Artfully Edmonds: “The Four Tops” head news of upcoming spectacular events

Kindness and comedy emerge as the two themes for this week as we examine events taking place in the greater Edmonds area over the next several weeks. We have three outdoor festivals to look forward to (Tour de Terrace, Ubuntu, and The Kind Fest); and two on-the-boards comedies, The Phoenix Theatre is wrapping up its…

Artfully Edmonds: Summer fun for arts and events lovers

This week’s Artfully Edmonds’ theme is “summer fun” – whether it’s experiencing the joys of children’s theatre, the happiness derived from being among those gathered outdoors in Edmonds’ plazas and parks for music, participating in a seashore sand sculpting contest, or the thrill of learning something new – like ballroom dancing. As is our tradition…

Artfully Edmonds: ‘The Players’ announce festival winners as a busy week begins

This past weekend nearly 600 audience members (593 to be exact!) voted in Edmonds Driftwood Players (The Players) 8th Annual Festival of Shorts, co-produced by Diane Jamieson and Joanne Branch. Artfully Edmonds had the privilege of participating this year as a festival adjudicator, along with Scott Randall (Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts) and Elena…

Local musician makes an appearance at famed waterfront blues festival

Local musician and multi-talented Nick Baker, a composer, songwriter, keyboardist and author of the children’s book, Turtle, has just returned from a Portland appearance at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival. The festival, now in its 30th year raised over $1.2 million to benefit Oregon Food Bank during its June 30 – July 4th schedule. Baker…

Artfully Edmonds: Summer party this, summer party that!

  Summer Party, this. . . Summer Party, that! Yes, there may be some cloudy days ahead, but summer is definitely here and Artfully Edmonds’ roster of choice events will give you the option of dancing the night away, lounging on Edmonds’ park lawns, or slipping into cool night spots for a sizzling good time….

Artfully Edmonds: Summer season has begun for Edmonds-area stages

Whether you prefer summer theatre staged on the lawn, or want the flash of the stage lights and the curtain rising, there is a wide variety of venues and troupes to choose from around the greater Edmonds area this summer. Artfully Edmonds is leading this week’s column with upcoming highlights from the theatre scene, in…

Artfully Edmonds: The circus is coming to town this week!

  The circus is coming to town this week! Wenatchee Youth Circus (WYC), to be exact. It’s colossal! It’s colorful – why. . . it’s a mesmerizing array of booming, boisterous performance-art fun! Why all the exclamation marks? It is somewhat out of character for Artfully Edmonds; but like we pointed out – it’s the…

Artfully Edmonds: Actors, a main stage, and a festival focused on art + food + fun await

Throughout Edmonds this upcoming week, we will experience a virtual extravaganza of visual and performing arts events that include Thursday’s Art Walk, the weekend’s celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Edmonds Arts Festival; ART Market at ArtWorks; and both playhouses’ lavishly produced stage productions. Artfully Edmonds and My Edmonds News bring you click-to-the-box office capability,…

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation exhibits art by foundation scholarship artist

  Selected artworks by the 2016 Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation (EAFF) Scholarship artist, Katie Childs, will be on exhibit in the Edmonds Art Commission display case at the Frances Anderson Center (700 Main St.) Wednesday, June 14 through July 28. Katie grew up in Edmonds and attended Meadowdale High School where she received academic honors and…

Artfully Edmonds: Drum roll begins for Edmonds Arts Festival, June 16-18

If you are feeling a buzz in the air around Frances Anderson Center, it’s without a doubt the excitement building over this month’s Edmonds Arts Festival. With our fair city growing in recognition for its dedication to all arts forms, Edmonds is fast becoming host to sculptors, actors, authors, painters – and audiences – who…

Artfully Edmonds: The big ‘reveal’ from Edmonds Center for the Arts

Edmonds Center for the Arts celebrated the “reveal” of its 11th season on Wednesday evening, treating hundreds of performing arts enthusiasts to a tantalizing taste of what the ECA team has in store for 2017-18; complimented by fruit platters, cross-cut sandwiches, cheese plates and boisterous banter. From the exotic to the frightening, from musical high-energy excitement to…

Artfully Edmonds: Arts that strut through the summer calendar

  Edmonds never disappoints when it comes to summertime and the arts. As Memorial Day kicks off much anticipated warmer weather, Artfully Edmonds is taking a look toward live theatre, art shows, festivals and films. There’s a lot being offered, so bookmark My Edmonds News and pre-plan some fun outings for your family, or date,…

Artfully Edmonds: The achievements of youth!

Summer has historically been “kids’ time,” so beginning with this edition and following through summer, readers of Artfully Edmonds will see more items about performance possibilities for area youth. Watch for Date Night suggestions, free events and news of the accomplishments of arts-inspired young people over the coming months. Cascade Symphony Orchestra        2017 Scholarship…

Artfully Edmonds: Celebrating a ‘CAFE!’ way of life

On Saturday, the second annual Creative Age Festival of Edmonds will take place at Edmonds Senior Center on the waterfront. “Live the CAFE lifestyle!” is the enthusiastic cheer of the visionary founders of this new undertaking that encourages a creative, active, fulfilled and engaged rest-of-your-life.   Thousands of Edmonds residents already celebrate their post-career years…