Art Beat: What to see, do, hear around town this week

Studio Art 

“Northwest Stories / Northwest Life”
Summer/Fall Art Exhibition

July to December, see details below

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

The 2019 Summer/Fall Art Exhibition is currently on display at The Lynnwood Convention Center from July 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, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Monday- Friday, and after- hours when the Convention Center is open for events. The Artists’ Reception is open to the public on September 11, 2019 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm.

To learn more about our featured artists, please visit the Lynnwood Convention Center’s website. This showcase was made possible through the partnership between Acorn Studios and the Lynnwood Convention Center.—2018-h2

Puget Sound Bird Fest photography

Aug. 1 – Sept. 17
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Frances Anderson Center Arts Commision Display Case
700 Main Street, 2nd Floor

The Frances Anderson Center Arts Commision Display Case contains photography from the City of Edmonds Puget Sound Bird Fest, being held Friday, September 13 – 15, 2019. This free, annual event is held in multiple locations over the Bird Fest weekend. Find registration and venue information to secure space in this popular weekend in September.  Learn more at

Andy Eccleshall at Edmonds Arts Festival Gallery.

Edmonds Art Studio Tour Preview and Gallery

Aug. 1 – Sept. 17
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds Arts Festival Gallery
700 Main St., 2nd Floor

The Frances Anderson Galleries features art from an upcoming event in the City of Edmonds. Edmonds Art Studio Tour, being held Sept. 21-22.  This free, annual, self-guided tour, sponsored in part by the Edmonds Arts Festival, provides an exclusive glimpse into 19 private art studios showcasing the work of 36 local artists.

Pop-UP Event!  – Featuring Cat Snapp Studio & MCreativeJ

Saturday, Aug.24
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

ZINC edmonds
102 3rd Ave. S.

ZINC edmonds hosts an End of Summer POP-UP Event Saturday, Aug. 24. It features the fabulous new creations by MCreativeJ and Cat Snapp Studios. Cat Snapp Studio’s work includes art prints, notebooks and greeting cards with modern fiber arts, hand-embroidery, and custom wearables by MCreativeJ are available for purchase during this one-day event.


A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Aug. 22 – 25
Thursday to Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 4:30 p.m.

Edmonds Community College – Black Box Theater
20310 68th Ave. W. – $18 general

The Edmonds Community College’s Black Box Theater hosts four performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream from Aug. 22-25. The work is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, is performed worldwide. The story includes Hermia, who is betrothed to Demetrius, though loves Lysander. Demetrius and Lysander both love Hermia, while nobody loves Helena, Hermia’s best friend. Intersected plots from these four young lovers and the six amateur actors parlay their comedic mis-adventure as the mischievous fairy-inhabitants of the woodland intervene. Using promotional code: SHADOWS get your $2 off your ticket price.


Tickets here.


Whitney Lyman

Whitney Lyman

Friday, Aug. 23
8:30 – 10:30 p.m.

190 Sunset
190 Sunset Ave.

190 Sunset continues its Sunset Live Series welcoming back the popular Seattle singer/songwriter Whitney Lyman Friday, Aug. 23 from 8:30 to 10:30pm.

“Seattle singer/songwriter Whitney Lyman can only be described as a kind of space traveler, able to embody any musical form required for the gig. She can go indie rock one minute, then turn a corner into dreamy pop with smatterings of folk and classical, into a gospel choir no one on earth’s ever heard before. Her voice is like that of two thousand angels descending down into the night, arms stretched outward pouring broken maple leaves and backward Northwest rain.” – AXS

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Sea Jazz – Musicians from the Edmonds School District

Twice a week until Sept.1
Wednesdays, 5-7 p.m. & Sundays 1-3 p.m

Port of Edmonds Plaza
336 Admiral Way,

Port of Edmond Sea Jazz performances continue this week. Wednesdays from 5-7 p.m. and Sundays from 1-3 p.m on the Port of Edmonds Plaza, local musicians from the much- acclaimed Edmonds School District perform twice a week during the summer. Bring a picnic and enjoy the sweet sounds of summer by the water. Learn more at 

Summer Concert Series

The Edmonds Arts Commission Summer Concert series concludes this week with the final City Park Summer Concerts on Sunday afternoon, Au. 25, and the final Hazel Miller Summer Concert on Thursday evening, Aug. 25. Complete calendar at

Summer Concerts in Hazel Miller Plaza

Maiah Wynne

Maiah Wynne

Thursday, Aug.22
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Hazel Miller Plaza
5th Avenue South and Maple Street

Indie folk-pop singer/songwriter based in Missoula, Maiah Wynne is a multi-instrumentalist adept at embodying a mood or theme in one song and then swapping it for another. “…a fresh take on music that echoes back to the sounds of Appalachian folk tunes” — NPR

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Summer Concerts in City Park

Dmitri Matheny Group – What the World Needs Now

Dmitri Matheny Group

Sunday, Aug. 25
3 – 4 p.m.

Edmonds City Park
600 3rd Avenue North

Flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny and his all-star band close the summer concert series with their celebration of Burt Bacharach’s 90th Year. Bacharach’s passionate melodies delivered popular hit after hit, including “Close to You,” “What the World Needs Now” “Alfie,” and many more. Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “a visionary” (San Francisco Examiner) and “a jazz treasure” (All Music Guide). An honors graduate of Berklee College of Music, Dmitri Matheny is the protégé of jazz legend Art Farmer.


The Farewell (PG)

Starts Friday, Aug. 23
See listing for details and time

Edmonds Theater
415 Main St.
$9 General (13-61), $8 Seniors (62+), & $7 Matinee/Child

The Farewell opens at the Edmonds Theater this Friday, Aug. 23. In the film, a headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family’s decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time. Directed by Lulu Wang, a Chinese immigrant raised in Miami, based the film on family experiences. Her work has garnered her high praise and the film is receiving critical acclaim. Awkwafina, an American actress of Crazy Rich Asians and Ocean’s 8 fame, plays the role of Billi, the headstrong woman.

Edmonds Theater’s Summer Family Movies

Book of Life (PG)

Tuesday, Aug.27
11 a.m.

Edmonds Theater
415 Main St.

This 2014 computer-animated musical fantasy film is soaked in Mexican folklore and symbolism. Rulers from the Land of the Remembered and the Land of the Dead wager their realms over the outcome of a love triangle between Monalo, Joaqin and Maria. While Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart, he embarks on an adventure that spans three fantastic worlds where he must face his greatest fears. 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.

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