Art Beat: Support local arts through season subscriptions, plus upcoming music and book events

  1. As Washington State’s first city to receive the Creative District designation, the City of Edmonds is known as a tremendous supporter of a rich cultural heritage. The Edmonds Creative District encompasses the city’s downtown area, but its reach is much further. In it, you will find theaters, museums, galleries, art shops, boutiques, public art and performance venues. Without the support of patrons, subscribers and benefactors, this designation would not be possible. We must all find ways to support this district, now and in the future. One way to pledge your support to this rich art culture is to subscribe to the local art houses. Please consider the following opportunities when dedicating your support.  
Season Subscriptions – Entertainment  

Edmonds Center for the Arts

Edmonds Center for the Arts
410 4th Ave. N.

A growing number of season subscribers call ECA their home away from home throughout the year. Your subscription gives you significant discounts on your ticket purchases. The 2019/2020 Presented Events season holds many highlights, including: Jeremy Dutcher, India.Arie, Naturally 7, Los Lobos, Jake Shimabukuro, CeCe Winan and Mavis Staples. ECA Special Engagements, including Paula Poundstone and The Robert Cray Band, round out the performance schedule — and subscribers receive pre-sale options and discounted ticket pricing to these events.

Benefits and discounts depend on your level of commitment:

  • Full Season Subscriber Benefits include: a 30% discount off regular ticket prices; reserved seating for every ECA show; early notification, presale and a 10% discount for additional shows; a 10% discount on additional single ticket purchases; and free ticket exchange and replacement tickets.
  • 8+ Show Pack Subscriber Benefits include: a 20% discount off regular ticket prices; a 10% discount off additional single ticket purchases; and free ticket exchanges and replacement tickets.
  • 5+ Show Pack Subscriber Benefits include: a 15% discount off regular ticket prices; a 10% discount off additional single ticket purchases; and free ticket exchanges and replacement tickets.

More about subscriber packages here. 

You may also consider donating directly to the ECA, which serves more than 75,000 patrons annually. Beyond presentations of outstanding performing artists from around the world, the venue also provides space, production management and technical expertise for a variety of community partners and rental clients.

ECA is a non-profit organization under the management of the City of Edmonds Public Facilities District.

Cascadia Art Museum

190 Sunset Ave.

Cascadia Art Museum is a non-profit organization celebrating the rich tradition of the visual arts and design in the Northwest. The museum offers exhibitions, programs, publications, outreach, education and other events throughout its season. Partnering with other arts organizations like the Edmonds Arts Festival and the Hazel Miller Foundation, they are able to provide this excellent programming for the community.

The museum features numerous exhibitions throughout its season, often highlighting important and influential artists from the Northwest. Expanded programs fill their schedule with lectures, concerts and other special events.

Cascadia Art Museum is also proud to be a Blue Star Museum. Active-duty military personnel, including those in the National Guard and Reserves, and their families receive free admission to more than 2,000 museums across America.

Cascadia members receive the following: Free museum admission for a full year; invitations to member-only events; a 10% discount at the Museum Store and invitation to members-only sales; discounts on lectures and special programs; subscription to Cascadia’s newsletter and two complimentary guest passes.

Learn more at

Also consider giving a gift to the Cascadia Fund, which provides financial support to the museum and Cascadia’s effort to provide exhibits and programming for children and adults alike. More at 

Visual Art

Northwest Stories / Northwest Life
Summer/Fall Art Exhibition

Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St. S.W.

The 2019 Summer/Fall Art Exhibition is on display at the Lynnwood Convention Center now through December 2019. The art exhibit, “Northwest Stories/Northwest Life”, features local artists Willow Bader, Michelle Bear, Frank Gallimore, Monica Gutierrez, Trish Harding, Ira Jacob, Doug Keith, Amy Martin, Jason Otto, Judith Rayl, Ian Shearer and Valentina Voronkova.

The bi-annual collections can be viewed during regular business hours, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and after hours when the Convention Center is open for events. The Artists’ Reception is open to the public on Sept. 11 from 6-8 p.m.

To learn more about the featured artists, visit the Lynnwood Convention Center website. This showcase was made possible through the partnership between Acorn Studios and the Lynnwood Convention Center.

Book Event

Image of America: Kingston

Saturday, Aug. 31
Noon – 1 p.m.

Edmonds Bookshop
111 5th Ave. S.

The Edmonds Bookshop welcomes De’ MacKinnon of the Kingston Historical Society on Saturday, Aug. 31. Attendees can learn about a new title in the Arcadia Publishing and The History Press collection – Images of America: Kingston, by The Kingston Historical Society. More at:

With its peaceful cove and captivating mountain views, Kingston has long been a charming community on Puget Sound west of Seattle. Dubbed “Little City by the Sea,” “Gateway to the Olympic Mountains,” and “Ferry Town,” Kingston has an extensive history beyond its boating appeal. It was once a seasonal fishing and food gathering spot for indigenous people, a logging camp and a planned location for a major resort. In the 1900s, it became a productive farming community, a smugglers’ hideout, a strategic military site, an artists’ haven, and a summer retreat for Seattle city dwellers. Today, as a major ferry port, Kingston is still a quaint village of about 2,500 people — with an hourly traffic jam. Approximately 4 million people pass through Kingston annually on the Washington State Ferries or stop in Kingston’s delightful marina and nearby shops. – from Arcadia Publishing


Sunset Live Series

Sundae & Mr. Goessl
Friday, Aug. 30
8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Sundae & Mr. Goessl

190 Sunset
190 Sunset St.
Free for restaurant patrons

The Sunset Live Series welcomes award-winning vocalist Kate Voss and guitarist, Jason Goessl to the stage at 190 Sunset Friday, Aug. 30. The two performed earlier this month during the Hazel Miller Summer Concert Series. Voted Seattle Weekly’s Best Duo of 2017, they incorporate jazz, pop, country, charm, fashion, comedy, vaudeville and even a little magic in their vintage-style act.  More at

One Love Bridge Live

Saturday, Aug. 31
7 – 11 p.m.

190 Sunset
190 Sunset St.
Free for restaurant patrons

190 Sunset kicks off a week of celebrations for their 3rd anniversary on Saturday when they bring One Love Bridge to the stage Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. Special happy hour pricing will be offered all night with the bar serving up its famous jalapeño margaritas. Fresh off their Taste Edmonds performance high, One Love Bridge is taking the stage again this weekend, delivering crowd favorites for another summer evening of live music.

Sea Jazz – Musicians from the Edmonds School District

Sunday, Sept. 1
1-3 p.m

Port of Edmonds Plaza
336 Admiral Way

Port of Edmonds Sea Jazz performances conclude Sunday, Sept. 1 when musicians from the Edmonds School District take the stage  on the Port of Edmonds Plaza. These musicians have performed twice a week through the summer in the Sea Jazz series. Bring a picnic or support local restaurants while you enjoy the music in this free concert brought to you by the Port of Edmonds. More at


Spider-Man: Far From Home (PG-13)

Starts Friday, Aug. 30

See listing for details and time

Edmonds Theater
415 Main St.

$9 General (13-61), $8 Seniors (62+), & $7 Matinee/Child

The Edmonds Theater will show the newest Spider-Man movie starting Friday, Aug. 30. Sony and Disney have been fighting over the future of Spider-Man, creating a big stir in the entertainment industry. While a compromise is expected between the two industry giants, fans await news that Spider-Man may leave the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Meanwhile, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. Our friendly neighborhood superhero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter’s plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks are quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks, creating havoc across the continent. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

Edmonds Theater’s Summer Family Movies
Paddington 2 (PG)

Tuesday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.

Edmonds Theater
415 Main St.

The Edmonds Theater concludes another season of family-friendly movies. Seating is first come, first served so plan accordingly. House doors open at 10:30 a.m. for the film at 11a.m. Patronize the snack bar to support the theater, the movie is free.

The 2017 live-action animated comedy film Paddington 2 is the sequel to the original Paddington from 2014. Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. More at


— By Royce Napolitino

Royce Napolitino actively pursues his passion for live performance. Easily entertained, he is always ready to offer a round of applause or a hearty laugh. Royce finds joy in the expression of art, and you may find him singing, acting or supporting other performing groups in Edmonds and around the Sound.

2 Replies to “Art Beat: Support local arts through season subscriptions, plus upcoming music and book events”

  1. Sadly, there are significant omissions in this article. Cascade Symphony Orchestra has been an integral part of the Edmonds arts community for the past 57 years. They perform five sold-out subscription concerts and a Children’s concert each year at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, opening this season with their October 21st concert. Also there was no mention of the Olympic Ballet Theater, which was established 35 years ago, or the Sno-King Community Chorale, another long- time local arts organization. I am disappointed that these important organizations were not included in your article.


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