Snohomish PUD announces 2020 student art and photo winners 

Three students from the Edmonds School District were among the winners of a K-12 art and high school photography contest sponsored by Snohomish County PUD. Seventeen students representing school districts across the PUD’s service territory were selected for their creativity in illustrating energy topics. The Edmonds School District winners included Jude DeWaal, a fourth grader…

Edmonds Driftwood Players cancels productions for rest of 2020

Citing restrictions in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, and a commitment to keeping its artists, patrons and community safe and healthy, Edmonds Driftwood Players said it will not be holding performances for the remainder of 2020. An announcement of 2021 productions will be made in early fall.  “While it was a difficult decision…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation announces scholarship winners

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation recently awarded $31,000 in scholarships to 17 area students, all of whom are pursuing higher education degrees in the visual arts. Two additional annual scholarships in the amounts of $1,500 each were awarded in 2020: Kristen Walter received a scholarship for the second year from the Pamela Mummy Foundation and…

June 18 Edmonds Art Walk, June 27 Wine Walk canceled

The June 18 Art Walk Edmonds and June 27 Edmonds Summer Wine Walk have been canceled, but organizers are hoping they might be able to have events in July and August. “We have just begun Phase 2 of the Smart Start re-opening due to COVID-19,” an Art Walk Edmonds announcement said. “Many of our downtown…

Edmonds Arts Festival volunteers feed students’ creative side amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the cancellation of this year’s Edmonds Arts Festival, but it hasn’t detoured festival volunteers from their mission to support the arts and art education across the Edmonds School District. Board members from the Edmonds Arts Festival and Festival Foundation assembled art kits and this week are distributing them to families at 10…

Remembering the Edmonds Jazz Connection over the years

 The annual Edmonds Jazz Connection — which has been showcasing some of the Pacific Northwest’s best high school jazz programs for the past 20 years, was canceled this year due to COVID-19. To commemorate the event’s 20th anniversary, Jim Blossey of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club — which hosts the event — put together…

A virtual visit to Edmonds’ Cascadia Art Museum: Roycroft and Leatherwork

Cascadia Art Museum Virtual | Roycroft and Leatherwork from Cascadia Art Museum on Vimeo. During this time of COVID-19 closures, Edmonds’ Cascadia Art Museum is providing virtual visits into its collections. This time, volunteer docent Shelley provides a glimpse into the museum’s Northwest Collects exhibition, discussing the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement on…

Cole Gallery, artists raise more than $4K to support 100 Million Mask Challenge

Thanks to the generosity of Edmonds’ Cole Gallery and its artists, $4,525 will be donated to purchase personal protective equipment for health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak. In late March, Edmonds artist Andy Eccleshall asked Denise Cole, owner of Cole Gallery, if she would like to partner with him to pledge…

Lynnwood Convention Center issues call for art for upcoming show

The Lynnwood Convention Center has issued a call for art for its summer/fall exhibit, “Northwest Enterprise: Working in the Northwest.” The show, which is set to run from July 5-Dec. 16, will showcase art illustrating scenes and vignettes from all aspects of the working life, and workers in the Northwest. These could be maritime-, agricultural-, urban-…

Zinc closing its Edmonds location

After more than six years offering interior design services along with art, furniture, and home accessories, Zinc Art + Interiors is closing the doors of its Edmonds location, owner Laura Zeck said Thursday. Zinc’s location in Seattle’s Pioneer Square will remain open, and a portion of the store’s inventory will be available online at ZINCcontemporary.com. “We…

‘Signs from the Edge’: A serial novel from EPIC Group Writers — Chapter 2

As relief from reading Journal of a Plague Year, Station Eleven, and The Plague, the board of the Edmonds-based EPIC Group Writers penned a serial novel for your entertainment. Since each author could only see the immediately preceding chapter, there are numerous plot twists and wild goose chases. Fortunately the “instigator,” Diane Naab, was able to pull…

Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary cancels signature Jazz Connection, Easter Egg Hunt events

In what would have been the 20th anniversary of the Edmonds Jazz Connection —  a day of performances by outstanding middle and high school jazz bands —  officials of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club said they have decided to cancel it due to school closures and social distancing concerns. The club also confirmed Wednesday that…

Edmonds Center for Arts postponing, canceling events at least through end of March

Now that Gov. Jay Inslee has banned events with more than 250 people to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Edmonds Center for the Arts announced Wednesday that it will be postponing or cancelling all ECA-sponsored events as well as rental performances through the end of March — and possibly longer. In a written statement, ECA…

Entries now accepted for Puget Sound Bird Fest 2020 poster art contest

Puget Sound area artists are invited to submit original artwork representative of Puget Sound bird life to be used on the 2020 Puget Sound Bird Fest poster for promotion of the event taking place September 11-13 in Edmonds. This year’s Bird Fest theme is Crows and Ravens. The poster format is 11” X 17” portrait…

Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s March 9 concert postponed

Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s Monday, March 9 From the New World performance at Edmonds Center for the Arts has been postponed “due to uncertainty around the coronavirus,” the symphony said in an announcement. “We are taking this action based on recommendations by the King and Snohomish County Health Departments to postpone large events and gatherings in an effort to…