Application deadline Dec. 2 for Cascadia Art Museum teen ambassadors program

Cascadia Art Museum has extended the deadline to apply for its Cascadia Teen Ambassadors program to Dec. 2, 2022. Cascadia Teen Ambassadors (CTA) is a group of high school students in grades 9-12 from Snohomish and North King counties who provide insight on Cascadia programming, help create and facilitate new initiatives, and raise awareness for Cascadia….

Deadline Nov. 1 to apply for Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation art instruction grants

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation (EAFF) has opened applications for 2022-23 Art Instruction grants. Grants are available for single classroom projects, joint venture projects with other classrooms and school, or districtwide projects. Up to $1,500 is available for each request. Schools may request more than one grant. The deadline to apply is Nov. 1, 2022….

Free online Art + Business course offered Oct. 8

Attorney Sarah Jordan, owner of Edmonds-based Jordan Law Firm pllc, is offering her Art+Business: Business Basics to Keep You Creative, on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. This session is for creatives in visual arts, performance, music, writing, illustration and photography who want plain-language basics about starting or thriving in business endeavors.  The…

Hazel Miller Foundation announces summer 2022 grant awards

The Hazel Miller Foudation during its summer 2022 grant cycle is supporting 11 organizations thataddress wide range of community needs including diversity, poverty alleviation, civic and community services, youth and education, and the environment. Among them are Hand in Hand, which supports kids experiencing houselessness; Camp Korey, delivering a safe camp experience for children with life-altering…

It’s all about family as ARTspot celebrates 10 years in Edmonds

It has been 10 years since art supply store ARTspot opened on Main Street in Edmonds. The goal, according to owner Tracy Felix, was to support local artists and encourage anyone who wanted to get started making art. The vision of this independent family business has come to fruition, Felix said, with the hard work…

Art Walk Edmonds offering two Summer Wine Walks, and tickets now on sale

Tickets are now available for Art Walk Edmonds’ Summer Wine Walks, set for two Saturdays — June 25 and Aug. 6 — from 5-8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $30 at www.ArtWalkEdmonds.com/wine-walks. Come sip local wines, shop small, socialize with good friends and support the arts in Edmonds. Organizers recommend you buy your tickets soon: Sell-outs…

Edmonds Arts Festival seeking sponsors

For three glorious days every year for the last 60 years (pandemic excepted), tens of thousands of art lovers have descended upon the center of the art universe in Edmonds for the Edmonds Arts Festival. Back again this year June 17-19 (Father’s Day weekend), the festival offers artists booths, free live entertainment, a juried gallery…

PUD student art and photo contests accepting entries until April 20

Snohomish County PUD is accepting entries for its student art and photography contests until Wednesday, April 20 at 5 p.m. All students in grades K-12 who live in Snohomish County or on Camano Island are eligible to enter the art contest and the high school photography contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 from…

Reminder: AAUW SnoKing Branch hosting art show for STEM scholarships March 25

The Edmonds SnoKing Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is hosting an art show from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 25, with funds raised going toward scholarships for women studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The event will be at the Edmonds Arts Center, 410 4th Ave. N. in downtown Edmonds. Browse…

Cascadia Art Museum spotlights Japanese history and culture during Day of Remembrance

Taking an opportunity to honor Japanese history and culture, Cascadia Art Museum on Sunday hosted a Day of Remembrance marking the 80th anniversary of Presidential Executive Order 9066, which ordered the incarceration of more than 100,000 people of Japanese American descent during World War II. The U.S. presidential executive order was signed and issued during World War…

Snohomish Conservation District holding annual youth art contest through Feb. 22

The Snohomish Conservation District is holding its fifth annual youth art contest. Through Feb. 22, children in grades pre-K through high school who live in Snohomish County or Camano Island can submit one piece of artwork about birds either online or by mail. Birds were chosen as the special theme for this year’s contest theme…

Edmonds’ Cascadia Art Museum seeks additional volunteers

Cascadia Art Museum is looking for additional volunteers so they can open on Wednesdays. At the beginning of the pandemic, the museum said, it was difficult to staff all volunteer positions, so its days of operation were reduced from Wednesday through Sunday to Thursday through Sunday. The museum is ready to add Wednesdays back to…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation awards $40,000 in scholarships

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has awarded 21 renewable scholarships totaling $40,000 to Edmonds area students pursuing an arts-based curriculum in college. Two special awards, the Sambataro Award and the Mummy Award, were also distributed. New recipients this year were Nicole Brunette, Isaac Vaa, Hana Berisha, Andrew Szilassy, Sean Chapdelaine, Cynthia Livengood-Fair, Rubina Matevosyan, and…

Sponsor Spotlight: The Edmonds Arts Festival remembers — Crisse Bennett

Crisse Bennett was not only one of Edmonds’ most loved artists, she was a big part of the Edmonds Arts Festival, too. In addition to her service to the festival, she won numerous awards at the Edmonds Arts Festival for her work, including the Purchase Award in 1978. Her painting, “Hanging Flower Basket,” was the…

Volunteers needed for Edmonds Arts Festival in August

The Edmonds Arts Festival is looking for volunteers for its annual summer festival, this year Aug. 27-29 in downtown Edmonds. The Edmonds Arts Festival is normally held on Father’s Day weekend.  Due to the pandemic, the decision was made to have a smaller festival in August 2021. Volunteers fill a myriad of jobs during the…

It’s official: Edmonds Arts Festival set for Aug. 27-29

In light of the continued easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the Edmonds Arts Festival Board of Directors officially announced Wednesday that the Edmonds Arts Festival will take place from Aug. 27-29 in downtown Edmonds. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on…

Edmonds Driftwood Players announce 2021 scholarship recipients

Edmonds Driftwood Players have awarded 2021 scholarships to students who have been active in local, college and professional theatre The 2021 recipient of the Ralph Eaton Technical Theatre Scholarship is Cami Taliaferro-Barber, a theatre production student who will be attending Cornish College of the Arts. The $500 Ralph Eaton Technical Theatre Scholarship was started in 2011…

Outdoor art topic of May 26 Waterfront Forum program on arts and culture in Edmonds

Outdoor Art is the final installment in the Waterfront Forum’s four-part series, “How Arts & Culture Shape the Identity of Edmonds,” to be presented Wednesday, May 26 via Zoom. The presenter is Frances Chapin, arts and culture manager for the City of Edmonds. It will begin at noon and end by 12:30 p.m., with an additional…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation finances student art supplies for home use

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has donated $10,000 to Edmonds School District middle school and high school teachers to assist in purchasing art supplies for students to use at home during remote instruction. This program builds on the Foundation’s hugely successful Grab and Go Art Supply program. In May, the foundation allocated $10,000 for art supplies for…