Topic: Arts

Appraisal Day and Auction at SJIMA – Mark Your Calendar Now

Written on August 20, 2021 at 5:45 am, by

Ever wonder how much a piece of art you have is worth? Now is your opportunity to find out! Specialists in the Jewelry and Fine Art-Departments from Bonhams auction house will be on location at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art to answer the probing question, “How much is this family heirloom or estate  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theatre to Host Fall Classes for All Ages and Reduced Tuition

Written on August 9, 2021 at 5:47 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre will finally be open to the public this fall. In addition to touring artist performances and the fall musical, Mamma Mia, SJCT will also be hosting multiple classes for all ages throughout the fall season. Regular classes are available for ages three and older.  SJCT will also be hosting Drama Club Nights for families, middle school students, and adults.  Continue Reading

Conversation with Beckwith & Fisher

Written on August 5, 2021 at 5:50 am, by

Get your tickets now! The world-famous photographers, Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, land in Friday Harbor on August 22 to share their spellbinding adventures in Africa. The talk is brought to town by the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) and presenting sponsors Glen Moreno and Marilee Wood. The renowned trailblazing photographers share their  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Author Releases Chapbook

Written on August 1, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From Open Country Press “Barefoot up the Mountain” by Tara Mesalik MacMahon, a resident of Friday Harbor, Washington is now available. Mesalik MacMahon’s manuscript was chosen by Khaty Xiong, an award-winning and innovative poet. Xiong says of the book, “Barefoot Up the Mountain is a book of songs anchored in family, war, loss and displacement.  Continue Reading

Theater’s Outdoor Summer Concert Series Closes with Island Singers

Written on July 31, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre San Juan Community Theatre’s Outdoor Summer Season comes to a close with “San Juan Sings Again,” a concert featuring four local choral ensemble groups: Island Chordsmen Plus, Sound Vibrations, 3 Dads & a Tenor, and San Juan Singers.  This concert is organized and presented by the newly formed San Juan Island Choral Association, whose mission is to  Continue Reading

San Juan Community Theater Presents Play with Actors age 7-18

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

From San Juan Community Theatre Earlier in San Juan Community Theatre’s Summer Season, young thespians performed the musical ”Could You Hug A Cactus?”  Now it’s the older kids’ turn to show off their hard work. Kids ages 7-18 have been rehearsing daily to bring canine magic to the stage. With a high-spirited score, lovable characters and  Continue Reading

Artists to Paint Friday Harbor Mural of Local Flora and Fauna in August

Written on July 29, 2021 at 5:30 am, by

From town of Friday Harbor The Town of Friday Harbor invites the public to view the installation of a mural along Blair Avenue the first week of August. The mural will be created on the long wall behind Earthbox Inn and Spa. The proposed concept by Poulsbo artists Josh Bennett and Cory Anderson is a  Continue Reading

Call for Sculpture Submissions Extended

Written on July 29, 2021 at 4:51 am, by

San Juan Islands Sculpture Park, an independent 501 (c)(3) non-profit, will be accepting sculpture submissions this summer. All sculptors are welcome to submit works using the guidelines below between June 6th and Aug 11th, 2021. We do not require any biographical material with your submission. Sculptures will be selected on the merits of the art  Continue Reading

Last Chance to See Alchemy Art’s July Artist in Residence Thursday

Written on July 28, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Alchemy Art Center July Artist in Residence Amy Simons has been hard at work creating an incredibly beautiful series of monotype prints during her time at Alchemy. Come see what she’s created 6-9 p.m. Thursday at a pop-up art show in the dome at 1255 Wold Rd. on San Juan Island. Limited parking is available  Continue Reading

Island Stage Left Cancels July 31 Performance due to Nearby Concert

Written on July 26, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From Island Stage Left Island Stage Left’s July 31 performance of “Much Ado About Nothing” has been canceled. A neighbor has a rock concert that evening and you wouldn’t be able to hear us! Sunshine, humor and love reign eternal in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.” We are setting the story in the  Continue Reading

San Juan Island Museum of Art Extends Summer Hours

Written on July 25, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From the San Juan Island Museum of Art Don’t miss this gem! The San Juan Island Museum of Art has extended its hours from 7-9 p.m., Thursday-Sunday through Sept. 11. This is in addition to the regular hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Monday. The museum is located at 540 Spring St. in Friday Harbor. Visit the  Continue Reading

Friday Harbor Film Festival Announces October Lineup

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

Viewers Picked the List, Won Prizes From the Friday Harbor Film Festival Friday Harbor Film Festival congratulates San Juan Island’s Eliza Habegger, winner of the organization’s crowdsourcing film evaluation project in May. Because she rated and commented on the most films submitted through FilmFreeway, she will receive a free pass to the Friday Harbor Film  Continue Reading

Music at the Fairgrounds

Written on July 22, 2021 at 6:36 pm, by

Folk-Rock Duo The Talbott Brothers and Local Band Sway Wild Perform Live For San Juan Community Theatre’s Summer Season The San Juan Community Theatre Outdoor Summer Season continues with folk-rock duo, The Talbott Brothers, on July 25th at 7pm. The Talbott Brothers have earned a large and growing following for their songs consisting of down-to-earth  Continue Reading

Portland’s Talbott Brothers to Perform on Island July 25

Written on July 17, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre The Talbott Brothers will perform at 7 p.m., Sunday, July 25 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Ticket prices are “pay-what-you-can.”  The Talbott Brothers have earned a large and growing following for their songs consisting of down-to-earth messages that prove to be prevalent in today’s world. Originally from a small  Continue Reading

Community Foundation Helped Make Family Art Days Free at San Juan Art Museum

Written on July 15, 2021 at 5:00 am, by

By the Board of Trustees of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art The San Juan Islands Museum of Art would like to thank the staff, volunteers, members, and donors of the San Juan Island Community Foundation for all their support and good works from March 2020 to now. All of us suffered in some  Continue Reading

Join Lecture on ‘Race, Activism, Poetry’ at San Juan Islands Museum of Art

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

From San Juan Islands Museum of Art Join the San Juan Islands Museum of Art while nationally known educator, author and counselor Dr. Kellie Kirksey shares her stories and poetry. With passion and dedication, Kirksey advocates for peace, wellness, and equality. This is a shared event with the support of the health and social justice  Continue Reading

‘Watercolors of Paris’ on Display at WaterWorks Gallery through July

Written on July 10, 2021 at 4:31 am, by

From WaterWorks Gallery For the 2021 show season, the gallery continues the concept of the “art aisle.” The gallery dedicates a specific area on a monthly basis to host a new body of work that highlights artists from the Pacific Northwest. The gallery is pleased to present the second Art Aisle for Toni Santos and  Continue Reading

Acrobats, Plant Sale, Live Music and More this Weekend at the Fairgrounds

Written on July 9, 2021 at 7:48 am, by

From the San Juan County Fairgrounds  Join the fun this weekend, as the San Juan County Fairgrounds hosts a variety of activities. Saturday, July 10: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Fair Market and Plant Sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Entry intake for the Fine Arts Department at the Marie Boe Building 6-9 p.m., Fair Summer Music Series in  Continue Reading

Island Stage Left’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Premiers Tonight

Written on July 8, 2021 at 7:48 am, by

From Island Stage Left “Much Ado About Nothing,” Shakespeare’s wittiest comedy, is Island Stage Left theater company’s celebratory re-opening production, premiering 8 p.m., Thursday, July 8 on the outdoor stage, 1062 Wold Road. “I love it after COVID because it’s got a happy ending,” said stage director Helen Machin-Smith. “It feels like a joyous play,  Continue Reading

Theater hosts Round Two of ‘Mamma Mia!’ Auditions July 11

Written on July 8, 2021 at 7:31 am, by

From the San Juan Community Theatre Director Margaret Hall will hold auditions for ‘Mamma Mia!’ 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11. They will be at the Whittier auditorium at San Juan Community Theatre. All necessary health precautions will be observed. Due to the postponement of the production in 2020, some cast members are unable to participate.  Continue Reading

Meet the Artists at Friday Harbor Atelier’s Open House Thursday

Written on July 7, 2021 at 7:08 am, by

From Friday Harbor Atelier Meet the artists and view new work at the Friday Harbor Atelier’s Summer Open House from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, July 8 at 331 Spring St. in Friday Harbor. The Friday Harbor Atelier now has 11 member artists. Look for their work at our open houses this spring and summer, and learn  Continue Reading

‘Broadway Star,’ Theater Director’s Brother to Perform July 17

Written on July 7, 2021 at 4:30 am, by

From San Juan Community Theatre San Juan Community Theatre’s pay-what-you-can, outdoor summer season is up and running. Taking place at the San Juan County Fairgrounds, the innovative summer season features live, in-person music and theater performances through Aug. 28. Coming next is Broadway star and island favorite Ben Jeffrey in concert 7 p.m. July 17.  Continue Reading