Art Beat: Theatre, studio art, movies and more for Memorial Day weekend

Looking for something to do over the long weekend? Here are some ideas to get you started:

Live Music

No concerts at the major venues this weekend. If you need some live music to make it through, you could checkout the weekend lineup at Engels Pub.

Friday & Saturday – Live Rock Bands, Monday – Acoustic
Engel’s Pub
113 5th Ave S, 21+ (no cover)

Mystery Market Band – often at Edmonds Garden Market Saturdays.

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.

Saturday, May 26, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Edmonds Museum Garden Market
5th Avenue North & Bell Street, free – no dogs

Studio Art

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:

From the Helen Loggie Exhibit – at Cascadia Art Museum until June 30.

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

Portraits and Self-Portraits of Northwest Artists – ar Cascadia Art Museum until Sept. 29.

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

Collision Course by Gary Faigin

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.

If I had a Pony, Mike O’Day – Lyrical Art Exhibition

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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


Women in Jeopardy by Wendy Macleod

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

Phoenix Theater
9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds

$25 for Adults, $20 for Senior/Student/Military



Friday, May 24, Check local listings for showtimes

Edmonds Theater
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


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