Topic: Arts

Island Sinfonia

Written on April 19, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Celebrating the 33rd season of making musical memories for all ages, Island Sinfonia will perform on San Juan Island on Sunday, April 29, at 3:00 at St. David’s Episcopal Church. The orchestra performs a wide variety of music, ranging from classical favorites to tunes from musicals and operas. Violin, viola, cello, wind, and brass instruments  Continue Reading

The SJC Fair is Booking Entertainment Now

Written on April 19, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

The 2018 San Juan County Fair is sure to be “Rockin’” this year! Each year the Fair hosts various acts from local to regional (Pacific Northwest) and this year is no exception, however, performance slots are filling up fast. Have you ever wanted to perform at the Fair? Do you have a special talent? Hurry,  Continue Reading

Dudley Dance

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Join the SJI Grange for a “Dudley Dance” at the Grange Hall in Friday Harbor on Monday April 23rd. Dudley Laufman is a legendary contra dance caller and musician who has spent a lifetime calling and playing dances throughout rural New England. His influence and popularity created the wave of interest in old-time dancing and  Continue Reading

In the Mailbag

Written on April 13, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

What’s in the mailbag this morning? Here’s a letter from the SJI Museum of Art… The board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) would like to thank the San Juan Island Community Foundation for its support. Working with the many island nonprofits helps keep the Community Foundation current in community needs and  Continue Reading

Score, a film music documentary

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival, is very excited to announce; world class Composer Alex Shapiro will attend our screening and participate in the Q & A for Score, a film music documentary; our 2017 Audience Favorite. Tuesday April 17, 7 PM at the Grange. Alex’s compositions have been featured in many films so she will  Continue Reading

Films at Brickworks

Written on April 10, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

“Mary Janes: Women of Weed” directed by Windy Borman and “Be Good Now”(short) directed by Tyler Roberts Join filmmaker Windy Borman as she explores the movement to end marijuana prohibition, her own relationship to the plant, and the stereotypes surrounding it. Through a series of empowering and educational interviews with a broad diversity of women  Continue Reading

A First for Melodious Notes …

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island’s annual showcase of island and Northwest chamber musicians adds a “custom-made” composition to its repertoire in 2018. Melodious Notes Over the Harbor will be presented at San Juan Community Theatre on Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Highlighting the concert is the premiere of San Juan Island composer Alex Shapiro’s “Water Voyages,”  Continue Reading

Acclaimed Watercolor Artist at Arctic Raven

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

The Arctic Raven Gallery at 130 South First Street in Friday Harbor is proud to showcase the vibrant watercolors of nationally acclaimed Oneida / Iroquois artist Lisa Fifield. Inspired by tales of the Iroquois Spirit World, Fifield captures the intimate connection between animals and humans. Whether helping or learning from each other, transforming, or shapeshifting,  Continue Reading

Orcas Island Lit Fest

Written on April 9, 2018 at 5:45 am, by

Orcas Island Lit Fest Day-Passes Go On Sale This Week Islanders Receive 10% Discount Due to the widespread demand, the Orcas Island Lit Fest announced today that single day pass tickets will be made available for purchase at www.oilf.org. Starting Monday, April 9, ticket buyers will have the option of purchasing 1-Day Only tickets allowing  Continue Reading

Play with Words – Tips on Writing Nature Inspired Poetry

Written on April 6, 2018 at 2:19 pm, by

Our natural world provides kids with everyday explorations that spark the senses, insight wonder, and give them tangible experiences to share through writing. Join Tanja Williamson from the Land Bank, and Raena Parsons from San Juan Island National Historical Park, at the Westside Lake Bird Blind for tips on writing nature inspired poetry. Saturday, April  Continue Reading

FHFF Online Auction

Written on April 5, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Support your local film festival and get some cool auction items at the same time. Visit the Friday Harbor Film Festival website to bid at www.fhff.org/auction. Here are some of the items offered: Vancouver Island Getaway – Airfare – 2 R/T airfares from Friday Harbor to Sydney, B.C. on Northstar Tours, and admission for two  Continue Reading

2018 San Juan County Fair Poster is Here

Written on April 4, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

The San Juan County Fair is excited to announce the collaborative creation of Grace Brown and Kristine Brown of San Juan Island. Their interpretation of the 2018 theme “Rockin’ the Salish Sea” was chosen by the Fair Board as the 2018 Poster! Prints of this poster will be available to business owners who are willing  Continue Reading

A Creative Community Experience at SJCT April 8

Written on April 3, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

  ARTRAGEOUS takes theater and art to a new level in a unique interactive stage experience that pops with color, art, music, and dance. The touring group lands at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, April 8 at 5:00 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre. This one of a kind crossover event pays tribute to a  Continue Reading

Get that Groove on at San Juan Singers Spring Concert

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

San Juan Island’s community chorus wants islanders to leave those “Rainy Days and Mondays” behind and “Let the Sunshine In” by “Feelin’ Groovy” at their spring concert at San Juan Community Theatre on Friday and Saturday, April 6-7 at 7:30 p.m. The San Juan Singers team up with the celebrated San Juan Island rock group,  Continue Reading

San Juan Summer Arts Festival

Written on April 2, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

Calling all artists – Claire from the SJC Arts Council shares this information on the arts festival coming up in August. Vendor applications are now available… The 2018 San Juan Summer Arts Festival will take place the FIVE Fridays in August 2018 at Brickworks Plaza in Downtown Friday Harbor, San Juan Island.  Come join us  Continue Reading

Portrait of Imogen

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Meg Partridge, cinematographer, director and producer is presenting her Academy Award nominated film Portrait of Imogen on April 7. She will share personal memories of life with her iconic grandmother, photographer Imogen Cunningham. The event, part of the Art As A Voice series will be held at the San Juan Grange on First Street in  Continue Reading

Do You Have Spirit?

Written on March 30, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

Island Stage Left is looking for 6 people to be spirits in this summer’s 20th anniversary production of “The Tempest”. All ages, shapes, sizes and ethnicities considered but must be able to move easily and sing a little. Rehearsals begin June 6th and show closes August 12th. Please email Helen at stageleft@centurytel.net if you are interested.

CATS Gourmet Bake Sale

Written on March 29, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

  Homemade holiday treats and a Spring raffle basket are part of the Community Arts Theatre Society’s (CATS) annual Elegant Edibles on Saturday, March 31. The gourmet bake sale is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the San Juan Community Theatre’s lobby and features dozens of elegantly prepared goodies by CATS members, including signature  Continue Reading

SJIMA Kids Art Exhibit

Written on March 26, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Lana Hickman, SJIMA Family Art Days instructor, shares this story with you… San Juan Islands Museum of Art in Friday Harbor is a truly cultural community center. A continuous and vibrant program of world class art that will some day include new artists’ names. These may be the names of children who attend the museum’s  Continue Reading

Best B&B Breakfast Tournament

Written on March 23, 2018 at 5:39 am, by

Hi San Juan Update!  We need your help! We’re excited to announce that both of our lodging properties, Tuckerhouse Inn B&B and Harrison House Suites, have made it to the Sweet 16 for the annual Best B&B Breakfast Tournament, a nationwide contest. Both will be competing to advance to the Top 8 by receiving the most  Continue Reading

Walk & Talk Presentation

Written on March 22, 2018 at 8:54 am, by

SUBSTRATE underlying Currents In the spacious Nichols Gallery at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), Susan Singleton, Kandis Susol and Hannah Alex-Glasser have created an elegant exhibition, SUBSTRATE: underlying currents. The three artists worked together to bring mature, intelligent work inspired by natural forms to the public. The close association of the artists  Continue Reading

FH Grange Talent Contest

Written on March 22, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Do you have a talent you want to practice in public, and maybe win a prize?  Friday Harbor Grange #225 and Community Treasures are sponsoring a Talent contest at the Friday Harbor Middle School on April 5th at 6:30 pm. There are 3 categories: Vocal, Instrumental, Variety – Performers using skill, timing, grace, dexterity of  Continue Reading