Artfully Edmonds: Angela Bandurka’s profession? Fine Artist!

In 2008, Angela Bandurka made the decision to move from a decade of work at a fast-paced, lucrative graphic design position in Seattle and devote herself full-time to the work that she was passionate about. She was aware that succeeding in the field of fine art wouldn’t be easy. We all know folks who take…

Artfully Edmonds: A transition among many holiday traditions

In this edition of Artfully Edmonds, we announce a transition. After four years of covering one of the most exciting and progressive arts scenes in Western Washington, this columnist is stepping aside. My Edmonds News has published over 200 of my columns, many features, a few photos, and quite a few “bunny slippers” interviews –…

Artfully Edmonds: Happy Thanksgiving, artfully

Thanksgiving week in Edmonds, “the arts destination,” is filled with enchanting possibility. No other community offers as much cheer to its residents and out-of-town visitors. Sparkling storefronts, colorful hanging baskets, twinkle light, fragrant bakeries, bustling coffee shops, and welcoming performance halls give Edmonds the warm tones that create happy occasions and lasting memories for families…

Artfully Edmonds: This week, we highlight events tailored for cozy warmth

There’s a definite chill in the air but Edmonds performance venues are presenting cozy respite this week. Gallery spaces are warming art walk strollers this Thursday evening with toddies and treats; Cascadia Art Museum is hosting conductor Adam Stern for its Music at the Museum and Gary Stroutsos is weaving a musical reprise of the…

Artfully Edmonds: ‘Featured’ and ‘Fun’ make this an Edmonds-Kind-of Arts week

This week in Edmonds, the arts news centers on “featured” and “fun” – which headliners are making a name for themselves, plus a great line-up of fun, laughter-prompting events. But that’s not all – there’s the hot band scene developing at Engel’s Pub where patrons are crowding onto the postage-stamp dance floor for some bump…

Artfully Edmonds: Make Music! A full array of musical choices

This is an Edmonds-Kind-Of-Week for music! The week’s downbeat is struck as Shemekia Copeland strides onto stage and Matt Andersen does what he does best — beat out the blues. Then there’s jazz, funk and almost everything in between. Music enthusiasts — this one’s for you! Thursday, Nov. 2 7:30 p.m. Shemekia Copeland & Matt…

Artfully Edmonds: Specters of Halloween scare (and more!) dot Edmonds’ landscape

As you scurry around Edmonds over the past week, have you been on the lookout (map) for Edmonds-Kind-Of scarecrows? There are 73 officially entered specters of spirits in the 5th Annual Edmonds Scarecrow Festival. As a community of haunts, they are trendy, they lurk, they mock, they skulk, they scamper, and they scare! Sponsored by the…

Artfully Edmonds: Upcoming fun centers on pumpkins, pubs and playhouses. Join in!

Opening with a striptease while the theatre space resounds from the audience’s gales of laughter, Vanya and Sonia and Masha & Spike, (2013 Tony winner by Steven Durang) revealed precisely what The Phoenix Theatre (TPT) has in mind for audiences as it celebrates its 10th Season. How many times has Artfully Edmonds told readers how…

Artfully Edmonds: ‘Dracula’ by Driftwood Players sets up season of suspense

Artfully Edmonds finds the news that Edmonds Driftwood Players is producing Steven Dietz’ Dracula absolutely exhilarating after traveling through the region once known as Transylvania five years ago. Living in a town that celebrates fall and Halloween to the extent that Edmonds does, readers might easily guess what will eclipse our arts and events news…

Artfully Edmonds: Just-days-away autumn in Edmonds foretells arts events that sizzle

Thursday evening’s Art Walk Edmonds will allow art gallery enthusiasts an opportunity to experience that soft chill in the air that foretells so many exciting autumn traditions and art events that Edmonds residents look forward to. Over the coming months there will be galas, the recognition of one more year being added to the legacies…

Artfully Edmonds: Driftwood’s 59th Season opens with an intriguing gender twister

  A most provocative start to season 59 awaits patrons of Edmonds Driftwood Players as director Paul Fouhy does a switch-a-roo on traditional casting of the troupe’s opening production, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (Fouhy also directed Driftwood productions Proposal by Neil Simon as well as the Festival of Shorts play, Good Ole Mom &…

Artfully Edmonds: News of exciting arts events on horizon as end of summer nears

Mega events are nothing new to the Edmonds arts and events scene, so it probably won’t surprise readers that this week Artfully Edmonds features two very popular events that will arrive rather quickly, considering the Labor Day holiday, back-to-school preparations, and the start of the 2017-18 performance season. This week’s column provides details of a…

Artfully Edmonds: Is summer almost over? Not so fast, reads the arts calendar

  News of dazzling performances and vibrant music, with dramatic colors and staging, continues to pour in from the Edmonds arts scene this week – and beyond. As unbelievable as it might seem, summer is almost over, and 2017-18 performing arts calendars and gala invitations are already being sent to My Edmonds News for publication….