Edmonds Art Beat: Search for a Rising Star, discussions on aging, and live — but virtual – music and dancing

Cascade Symphony Orchestra seeking its next ‘Rising Star’ Cascade Symphony Orchestra is looking for young musicians to enter its “Rising Star” competition for the 2020-2021 season. The competition is open to many instruments: piano, violin, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, euphonium, percussion and harp. The winning musician, selected by…

Edmonds Art Beat: Cascadia Art Museum reopens next week, last chance for greeting card campaign — and a discussion with author J.A. Jance

Cascadia Art Museum reopening to public with new exhibits After months of closure due to COVID-19, Cascadia Art Museum is opening its doors next week with three new exhibits — Dreaming Forms: The Art of Leo Kenney, Stolen Moments: The Photography of Shedrich Williames, and Gifts and Promised Gifts — in addition to the museum’s permanent collections….

Edmonds Art Beat: New murals will honor Edmonds’ indigenous people

 Mural Projects Edmonds, a committee of Art Walk Edmonds, has announced new murals focused on honoring Edmonds’ indigenous people, giving passersby a glance into Edmonds’ roots. Art Walk Edmonds has put significant time and effort into this new project and its historical data. The pair of murals are meant to give viewers a glimpse of what…

Edmonds Art Beat: Young artist makes a big impact in community

You have probably seen this image recently in local news, an image of artwork in our community that was unfortunately vandalized earlier this week after being installed as part of the city’s On the Fence temporary artwork program. (Learn more here.) Thankfully, the community came together to restore the work done by a local artist…

Edmonds Art Beat: BINGO! Find the outdoor art around town

With warmer weather and the opportunity to walk around town (assuming generous distance from others and masks as needed), now is a great time to test your knowledge of the various outdoor art installations around town. Erin Zackey, teacher at Edmonds Heights and an engaged citizen, created a do-it-yourself BINGO scorecard for the outdoor art…

Edmonds Art Beat: Graffiti artist Emily Gussin happy to call Edmonds home

Recently, as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I came across some colorful images that caught my eye. A post in a local group from an artist, reaching out to the community offering her services to paint a Black Lives mural on any blank walls or boarded-up windows. She asked that in lieu of…

Edmonds Art Beat: There are blue skies ahead

Birds bringing cheer to Main Street Local artist Mona Fairbanks was recently contacted by developer Michael McMurray to do something creative on the construction fence at Main Street and 6th Avenue South. Mona is a very busy artist in the community, teaching art at local schools for the last 25 years and being on the education…