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 By Kate Agbayani    A&E

In Edmonds: More than a writing group

The Edmonds Writing Sisters are launching their first book together, “Writing in Place: Prose and Poetry from the Pacific Northwest,” Sunday, July 28, at ArtWorks in Edmonds.... — Updated 7/26/2019


Child memory sparks Puget Sound Bird Fest poster contest winner

Sarah Crumb has been named the winner of the 2019 Puget Sound Bird Fest Poster Art Contest with her entry “Black Oystercatchers.” The piece was selected by a jury from among 12... — Updated 7/24/2019 Full story

 By Cheryl Aarnio    A&E

Free Edmonds summer concert series begins this weekend

The free Edmonds summer concerts at City Park and Hazel Miller Plaza kick off Sunday, July 14, with Ranger and the Re-Arrangers. The performances this year range from a cappella... — Updated 7/12/2019


Garden Tour features six Edmonds entries

The 24th annual Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour will be held Sunday, July 21, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. A summer must-do for many gardeners, this year’s Garden Tour is filled with... — Updated 7/10/2019 Full story


Olympic Ballet Theatre announces 2019-20 season

Olympic Ballet Theatre’s 2019–20 performance season will open Aug. 3 with the annual summer performance at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The highlight of this performance will... — Updated 6/19/2019

 By Kate Agbayani    A&E

Summer Wine Walks benefit Art Walk Edmonds

Edmonds' annual summer wine walks return July 6 and August 3 from 5-8 p.m. Edmonds Wine Walk, which has become increasingly popular since debuting five years ago, is a big part... — Updated 6/13/2019 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A&E

Edmonds Arts Festival: 62 years and counting

It’s about the art for many. Artists, aspiring artists, and people who like art. About the camaraderie, seeing old friends or new. About the music and performances on the spiffy... — Updated 6/13/2019


Edmonds Arts Festival music: Jazz, classical, rock, Cuban and more

The main setting for the Edmonds Center for the Arts musical performers in the Frances Anderson Center’s outdoor amphitheater, which features the modern band shell that was... — Updated 6/13/2019

 By Julaine Fleetwood    A&E

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,... — Updated 6/13/2019


‘The Age of Steam’ at the Arts Festival Gallery in Edmonds

The steam engine is the classic symbol of the Industrial Revolution, the fearsome and immensely powerful agent of change that linked coasts, devastated forests and wildlife, and... — Updated 5/29/2019

 By Jesse Blair    A&E

Edmonds Driftwood Players: 60 years of quality theater

Edmonds Driftwood Players is celebrating its 60th year as one of the state’s longest running theater companies. Earl and Nan Prebezac, along with a small group of local actors tir... — Updated 5/16/2019 Full story

 By Makenna Dreher    A&E

‘Pretty in Pink’ at ECA: Prom night for all

Just in time for prom season, the Edmonds Center for the Arts Film Cabaret Series offering for Saturday, May 11, is the 1986 movie “Pretty in Pink.” “There will be a fun playl... — Updated 5/10/2019

 By Cliff Ruthrauff    A&E

Ode to an Edmonds tavern | Guest View

A bunch of old farts were tipping their brew, at Edmonds’ Rory's Pub Out on the floor, and spreadin' the love, were the charmers serving the grub In back of the bar, and... — Updated 5/9/2019 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A&E

Star power at ECA: Mavis Staples, Jake Shimabukuro among scheduled artists

Edmonds Center for the Arts this week announced its 13th season, and it may be the best ever. It’s certainly got its share of star power. The season opens in September and continu... — Updated 5/8/2019 Full story

 By Bette G. Bell    A&E

Edmonds farmers market begins May 4; continues through June 8

It must be spring, as the Edmonds Museum Garden Market debuts Saturday, May 4. It has been noticed, however, the sun has only found its way pass the gray clouds, on a few scattered... — Updated 5/3/2019


Edmonds' Puget Sound Bird Fest announces 2 changes

Organizing are promising big changes for the “all-new” Puget Sound Bird Fest Sept. 13- 15 in Edmonds. The 15th annual event features three days of speakers, guided walks, field trips, boat tours, exhibits, and educational... — Updated 5/1/2019


Ashley Song named to Edmonds Arts Commission

Edmonds Arts Commission’s newest commissioner, Ashley Song, is an Edmonds resident and a King County Council legislative aide who says she has a passion for historic preservation, art history, graphic design and photography.... — Updated 5/1/2019


Dig into the past at Archaeology at Night in Edmonds

For the second year, the Edmonds Historical Museum will have its Archaeology at Night event. It’s 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 3. Local state, federal and professional archaeologists... — Updated 4/24/2019

 By Jesse Blair    A&E

In Edmonds: They’re creepy and they’re kooky

Edmonds Driftwood Players’ new musical production of “The Addams Family – A New Musical” is a clever, fun, and humorous portrayal of a family known for its dark, antisocial,... — Updated 4/18/2019 Full story


Cascade Symphony performs Sunday at United Methodist

Musicians of the Cascade Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Miropolsky, will perform in a series of small instrumental ensembles beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers... — Updated 4/11/2019

 By Brian Soergel    A&E

Artists take up the challenge to draw every day for a year

If you were out and about in downtown Edmonds on Saturday, you may have spotted the more than 30 artists sketching, their notepads open and hands busy. Some were beginners, some... — Updated 4/5/2019

 By Jesse Blair    A&E

‘Ripcord’: A good pace, funny and often moving

Phoenix Theatre’s presentation of “Ripcord” is a well-paced, funny, and at times very moving story about two elderly women who battle it out with each other to decide who... — Updated 4/4/2019 Full story


Brazilian ‘Choro’ tradition arrives in Edmonds

Danilo Brito, regarded as one of Brazil's leading mandolinists and keepers of the “choro” tradition, performs in a quartet 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at Edmonds Center for... — Updated 4/3/2019

 By Brian Soergel    A&E

The Heart will go on: Hall of Famer Roger Fisher performing in Edmonds

The open-E power chord, followed by F-sharp and G chords. Equally powerful, followed by some fancy harmonics. Guitar heroes know this as the opening riff to one of the most famous... — Updated 4/1/2019

 By Marni Muir    A&E

St. Patrick's Day spirit alive in Perrinville

On Sunday night, I experienced a most surprising evening at The Hook restaurant in Perrinville. Thinking I would only go for a little while in light of the spirit of St.... — Updated 3/18/2019 Full story


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