After damage, Orca sculpture fate in jeopardy

The orca sculpture as it appeared Sunday morning without a dorsal fin. (Photo by Frannie Cohen) The Brackett’s Landing Orca sculpture is arguably the most identifiable, iconic and beloved piece of public art in our community. Crafted by local artist John Hurley from a piece of driftwood he found on an Edmonds beach, it has…

Edmonds Diversity Film Series returns for sixth season, starting Oct. 15

The Edmonds Diversity Film Series begins its sixth season in October, with the first screening on Saturday, Oct. 15 at noon at the Edmonds Theater. Screenings will be offered free to the public and are scheduled for the third Saturdays of the month, October through April (except December). Each screening presents a film related to different…

A ‘mighty crowd’ turns out to support Edmonds Center for Arts

It was a festive Friday night as more than 180 friends of the performing arts attended the Edmonds Center for the Arts’ first post-COVID in-person gala dinner and auction in three years. In keeping with the ECA’s performing arts mission, event attendees were treated to special performances by the Chrysalis Circus, an aerialist team comprised…

Sponsor spotlight: Fresh Pacific Oysters the special at Scotty’s Food Truck this week

This week’s special from Scotty’s Food Truck is Fresh Pacific Oysters, fried and served with fries and Scotty’s special tartar sauce. The truck will be in Edmonds at Five Corners Calvary Chapel on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this week, but note that the special is  available Friday and Saturday only. You can also enjoy Scotty’s famous…

Mural Project Edmonds’ 2022 mural going up on 4th Avenue

For so many who call Edmonds home, it feels like the perfect storybook setting. Mural Project Edmonds said this emotion is illustrated quite literally in its newest mural, located on the south-facing wall of 114 4th Ave. N. According to a Mural Project Edmonds announcement, muralist A.J. Power is painting “Returning Home,” a storybook scene that…

EPIC Group Writers sponsoring open mic nite for teens Sept. 21

Edmonds-based EPIC Group Writers is hosting an open mic nite for teens on Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Café Louvre, 210 5th Ave. S., Edmonds. Area teens are welcome to share poetry, prose  and songs. Sign-ups are at the door. Limit five minutes per person. Complimentary light refreshments. Beverages available for purchase.  

See artists at work during 2022 Edmonds Art Studio Tour, continuing through Sunday

The popular Edmonds Art Studio tour kicked off Saturday morning, this year featuring 23 local art studios displaying the work of 41 different local artists. This once-a-year event offers a rare first-hand glimpse into the creative process, as artists open their private studios and work areas to visitors. Attendees have an opportunity to see these…

Recommended reads: Three fun books for the end of summer

As fall draws near, here are three books that are part of a summer series, a great way to end the season A Butter Brickle Debacle, by Sonja N. Griffing Eris McMillan is the embodiment of walking chaos, rushing from instantaneous disorder to unexpected mayhem, sometimes in the flash of her honey-brown eyes. She’s a marketing…

Here are the Plein Air Edmonds Paint Out winners

Winners of the Plein Air Edmonds Paint Out, sponsored by Cole Gallery, were announced Thursday night during Art Walk Edmonds. Thirty-two selected artists were sent out to paint the Edmonds/Kingston areas from Sept. 1-11, and a total of 83 paintings were submitted. The winners are: Honorable mentions went to:  

Edmonds Arts Studio Tour coming Sept. 17-18

The Edmonds Art Studio Tour www.edmondsartstudiotour.com is excited to announce that this year’s event is again being organized as an in-person community engagement; opening the studios of our artists to those interested in purchasing handmade works and learning more about each artist’s creative process. A Creative View into the Artists The 41 local artists selected…

Reminder: Edmonds Center for Arts annual gala and auction Sept. 23

Edmonds Center for the Arts invites all to attend its Celebrate! 2022 gala dinner and auction, set for Friday, Sept. 23. The fundraising event will include a dynamic collection of auction items, spectacular live entertainment and a celebration of ECA’s extraordinary presentations, education programs and community engagement activities. Located at the performing arts center, 410 4th Ave….

Latest ‘On the Fence’ artwork adds color and happiness to Main Street

The newest installation in the ongoing series of Edmonds Arts Commission-sponsored “On the Fence” art projects began going up Saturday morning as Kent-based artist Christy Caravaglio started weaving strands of multicolored yarn into the chain link fence on the north side of the Frances Anderson playfield. “I don’t have a title for this work –…

Edmonds Booktalk: Celebrating the Freedom to Read all month long

Banned Books Week is officially Sept. 18 – 24, 2022. We will be celebrating the Freedom to Read all month long. Stop by to admire the new window display featuring an amazing Phoenix and many banned books, which we of course have available to purchase. Along with all of the books, we have really great…

Cascadia Art Museum sixth annual gala draws record crowd

It was another picture-perfect Saturday evening at the home of Cascadia Museum president Lindsey Echelbarger and his wife Carolyn, as a sold-out crowd of more than 300 attendees gathered to stroll the grounds, enjoy the sweeping views, dine on a gourmet meal designed by Edmonds’ Shooby Doo catering, and bid on an array of original…