Edmonds Arts Festival announces entertainment acts

Free live entertainment is a big part of the annual Edmonds Arts Festival, and this year is no different. The festival has selected nine bands to perform at the Main Stage during the Festival, which takes place from August 27-29 at the Frances Anderson Center on Main Street. If you’re looking to take a break…

Edmonds Booktalk: Nonfiction choices for summer reading

For those of you who enjoy all things true, as well as those of you who enjoy mixing it up, we are pleased to present: Summer reading — the nonfiction edition! A few staff recommendations to start: Mary Kay recommends: “Braiding Sweetgrass” by Robin Wall Kimmerer.  Mary Kay agrees with Jane Goodall! “[she] has written an extraordinary…

Robin Weiss painting selected for 2021 Edmonds Arts Festival poster

The 2021 Edmonds Arts Festival poster will be graced by an image of “Market Day in Edmonds,” an oil painting by nationally known local artist Robin Weiss. Growing up in Ohio, Weiss began drawing at an early age. His first art teacher and mentor, Louis Penfield, encouraged him to sketch and paint from life. They…

Vaudeville Etiquette to perform in outdoor concert at ECA Saturday, July 10

The Edmonds Center for the Arts will welcome Vaudeville Etiquette to an outdoor stage this Saturday, July 10. The band will play two concerts, at 3 and 5:30 p.m. on the ECA’s north side. According to the concert publicity: “Vaudeville Etiquette’s dynamic sound pushes the boundaries of psych-folk with grit, passion and come-hither wit. The…

Recommended Reads: Ghosts and romance in ‘Sweet Dreams at The Palace Hotel’

Sweet Dreams at The Palace Hotel, by Stella Jayne Phillips Do spirits in a haunted hotel show glimpses into the future, or merely reenact the past? It’s a question posed in the first book, Sweet Dreams at The Palace Hotel, in the paranormal Creekside Dreams series by author Stella Jayne Phillips. With a mix of excitement,…

Edmonds Art Beat: All about the (live) music!

 Live chamber music returns to Cascadia Art Museum  Music in the Museum  July 17 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $12 Members | $18 Non-Members  Cascadia Art Museum is resuming its well-loved classical chamber music concert series, Music in the Museum, on Saturday July 17 at 5 p.m. and repeated at 7:30 p.m. The program…

Enjoy outdoor concerts in Edmonds this summer

The Edmonds Arts Commission on Thursday announced the return of free-admission summer concerts at Hazel Miller Plaza in downtown Edmonds, plus free live music performances Saturdays during Walkable Main Street and during the new Uptown Evening Market. 2021 Hazel Miller Plaza Summer Concerts, 5th Avenue South and Maple Street, Tuesday and Thursday, July 13-Aug 19, 4:30-6…

Edmonds Center for Arts’ Spotlight Summer Series starts June 24

The Edmonds Center for the Arts is sponsoring its first-ever Spotlight Summer Series, kicking off on June 24, 2021. This series of nine events can be experienced via livestream from the location of your choice, in-person in ECA’s theater (open at limited capacity with mask and distancing requirements), or in-person in ECA’s parking lot. Tickets range…

Scene in Edmonds: The art of storytelling

Dogs and fashion was the focus of a visit by Edmonds author Kizzie Jones to Sound Styles during the Edmonds Art Walk Thursday night. The Sound Styles window display features Jones’ book, A Tall Tale About Dachshunds in Costumes: How More Dogs Came to Be, with a spread “Dogs on Parade.” It also includes a…

Edmonds Art Beat: Local artists to see and hear around town this week

Kristine Cooper’s newest showcase at Caffe Ladro Local artist Kristine Cooper is currently showcasing artwork at the Caffe Ladro in Edmonds, located at 8403 Main St. The show will be available through September 2021. Cooper has been creating art since she was a child, starting with sidewalk chalk, and ending up majoring in studio fine…

Edmonds Booktalk: How do you define summer reading? There’s a book for that

Summer reading time! We will begin with staff-recommended summer reads, and then add links to a few fantastic lists to keep you in books clear into fall. You may define “summer reading” any way you wish: A fun/light read. Doesn’t matter if you are interrupted by other fun… it’s easy to pick up where you…

An evening with author and librarian Nancy Pearl at ECA July 1

The Edmonds Center for the Arts is hosting An Evening with Nancy Pearl Thursday, July 1 at 6 p.m. Celebrate the power and joy of books and reading with best-selling author, librarian, and literary critic Nancy Pearl. Meet the author in this intimate in-person gathering and raise a toast to her new book: The Writer’s Library: The…

Art Beat: Featured radio show Dead Electric – vintage synth finds its home

Looking for something new and entertaining for your ears? Here it is, a radio show playing the “sounds of past futures.” Dead Electric, a show you can hear on independent public radio station 90.7 KSER in Everett and 89.9 KXIR on Whidbey Island, showcases vintage synth, space and new age music from the ’70s and…