Hazel Miller Foundation announces second round of 2023 grant awards

The Hazel Miller Foundation Board awarded more than $150,000 to a diverse range of organizations in May, including the Edmonds Food Bank, Clothes for Kids, Art for All and the Washington West Africa Center. The funds were intentionally distributed across the foundation’s core focus areas: education and youth; poverty alleviation and hunger; civil and community…

Seattle Men’s Chorus presenting Disney Pride in concert June 9 and 10

Seattle Men’s Chorus — which includes local residents — is celebrating LGBTQ Pride with the iconic music of Disney during a performance at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre Friday and Saturday, June 9-10. Over 40 songs from classics like The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, and Mary Poppins, as well as modern favorites from Coco, Zootopia, and…

Mountlake Terrace HS Jazz Quintet returns to Baguus Little Asia June 3

The Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Quintet is back at Baguus Little Asia restaurant from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 3. The jazz combo will perform a two-hour set with a mix of standards and contemporary jazz. Stop in for a few minutes or the entire set. Baguus Little Asia is located at 23511 56th…

Cascadia Pipe Band free open house May 20 in Edmonds

Cascadia Pipe Band is hosting a free open house from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 20 at the Edmonds Masonic Lodge, 515 Dayton St. Formed in 2021, Cascadia is the Pacific Northwest’s newest bagpipe and drum band, competing throughout Washington, Oregon and British Columbia under the British Columbia Pipers Association. Every piper and drummer in the band…

Local arts and culture organizations receive pandemic recovery grants from Snohomish County

Snohomish County is awarding $500,000 to 21 arts and culture organizations, including many in South Snohomish County. The Arts and Culture Recovery Grants fund organizations so they can continue activities that support public benefit and enhance community engagement through mid-to-large events and festivals held in Snohomish County. These grants are funded through the County’s federal…

Sponsors sought for 2023 Edmonds Arts Festival

On Father’s Day weekend, tens of thousands of art lovers descend upon Edmonds for the annual Edmonds Arts Festival. The free festival offers live entertainment, juried gallery art, artist booths, student art display, Festival store, food booths, hands-on children’s art activity area, and local art and entertainment on the Edmonds Plaza. Over 200 artists present…

Cascade Symphony Orchestra announces 2023-24 concert schedule for 62nd season

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra will open its 2023-24 season of concerts at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Monday, Oct. 23, when it hosts its “Opening Night and A Bit of Halloween” concert. Young pianist Jimmy Huang, winner of the 2023 Chopin Piano Competition, will be the featured soloist for that first concert of…

April 29 Edmonds Laugh-a-thon to benefit Edmonds Chamber WISH Fund

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce and Edmonds Chamber Foundation are sponsoring the Edmonds Laugh-a-thon, a comedy show fundraiser benefiting the WISH Fund and other Edmonds Chamber Foundation programs. The event will take place on Saturday, April 29 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.) at the Old Edmonds Opera House (Masonic Lodge), 515 Dayton…

Mountlake Terrace High School Jazz Band wins top honors at Newport Jazz Festival

The Mountlake Terrace High School’s Jazz Ensemble 1 took home top honors last Saturday at the Newport Jazz Festival at Newport High School in Bellevue. Jazz Ensemble 1 won the 3A/4A Division and also won the festival’s Sweepstakes Award, recognized as the best jazz ensemble at the festival. Jazz 1 competed on Saturday evening in…

Scene in Edmonds: Famous faces

If you happened to be in downtown Edmonds Monday, you may have seen some familiar faces. Father-son actors Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez were in Edmonds visiting European travel expert Rick Steves. The two were filming bonus content for their movie The Way, which is being re-released in theaters in May. Steves will be featured…

66th annual Edmonds Arts Festival announces this year’s jurors for Gallery Arts

The 66th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival (EAF), to be held June 16-18, has announced its jurors for the 2023 Gallery Arts portion of the festival. Jurors select participating gallery artists and will award $10,000 in prizes across all categories. To apply, interested artists can follow this link CaFÉ (callforentry.org) or go to: artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=11351.  This year’s EAF jurors are:   Barbara…

Cascade Symphony announces concertmaster auditions

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO), now in its 61st season of performing classical music concerts, will be holding auditions for its concertmaster position, which will begin with the 2023-24 concert season starting in the fall. Auditions for concertmaster candidates will take place Saturday, April 22. Applicants are required to send a musical resume via email…

Swing dance benefit set for Edmonds Waterfront Center March 24

Come enjoy an evening of music featuring the jazz bands from Madrona K-8, College Place Middle School and Edmonds-Woodway High School at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 24 at the Edmonds Waterfront Center, 220 Railroad Ave. A suggested $10 donation supports the Edmonds-Woodway Music Program. Everyone can receive a free swing dance lesson at 6:30 p.m. sharp by professional…

Snohomish County accepting applications for $1.6 million in arts and culture recovery grants

Snohomish County is accepting applications for arts and culture recovery grants. Approximately $1.6 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds are available for arts and culture organizations financially impacted by the pandemic. Interested organizations can learn more and apply for the grant here. “A thriving arts and culture sector is important for our…

Please touch the art: Tactile Vision exhibit invites everyone to experience artwork

    Most art galleries do not allow visitors to touch the artwork, but an upcoming show on March 25 at Graphite Art Center in Edmonds encourages everyone to do the opposite. The interactive exhibit, called “Tactile Vision,” will showcase mostly sculptures and embossed drawings,which will be set up with text and braille side by…

Sno-King Community Chorale presents ‘The Open Road’ March 11

The Sno-King Community Chorale will perform The Open Road at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6215 196th St. S.W., Lynnwood. The performance will be centered around the natural beauty of the U.S. and of exploration. Tickets are available here.

DeMiero Jazz Festival: Where jazz masters mentor the next musical generation

Now in its 47th year in Edmonds, the three-day DeMiero Jazz Festival kicked off Thursday morning like it always does, with a series of workshops where masters of the craft work one-on-one with local high school musicians on the finer points of performing, phrasing and presenting jazz. The event’s mission is to create world-class jazz…

Art for Scholarships fundraiser March 31 at Edmonds Center for Arts

The Edmonds SnoKing branch of the American Association of University Women is hosting an art show fundraiser at the Edmonds Center for the Arts from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 31. All money raised will go toward scholarships for local high school girls and college women. Attendees can browse through juried art for sale and enjoy…

Edmonds Arts Festival selects Bear Carpenter for 2023 poster art

A vibrant original acrylic painting titled Main Street View by Edmonds artist Bear Carpenter has been chosen to represent the 2023 Edmonds Arts Festival. The painting is an iconic Edmonds viewpoint that reflects his expression of Edmonds from the spectacular view at the crest of the hill. The scene showcases downtown Edmonds, Puget Sound and…

Olympic Ballet School earns outstanding school award, top placements at regional competition

Students of Edmonds-based Olympic Ballet School, the official school of Olympic Ballet Theatre, received multiple top placements in solo and ensemble performance categories at the recent Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) Seattle regional competition held at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. In addition, the school earned an outstanding school award. Dancers as young as 9 can…

MTHS band concert set for Feb. 23

Mountlake Terrace High School’s concert bands are performing from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at the high school, 21801 44th Ave. W. All are welcome to attend the free performance. Additional information can be found here.