Topic: Arts

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

San Juan Community Theatre Presents Online Season

Written on October 26, 2020 at 4:30 am, by

By San Juan Community Theatre Until public health regulations allow audiences to enter theatres again, San Juan Community Theatre is going all-digital with some exciting new programming that will be filmed and distributed for free. Films will be available here on our website.

Artist Combines Technology and Tides at San Juans Art Museum

Written on October 19, 2020 at 5:30 am, by

By SJIMA Creative people “look at the world differently; it’s part of the job,” observed artist-architect Sam Stubblefield. The glowing lights in the glass windows of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art hint at the mystery of his installation “SPACE, MUSES, ETC.” He aims to blur the boundaries between art, engineering and design. SJIMA  Continue Reading

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Film Q&A at Film Fest

Written on October 19, 2020 at 5:00 am, by

By Friday Harbor Film Festival “Love is the Way” brings together voices speaking in defense of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, highlighting the generations of stewardship by Gwich’in and Iñupiaq people. Inspired in part by footage of the late photographer Michio Hoshino, this film explores the friendships, values, and stories shaped by the place and  Continue Reading

Stream Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival

Written on October 9, 2020 at 4:00 am, by

Featured films run Oct. 15-25, student movies start Oct. 10   The 2020 Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival will run from Thursday, Oct. 15 through Sunday, Oct. 25, providing on-demand access to 20 award-winning feature documentaries, 12 short films and 11 student short films. Full details about the films, how to view them, and how  Continue Reading

Sculpture of Friday Harbor Founder Complete

Written on October 5, 2020 at 9:02 am, by

A life-size bronze statue of town founder Edward D. Warbass and his companion, Bob, was added to the town’s public art collection this week. The piece by northwest artist Gareth Curtiss has been installed at the First Street entrance to Sunshine Alley as part of the town’s Sunshine Alley Design Plan. Warbass is one of  Continue Reading

Onward and upward!

Written on September 30, 2020 at 5:50 am, by

Helen and Dan from Island Stage Left share some insight into their history, what’s happening now and a look to the future in a couple of videos on SJI Community Network… Dear ISL Friends and Supporters, visit and you will find our video and those of some wonderful people making a difference on our  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Virtual Film Festival Coming October 15 – 25

Written on September 28, 2020 at 10:23 am, by

  The Friday Harbor Film Festival is going virtual this year, featuring award-winning documentaries, short films, and student-made films, as well as daily livestreamed Q&As with filmmakers. All films will be available on demand for 10 days, October 15-25. Q&As will be recorded for those who can’t participate via livestream. Read about this year’s lineup  Continue Reading