Friend of Edmonds Library hosting poetry panel with EPIC Group Writers Oct. 28

Registration is open for the Friends of the Edmonds Library’s Thursday, Oct. 28 program, featuring local poets from EPIC Group Writers. Poet panelists Gerald Bigelow, James Backstrom and Kristina Stapleton will discuss their inspiration, their approach and their poems. There will be time for questions and answers, and for attendees to share their own poetry…

Snohomish County Arts Commission seeks art for Flowing Lake Park office

The Snohomish County Arts Commission is seeking an artist for two-dimensional interior artwork to be hung inside the Flowing Lake Park Ranger office lobby. This call-for-artists is open until Nov. 15, 2021. Flowing Lake County Park is located at 17900 48th S.E. in Snohomish. According to an arts commission announcement, it is unusual for parks to…

Edmonds Art Beat: A peek behind the scenes at Edmonds Center for Arts

Interview with Liz Dawson, ECA director of marketing and business development  Like every other arts organization (and businesses in general), the Edmonds Center for the Arts has worked hard over the last 18-plus months to stay afloat. The focus during that time was to engage the community when live, in-person performances were not allowed, and…

Edmonds Center for Arts presents Catapult in two shows Oct. 23

Millions fell in love with Catapult during their time on the hit show America’s Got Talent. This production features incredible dancers working behind a screen to create shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. See Vivaldi’s Four Seasons spring to life, be amazed as you watch their bodies transform into a mountain, an…

Edmonds Art Beat: Halloween stories, Edmonds Diversity Film Series and upcoming shows at ECA

New Halloween children’s book with an Edmonds connection Children’s author Catherine Gorski O’Connor has a new Halloween book available at the Edmonds Bookshop. Her most recent book, The Bear’s Halloween Ball, is dedicated to the bears of Washington state and specifically to Catherine’s sister and brother-in-law, who loved bears and were long-time Edmonds residents. The book…

Recommended Reads: Angels of light and darkness battle in new fantasy novel

Birth of the Fae: Locked Out of Heaven, by Danielle M. Orsin What’s it like to be abandoned, locked out from your home and left to find your own way? The angels on earth must reconcile their feelings as their beautiful wings decay, and they are locked outside the gates of Heaven. After the great war…

Edmonds College Art Gallery’s fall exhibit features alumnus Lorenzo Townsend

The Edmonds College Art Gallery’s fall exhibit showcases the work of Lorenzo Townsend, a photographer, artist and EC alumnus. The exhibit is titled “Divergent/Interpretations” and features a series of digitally edited photographs that find beauty and wonder in everyday objects. “My hope in showing these works is to get people to look at the world…

Sponsor spotlight: Why Scratch Distillery makes aquavit

Aquavit is a Scandinavian spirit distilled using the distinctive flavor of caraway as its primary ingredient. Other botanicals, such as dill, fennel, or star anise can also be incorporated, making aquavit a more savory than sweet spirit – perfect for a variety of cool-weather cocktails. Aquavit traditionally would be shared in a toast (or two)…

Edmonds Diversity Film Series returns for fifth season, starting Oct. 16

The Edmonds Diversity Film Series begins its fifth season in October, with the first screening on Saturday, Oct. 16 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, or films, related…

Edmonds Booktalk: Spooky books suitable for the season

Greetings and happy October! We are already being warned about “supply-chain issues.”  So, we are passing the warnings on to you, and recommending that you make plans to shop a little bit earlier than usual for any of the holiday festivities in which you plan to partake: October is the new December. As cliché as…

Edmonds woman a winner in ShoreLake Arts exhibit

Sharon Grader of Edmonds was named a winner in the 6th Annual 6X6NW art exhibit and fundraiser, presented by ShoreLake Arts. The exhibit — which runs virtually through Oct. 15 — features hundreds of 6×6-inch artwork, from 130-plus contributing artists from across the U.S.  All proceeds from the event support ShoreLake Arts (formerly the Shoreline-Lake Forest…

Free tickets to see ‘Hunting Bigfoot’ at Edmonds Theater Oct. 1

The Edmonds-based Six Degrees Team and Dori Guterson – Counseling Services are sponsoring a complimentary viewing of Hunting Bigfoot at the Edmonds Theater Oct. 1. The documentary, which was shot in the North Bend/Snoqualmie area, tells the story of one man’s elusive search for Sasquatch. It opens at the Edmonds Theatre on Friday, Oct. 1. A total of…

Sponsor spotlight: Celebrate fall with food from Scotty’s Food Truck

There’s a chill in the air and the leaves have begun to take on some color. Celebrate the changing season with a steaming hot bowl of clam chowder. There’s no need to make it yourself when Chef Scotty parks his truck in your neighborhood. Visit this week as they roll up to their usual spot…

Sept. 24 last day to bid in Edmonds Center for Arts online SHINE auction

Don’t miss your chance to bid in Edmonds Center for the Arts’ SHINE Online Auction before it closes Friday, Sept. 24 at 8 p.m. Watch this video update from auctioneer Fred Northup, Jr. to learn about a few of the exclusive auction items and experiences available and why it is important to raise your virtual…

Free writing workshops for teens start Sept. 25

EPIC Group Writers and the Edmonds Art Commission are presenting four writing workshops for area teens, with the first one scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 25. Meadowdale English teacher and EPIC board member Alison Ersfeld received a grant from the Edmonds Arts Commission to present the workshops. “Our mission is to create and sustain a community…