Artfully Edmonds: Summer party this, summer party that!

  Summer Party, this. . . Summer Party, that! Yes, there may be some cloudy days ahead, but summer is definitely here and Artfully Edmonds’ roster of choice events will give you the option of dancing the night away, lounging on Edmonds’ park lawns, or slipping into cool night spots for a sizzling good time….

Artfully Edmonds: Summer season has begun for Edmonds-area stages

Whether you prefer summer theatre staged on the lawn, or want the flash of the stage lights and the curtain rising, there is a wide variety of venues and troupes to choose from around the greater Edmonds area this summer. Artfully Edmonds is leading this week’s column with upcoming highlights from the theatre scene, in…

‘Beauty of the Northwest’ call to artists goes out from Gallery North

  Registration is now open for Gallery North’s eighth annual invitational Beauty of the Northwest Show. This eagerly anticipated art exhibit will be on display from Sept. 1-30. Last year’s exhibit featured the work of 45 artists. Gallery North (401 Main St.) invites artists to enter their paintings or drawings depicting scenes or subjects representing the…

Artfully Edmonds: The circus is coming to town this week!

  The circus is coming to town this week! Wenatchee Youth Circus (WYC), to be exact. It’s colossal! It’s colorful – why. . . it’s a mesmerizing array of booming, boisterous performance-art fun! Why all the exclamation marks? It is somewhat out of character for Artfully Edmonds; but like we pointed out – it’s the…

Edmonds Wine Walks return this summer

  Saturday, July 8 Saturday, August 5 Art + Wine! The popular Edmonds Wine Walks are back this year, and the online ticket booth has just opened. To secure your place at the Wine Walks go to the event’s online ticket booth at this link. With pour stations set up at a number of art…

Edmonds Arts Festival ‘rocks it’ on two stages this weekend

Edmonds Arts Festival Frances Anderson Center (FAC) 700 Main St. Map to the festival grounds Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18 Downbeats will strike throughout the next three days as the 60th Anniversary of Edmonds Arts Festival showcases music and performances on two centrally located stages. Jazz On The Plaza, inspired by Edmonds music…

Artfully Edmonds: Actors, a main stage, and a festival focused on art + food + fun await

Throughout Edmonds this upcoming week, we will experience a virtual extravaganza of visual and performing arts events that include Thursday’s Art Walk, the weekend’s celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Edmonds Arts Festival; ART Market at ArtWorks; and both playhouses’ lavishly produced stage productions. Artfully Edmonds and My Edmonds News bring you click-to-the-box office capability,…

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation exhibits art by foundation scholarship artist

  Selected artworks by the 2016 Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation (EAFF) Scholarship artist, Katie Childs, will be on exhibit in the Edmonds Art Commission display case at the Frances Anderson Center (700 Main St.) Wednesday, June 14 through July 28. Katie grew up in Edmonds and attended Meadowdale High School where she received academic honors and…

Review: The Phoenix Theatre’s ‘Crossing Delancey’

Friday, June 9 8 p.m. Crossing Delancey By Susan Sandler Directed by David Bailey The Phoenix Theatre 9673 Firdale Ave. Plays through Sunday, June 25 Looking for comedy, mixed with romance and “hotness”? You need look no further than The Phoenix Theatre’s (TPT) current run, Crossing Delancey. Starring Erica Bergman as Isabelle, Boyd Morrison as…

Artfully Edmonds: Drum roll begins for Edmonds Arts Festival, June 16-18

If you are feeling a buzz in the air around Frances Anderson Center, it’s without a doubt the excitement building over this month’s Edmonds Arts Festival. With our fair city growing in recognition for its dedication to all arts forms, Edmonds is fast becoming host to sculptors, actors, authors, painters – and audiences – who…

Artfully Edmonds: The big ‘reveal’ from Edmonds Center for the Arts

Edmonds Center for the Arts celebrated the “reveal” of its 11th season on Wednesday evening, treating hundreds of performing arts enthusiasts to a tantalizing taste of what the ECA team has in store for 2017-18; complimented by fruit platters, cross-cut sandwiches, cheese plates and boisterous banter. From the exotic to the frightening, from musical high-energy excitement to…

Heading to Seattle for Folklife? Don’t forget that ‘lovingly used’ trombone!

Seattle-based Music4Life, which provides musical instruments to participating schools for students in need, is asking for donations of “lovingly used” musical instruments. Music4Life operates programs supporting Edmonds, Mukilteo, Shoreline, Everett, Highline, and Seattle Public Schools. The program acquires used instruments from those who understand that their highest and best use is to put them back into…

Artfully Edmonds: Arts that strut through the summer calendar

  Edmonds never disappoints when it comes to summertime and the arts. As Memorial Day kicks off much anticipated warmer weather, Artfully Edmonds is taking a look toward live theatre, art shows, festivals and films. There’s a lot being offered, so bookmark My Edmonds News and pre-plan some fun outings for your family, or date,…

Phoenix Theatre plans a party and open rehearsal for Tuesday evening

Tuesday, May 23 7 p.m. Crossing Delancey Directed by David Bailey Sneak Peek on Rehearsals! The Phoenix Theatre Upper level Firdale Shopping Plaza 9673 Firdale Ave. If you have ever wondered how actors and directors get ready for opening night, this is your opportunity to get a behind the scenes sneak peek. The Phoenix Theatre…

Artfully Edmonds: Building a legacy of arts institutions

The 1950s and 1960s were an exciting time for the Edmonds arts scene. Many community endeavors that were germinated during that time have become exciting showcase arts institutions – some looking toward their 50th and 60th anniversaries. Our lead this week focuses on the Sculptors workshop, which will celebrate its 50th anniversary during Thursday’s Art Walk Edmonds. Advancing…

EPIC Writing Group announces its 2017 writing contest winners

Edmonds’ EPIC Writing group Monday announced the winners of its EPIC Fifth Annual Writing Contest. EPIC will hold a party in their honor on Tuesday, May 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Edmonds Library, 750 Main St. The contest committee selected these submissions as the 2017 contest winners: Adult Author Poetry: First Place:  Susan Frederick Second…

Edmonds’ oldest theatre troupe sets ticket sales for next season

With an eye toward its 59th Season, Edmonds Driftwood Players (EDP) theatre troupe has begun ticket sales for season-ticket packages. Established in 1958, EDP is Edmonds’ oldest troupe, and performs at Wade James Theatre, 950 Main St. To subscribe for Season 59, either stop by the EDP administrative office at 306 Main St. and renew…

Shoreline Community College offers a Broadway classic: “The Producers”

  Friday/ Saturday May 12/ 13/ 19/ 20 at 7:30 p.m. With Sunday Matinees May 14/ 21 at 2:30   Shoreline Community College (SCC) Theater ~ Building 1600 16101 Greenwood Ave. N.   The Producers Musical Direction by Dr. Charles Enlow   It’s a classic! Mel Brooks’ outrageous, Tony-winning musical comedy The Producers tells the story of…

Artfully Edmonds: The achievements of youth!

Summer has historically been “kids’ time,” so beginning with this edition and following through summer, readers of Artfully Edmonds will see more items about performance possibilities for area youth. Watch for Date Night suggestions, free events and news of the accomplishments of arts-inspired young people over the coming months. Cascade Symphony Orchestra        2017 Scholarship…