Topic: Arts

Lummi Nation Member Is Washington State’s First Indigenous Poet Laureate

Written on April 8, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Washington State Arts Commission  In conjunction with National Poetry Month, poet Rena Priest has been appointed Washington State Poet Laureate by Governor Jay Inslee. A member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, Priest will be the first Indigenous poet to assume the role. Priest’s literary debut, Patriarchy Blues, was honored with the 2018 American  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Offers Summer Camps For All Ages

Written on April 3, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre The San Juan Community Theatre will hold summer 2021 camps outdoors at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Camp registration for “Could You Hug a Cactus” and “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” opens April 5 at sjctheatre.org. See audition information below for “101 Dalmatians Kids.” “Could You Hug a Cactus?”  Continue Reading

Celebrate Poetry Month This April In Friday Harbor Poetry Gardens

Written on March 31, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor and its Arts Commission invite the community to celebrate National Poetry Month with a tour of the town’s four poetry gardens. The winning poems from the town’s 2019 poetry contest are on display in the waterfront viewing area below Downriggers and next to the  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Presents Earth Day Documentaries

Written on March 30, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Friday Harbor Film Festival The Friday Harbor Film Festival Director Series presents a varied selection of not-to-be-missed documentaries to brighten your life each month. Beginning April 1, in honor of Earth Day, four feature films will be available 24/7 at fhff.org. The films include “Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock,” “My Country No More,”  Continue Reading

View Short Documentaries On San Juan Islands Artists

Written on March 29, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre San Juan Community Theatre and San Juan Islands Museum of Art are pleased to present a joint production called Island Artist Scenes. Our two organizations have collaborated during their lull in normal operations to produce a series of mini-documentaries highlighting local artists. In our first installment of this limited series,  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center To Install Gas Kilns

Written on March 27, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Alchemy Art Center Alchemy Art Center’s two enormous gas kilns, previously standing sentinel by the road, have been moved to their new permanent home next to the ceramic studio. It was quite a feat to get them into place, and kudos to the Alchemy engineering team for pulling it off! Gas firings can create  Continue Reading

Locals’ Exhibit Runs Through May 31 At San Juan Islands Museum Of Art

Written on March 24, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands Museum of Art Put a spring in your step by visiting the expansive exhibit of artists in Friday Harbor. This all-island Artists’ Registry Show gets better and better each year. At the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, you can stroll the spacious galleries and visit your favorite art forms in  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center Spearheads Community Mural At San Juan Islands Sculpture Park

Written on March 22, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Alchemy Art Center Many may remember Alchemy Art Center’s community Salmon Mural Project, which first started in the beginning phases of the pandemic early last year. Now, we are partnering with the San Juan Islands Sculpture Park to create another salmon, on-site, for permanent installation. Every Sunday from June 20 to Sept. 19, visitors  Continue Reading

Artists’ Studio Tour Returns June 5-6

Written on March 18, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Artist’s Studio Tour The Artists’ Studio Tour on San Juan Island will return June 5-6. We are excited to be including both returning and new island artists with this year’s tour. We want to celebrate with our island residents, and thank them for their support during the last year with this opportunity to safely  Continue Reading

Stream Film Festival Environmental Documentaries March 16-31

Written on March 14, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series presents four online films: “The Return of the River”and “The Memory of Fish” from March 16 to 31, and “Dolores,” in collaborations with the WSU San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit, from March 20 to 27 at fhff.org. Screen each film for only $2.95.  A  Continue Reading

Donate To Local Theaters While Watching Online Play About D&D

Written on March 11, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre Five theater artists, one idea: a charity live streaming event set in a world of swords and sorcery in Dungeons & Dragons & Drama. Five actors are rolling the dice to raise funds in a two-night, live-streamed event to raise money for five theaters in the Pacific Northwest that have  Continue Reading

Submit Blair Avenue Mural Proposals By March 22

Written on March 11, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the Town of Friday Harbor Artists are reminded that the deadline for submitting proposals for the Blair Avenue mural project is 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 22. The Town of Friday Harbor is accepting proposals for artwork to be displayed on or against a 235-foot wall along Blair Avenue. All proposals will be considered with  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre Holds Auditions For Taped Play

Written on March 10, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre What? Auditions? Really? Yes, it’s really true! In combing through monologues from prior Playwrights Festivals, San Juan Community Theatre has selected a small number to be filmed and edited as part of the 2020-21 Snapshot Season. A wide range of parts is available! The auditions are open to everyone and  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Presents Adventure Films Starting March 1

Written on February 28, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival’s Director Series presents “Unbranded” and “The River and the Wall,” offering viewers adventure and discovery online from March 1-15 at fhff.org. Screen each film for only $2.95. Since December this series has attracted film lovers from 16 countries including Europe, Canada, Australia, and the US. “Unbranded,”  Continue Reading

New ‘Friday Harbor Happenings’ Episode Premieres This Week

Written on February 23, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre Set to premiere this week, it’s the latest episode of your favorite local web series, “Friday Harbor Happenings.” To watch the next episode and catch up on our past episodes, click here. This new, digital work is a satirical sketch comedy show with an ensemble cast, created by San Juan  Continue Reading

Help Build Makers Economy In San Juans

Written on February 21, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan County Economic Development Council Makers – from craftspeople to engineers and from hobbyists to business owners – are invited to join the Economic Development Council of San Juan County to begin asset mapping with the San Juan Makers Guild on Friday, Feb. 26 from noon-1 p.m. on Zoom.  Presenters are Marcy Montgomery  Continue Reading

San Juan Islands Museum Of Art Opens Friday

Written on February 17, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From San Juan Islands Museum of Art The San Juan Islands Museum of Art will be open starting Feb. 19 following Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement that our region can move to Phase 2 of the reopening plan. After all these months of waiting, visiting an art museum is like a patch of blue sky in  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Presents Stray Dog Movie

Written on February 16, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From Friday Harbor Film Festival The Friday Harbor Film Festival presents the online premiere of Magnolia Pictures’ “Stray,” a captivating, award-winning film about a trio of canine outcasts who roam the streets of Istanbul. Through their eyes and ears, we are shown an intimate portrait of the life of a city and its people. It  Continue Reading

Enter Spring Art Contest In San Juans

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

From San Juan County Arts Council Enter a spring-themed art contest to win cash prizes. Accepted mediums include painting, illustration, sculpture, pottery, quilt, mix-media, jewelry and photo. First prize for those 18 and older will receive $500, second place wins $250 and this place wins $100. First prize for those 17 and younger will receive  Continue Reading

Livestream Q&A With Film Festival Directors

Written on February 10, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From the Friday Harbor Film Festival Join the Friday Harbor Film Festival’s free livestream Q&A event about the films from the series “In Search of the Great Song,”at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 12. A recording of the livestream will be available free at www.fhff.org for those unable to watch at the scheduled time. The Friday  Continue Reading

Watch San Juan Community Theatre Bloopers

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

From San Juan Community Theatre Now you can watch the “Friday Harbor Happenings” blooper reel. Thanks to all of you who subscribed to our YouTube channel, we met our goal of 200 subscribers! So, we are now releasing the blooper reel. Enjoy! Watch the video below and watch the entire series here.   

Friday Harbor Film Festival Presents Music Documentaries

Written on January 28, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Friday Harbor Film Festival The Friday Harbor Film Festival presents “In Search of the Great Song,” an extraordinary musical documentary series directed by Michael and Doris Laesser Stillwater who were inspired by their “dedication to the underlying source of music and song.” Watch online Feb. 1-17 at fhff.org. Screen Individual movies for $3.95 or  Continue Reading