Topic: Arts

Theater Presents Virtual Salish Sea Ballet Performance Today

Written on January 22, 2021 at 10:23 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre Join us at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 22 for the premiere of Salish Sea Ballet, as part of our 2020-21 Snapshot Season. Look for the link to be activated on the theater’s website to view the premiere. Don’t miss this wonderful performance!

WaterWorks Gallery Presents Art, ‘With Love’

Written on January 20, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From WaterWorks Gallery WaterWorks Gallery presents “WITH LOVE: A Valentine’s Show,” from Feb. 5-March 15. The show will feature new work by Georgia Gerber, Dominik Modlinski, Cathy Schoenberg, Elizabeth Bruno, and Nichole DeMint This inspirational show brings together specially selected pieces to warm your heart during these cold winter months. With all that is happening  Continue Reading

Theater Offers Online Directing Course

Written on January 13, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre The San Juan Community Theatre is offering an online class called “Directing: Basics and Beyond,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m., Wednesdays, Feb. 3-March 17. The class will be taught by Nathan Kessler-Jeffrey, executive artistic director for the theater. Gain the confidence you need to take your first steps into directing or expand  Continue Reading

View San Juan Museum Artist Registry Show Online

Written on January 12, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands Museum of Art If you can’t come to the museum to see the art, the art will come to you. Our team has been hard at work interviewing and photographing the artists and their creations so you can visit them online. As of Jan. 12, go to to tour the  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Artist Chosen For State-wide Competition

Written on January 11, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

By Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso Pacific Northwest artist, Yvonne Buijs-Mancuso, Friday Harbor, Washington, has been chosen for inclusion in the 2021 CVG Show in Bremerton’s Collective Visions Gallery. The annual CVG show is one of the largest and most prestigious art competitions in the Northwest. Two hundred and ninety-five artists from cities and towns throughout Washington State  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series

Written on January 6, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Friday Harbor Film Festival The Friday Harbor Film Festival Director Series will present a varied selection of not-to-be-missed documentaries to brighten your life during the winter of 2021. All can be accessed online at at extremely low prices.  Here is the lineup for January and February: Jan. 7-17: The importance of public lands  Continue Reading

CARES Act Supports San Juan Islands Arts

Written on January 5, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

By Diane Martindale, ArtsWA Commissioner From San Juan County  The CARES Act funding brings much-needed assistance to the state’s cultural sector and San Juan County organizations. Nearly 390 nonprofit arts and culture organizations serving 32 Washington counties received funding in recent rounds of CARES Act funding in Washington state. The state’s creative economy supports more  Continue Reading

Island Stage Left ‘Christmas Memories’ Audio

Written on December 25, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By Helen Machin-Smith and Daniel Mayes, Island Stage Left Founders With the season of goodwill and hope upon us, we at Island Stage Left are ready to do our bit to brighten your spirits and celebrate hope. With that in mind, our gift to you is this professionally recorded audio version of “Christmas Memories” (the  Continue Reading

Students Perform Virtual Holiday Concert

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

Even during a pandemic, San Juan Island School District students still put on a holiday concert. Listen to Friday Harbor Middle and High School students play holiday songs in their virtual concert below.   

Enjoy Emily Anton Ballet Performance Online

Written on December 15, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre Watch Emily Anton, from The Ballet and Movement School, on the San Juan Community Theatre’s website. Emily Anton began her professional career at the Cornish Dance Theatre working with Steve Casteel and Olivier Wevers. She went on to dance at the Oakland Ballet Company and Peninsula Ballet Theatre working with  Continue Reading

Film Festival Presents Bristol Bay Trilogy

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

By Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series presents the Bristol Bay trilogy, three important feature films documenting the fight to protect Alaska’s Bristol Bay Sockeye salmon run threatened by the proposed Pebble Mine. “Red Gold,” “The Breach,” and “The Wild” will be available online at Dec. 14-31. View all three  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Directors Series

Written on December 10, 2020 at 7:14 am, by

By Friday Harbor Film Festival The Friday Harbor Film Festival Director Series presents Benjamin Ree’s “The Painter and the Thief,” now playing on-demand at through Sunday, Dec. 13.  A scheduled livestream filmmaker Q&A session will follow. Audience members are welcome to participate. The cost to view this film is $5.95. The Director Series provides  Continue Reading

Rookscroft and Company To Reopen This Spring

Written on December 10, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

Jayne Siroshton, Owner, Rookscroft and Company I am happy to announce that I will be reopening my little shop Rookscroft and Company in town next spring. I know this has been a hard year for many of us and the opportunity to be back in the community and offer a little extra magic and whimsy  Continue Reading

Library Hosts Virtual Writers’ Group

Written on December 10, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By San Juan Island Library The next Open Mic Night will be held at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, on Zoom. 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 will be inspired to write more!  Continue Reading

Watch Alt Rock Concert On Theater’s Website

Written on December 8, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Pilots in Training, the alternative rock band from the Pacific Northwest. The flight crew consists of Mark Mazzarella (vocals, guitar), Blake Buckets (drums) and Darvis Taylor (bass). Pilots in Training released their first album, “Lost in Our Skies” on Aug. 16, 2019, and  Continue Reading

Library Reviews Holiday Classic Films

Written on December 5, 2020 at 4:50 am, by

By San Juan Island Library The San Juan Island Library presents “Classic Films for the Holidays” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, online. Join Therese Finn – that Elf of Entertainment, Hostess of Holidays – in reviewing a handful of classic holiday films.  She’ll do a sled-by of the classic classics: “It’s a Wonderful Life,”  Continue Reading

A Safe Adventure for the Holidays

Written on December 2, 2020 at 4:12 am, by

During these difficult times, the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, with 20 acres of outdoor trails, is a safe and fun experience for all the family (including the dog). We now have a flock of “Fishnet Sheep”, a new toad changing into a Prince, a wonderful “Whimsy Woods” trail with shoes climbing trees and over  Continue Reading

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