Lynnwood Recreation Center summer classes start next week

The City of Lynnwood Recreation Center reminds residents that registration is open for the following summer classes, starting next week: Spanish Level 1-5 classes take place on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, June 27- Aug. 18, at various evening times. Guitar Level 1-2 or Ukulele on Thursday, June 30 -Sept. 1 at various evening times. Tap…

Art Walk Edmonds offering two Summer Wine Walks, and tickets now on sale

Tickets are now available for Art Walk Edmonds’ Summer Wine Walks, set for two Saturdays — June 25 and Aug. 6 — from 5-8 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $30 at www.ArtWalkEdmonds.com/wine-walks. Come sip local wines, shop small, socialize with good friends and support the arts in Edmonds. Organizers recommend you buy your tickets soon: Sell-outs…

Lynnwood artist’s work latest On the Fence exhibit in downtown Edmonds

Armenian artist and architect Tsovinar Muradyan’s installation Wind, Water, Mountains is on exhibit on the ArtWorks parking lot fence (200 Dayton St.) in downtown Edmonds through August. The piece depicts four abstract scenes representing the wind that frequently whips through our area, the Salish Sea along Edmonds’ shores, and the view of the Olympic Mountains. A resident…

Edmonds Arts Festival seeking sponsors

For three glorious days every year for the last 60 years (pandemic excepted), tens of thousands of art lovers have descended upon the center of the art universe in Edmonds for the Edmonds Arts Festival. Back again this year June 17-19 (Father’s Day weekend), the festival offers artists booths, free live entertainment, a juried gallery…

PUD student art and photo contests accepting entries until April 20

Snohomish County PUD is accepting entries for its student art and photography contests until Wednesday, April 20 at 5 p.m. All students in grades K-12 who live in Snohomish County or on Camano Island are eligible to enter the art contest and the high school photography contest is open to all students in grades 9-12 from…

Lynnwood couple maintains tradition of creating panoramic Easter eggs

This story was updated April 4 to include information on free shipping. Darla Tinker wakes up every morning to quietly drink her coffee and let her dog out, then spends the next 15 hours working tirelessly at what most would consider a lost art. When Tinker was 8 years old, she went to a flea…

Reminder: AAUW SnoKing Branch hosting art show for STEM scholarships March 25

The Edmonds SnoKing Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is hosting an art show from 5-8 p.m. Friday, March 25, with funds raised going toward scholarships for women studying science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The event will be at the Edmonds Arts Center, 410 4th Ave. N. in downtown Edmonds. Browse…

Snohomish County arts and culture grant applications to open Feb. 28

The Snohomish County is opening arts and culture grants in three categories for application on Monday, Feb. 28. The grant application deadline is March 25. The county’s 1% for the Arts Fund will reimburse up to $2,000 in expenses for projects completed by Dec. 31, 2022. Governments and 501(c)(3) non-profit agencies can apply directly for…

Snohomish Conservation District holding annual youth art contest through Feb. 22

The Snohomish Conservation District is holding its fifth annual youth art contest. Through Feb. 22, children in grades pre-K through high school who live in Snohomish County or Camano Island can submit one piece of artwork about birds either online or by mail. Birds were chosen as the special theme for this year’s contest theme…

Reminder: EPIC Group Writers writing contest begins Feb. 1

Edmonds-based EPIC Group Writers invites all writers — from beginners to published authors — to enter EPIC’S Annual Writing Contest, beginning at 8 a.m. on Feb. 1 and ending at 5 p.m. on April 8. Writers may submit a single work in only one of the categories below, with a maximum of 1,500 words. Prose…

City of Lynnwood Recreation Center offering classes for all ages in 2022

As we start 2022, the City of Lynnwood Recreation Center reminds residents that it is offering over 30 different classes for preschool age to adults. If you want to learn a new language like Spanish or learn to social dance, they have a class for you. Some courses are filling up quickly, like Tae Kwon…

Three new art pieces decorate Lynnwood

Three art pieces have popped up in Lynnwood this fall. By collaborating with artists, organizations, businesses and community members, the City of Lynnwood created art pieces wrapping signal boxes at three different locations to commemorate recent and earlier events. The themes are: Thank You to Essential Workers Big Hair and Blue Eye Shadow Chilpancingo Friendship…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation awards $40,000 in scholarships

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has awarded 21 renewable scholarships totaling $40,000 to Edmonds area students pursuing an arts-based curriculum in college. Two special awards, the Sambataro Award and the Mummy Award, were also distributed. New recipients this year were Nicole Brunette, Isaac Vaa, Hana Berisha, Andrew Szilassy, Sean Chapdelaine, Cynthia Livengood-Fair, Rubina Matevosyan, and…

Sponsor Spotlight: The Edmonds Arts Festival remembers — Crisse Bennett

Crisse Bennett was not only one of Edmonds’ most loved artists, she was a big part of the Edmonds Arts Festival, too. In addition to her service to the festival, she won numerous awards at the Edmonds Arts Festival for her work, including the Purchase Award in 1978. Her painting, “Hanging Flower Basket,” was the…

Volunteers needed for Edmonds Arts Festival in August

The Edmonds Arts Festival is looking for volunteers for its annual summer festival, this year Aug. 27-29 in downtown Edmonds. The Edmonds Arts Festival is normally held on Father’s Day weekend.  Due to the pandemic, the decision was made to have a smaller festival in August 2021. Volunteers fill a myriad of jobs during the…

It’s official: Edmonds Arts Festival set for Aug. 27-29

In light of the continued easing of COVID-19 restrictions, the Edmonds Arts Festival Board of Directors officially announced Wednesday that the Edmonds Arts Festival will take place from Aug. 27-29 in downtown Edmonds. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on…

Edmonds Driftwood Players announce 2021 scholarship recipients

Edmonds Driftwood Players have awarded 2021 scholarships to students who have been active in local, college and professional theatre The 2021 recipient of the Ralph Eaton Technical Theatre Scholarship is Cami Taliaferro-Barber, a theatre production student who will be attending Cornish College of the Arts. The $500 Ralph Eaton Technical Theatre Scholarship was started in 2011…

Lynnwood seeking artist to help tell city’s history in youth-focused comic book

The City of Lynnwood is looking for one artist or artist team to research, write and illustrate a historical fiction comic book about history of Lynnwood and surrounding areas. The book’s target audience is youth. It will be available in printed and digital forms, and provided to schools and libraries to distribute for free. “We hope…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation finances student art supplies for home use

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has donated $10,000 to Edmonds School District middle school and high school teachers to assist in purchasing art supplies for students to use at home during remote instruction. This program builds on the Foundation’s hugely successful Grab and Go Art Supply program. In May, the foundation allocated $10,000 for art supplies for…

Artist, Edmonds College supporter d’Elaine Johnson recognized as CWU 2020 Distinguished alumni

Central Washington University has named renowned artist and long-time Edmonds College supporter d’Elaine Johnson as the recipient of its College of Arts and Humanities 2020 Distinguished Alumni award. The Distinguished Alumni award recognizes Johnson, a 1954 CWU graduate, for her body of work as a distinguished artist and 24 years as a Seattle Public Schools art teacher. Edmonds College…