Topic: Arts

Friday Harbor High School Seniors win Competitive Art Competition Awards

Written on February 27, 2020 at 7:44 am, by

The Scholastics Art Competition is the largest national art competition in the country averaging nearly 340,000 student entries a year. The only two students from Friday Harbor High School who entered the Scholastics Art Competition, both received awards and recognition in the Western Region-at-Large. Senior Katie Place was awarded the Silver Key Individual Award and  Continue Reading

29th Annual San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour

Written on February 27, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Art in the San Juan Islands! Save the dates, June 6 & 7, to visit 22 art studios and 56 artists in a gorgeous setting during the San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. The SJI Artists’ Studio Tour is an annual, free event and showcases individual art studios as well as guest artists amid luscious  Continue Reading

Spring Fling at the Fairgrounds

Written on February 26, 2020 at 5:48 am, by

Love the 80’s?  They are back, at least for a night at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. The Spring Fling, Adult Prom will be held on March 28th showcasing live music by Prom Date Mixtape. Come dance the night away to the sounds of The Cure, Bon Jovi, Depeche Mode, U2, Flock of Seagulls, Wham!,  Continue Reading

Celtic Roots

Written on February 26, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

Join San Juan Community Theatre in March for the San Juan Singers Spring Concert! The Singers will be performing with island musicians and The Keith Highlanders Pipe Band for their Celtic Roots concert! Friday & Saturday, March 13-14, 7:30 pm Tickets: Adults $20.00 Students $10.00 $5 Student RUSH (at door only)

Best Of The Fest in March from FHFF

Written on February 25, 2020 at 8:20 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s annual Best of the Fest series continues during March. Award-winning, impactful feature films and shorts from the 2019 Festival are being shown every first and third Tuesday from January through May at the Grange beginning at 7 pm. These screenings are free, although donations are encouraged. The March line-up includes: March  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest

Written on February 24, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Where can book lovers go to rub shoulders with the likes of Timothy Egan, Nicola Griffith and Luis Alberto Urrea, and also take in a little jaw-dropping splendor while they’re at it?  If you’re a book lover, you owe it to yourself to make the trip at least once to the Orcas Island Lit Fest.  Continue Reading

SJCT Presents: The Gothard Sisters

Written on February 21, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

The Gothard Sisters are a dynamic musical group of three sisters who play contemporary Celtic music. Through 10 years performing, touring and writing music together, the optimistic style of their music and performances continue to resonate with their fans, building a loyal international following. Their latest all-original album release, midnight Sun, reached $6 on the  Continue Reading

Couple of Things at Cynthia’s This Week

Written on February 19, 2020 at 9:01 am, by

First: Kitchen Sink Dinners – Cynthia’s Bistro is offering free take-away meals to anyone who needs a meal or wishes to have a home cooked meal. No questions asked, just free food. Stop by Cynthia’s this Thursday, Feb. 20th from 4:30 to 6:00 to pick up your meal. You may pick up 2 meals per  Continue Reading

Poetry Garden Contest Winners Announced

Written on February 17, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor and Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC) have announced the winners of their first Poetry Garden Contest. A blind judging process was used to review 271 poems submitted by 90 San Juan County residents. Final selections were made by Washington State Poet Laureate Claudia Castro Luna and include 20 adults and  Continue Reading

Little Shop of Horrors Production says Thank You!

Written on February 14, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

Dear San Juan Island Community, The Friday Harbor Thespians and the San Juan Community Theatre would like to thank all of you who have been such enthusiastic supporters of our theatre kids. Your support, both financial and emotional, helped the kids make Little Shop of Horrors a tremendous success which brought joy to all involved.  Continue Reading

Como el Aire, an evening of Flamenco

Written on February 13, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Seattle-based Flamenco dancer, Savannah Fuentes, brings her latest her show, Como el Aire, an evening of Flamenco, to Brickworks on March 2nd. Joining Savannah will be singer/percussionist, direct from Spain, Diego Amador Jr. and internationally recognized Flamenco guitarist Carlos de Jacoba. The all-ages event is part of a 30-date west coast tour with additional performances  Continue Reading

Valentine’s Open House

Written on February 11, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

SJIMA is having a FREE open house on Valentine’s Day, February 14th from 4:00 until 7:30 pm. Join us to celebrate our anniversary! In addition to some treats, the Artists’ Registry Exhibition is currently on display as well as Tide of Transition, by Cathryn Mallory. Upstairs, the Tempestry Project shows climate change over the last  Continue Reading

Che Apalache Coming to SJCT

Written on February 8, 2020 at 8:13 am, by

Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 pm at San Juan Community Theatre Tickets: Adults $26, Student Reserved, $16 Student RUSH (at door only) $5 Immigration is a powerful topic for Che Apalache bandleader Joe Troop. A polymath, polyglot, and world traveller, Troop left home at a young age, emigrating from this country in search of a better  Continue Reading

Chamber Featured Member of the Month – Alisha Merrick

Written on February 5, 2020 at 5:44 am, by

Alisha Merrick moved to San Juan Island in the fall of 2012 with only a carload of her favorite most important things. Having no real studio, she painted watercolors, drew pictures and took photographs of all things that inspired her. Eventually she rented a space in a glass studio on her road in the woods  Continue Reading

Performer Applications Now Being Accepted for SJC Fair 2020

Written on January 31, 2020 at 5:47 am, by

Planning is underway for the San Juan County Fair August 12-15, 2020 and we are hoping you want to be part of the show.  Are you a local musician, magician, or meandering minstrel?  A performing artist, aspiring pop singer or puppeteer? We know first-hand that San Juan County has lots of talent, so if you  Continue Reading

Porgy and Bess

Written on January 29, 2020 at 5:45 am, by

The Met: Live in HD’s The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess Saturday, February 8, 1:00 pm at San Juan Community Theatre One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing,  Continue Reading

February “Best Of The Fest” From Friday Harbor Film Festival

Written on January 29, 2020 at 5:43 am, by

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s annual Best of the Fest series continues during February. Award-winning, impactful feature films and shorts from the 2019 Festival are being shown every first and third Tuesday from January through May at the Grange beginning at 7 pm. These screenings are free, although donations are encouraged. The February line-up includes: February  Continue Reading

Time Stands Still

Written on January 28, 2020 at 8:10 am, by

Coming soon to San Juan Community Theatre, Time Stands Still is a Tony and Pulitzer nominated play, written by Donald Margulies and directed by Brandon Cadwell. The play focuses on Sarah and James, who are navigating recovery of their physical and mental health after spending time documenting the atrocities of war. Their partnership is based  Continue Reading

Ridgeline Trilogy

Written on January 27, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

Join San Juan Community Theatre for the Ridgeline Trilogy Ridgeline premiered under Merritt Olsen 11 years ago. This is the continuation of the story, which has since become a trilogy: A Proper Slater: The story visits Matt Slater, from ages 5-50. It tells the tale of his family history and how he came to be  Continue Reading

People’s Choice Award Winners Announced at SJIMA

Written on January 24, 2020 at 5:46 am, by

“What fun – to study each piece of art, then circle around and pick the ones I like best,” a common refrain in the galleries during recent visits to SJIMA. View the art that the community voted as their favorites before the Artists’ Registry Show closes on February 21. The public was invited to mark  Continue Reading

Opening Tonight at SJCT

Written on January 16, 2020 at 8:22 am, by

Here’s a reminder from Debbi Fincher about this show at San Juan Community Theatre… Little Shop of Horrors opens tonight (Thursday, January 16th) with a Pay What You Can Show at 7:30pm. The show runs this Thursday-Sunday with matinees on BOTH Saturday and Sunday at 2pm. One weekend only! These teen thespians have been in  Continue Reading

Little Free Libraries

Written on January 15, 2020 at 5:49 am, by

For such a small island community way up in the northwest corner of the country, we have quite a few “Little Free Libraries”, at least 6 that we know of. Louise Dustrude shares this report on them…  Linda Thompson is a retired public librarian, and so her husband Gary’s gift to her for her 70th  Continue Reading