Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation party set for June 15

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation Celebrate the Arts Party is set for Wednesday, June 15 on the plaza at Edmonds’ Frances Anderson Center. Get early access to view the juried art galleries at the Edmonds Arts Festival, enjoy an evening of fun with friends, drinks, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music by Aaron Crawford while…

Family art workshop at Edmonds’ Cascadia Art Museum June 4

A family art workshop exploring the works of Pacific Northwest artist Howard Duell is scheduled for noon-1 p.m. and 1-2 p.m. Saturday, June 4 at Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds. The workshop is being presented by Cascadia Team Ambassadors, a group of six high school students who volunteer at the Cascadia Art Museum. Howard Duell’s works, showcased…

Rehearsals start this fall for Northwest Girlchoir   

For girls and young women who love to sing, Northwest Girlchoir has openings for new singers entering grades 1-12 this fall. Learn musicianship, vocal technique and performance skills, all while building lasting friendships in a supportive community. During the span of almost five decades, Northwest Girlchoir has empowered and inspired thousands of girls and young…

Showcasing student musicians, the Edmonds Jazz Connection returns May 21

Following a two-year hiatus due to COVID, the Edmonds Jazz Connection featuring local student musicians is returning to downtown Edmonds Saturday, May 21. Sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club, the annual May music event raises funds to support Edmonds School District music programs. It features student musicians from 13 schools at the middle, high…

Cascade Symphony seeks concertmaster candidates

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO), which recently completed its 60th season of providing classical music entertainment for residents of Snohomish and King counties, is seeking candidates for the leadership role of concertmaster beginning with the 2022-23 concert season that will start in the fall. The orchestra performs seven concerts at the Edmonds Center for the Arts…

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…

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…

Deadline April 8 to enter EPIC Group Writers writing contest

EPIC Group Writers, based in Edmonds, is proud to honor their annual tradition of sponsoring a writing contest for unpublished work. With the theme “Send Us Your Best,” EPIC once again looks forward to reading submissions of poetry and prose from adult as well as student writers. EPIC membership not required to enter. Prize money…

Artists invited to enter Puget Sound Bird Fest 2022 poster art contest

Puget Sound-area artists are invited to submit original artwork representative of Puget Sound bird life to be used on the 2022 Puget Sound Bird Fest poster for promotion of the event taking place Sept. 10-11 in Edmonds. A $350 prize sponsored by Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation will be awarded to the winner of the poster…

Attorney offering online Art + Business course April 2

Edmonds attorney Sarah Jordan is hosting a free online class Saturday, April 2 aimed at creative entrepreneurs. The one-hour course, “Art+Business: Business Basics to Keep You Creative,” starts at 10 a.m. via Zoom. Jordan, owner of Jordan Law Firm, notes that the pandemic has prompted many to focus on activities that bring them joy—in particular, creative endeavors…

Edmonds College alum reaches a musical milestone

Justin Huynh reached a remarkable milestone in the music industry, and he traces a large part of his success back to his time as a student at Edmonds College back in 2014 and 2015. Huynh, who uses the stage name Kauai45, produced and released a remake of the song “Just the Two of Us,” a…

2022 Edmonds Arts Festival set for Father’s Day weekend

The Edmonds Arts Festival is returning to its usual schedule in 2022 — taking place from June 17-19, Father’s Day weekend. “We are excited that the festival is back to its usual Father’s Day weekend dates,” said Festival President Barbara Norgaard-Reid. “There’s been a lot of excitement among artists, who are hoping they pass jury…

Comedian Kermet Apio continues looking for punchlines during the pandemic

Why did the comedian perform bits from his bedroom? Because he was Zooming in on the humor. Professional comedian and longtime host of Edmonds Comedy Night, Kermet Apio recently discussed challenges he has faced with writing and developing new material during the COVID-19 pandemic. Apio is a past winner of the Seattle Comedy Competition and…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation awards $13,000 in art instruction grants

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has awarded $13,000 in grants that promote arts education in schools. These grants are designed to provide students in the Edmonds School District with art education opportunities they may not otherwise have access to. This year’s grants went to: Beverly Elementary School, for “Book of Me,” a mixed media project…

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation names new board officers

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has elected three new board officers — President Jennie de Mello e Souza, Vice President Morgan Smalley and Secretary Marnie Chinn. Tim Jones remains the foundation’s treasurer. A 20-year resident of Edmonds, de Mello e Souza is a working artist and local art instructor who teaches visual arts at Redmond…