info here.

Arts reporter Janette Turner is your guide to local culture. In addition to covering visual, performing and literary events for My Edmonds News, Janette is managing director of EPIC Literary Series and a member of the Swedish Hospital Art Committee.   (Photo by Jennifer McKinney)

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