Topic: Arts

Cracking the Surface

Written on November 13, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

On Saturday, November 18th the San Juan Island Museum of Art (SJIMA) opens its doors for the 6th Annual Artists’ Registry Show. The artwork created in this much anticipated and popular exhibit centers around the theme, “Cracking the Surface”. Local artists residing on San Juan, Orcas and Lopez islands will exhibit a diverse collection of  Continue Reading

ISL Presents Annapurna

Written on November 8, 2017 at 5:49 am, by

Island Stage Left is thrilled to announce the opening of  “Annapurna” by Sharr White. A cowboy poet down on his luck in a run-down trailer in Colorado and Emma, his East Coast, one-time wife, who appears out of the blue after twenty years, strive to find answers to burning questions from the past. At once  Continue Reading

Art for Fun

Written on November 3, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Hi Everyone, The next Art for Fun, paint pARTy, is coming up November 15! Enjoy an evening of step by step instruction as local artist, Kristen Abramson, guides you through the process of completing your own acrylic painting. Partner up with friends, family, working buddies and register online for this fun experience at  The  Continue Reading

Arts Commission Openings

Written on November 3, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Town accepting applications for open positions on Friday Harbor Arts Commission. The Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC) is seeking two new members to fill three-year appointments commencing January 1, 2018. Commissioners appointed to these unpaid, volunteer positions will represent the interests of the Town, community, and local artists in advising the Town Council on the  Continue Reading

Winter Comedy Auditions November 6-7

Written on November 3, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Auditions are being held for San Juan Community Theatre’s winter play, giving actors chance to help warm up audiences with laughter and satire during the winter season. Director Tony Vivenzio will be casting for Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s Happy Birthday, Wanda June on Monday and Tuesday, November 6-7 at 6:00 p.m. The story centers around a  Continue Reading

Special Preview Tonight

Written on November 2, 2017 at 11:44 am, by

The Friday Harbor Film Festival officially starts tomorrow, Friday November 3rd, but they are having a FREE preview tonight at 5:30 pm at San Juan Community Theatre. Check out the Angst: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety screening and virtual reality experience for high school and middle school students, parents and teachers. Angst takes an in-depth  Continue Reading

A Zine Launch and Reading with San Juan Writes

Written on November 2, 2017 at 5:40 am, by

13 of our very own island writers will read from Landings, a compilation of poetry, prose, and creative non-fiction written about “landings”
in the San Juan Islands! San Juan Writes, a consortium of island writers is proud to present a reading from their second annual ‘zine, Landings, at the Library on Saturday, November 4, 7:00 pm.  Continue Reading

WaterWorks Show Extended

Written on October 31, 2017 at 5:36 am, by

Here’s a note from Ruth Offen at WaterWorks Gallery…   Due to popular demand, Waterworks Gallery is pleased to announce the current show, Guy Anderson’s Fragments will be extended until Saturday, November 11th.   Current gallery open days are Thursday thru Saturday. Others hours by appointment.

SJIMA Artists Talk

Written on October 30, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Next Saturday, SJIMA Artists Jean Behnke & Michael Peterson will talk about their works, their methods and the materials they when creating their art. In addition to their sculptures and ​printwork, the exhibit includes photographs by internationally known photographer  Peter deLory, and forest paintings and drawings by ​port of Olympia artist​ Kathy Gore Fuss. Admission includes access to, and takes place  Continue Reading

Denny Kaill, Dodging Iguanas

Written on October 25, 2017 at 5:56 am, by

Know Your Islanders Talks In a reading co-sponsored by Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Trails Committee, Denny Kaill will talk about Dodging Iguanas: Some Motorcycle Tales, Some Not-All True. In this book of adventures committed in several countries, on mountains, in jungles and deserts, oceans and seas, on motorbikes, ships and boats,  Continue Reading

The Sciences to a Peaceful Mind

Written on October 14, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

Rob Simpson invites you to the next Conscientious Projector series… Isn’t it about time we focused on some good news? This coming Monday, Oct. 16, 7:00 PM, Library Side Door, at our October Conscientious Festival, we will begin exploring pathways to a quiet mind from the view point of the latest scientific research. Sages through  Continue Reading


Written on October 13, 2017 at 5:55 am, by

Island Stage Left Announces Fall Production Island Stage Left is proud to announce its production of “Annapurna” by Sharr White. The four week run opens at the San Juan County Fairgrounds’ Marie Boe Building on Thursday, Nov 9. Director Helen Machin-Smith describes the play as, “compelling, laugh-out-loud funny, moving, devastating, and hopeful. It is a  Continue Reading

Escape to the Original NEVERLAND

Written on October 9, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s fall play takes us to the origins of a far-off place known as “Neverland” –and the characters we fell in love with in the classic Peter Pan. The Tony Award-winning, magical, and hilarious musical adventure by Rick Elice (based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson) is presented in the  Continue Reading

Concientious Projector

Written on October 7, 2017 at 10:41 am, by

Rob Simpson is back with a new installment of the Conscientious Projector Series. Here he is with the scoop… Extraterrestrial Contact > The Evidence ​This Monday, 7:00 PM (Oct. 9th) in the library Conference Room, Conscientious Projector invites you to discuss a forbidden topic. Have we had contact with extraterrestrial civilizations?​​ ​Mainstream media makes the  Continue Reading

FHFF Tickets On Sale Now

Written on October 7, 2017 at 10:21 am, by

Online ticket sales are available at  Pre-sale of festival tickets are available at the FHFF Office, payment may be made by cash, check or credit card.  Tickets are also on sale through the San Juan Community Theatre Box Office at  FHFF ticket prices are among the lowest cost admission of any regional film festival. Tickets  Continue Reading


Written on October 5, 2017 at 8:58 am, by

WaterWorks Gallery in cooperation with Deryl Walls, Executor of the Estate of Guy Anderson is pleased to present a collection of rarely seen works including drawings, woodblocks and paintings. Fragments represents work from many periods in his life, everything from large symbolist paintings to delicate woodblocks and drawings, ultimately showcasing the artist’s works in multiple  Continue Reading

Mrs. Bave Presents the Pig War

Written on October 3, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Coming to San Juan Island, One night only! Saturday, October 7th The almost true story of a play that nearly happened about a war that never occurred, as told by the mannequins who were there! The intersection of two true stories: the inspirational story of the battle between the United States and Britain over the  Continue Reading

Art For Fun

Written on October 2, 2017 at 5:43 am, by

The next Art for Fun Paint Party will be held at SJI Museum of Art on October 24th. Instructor Kristen Abramson will lead folks step-by-step to the completion of the painting “Poppies by the Sea”, a view of poppies on the west side of the San Juan Island. Time is 6:00 to 8:00 pm and  Continue Reading

Silver Swan Ballet Classes

Written on October 2, 2017 at 5:42 am, by

Jeanne Peihl at Salish Sea Ballet in Friday Harbor will be delivering Silver Swans Ballet Classes. Silver Swans is a pilot project delivered by the Royal Academy of Dance, featuring branded ballet classes created specifically for people over 55 and taught exclusively by Silver Swans Licensees. Specially designed for mature dancers, classes help improve mobility,  Continue Reading

Nancy Spaulding is 001SJ!

Written on September 30, 2017 at 10:10 am, by

The Terrestrial Managers Group and the Madrona Institute are thrilled to announce the winner of the San Juan Islands Specialty License Plate Design Contest: Nancy Spaulding! A local artist, Ms. Spaulding’s entry, “Evening Passage”, garnered the most votes out of the 47 entries. And as the winning artist, Nancy will be treated to the ownership  Continue Reading

Revealing the Surface

Written on September 29, 2017 at 5:53 am, by

Saturday, October 7th from 1:30 to 3:30, upstairs at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, Michael Peterson presents “Revealing the Surface”, an overview of surface development and his chainsaw sculpting techniques. Admission is FREE. Michael uses a chainsaw as his primary carving tool, cutting and hollowing multiple forms from Pacific Madrone burl, then carving,  Continue Reading

On Book! Readers Theatre

Written on September 27, 2017 at 5:46 am, by

Karen and Max are getting married—if their jobs allow them to be in the same place at the same time. San Juan Community Theatre’s next edition of the On Book! Readers Theatre series features a romantic comedy for the digital age THIS Wednesday and Thursday, September 27-28 at 7:30 pm in the Whittier. Eric Coble’s  Continue Reading