Topic: Arts

Watch Harp and Flute Concert Online

Written on November 30, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By SJCT As part of San Juan Community Theatre’s 2020-21 Snapshot Season, we have a beautiful concert for harp and flute by Mary WillAllen and Ginni Keith. View the concert at

Theater Presents Desolation Sound Online Concert

Written on November 29, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By SJCT Darvis Taylor, bass and vocals; Scott Sluis, drums and vocals; Tom Henry, lead guitar; and Daniel Day, lead vocals, rhythm guitar, are Friday Harbor local musicians who have created an original alternative rock band called Desolation Sound. The band says that the island way of life manifests itself in the music. “I’m fascinated  Continue Reading

Island Youth Perform Online Musical About Happy News

Written on November 26, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre “Super Happy Awesome News” is a musical written to be rehearsed and performed remotely. The show was performed live from Nov. 19-22, but you can still view the show online for free.  The show is about two siblings who launch rival good news networks and find themselves competing for the  Continue Reading

Theater Presents Online Comedy About Friday Harbor Social Media Page

Written on November 25, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre “Friday Harbor Happenings” is a new, digital satirical sketch comedy show with an ensemble cast, created by San Juan Community Theatre for our beloved local community. The writers hope the episodes will bring a smile and some laughter to everyone in these uncertain times. “Friday Harbor Happenings” centers on a  Continue Reading

Alchemy Offered Free Youth Art Programs

Written on November 23, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Alchemy Art Center This summer and fall, Alchemy Art Center had the pleasure of participating in the Joyce L. Sobel Family Resource Center’s mentorship program. Thanks to this partnership, as well as support from the San Juan Island Community Foundation’s fair fundraiser and our 2019 fall fundraiser, Alchemy was able to provide free arts  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre’s Night of Lights Holiday Fundraiser

Written on November 22, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre In many homes across the world, the holidays are marked by candlelight. Menorahs, Kinaras, Advent wreaths, and the classic holiday decoration of window candles spill the warmth and light of home into the darkness of our world. As night falls earlier, and we enter a holiday period in which we  Continue Reading

Island Artists Host Holiday Show And Sale

Written on November 20, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By The Friday Harbor Atelier  The studio artists at The Friday Harbor Atelier are hosting a creative way to share art during the unique challenges of the 2020 holiday season with a Holiday Art Sale and Exhibit from Friday, Nov. 27 through Jan. 1, 2021, at the Friday Harbor Atelier, 313 Spring Street.  Friday Harbor  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park Makeover

Written on November 18, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Francie Hansen, San Juan Island Have you been to the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park lately? It’s had a make-over, thanks to the park’s president David Jenkins and a small group of committed islanders. It’s the perfect place — winter, spring, summer, or fall — to walk (the park is both dog-friendly and child-friendly),  Continue Reading

Holiday Craft Market at Brickworks

Written on November 16, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By SJI Farmers Market The San Juan Island Farmers Market is hosting three holiday craft markets this year. Support local vendors and stock up for the holidays. The markets will take place from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and Dec. 19.  Join farmers, crafters, makers and artisans for a safe and socially  Continue Reading

Exhibit To Fill Art Museum Atrium With Fog

Written on November 15, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By SJIMA Remember a time on a summer night when you laid on your back and stared at the night sky and felt insignificant in that vastness of space?  In “SPACE, MUSES, ETC.” at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, Sam Stubblefield intends to deepen that same sense of awe in us. The fog  Continue Reading

Film Fest Screens Jimmy Carter Movie

Written on November 14, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

Film Features Carter’s Bond with Musicians Dylan, Nelson, Simon By SJIFF “Jimmy Carter: Rock & Roll President” will screen on-demand from Sunday, Nov. 15 through Monday, Nov. 30. It opens the “Best of the Fest” series, offering films during each of the coming months.  Read full details and purchase tickets ($8.50) at This remarkable  Continue Reading

Alisha Merrick of FERN Celebrates Storefront

Written on November 13, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By SJI Chamber of Commerce On Nov. 12, the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce and Friday Harbor Mayor Farhad Ghatan hosted a socially distanced ribbon cutting for local artist Alisha Merrick. Merrick, an active chamber member for many years, opened her shop, FERN, in June. The shop features local art, jewelry, pottery, toys, stickers,  Continue Reading

Celebrate the Holidays with WaterWorks

Written on November 13, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By WaterWorks WaterWorks Gallery hosts its 35th Annual Holiday Showcase: Red and Gold from Nov. 19-Jan. 9 at 315 Argyle Ave. in Friday Harbor. The show is free to the public. The reception for the show will be from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19. WaterWorks Gallery, a contemporary light-filled gallery, continues to evolve as it  Continue Reading

Islanders Look to Map Resources for ‘Makers’

Written on November 11, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By EDC Islanders interested in makerspaces, fablabs and community labs are invited to join the Economic Development Council of San Juan County to hear more about the San Juan Makers Guild’s asset mapping initiative from noon-1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 13 on Zoom. Presenters are Marcy Montgomery and Stephen Shrader, co-founders of the San Juan Makers  Continue Reading

Virtual Open Mic For Writers

Written on November 11, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By SJIL Join a virtual Open Mic for Writers at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 14. The event is hosted by the San Juan Island Library. Held on the second Saturday of the month, Open Mic Night is for anyone interested in writing. Don’t be shy, come read your work or just listen. You’ll be inspired  Continue Reading

New Shop For Quilters On San Juan

Written on November 5, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Debbie Martinez My Rose Cottage Shop is a small but quaint shop in Friday Harbor. We carry a fun variety of precut fabrics, basic fabrics on the bolt, supplies, cross stitch kits, quilting kits and a bit more. We are located at 682 Misty Isle Dr. and our hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Gallery Features Teresa Smith

Written on November 2, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By WaterWorks Gallery WaterWorks Gallery presents Art Aisle with Teresa Smith from Nov. 5-28. Join us wearing your mask for a socially distanced Prosecco Night, from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5. Our featured artist for November is Teresa Smith. Teresa captures the pacific northwest landscape, allowing the oil painting to unfold in a contemplative or  Continue Reading

6 Reasons Why Art Museums Create Good Health

Written on October 31, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By San Juan Islands Museum of Art Being cooped up in our homes for many weeks, being on alert to maintain social distancing and not being able to travel or see relatives is stressful. We could all need some time to decompress and reduce anxiety. Visiting an art museum is a relaxing and serene way  Continue Reading

Pick Up Kits For At-Home Art Projects

Written on October 30, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By San Juan Islands Museum of Art You are invited to have some fun at home with your whole family! The San Juan Islands Museum of Art offers take-home Family Art Packs designed by art instructor, Lana Hickman. During November and December, families can pre-register to pick up packs and instructions for each week’s at-home  Continue Reading

And The Film Fest Winners Are …

Written on October 28, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By FHFF As in each of the last seven years, the Friday Harbor Film Festival is delighted to honor filmmakers who have done outstanding work on projects screened during the festival. We are very pleased to present the following awards this year: Local Hero Award, two Laszlo Pal Emerging Filmmaker Awards, and Audience Choice Awards  Continue Reading

Stream Gypsy Jazz Concert On San Juan Theater’s Website

Written on October 27, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre For two weeks only, at, you can see a special concert by Pearl Django. Regulars on the San Juan Community Theatre stage, Pearl Django filmed a concert for SJCT that will be streamed on our website from Nov. 12- 29. With a performance history spanning more than 26 years,  Continue Reading

Theater Presents Online ‘Melodious Notes Over the Harbor’ Concert

Written on October 26, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre Melodious Notes Over the Harbor is ecstatic to be able to present a virtual concert for San Juan Community Theatre’s 2020-21 Snapshot Season. Watch the concert here. This concert will feature musicians who live in Friday Harbor: Elizabeth Schaltenbrand-piano, Hanneke Klein-Robbenhaar-violin, Sasha von Dassow-cello and Sue Collado-clarinet. Each musician is  Continue Reading