Artfully Edmonds: Even ‘shoulder season’ is extraordinary in Edmonds


We are in what our local travel guru Rick Steves might refer to as “shoulder season.” The ghosts and goblins are almost ready to head back to their resting places and from our peripheral vision we can see the glimmer and glitter of holiday lights and winter festivals dancing in.

Although it might be difficult to pin a “theme” on this week’s column, there is still plenty to do for everyone; whether you are an art gallery enthusiast, have children you’d like to introduce to classical music in a most delightful way, or are ready to outline your holiday shopping lists.

So. . . shall we?

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"Cross Pollination" by Harold Hollingsworth. Image courtesy of ZINC Contemporary.
Cross Pollination” by Harold Hollingsworth. Image courtesy of ZINC Contemporary.


Heading to Seattle?
Thursday, November 3

5 – 8 p.m.
 ZINC Contemporary ~ Seattle
119 Prefountaine Pl. S. 

If by chance you’re heading to Seattle, Laura Zeck — owner of local gallery ZINC Art + Objects and Seattle’s ZINC Contemporary — invites Edmonds’ art enthusiasts to the opening reception of Cross-Pollination, new paintings by Harold Hollingsworth.

Recent Artist Statement

Hollingsworth: My work is a reflection of the shapes, colors and textures that I see in both my imagination and the material I am drawn to aesthetically.

This art celebration will feature recent works from a series the artist began in Berlin. Mr. Hollingsworth will be present to answer questions about his work and process.

You’ll recall that My Edmonds News reporter Janette Turner covered the opening of Laura’s Pioneer Square gallery in this business feature.

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Celebrating "The Day of the Dead” (Dia de los Muertos)? So is the City of Lynnwood if its inclusion of this artful exhibition is any indication. The Day of the Dead is a Mexican and Mexican-American holiday honoring dead ancestors and occurs on November 1 and November 2. The commemorative art exhibit is on view through Friday, November 4 at Lynnwood's City Hall, 19100 44th Ave. W, and is sponsored by the City of Lynnwood, the Lynnwood Arts Commission and WA-GRO Foundation, based in Lynnwood. WA-GRO Foundation is a non-profit organization providing educational, health, humanitarian and organizational assistance to the Latino community in the United States and Mexico.
The City of Lynnwood will celebrate “The Day of the Dead” (Dia de los Muertos)
with this vibrantly colored exhibit through Friday, Nov. 4.

Through Friday, Nov. 4 only

The City of Lynnwood brings a close to this year’s Halloween season observances with its “Day of the Dead” art exhibit sponsored by the City of Lynnwood, the Lynnwood Arts Commission and the Lynnwood-based WA-GRO Foundation.

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican and Mexican-American holiday honoring dead ancestors and occurs annually from November 1 through November 2.

WA-GRO Foundation is a non-profit organization providing educational, health, humanitarian and organizational assistance to the Latino community in the United States and Mexico.

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Yael has been selected by Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation to show in the EAF gallery through
Yael has been selected by Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation to show in the EAF gallery through

Showing Now!


Yael Zahavy-Mittelman
Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation
Frances Anderson Center
700 Main St.

At press time the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation (EAFF) and the Edmonds Arts Commission informed us of the exhibit by local artist Yael Zahavy-Mittelman, which has been installed in the EAF gallery and will show through Dec. 14.

As an abstract artist, Zahavy-Mittleman uses line, shape, color, passion and lots of imagination on canvas to express her reactions to life. While she enjoys the process of creating art in her studio, she finds that individual stories and reactions to what is on the canvas form a place for art and that people surrounding it.

Artist Statement

My art process conveys a conversation developed between [myself] and the different layers of the art process…paint, pencil, watercolor, pencil, collage – all gives the art on wood or the canvas a new dimension.”

Zahavy-Mittleman has a teaching degree in special education and an MA in art therapy completed through George Washington University in 2000. A full-time artist and an art teacher, her art has been exhibited in Israel, New York and the Northwest.

To learn more about this artist, we invite you to proceed to her official website.

EAFF gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 7 p.m. For additional information call 425-771-0228.

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The Milk Carton Kids!
The Milk Carton Kids!

Friday, Nov. 4
7:30 p.m.

The Milk Carton Kids
Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Ave. N.

Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan make up The Milk Carton Kids, indie musicians who hail from Eagle Rock, California. The Grammy-nominated pair blend harmonies, accompanied by steel-string guitars; Ryan on a Gibson a 1951 Gibson J-45 and Pattengale on a 1954 Martin O-15. Their sound is widely revered for its indie-folk style, heavily reminiscent and often compared to Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers.

They have appeared on Prairie Home Companion three times.

Pattengale and Ryan formed The Milk Carton Kids in 2011. The two grabbed music industry attention by giving way their first album (Retrospect), and followed that successful marketing gimmick by distributing complimentary copies of their second album (Prologue) as well.

Tony Furtado is the opening act for The Milk Carton Kids. Furtado is a musician whose Americana roots music will fit in nicely with the program. He is described as a soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele.

Tickets for this show are available by contacting the ECA ticket booth at 425.275.9595; or purchasing your tickets online.

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Saturday, Nov. 5
10 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Edmonds Holiday Bazaar
Edmonds Senior Center
220 Railroad Ave.

This annual extravaganza is the perfect first stop to begin checking off those items on your holiday shopping list!

With over 30 vendors selling unique and exclusive gift items including quality handmade jewelry, stunning wardrobe items, crocheted and knit selections, photography, household decor and more, shoppers will delight in the myriad of colorful, touchable gift ideas while chatting with artists and creators.

If you want to take a break from shopping, maybe sit for a few minutes over a lunch of hot soup and sandwiches, as well as delicious bake sale items will be available for purchase during the bazaar.

All funds raised by this event will go to support Edmonds Senior Center programs and services.

Please call the Admin Office for more information at 425-774-5555, ext 104 or 108.

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"Camelia Shadows" is one of the works representing the work of Lauriel Sandstrom.
“Camelia Shadows” is one of the works representing the work of Lauriel Sandstrom.

Saturday, Nov. 5
1-4 p.m.

“Poetic Strokes”
Artist Reception

Gallery North
401 Main St.

Artists Eve Ingraham and Lauriel Sandstrom are the featured artists in this month’s Gallery North “Poetic Strokes,” an exhibit of watercolor and pastel paintings. The show also includes Eve Ingraham’s unique designer jewelry.

The two artists will be welcoming patrons to this Saturday’s artist’s reception and their exhibit of art and jewelry will proceed through November’s Art Walk Edmonds.

Eve Ingraham will join her friend Lauriel Sandstrom in their 3rd exhibition.
Local artist Eve Ingraham will join her friend Lauriel Sandstrom in their 3rd exhibition together.

Ingraham and Sandstrom met in 2013 at an art workshop where they found friendship in sharing techniques and critiques of their work.

This is the third annual show at Gallery North shared by the two.

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Sunday, Nov. 6
1 p.m. and also 3 p.m.


Mukilteo Community Orchestra presents “Peter and the Wolf”
Rosehill Community Center
304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo

The Mukilteo Community Orchestra presents a children’s concert featuring Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” and other special music for young people. Performances are scheduled for 1:00pm and 3:00pm. There will also be an “instrument hands on” opportunity for children.

Conductor and artistic director for the community orchestra is Trevor Lutzenhiser.

All concerts are free to attend, but donations are appreciated. The orchestra’s home and performance center is the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., Mukilteo.

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Voting Day for Scarecrow Festival 2016 -- the only occasion each individual will have one chance to cast six ballots! There are six categories in this year's scarecrow competition.
Have ‘Fun!’ casting your ballot by taking part in Scarecrow Festival 2016. Voting ends on Friday, November 4; winners announced on November 5.

Saturday, Nov. 5

The Edmonds Historical Museum Foundation has been very busy this season; first with planning this Saturday’s Heritage Days gala; which for the most part, concludes Edmonds’ gala season – and second with Scarecrow Festival 2016.

Last Call!
One Ballot ~ Six Choices

If you are among the few readers who haven’t yet taken an opportunity to vote for your favorite Edmonds scarecrow in each of six categories – put aside that Halloween candy and get busy!

It’s fun, and a great activity to do with children! Plus, the community is waiting to hear from you!

Winners will be announced at the Heritage Days gala. Here’s your link to voting:

Instructions: Scroll, vote; scroll, vote; repeat four more times.

My Edmonds News will announce the winners immediately, so bookmark us and be first to get the news!

Note: Every community’s history is vital to its future. If you feel the same way the Edmonds Historical Museum their membership page is available through this link.

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Sue Coccia, innovator and artist is featured on the Northwest Artists' Holiday poster.
The work of Sue Coccia, innovator and artist, is featured on the Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show poster.

Saturday/ Sunday
Nov. 5/ 6
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation (EUUC)
8109 224th St. SW

For the 43rd year EUUC will throw open its doors to holiday shoppers as it celebrates Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show.

With 50 artists’ booths, the holiday arts event will be open from 10 am to 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday. Attendees can expect to find beautiful and practical one-of-a-kind gifts from handmade soaps, jewelry and clothing to pottery, paintings and photographs. Holiday décor, candles, and gourmet foods are also featured in booths throughout the church building.

Sue Coccia of Earth Art International, a long-time participant in the show, has loaned the image of one of her unique paintings to the Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show. This year it is a playful sea otter.

Sue, an Edmond’s resident and well-known artist has been featured on the publicity for the show for the last five years.

Admission to the Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show is $3, which includes parking and complimentary childcare. Parking at nearby lots will be served by a complimentary shuttle service offered all day on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more details, directions and information about artists in the show go to: or to Facebook: Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show.

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Thursday, Nov. 10
7:30 p.m.

Salute to America
Edmonds Center for the Arts

410 4th Ave. N.

Special guest Harry Ong, Staff Sergeant in the President’s Own United States Marine band, along with the Everett Chorale and the Shoreline Concert Band will present Salute to America in what promises to be a rousing performance of patriotic music.

Guest Pass, please!

Admission to this event is upon presentation of a guest pass. Donations are requested and will benefit the Shoreline Concert Band and the Everett Chorale.

Guest passes are available at two convenient Coldwell Banker Bain locations:

  • 108 5th Ave. S. and
  • 4100 194th St. S.W., Suite 135.

For additional information telephone 425-771-1000.

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The Vienna Boys Choir will perform this month at Edmonds Center for the Arts.

Saturday, Nov. 12
7:30 p.m.

Vienna Boys Choir
Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Ave. N.

This exemplary boys’ choir, which has been singing at Vienna’s Imperial Chapel since 1296 has been scheduled for an Edmonds performance to add to the community’s launch into the holiday season.

Over the centuries, the Viennese Court attracted musicians like Mozart, Salieri, and Bruckner; Joseph Haydn, Michael Haydn, and Franz Schubert were themselves choristers.

During the choir’s long history (in particular since 1926), the Vienna Boys Choir has undertaken around 1,000 tours in 97 different countries. In that time, the choir has sung more than 27,000 concerts.

There are currently 100 choristers between the ages of nine and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. They perform 300 concerts each year, attended by almost half a million spectators around the world.

Tickets to see the Vienna Boys Choir are available through this link.

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Sell Out Alert!
Wednesday, Nov. 16
7:30 p.m.

Seattle International Comedy Competition
Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Ave. N.

The 37th annual Seattle International Comedy Competition makes a return stop to Edmonds in just two weeks!

The competition has grown from its humble beginnings to a touring festival, with 23 shows in 26 days in 17 different venues throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Hundreds of comedians audition each year to compete; only 32 are chosen. This year funny people from the U.S., Canada, UK, and Japan will participate in the comedy slap down.

This is the centerpiece of America’s touring comedy festivals.

Like the marquee reads, “Don’t miss your chance to see tomorrow’s stars before they’re even discovered!”

Organizers have decided on festival seating, none of that assigned seating, stay-in-your-chair restrictions. So if you’ve made friends at the last moment – no problem! Even if you bought separate blocks of tickets, you can all still celebrate the laugh-a-thon together!

Tickets for the comedy competition are available through the ECA box office or this ticket link.

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Theatre During the Holidays

Driftwood Players
Wade James Theatre
950 Main St.

Nov. 25-Dec. 18

Mr. Scrooge by Richard Morris, Dolores Claman and Ted Wood has been selected by the Driftwood Players as this year’s holiday extravaganza. The production is directed by Kylie McKenzie Soder with music direction from local talent Mark Press.

Mr. Scrooge is a lilting Holiday Show based on the well-known Charles Dickens’ classic. It features lighthearted music makings this a wonderful way for the entire family to see the grand story of hardhearted Ebenezer Scrooge.

Click here to add Mr. Scrooge! tickets to your family’s holiday plans.

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"Call for auditions!" has gone out from Driftwood Players for their upcoming production of "Enchanted April".
“Call for auditions!” has gone out from Driftwood Players for their upcoming production of “Enchanted April”.

Places Everyone!

Friday, Nov. 18 ~ 7-9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 19 ~ Noon-3 p.m.

Artfully Edmonds has long encouraged ample rehearsal calendars for area community theatre. By opening night, as reviewers flip open their notepads, directors are well served by everyone knowing their lines and staying in character. One can intuit a certain trust on stage among actors when everyone stays on script.

Here’s the Call:

Audition call for Enchanted April, which plays Feb. 17 – March 5.

Auditions will be held at 306 Main St. – Lower level/south side of the Bank of America Bldg.

Callbacks are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 21.

Additional details about Driftwood Players’ audition process are available at this website.

Call the office at 425-774-9600 Tuesday – Friday from noon until 5pm, if you have questions.

Emily-2015-Bio-jPeg-for-News-150x150— By Emily Hill

Emily Hill is the author of two novels and a short story collection. Emily is retired from a career in public information and news media relations. If you would like your event listed, or featured, in Artfully Edmonds, Emily invites you to contact her at

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