42nd annual Arts of the Terrace art show now open at MLT library

Photo courtesy Arts of the Terrace Facebook pageThe 42nd Annual Arts of the Terrace Juried Art Show is now open. The show runs from now through Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Mountlake Terrace Library. Presented by the Mountlake Terrace Art Commissioners and Friends of the Arts, this year’s show features over 300 pieces of artwork…

$3 tickets at area movie theaters for National Cinema Day Sept. 3

Several area movie theaters are offering $3 tickets in honor of National Cinema Day Saturday, Sept. 3. Regal Cinemas, Cinemark and AMC Theaters will be offering $3 movie tickets at all their locations for all current movies Discounted tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the ticket counter. Regal Cinemas include the Regal…

Bringing art to city, Arts of the Terrace returns in late September

After a two-year pandemic hiatus, the Arts of the Terrace show is returning to Mountlake Terrace in late September. Members of the Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission, which oversees what is usually an annual event,  are eager to bring art back to the community.  Conner Ryan is one of the newest commission members, but he…

MLT photographer shares art with global themes

September will bring a new photography exhibit to the Mountlake Terrace Library. Benjamin Hou, a Mountlake Terrace resident and volunteer with the Arts Advisory Commission, will present scenes captured while traveling the world. “Every day came with a new experience with every turn of the corner revealing something deeply fascinating,” he said in an artist…

Happening nearby: Daughter of Hedy Lamarr to speak at Sept. 10 Everett Film Festival

A visit by the daughter of Hollywood film star Hedy Lamarr will highlight the 2022 Everett Film Festival, which will take place Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Everett Community College Jackson Center. Saturday will be a full day, with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. Eleven screenings — including animations, documentaries, narrative features and shorts —…

Sponsor spotlight: Edmonds Art Studio Tour 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…

Two more Taste Edmonds featured bands: Brett Benton and Cloud Cover

This year’s Taste Edmonds — set to open Friday, Aug. 19 — brings back such crowd favorites as The Beatniks, One Love Bridge, The Davanos and Robbie Dee’s Tribute to Elvis. But there are also some fresh bands in the lineup, and here are the final two of the six bands featured prior to opening…

Taste Edmonds featured bands: Motley 2 and Eden

This year’s Taste Edmonds — set to open Friday, Aug. 19 — brings back such crowd favorites as The Beatniks, One Love Bridge, The Davanos and Robbie Dee’s Tribute to Elvis. But Taste organizers say they also excited to introduce some fresh bands to the lineup, including some newly formed groups that are already making…

Another round of state pandemic relief grants now available to small businesses, nonprofits

Applications for the Working Washington Grants: Round 5 and new Convention Center Grants programs opened Aug. 17. Together, these programs will distribute $75 million in pandemic relief grants to eligible small businesses and nonprofits across Washington. The Department of Commerce manages the grants with support from the Washington State Arts Commission. Applications must be submitted…

Taste Edmonds featured bands: The Little Lies, Queen Mother

This year’s Taste Edmonds — set to open Friday, Aug. 19 — brings back such crowd favorites as The Beatniks, One Love Bridge, The Davanos and Robbie Dee’s Tribute to Elvis. But Taste organizers are also excited to introduce some fresh bands to the lineup, including some newly formed groups that are already making a…

Taste Edmonds 2022: What you need to know

It’s almost time for the Taste Edmonds Festival, set for Friday-Sunday, Aug. 19-21, at Frances Anderson Center Playfield, 700 Main St. in downtown Edmonds. Organizers invite you to come for the food and stay for the tunes. This year’s food truck lineup boasts a delectable array of eats for the whole family.And the music lineup…

Cascade Symphony Orchestra opens season ticket sales for its 61st year

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra has opened season ticket sales for 2022-23 concerts at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. “It is going to be a great season filled with a variety of exciting music and distinguished soloists,” said  Music Director Michael Miropolsky, who is entering his 21st season as the orchestra’s conductor. Opening night is set for…

Irish dance school hosting free open house in Edmonds Aug. 30

The Carroll-Henderson School of Irish Dancing in Edmonds will host a free open house on Tuesday, Aug. 30,  and invites children ages 3-10 “to hop, leap, and spin around the dancing floor while celebrating the end of the summer.” Open house time for 3- to 5-year-olds is 5-5:30 p.m. and for 6- to 10-year-olds, it’s 5:45-6:15…

Artists sought for Arts of the Terrace juried show

The Arts of the Terrace juried art show is looking for artist submissions through Aug. 12. Eligible items include paintings, prints, drawings, miniatures, calligraphy, photographs, three-dimensional and artisans’ works. Over $5,000 in prize money is available. This is the 42nd year for the Mountlake Terrace tradition, which is sponsored by the city’s Arts Advisory Commission…

19th annual Latino Expo at Edmonds College July 30

Created to celebrate Latino culture, the 19th annual Latino Expo is set for noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 30 at Edmonds College. The event will be hosted by the Latino Education Training Institute (LETI) in partnership with Edmonds College, City of Lynnwood, Community Transit, Community Foundation of Snohomish County, Amerigroup Washington, Inc., Gesa Credit…

MLT Arts Commission honors local student with scholarship

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission recently awarded its $1,000 Manu Sood Scholarship to Lavinia Simkowiak of Mountlake Terrace High School. Simkowiak plans to attend the Northwest College of Art & Design. She is interested in illustration, entertainment art and graphic design. “The thing that I want most in this world is to be able to…

Summer music school students perform in end-of-camp concert

Students participating in the Edmonds School District’s summer music school performed in an end-of-camp concert Thursday night at Meadowdale High School. The program, which started at the end of June, was open to students in sixth through 12th grades who have one year of instrumental education in band or orchestra. This was the first year…

Music in the Park comes to Brier

Around 300-plus attendees came to experience music Wednesday night at Brier City Park as part of the summer’s “Music in the Park” event.  Bicyclists, toddlers, retirees, students, and everyone in between sat on the grass or ate tacos, grilled cheese and ice cream from food trucks nearby. Guitarist Danny Godinez started the evening. He has performed with…

MLT Library exhibit to showcase Shoreline painter Cheryl Hufnagel in July

A Shoreline artist specializing in pastels will have a new exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library in July. Cheryl Hufnagel is planning an array inspired by local landscapes and mountain scenes, along with portraits of cats and dogs, centered by a large floral work. Her paintings communicate her feelings of peace and joy, she said,…

Bestselling author R.L. Stine at online library event June 15

Sno-Isle Libraries is presenting an online webinar with author R.L. Stine on Thursday, June 16 at 1 p.m. It includes a moderated conversation with Stine, who is the bestselling author/creator of the Goosebumps and Fear Streethorror fiction series of books for kids and teens. Stine will also be giving a special reading during the one-hour…

Photo gallery: Edmonds Jazz Connection small combos

A photo gallery of the jazz combos who performed at the Edmonds Theater during the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection, featuring local middle, high school and college student jazz musicians. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the annual May music event raises funds to support Edmonds School District music programs. You can see photos of the big band…

Trumpeter to perform May 18 in rescheduled benefit concert for MTHS music programs

Mountlake Terrace High School Music Boosters is presents an evening with trumpeter Allen Vizzutti at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18 at the high school, 21801 44th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace. The concert was originally scheduled in April but had to be postponed. The MTHS concert bands and jazz bands will be performing with Vizzutti. Tickets…

New exhibit at MLT Library explores climate change, recovery and healing

Mountlake Terrace artist and illustrator Kate Rose Johnson will have a new exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library during May. Johnson will be displaying a collection of abstract landscapes. These paintings and mixed media speak to her concerns about the climate crisis, she said. Her art seeks to “bear witness to these places that we…

46th DeMiero Jazz Fest begins on a high note

Since its inception in 1977 by founder/director and local jazz maestro Frank DeMiero, the DeMiero Jazz Fest has offered a place where student musicians, vocalists, instrumentalists and songwriters can be coached by prominent guest artists, all in a non-competitive atmosphere. Rather than compete and be judged, participants attend workshops and clinics on scatting, soloing, instrumental…