Topic: Arts

San Juan Singers Presents: Comfort & Joy

Written on December 8, 2021 at 9:09 am, by

Sit back, relax and let the sounds of the Season of Light swirl around you. Join the San Juan Singers on December 11th and 12th for songs that celebrate Winter Solstice, Christmas, and Hanukkah. Enjoy the soothing sounds of harp, strings, piano and voices blended in rich harmonies: old favorites like “A Celtic Silent Night,”  Continue Reading

Holiday Art Show

Written on December 1, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

11 San Juan Island Artists Offer New Works at the Friday Harbor Atelier’s Holiday Art Show The public is invited to a Holiday Open House on Friday, December 3rd from 4:00 – 7:00 pm “This year more than ever, we want to celebrate local small businesses and encourage islanders to give the gift of handmade  Continue Reading

Omnium Gatherum

Written on November 23, 2021 at 5:48 am, by

Helen from Island Stage Left shares some thoughts with you about this year’s production of Omnium Gatherum… Dear Friends, So, how are you all? We have managed to keep our heads above water over here at Island Stage Left, but there is no doubt that the waters have been rising – both physically and metaphorically.  Continue Reading

Fairgrounds Winter Flea and Craft Market  

Written on November 23, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

The Annual Winter Flea & Crafts Market is back at the San Juan County Fairgrounds, December 4th from 9am to 1pm. We are excited to be hosting over 32 vendors. Come support local crafters, artists and “the new to you” vendors.  Masks are required. Check into the Fair website and Social Media Channels @sjcfair  Continue Reading

Don’t Miss Go Figure! at SJIMA – Closing Soon!

Written on November 22, 2021 at 12:11 pm, by

Islanders and visitors alike are raving about the current exhibit, Go Figure! at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA). “Spectacular!” “We went back to see the show a second time.” “This exhibit has something for everyone.” “Our out-of-town visitors were very impressed.” If you haven’t had a chance to visit SJIMA during the  Continue Reading

The Island Lights Festival!

Written on November 21, 2021 at 9:26 am, by

The San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the Island Lights Festival on Friday December 3rd at 6:30pm! This kickoff event for the Friday Harbor Winterfest is partnering with Island Rec and of course Santa Claus. It will be a fun filled evening when all start gathering at 6:30pm on Spring Street  Continue Reading

The Gratitude Reading

Written on November 20, 2021 at 7:37 am, by

Spring Street International School 6-7th graders will perform a gratitude reading at the Friday Harbor Presbyterian Church on November 22nd. The performance begins at 11:30 and will last about 70 minutes. Please come and celebrate their poise and wisdom. Their words are beautiful and their voices are brave. Invite your friends and kin. We are  Continue Reading

Dickens of a Fundraiser Holiday Auction

Written on November 20, 2021 at 7:29 am, by

The Friends of the San Juan Island Library are proud to present their holiday online auction, “Dickens of a Fundraiser!” featuring many San Juan Island products, services, and experiences for all ages in our diverse and exciting catalogue.  Your participation in our auction allows FOL to continue to provide funding patron favorites that include Children  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers to Present Comfort & Joy Concert

Written on November 18, 2021 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre is delighted to host the San Juan Singers on the Whittier stage yet again this holiday season. This year the San Juan Singers present their Comfort & Joy concert. There will be two performances, Saturday, December 11th at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 12th at 2:00pm which will feature songs that celebrate  Continue Reading

Mamma Mia! Closing Weekend – Four More Chances to See the Show

Written on November 17, 2021 at 4:21 pm, by

San Juan Community Theatre is so grateful for the reception of our debut musical production since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mamma Mia! We love seeing the community come together and enjoy live, indoor theatre on the Whittier stage once again. The cast has been having a blast performing for everyone, and audience members  Continue Reading

Island Artisans 43RD Annual Holiday Market & Fundraiser to be Held Thanksgiving Weekend

Written on November 13, 2021 at 1:45 pm, by

FRIDAY HARBOR, WA — Your favorite annual holiday shopping event is coming! The 43rd Island Artisans Holiday Market Fundraiser will be held on Friday, November 26th and Saturday, November 27th, 2021 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds.  The holiday market will be open from 10AM to 5PM on Friday, November 26th and 10AM to 4PM on Saturday, November  Continue Reading

Go Figure! Exhibit Celebrates the Human Form

Written on November 11, 2021 at 5:49 am, by

The human form has served as muse to artists since the beginning of time.   In its current Go Figure! exhibit, The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) has brought together eight dynamic artists with different backgrounds, art mediums and styles to highlight the human form in an unexpected array of works.  The museum’s main  Continue Reading

Artists’ Reception at SJCT

Written on November 4, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

The Friday Harbor Atelier wishes to thank The San Juan Island Community Theatre for hosting several member artists in an exhibit featuring their recent works in the theatre lobby during the production of Mama Mia. The exhibit features the art of Debbie Daniels, Teresa Smith, Alison Engle, Shannon Borg, Pamela Hoke, Jenny Banks, Jan Murphy,  Continue Reading

Thor Hanson Author Talk and Stroll at Zylstra Lake Preserve

Written on November 3, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

(Friday Harbor, WA) – November 2, 2021 – Join author Thor Hanson for two upcoming events hosted by the San Juan Island Library. Hanson will regale readers with a discussion of his newly released book, Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid: The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change via Zoom on Wednesday, November 3, at  Continue Reading

It’s Audition Time

Written on November 3, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Auditions for San Juan Community Theatre’s Winter Play The Curious Savage on Saturday, November 13th  San Juan Community Theatre is ecstatic to announce our winter play: The Curious Savage, which will run from February 18 – March 6, 2022. A classic gem of a show, The Curious Savage by John Patrick fits in beautifully with our 2021-22 Season, “A Season of Kindness”.  The protagonist of the play, Mrs.  Continue Reading

Scarecrow Contest Winners

Written on November 1, 2021 at 12:04 pm, by

The Friends of the Library and the Chamber of Commerce thank all the participants and voters! It was a close race among all of the creative scarecrows. It was so much fun to see them all and we can’t wait to see what the community comes up with for next year! 1st place Forrest Sprite  Continue Reading

SJCT Covid Policy

Written on November 1, 2021 at 5:40 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre Updated Covid-19 Policy as of 10/28/2021: Rapid Tests Now Available  Mainstage performances return to San Juan Community Theatre with the first live musical production in two years – Mamma Mia! Running November 5 thru November 21, 2021. As we open our first major production since the beginning of the pandemic, safety is our highest  Continue Reading

A Witchy Halloween

Written on October 31, 2021 at 10:43 am, by

This photo was shared with the SJ Update by Keith Busha – it’s artwork of a couple of witches created by artist Susan Williams and is soon to be installed in Seattle. Seemed a fitting photo to share today. Thanks Keith and Susan!

Come See Fall at the Sculpture Park

Written on October 28, 2021 at 11:36 am, by

The Giant Maple leaves are falling, but the grass is still green, and the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park just finished installing 15 new sculptures from across the Country.  Come see “Sara Tops’ (a driftwood Triceratops), by Joe Treat, or play “Rock/Paper/Scissors” by Ben Sharp. Enjoy our “Figure Pulling Chain” by Ethan Currier, at the  Continue Reading

Live Performance Art at SJIMA

Written on October 28, 2021 at 10:46 am, by

Bellingham artist, Francie Allen, will be in Friday Harbor Saturday evening, November 6 to present a live dance performance at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art.  The performance will be held in the museum’s Atrium to highlight Allen’s current exhibit at SJIMA, On Being Alive!.  The exhibit features wire and mesh sculptures, suspended in  Continue Reading

“The Six” Wins Overall Audience Choice Award at FHFF

Written on October 27, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

  Friday Harbor Film Festival is delighted to present the Audience Choice Awards to the top documentaries and their filmmakers!  After watching the films, viewers voted for their favorites among an extraordinary selection of terrific entries this year. The Awards Finale, Local Hero Award presentation, and all Q&As with filmmakers are available FREE on the  Continue Reading

Going The Distance with Artist Nola Ahola

Written on October 27, 2021 at 5:47 am, by

Autumn’s blustery days and chilly air offer the perfect opportunity to take advantage of the many attractions the San Juan Islands Museum of Art  (SJIMA) has to offer . Especially one currently on display, Going the Distance featuring the work of Seattle artist, Nola Ahola.  Nola Ahola’s art career spans more than sixty years and  Continue Reading