Edmonds Arts Festival, Day 1, is in the books

The Edmonds Arts Festival drew a crowd on opening day Friday, and photographer Julia Wiese was there to capture the scene. The festival continues at Frances Anderson Center in downtown Edmonds Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn more in Rachel Gardner’s column, 10 reasons to…

Reminder: Edmonds College Black Box Theatre hosts weekly Fiasco nights in May

Each week, the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds College presents improvised stories of the world of greed, lust and betrayal based on the Bully Pulpit role playing game called Fiasco! New settings, characters and plots are introduced every week. Stories are mainly guided by the audience and the narrator. Each two-act play is inspired by…

Scene in Edmonds: Rolling Crones liven up waterfront lunchtime scene

The lunch crowd at the Edmonds Waterfront Center was in for a special treat Monday as the Rolling Crones took the stage to provide their signature blend of vocal offerings from contemporary to classical to the Great American Songbook and the Jazz Age –including a rousing rendition of “Charleston” complete with 1920s-style flapper headgear. The…

Scene in Edmonds: Getting jazzed

The first-ever Jazz Walk Edmonds brought performers to venues throughout downtown Edmonds Saturday night. Here’s a photo essay of the action:

Photo gallery: Edmonds Jazz Connection vocalists

A photo gallery of the jazz vocalists who performed at the North Sound Center during the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection, featuring local middle, high school and college student jazz musicians. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the annual May music event raises funds to support Edmonds School District music programs. You can see photos of the big…

Music to our ears: Jazz Festival returns to Edmonds

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, local middle, high school and college student jazz musicians — from big bands, to jazz combos to vocalists — returned to downtown Edmonds Saturday for the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the annual May music event raises funds to support Edmonds School…

Rehearsals start this fall for Northwest Girlchoir   

For girls and young women who love to sing, Northwest Girlchoir has openings for new singers entering grades 1-12 this fall. Learn musicianship, vocal technique and performance skills, all while building lasting friendships in a supportive community. During the span of almost five decades, Northwest Girlchoir has empowered and inspired thousands of girls and young…

Showcasing student musicians, the Edmonds Jazz Connection returns May 21

Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Edmonds Jazz Connection featuring local student musicians is returning to downtown Edmonds Saturday, May 21. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the annual May music event raises funds to support Edmonds School District music programs. It features student musicians from 13 schools at the middle, high…

Edmonds Arts Commission offering grants for artists, nonprofits

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is providing one-time grants of $200 to $2,000 in 2022 to artists and not-for-profit arts and culture organizations based in Edmonds. Artists and organizations are encouraged to apply by May 23, 2022 for projects to be completed by the end of the year. The arts commission encourages submission of…

Cascade Symphony seeks concertmaster candidates

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO), which recently completed its 60th season of providing classical music entertainment for residents of Snohomish and King counties, is seeking candidates for the leadership role of concertmaster beginning with the 2022-23 concert season that will start in the fall. The orchestra performs seven concerts at the Edmonds Center for the Arts…

Project Girl Mentoring Program hosting free open mic night April 16

Project Girl Mentoring Program is looking to cast a spotlight on local talents at an open mic night on Saturday, April 16. Poets, spoken word artists, singers and comedians of all skill levels are welcome to join in this event.  The program’s mission is to foster the advancement of young women of color to make…

Deadline April 8 to enter EPIC Group Writers writing contest

EPIC Group Writers, based in Edmonds, is proud to honor their annual tradition of sponsoring a writing contest for unpublished work. With the theme “Send Us Your Best,” EPIC once again looks forward to reading submissions of poetry and prose from adult as well as student writers. EPIC membership not required to enter. Prize money…

Artists invited to enter Puget Sound Bird Fest 2022 poster art contest

Puget Sound-area artists are invited to submit original artwork representative of Puget Sound bird life to be used on the 2022 Puget Sound Bird Fest poster for promotion of the event taking place Sept. 10-11 in Edmonds. A $350 prize sponsored by Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation will be awarded to the winner of the poster…

Meadowdale High’s MAMBO auction, variety showvirtual this year

The Meadowdale Arts & Music Booster Organization (MAMBO) auction and variety show is a virtual event this year. MAMBO is a nonprofit art and music booster organization that positively supports, promotes and enhances the experience of artists, thespians and musicians at Meadowdale High School. Attendees will be able to view items and bid from their…

Edmonds College alum reaches a musical milestone

Justin Huynh reached a remarkable milestone in the music industry, and he traces a large part of his success back to his time as a student at Edmonds College back in 2014 and 2015. Huynh, who uses the stage name Kauai45, produced and released a remake of the song “Just the Two of Us,” a…

Cascade Symphony offering scholarships to high school music students

Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 will be awarded by the Cascade Symphony Orchestra to qualified high school senior music students from the Edmonds, Mukilteo, Northshore and Shoreline school districts. Scholarship applicants must plan to continue their musical studies in college, but need not major in music. Candidates must audition on an orchestral instrument (string, woodwind,…

Reminder: Civic Park public art project presentation set for Feb. 24

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is holding a meeting on Zoom at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 for community members to hear a presentation by Clark Wiegman, the selected artist for Civic Park public art project. Wiegman was selected through a competitive process and is now under contract to create a design for the shelter…

Reminder: Cascadia Art Museum to host Day of Remembrance event Feb. 20

Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds is hosting a Day of Remembrance event next month to commemorate the signing of Executive Order 9066. The order began the incarceration of people of Japanese descent. Cascadia will commemorate this day on Sunday, Feb. 20 and also celebrate the last day of the Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei Artist’s…

Comedian Kermet Apio continues looking for punchlines during the pandemic

Why did the comedian perform bits from his bedroom? Because he was Zooming in on the humor. Professional comedian and longtime host of Edmonds Comedy Night, Kermet Apio recently discussed challenges he has faced with writing and developing new material during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apio is a past winner of the Seattle Comedy Competition and…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation offering scholarships for local art students

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is offering scholarships to students who plan to study a visual arts-related curriculum at college. All students who live within the Edmonds School District or who attend Edmonds College are eligible to apply. Students who have received a foundation scholarship in the past can apply for a renewal award. Last…