Topic: Arts

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 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

The Humor Games

Written on March 20, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

“Punny” Play from Friday Harbor Middle School Players It’s all about who will have the last laugh when the Friday Harbor Middle School Players present The Humor Games at San Juan Community Theatre on Thursday through Sunday, March 22-25. Dean O’Connell’s slapstick parody of The Hunger Games finds young Katskills Wintergreen taking a pie in the  Continue Reading

Are You Curious?

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Are you wondering about the purpose of the large sheets suspended in the Atrium of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA)? Imagine the dry, sun bleached, peeling, concrete walls of the public space in an Egyptian village and follow the street into a private, personal space. Egyptian/American artist, Yasmine Kasem returns to SJI  Continue Reading

Alchemy Art Center

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:50 am, by

Alchemy Art Center is a new community art space in the Center of San Juan Island. Last week it received nonprofit 501c-3 status. The goal of the center, located at 1255 Wold road is to offer the following to the community: “A well equipped communal studio space for member artists, a classroom where resident and  Continue Reading

Grange Open House, Art Contest, and Creative Writing Open Mic

Written on March 19, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Calling all artists, poets, writers, and makers, of ALL AGES… San Juan Island Grange 966 is hosting an art, craft, and photography contest, as well as a creative writing open mic, at our 2018 Open House! Join us at the San Juan Island Grange (152 1st St) Wednesday, April 11th for a spring celebration of  Continue Reading

FHFF Tuesday Film: Crazywise

Written on March 17, 2018 at 5:46 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival presents the film “Crazywise”. This is a very special screening with both the director, Phil Borges and the producer Julee Geier attending for a thought provoking discussion along with local mental health expert Gary Waters. It happens on Tuesday, March 20th 7:00 pm at the Grange, 152 First Street; admission  Continue Reading

Crown Jewel Wilderness

Written on March 16, 2018 at 6:36 pm, by

Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park by Lauren Danner Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library invite all the park’s aficionados to attend a book talk and slide show with author Lauren Danner at the Library on Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 pm. If you spend time in the park or simply  Continue Reading

Music & Dance Benefit for Island Haven Animal Sanctuary

Written on March 14, 2018 at 5:47 am, by

Please join us Saturday, March 24th 7:00 PM or Sunday, March 25th 2:00 PM for a dance and music performance to benefit Island Haven Animal Sanctuary, a volunteer run, non-profit retirement home for farm animals and horses on San Juan Island. ( Both shows will feature ballet and modern dance performed by teen and adult  Continue Reading

Call for Fair Performers

Written on March 9, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

San Juan County Fair calls for local performer applications! Calling all performers for the 2018 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted.  Performers from the San Juan Islands and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply.  The 2018 San Juan County Fair will be held Wednesday through Saturday, August 15th-18th at the San Juan County  Continue Reading

Drive-Ins at the Fairgrounds are back this May!

Written on March 8, 2018 at 5:40 am, by

The 2018 line-up is here! Three drive-in movies are scheduled at the San Juan County Fairgrounds this summer, mark your calendars! Friday May 18th – The Neverending Story Friday June 15th – The Creature from the Black Lagoon Friday July 13th – Grease Plan an outing with your family, friends, or your special someone and  Continue Reading

A Vigil of Silent Compassion

Written on March 6, 2018 at 5:51 am, by

From February 17 to May 7, 2018, The San Juan Islands Museum of Art is presenting several exhibits created by five artists under the title “The Female Gaze”. The “Substrate: underlying currents” group of three artists Susan Singleton, Hannah Alex-Glasser and Kandis Susol, have as women artists, over many decades, shared an enduring commitment to  Continue Reading

Best of the Fest: Yasuni Man

Written on March 6, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Winner of the 2017 Audience Choice Award In the depths of South America, where the Andes, the Amazon and the Equator collide, a wilderness exists that is one of Earth’s most bio-diverse areas – a place where mammals (including humans), birds, plants, and amphibians all thrive. Yasuni Man documents a conflict raging deep within this  Continue Reading

SJCT Presents: On Book!

Written on March 5, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Two Plays in Next Readers Theatre Two short American plays that expose, explore, mock, and mourn the way we relate to each other will be presented in San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series. Susan Glaspell’s Trifles and Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story will be read by island actors on Wednesday and Thursday,  Continue Reading

Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

Written on February 28, 2018 at 5:43 am, by

In celebration of Read Across America and I Love to Read month, the San Juan Island Library is hosting their annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Party for children and families. All are welcome to attend this free gathering at the San Juan Island Library on Thursday, March 1 from 3:15-4:15 PM. There will be delicious cake,  Continue Reading

Wigglers Workshop

Written on February 28, 2018 at 5:41 am, by

Get the Wiggles Out – Performing Arts Style! San Juan Community Theatre is offering a workshop for little ones to learn more about the world of theater arts. Intro to Theatre for Wigglers is scheduled on Mondays in March from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the SJCT lobby. SJCT Youth and Family Program Director  Continue Reading

Art Council Seeks Board Members

Written on February 28, 2018 at 5:38 am, by

  Do you love arts and community? Do you live in San Juan County? Lucky you! The San Juan County Arts Council is looking for new board members! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving all of San Juan County since 2008. We are looking for enthusiastic folks to join our group in our efforts  Continue Reading

“Snowed Out” Readers Theatre Rescheduled to Feb 28

Written on February 27, 2018 at 5:42 am, by

Poets are Focus of Next FREE Readers Theatre The second evening of San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series showcasing a play about two 20th century poets will now be held on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre. (Last week’s scheduled presentation was cancelled due to the island snow).  Continue Reading