Edmonds Arts Festival volunteers feed students’ creative side amid pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic triggered the cancellation of this year’s Edmonds Arts Festival, but it hasn’t detoured festival volunteers from their mission to support the arts and art education across the Edmonds School District. Board members from the Edmonds Arts Festival and Festival Foundation assembled art kits and this week are distributing them to families at 10…

Edmonds Center for Arts announces 2020-21 season

Edmonds Center for the Arts has announced its 20/21 Season, featuring such celebrated artists as Mary Wilson of The Supremes and Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Asleep at The Wheel, and more. The season is set to run October 2020 through April 2021. “We have been striving…

Lynnwood Convention Center issues call for art for upcoming show

The Lynnwood Convention Center has issued a call for art for its summer/fall exhibit, “Northwest Enterprise: Working in the Northwest.” The show, which is set to run from July 5-Dec. 16, will showcase art illustrating scenes and vignettes from all aspects of the working life, and workers in the Northwest. These could be maritime-, agricultural-, urban-…

Country music legend Lorrie Morgan comes to Edmonds Center for the Arts March 13

Lorrie Morgan, Grand Ole Opry lifetime member and one of the most eloquently emotive country vocalists of modern times, will perform at the Edmonds Center for the Arts Friday, arch 13 at 7:30 p.m. Morgan is the first woman in her genre to begin her career with three consecutive Platinum albums. Born Loretta Lynn Morgan,…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation offering scholarships to art students

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation is offering scholarships to students who wish to pursue a degree in arts-related fields. Current seniors within the Edmonds School District and students at Edmonds Community College are encouraged to apply. Past recipients may re-apply every year until graduation if they maintain a focus on the arts. The application period…

MTHS Drama Department performing ‘Godspell’ this Thursday-Saturday

The Mountlake Terrace High School Drama Department is presenting its production of the musical Godspell this week, with performances Thursdays through Saturday, Feb. 6-8, at Mountlake Terrace High School. The curtain rises each night at 7 p.m. In the musical, a diverse group of followers help Jesus tell stories of love, forgiveness, greed, tolerance and…

Edmonds Center for Arts to offer dementia-friendly training for local artists Feb 24

The Edmonds Center for the Arts invites professional musical theatre artists, vocalists and students to attend a free training from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 aimed athletes helping professionals tailor their performance approach to engage individuals living with memory loss. Sing For Your Seniors was inspired by founder Jackie Vanderbeck’s love and admiration for her…

Lonni Flowers watercolor exhibit opens Feb. 1 in MLT

Starting Feb. 1, the Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission presents the Lonni Flowers Watercolor Exhibit at the Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W. Lonni R. Flowers is inspired by the world’s flora and fauna, often heightening the impact by altering color. Her Impressionistic techniques draw viewers into the mystery of artistic expression. She can frequently…

Calling all writers: EPIC Group Writers contest begins Feb. 1

Edmonds-based EPIC Group Writers invites all writers — from beginners to published authors — to enter the EPIC Writing Contest, which begins Feb. 1 and ends April 9. The following online submissions are accepted in both Prose and Poetry categories: Prose – Adults and students in grades 8-12 (fiction or non-fiction). Portions of larger works…

Grand Pere Bakery displays art of former barista

A woman who worked her way through graphic design school as a barista at Grand Pere Bakery has come full circle, with her art now gracing the walls of the Mountlake Terrace bakery at 34007 56th Ave. W. Sarah Titus served customers at Grand Pere Bakery from 2014 to 2016. “The owners were very supportive and…

Meet the Artist: Photographer Michael J. Wewer at Edmonds CC art gallery

Edmonds Community College’s art gallery this fall features “Origin / Identity / Belonging” by photographer Michael J. Wewer and photographic assistant Kevin Ng. Wewer is an Edmonds CC alumnus and has taught photography at the college since 2001. His exhibit showcases large scale black and white portraits featuring Edmonds CC students who have come to…

Cascade Symphony Orchestra seeks musical ‘Rising Star’ for 2019-2020 season

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra is encouraging talented young musicians to enter its “Rising Star” competition for the upcoming 2019-2020 season. The winning musician, to be selected by Cascade Symphony Music Director Michael Miropolsky, will perform as the soloist at the orchestra’s concert on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The…

Violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins to perform at Edmonds Center for Arts Oct. 12

Acclaimed violinist Kelly Hall-Tompkins was the “Fiddler”/violin soloist for the Tony- and Grammy-nominated revival on Broadway in the recent Bartlett Sher production of Fiddler on the Roof. Hailed by The New York Times for her artistry, Ms. Hall-Tompkins created the first full album of newly-commissioned and original Fiddler-inspired works. On Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m.,…

DeMiero Jazz Fest fundraiser set for Sept. 28 at Edmonds CC

Enjoy an evening of FanJazztic music, food and “fun”draising during the DeMiero Jazz Fest’s “One FanJazztic Evening,” a Saturday, Sept. 28 fundraiser and benefit concert featuring jazz artist Johnaye Kendrick, Dee Daniels Scholarship Award winner Kimi Locke and the Newport High School Jazz Choir. The event will run from 6-9:30 p.m. in the Black Box…

Eddee Helms Photoshop Collage exhibit starts Aug. 1 at MLT Library

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission will present the Eddee Helms Photoshop Collage Exhibit for the month of August at the Mountlake Terrace Library, located at 23300 58th Avenue West. Helms is a photoshop collage artist who lives in Mountlake Terrace. As a child, Helms grew up with the love of toys, Saturday morning cartoons,…

Skandia Third Friday Dance in Lynnwood July 19

Skandia Folk Dance presents its Third Friday Dance this Friday, July 19 at Cedar Valley Grange, 20526-52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. From 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., Larry Reinert and Elaine Mathies will review the beginner-friendly polka and introduce the versatile trava step. From 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., there will be a mix of an “All Comers…

Moscow Ballet Russian Nutcracker auditions announced for Seattle-area students

American Dance Institute Shoreline is hosting 2019 Moscow Ballet Auditions for the Great Russian Nutcracker. This is a chance for area dance students to perform on stage with the principal dancers of the internationally acclaimed Moscow Ballet. The audition date is Tuesday, Sept. 3. Dancers must have at least one year of ballet training and…

Sno-King International Folk Dance Club dance party June 29

Get the jump on Independence Day as Sno-King International Folk Dance Club is throwing a dance party Saturday, June 29, ending with strawberries and ice cream. The event will be at the Cedar Valley Grange,  20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood. The organization does dances from many lands, including partner, no-partner, and set dance. You don’t need to…

Arts Commission recommends two artists for new Mountlake Terrace Civic Campus

Mountlake Terrace residents can expect a variety of artwork on the city’s new Civic Campus after the Arts Advisory Commission unanimously voted Tuesday night to forward to the city council a recommendation to work two artists. By a 7-0 vote, the Arts Advisory Commission recommended proposals by C.J. Rench and Louise McDowell — two of…