Looking for something to do over the long weekend? Here are some ideas to get you started:
Friday & Saturday – Live Rock Bands, Monday – Acoustic
113 5th Ave S, 21+ (no cover)
Or, you can head over to the Edmonds Museum Summer Market and catch Mystery Market Band busking on the corner of Bell Street and 5th Avenue North. www.facebook.com/mysterymarketband
Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Edmonds Museum Garden Market
5th Avenue North & Bell Street, free – no dogs
Edmonds is preparing for the arrival of the revered Edmonds Arts Festival on Father’s Day Weekend. Here are some Cascadia Art Museum exhibits to ease you into your art-filled summer:
Woodland Reverie: The Art of Helen Loggie
Until June 30
Helen Loggie, from Bellingham, is known for her landscape etchings with a distinct Northwest look. This exhibit, running until July 30, combines private and public collections in a variety of mediums. This exhibit draws from contemporaries of the artist as well as she influenced. Look for the work of Donna Leavitt, award-winning Edmonds resident, featured in a large-scale contemporary tree drawings.
Portraits and Self-Portraits of Northwest Artists: 1910-2018
A century of Northwest artists cultural expression through portrait and self-portrait. Three Northwest artists – Gary Faigin (his work “The Age of Steam” is also featured in the Arts Fest Gallery in the Frances Anderson Center), William Elston, and Aleah Chapin are contemporaries, while Mark Tobey (1890-1976) and Louse Crow (1891-1968) offer counterpoint with a centuries-old perspective.
Until Sept. 29
Northwest Sculpture: Five Decades of Form and Innovation Part III
For the third-year, Northwest sculpture returns to span another five decades, from 1920 to 1960. Mediums include wood, plaster, marble & bronze being shown in the Central Gallery.
Until Sept. 29
Cascadia Art Museum
190 Sunset Ave. S., Suite E
Adults: $10, Seniors: $7, Youth and Students (to 18): Free
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The Age of Steam
Gary Faigin’s collection of paintings, sketches and drawings crowd the gallery with symbolism and impact. Faigin is the co-Founder and Artistic Director of the Gage Academy of Art and the 2019 Poster Artist for the Edmonds Arts Festival. You can find his portraits in the Cascadia Art Museum Portraits exhibit, as well. From the artist’s statement, “The steam engine is the quintessential symbol of the Industrial Revolution, the fearsome and immensely powerful agent of change that linked coasts, devastated forests and buffalo herds, and even standardized time. The networks that railroads created were an earlier, physical version of today’s electronic internet – for better, or worse.” The 2019 Edmonds Arts Festival Poster Artist is on display through Father’s Day.
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Lyrical Art Exhibition
From the members of Sculptor’s Workshop, these creations each represent a song.
Edmonds Art Festival Gallery, Art Display Cases & Main Exhibit
Frances Anderson Center
700 Main St.
A full listing of exhibits from the Edmonds Arts Commission can be found at www.edmondswa.gov/exhibits.html
Divorcées Mary and Jo think their best friend Liz’s new beau, Jackson, is a serial killer. When Jackson announces plans to take Liz’s 19-year-old daughter, Amanda, on a camping expedition, Mary and Jo snap into FBI mode to apprehend the evil ruffian. The wild plot and slapstick antics lead the quirky cast into the red rocks of Southern Utah on a journey that will leave you laughing and prove that nothing is ever as simple as it appears to be.
Friday, May 24- Sunday, June 16
7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday
9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds
$25 for Adults, $20 for Senior/Student/Military
415 Main St., Edmonds
$9 General (13-61), $8 Seniors (62+), & $7 Matinee/Child
A kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. Starring: Naomi Scott, Will Smith, Billy Magnussen. Director: Guy Ritchie
— By Royce Napolitino