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…

Free music and dance performances for all ages at Edmonds Arts Festival

Enjoy a variety of free music and dance performances during the Edmonds Arts Festival June 14-16. The main venue is a beautiful outdoor amphitheater that features traditional seating and a large grassy area perfect for sharing a blanket while listening. This open-air theater will host top professional, community, and school performers in our region. From…

Edmonds Arts Festival celebrates 62 years June 14-16

For 62 years, the Edmonds Arts Festival has been putting on a remarkable community event that’s about artists, aspiring artists, and people who like art. It’s also about the idea of being part of an arts-friendly town whose people work together to create and participate in this annual event. The festival’s longevity is thanks to…

Gary Faigin is 2019 Edmonds Arts Festival Poster Artist 

Renowned Seattle contemporary artist Gary Faigin was selected to design the 2019 Edmonds Arts Festival poster. The selected art is from his “Age of Steam” collection. Bold, thought-provoking paintings in this collection explore the two sides of the steam engine during the industrialization of our country. The “Age of Steam” collection exhibits in the Arts…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation announces scholarship winners

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation recently awarded $30,000 in scholarships to 15 area students, all of whom are pursuing higher education degrees in the Visual Arts. The 2019 scholarship winners were honored at a community reception on May 22 and represent Lynnwood High School, Meadowdale High School, Mountlake Terrace High School, Edmonds-Woodway High School, and Edmonds…

Edmonds foundations award art scholarships to MTHS senior Kristen Walter

Mountlake Terrace High School senior Kristen Walter recently received two scholarships to pursue her collegiate education in fine arts at the University of Washington — one from the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and the other from the Pamela Mummy Foundation. Walter was honored at a community reception in May for her outstanding work in clay…

Happening Saturday: Wine, spirits, beer tastings at Decant Edmonds

A reminder that Decant Edmonds will take place this Saturday, May 25 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Enjoy an evening of wine, spirits and beer tastings with live music. Taste and purchase bottles to take home at a saving of up to 30 percent off. Tickets are available through Edmonds Center for the…

Mountlake Terrace HS students keep the beat at annual Edmonds Jazz Connection Saturday

Outstanding local student jazz programs — including several from Mountlake Terrace High School — were showcased during the 19th Annual Edmonds Jazz Connection Saturday in downtown Edmonds. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the event featured Puget Sound-area middle, high school and college jazz programs. The Daybreakers Rotary Club also awarded scholarships to the…

Chamber group to tell Anne Frank’s story in “Annelies” May 17 at Trinity Lutheran

James Whitbourn’s “Annelies”, a moving, full-length choral work based on Anne Frank’s “The Diary of a Young Girl.” will be performed by reSound, a Northwest Chamber Ensemble at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood on Friday, May 17. The Lynnwood concert will be the first of three performances of this piece by Trinity’s choir-in-residence. In recent…

Sponsor spotlight: Jazz Connection set for May 18 in downtown Edmonds

Edmonds residents and visitors have long enjoyed the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection in May of each year. This year’s Connection, to be held on on May 18, marks the 19th anniversary of the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club’s signature event.  Once again, student jazz musicians from schools around Western Washington will gather in three venues in…

Women are Raving about an Art & Mindfulness Experience in Edmonds

(Sponsored by Peggy Farah) The Release™️ day retreat for women has been providing a fabulous opportunity for local women to come together, build connections, tend to self-care and play with a huge array of provided art supplies for the past several months at Artworks in downtown Edmonds. This innovative program includes mindfulness instruction, journaling, group…

Free screening of ‘Paper Tigers’ at Edmonds Theater April 20

The City of Edmonds Diversity Film Series is featuring a free screening of the movie Paper Tigers this Saturday, April 20 at noon at the Edmonds Theater, 415 Main St. Edmonds.     Paper Tigers chronicles a year in the life of Lincoln High School in the community of Walla Walla, Wash. The kids who come to Lincoln…

Review: ‘The Addams Family, A New Musical’ conjures ghosts and guffaws

They’re creepy, they’re kooky and now they’re at the Wade James Theatre. Directed by Carissa Meisner Smit, The Addams Family, A New Musical debuted Thursday, April 12 to a full house in the Edmonds Driftwood Players’ adaption of the Broadway production by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. Based on cartoonist Charles Addams’ satirical take on…

Scriber HS authors to perform ‘Listen’ on stage April 15

Scriber Lake High School students will take to the stage Monday, April 15 with a performance based on their latest book, “Listen: Young Writers Reflect on Chaos, Clarity, Action and Balance.” The performance will be at 11 a.m.  April 15 at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds’ Firdale Village. It will be directed by Tim Smith-Stewart…

Program uses arts to engage those with memory loss and their caregivers

Free, open to the public and lots of fun: The Golden Era Sing-along is the last event for the fourth season of Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) Dementia-Inclusive Series, 11 a.m. on May 4. Watch film clips of classic musicals and sing-along in a relaxed atmosphere. “We don’t want people to feel that sense…