Topic: Arts

Omnium Gatherum

Written on November 22, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Island Stage Left will be performing another collection of seasonal stories, poetry and music under the title “Omnium Gatherum” – meaning “a gathering of all”. Join us in our warm and cozy venue for a celebration of the season! This year we hope, once again, to nurture “hygge” – the traditional Danish concept of “coziness  Continue Reading

Flea & Craft Market

Written on November 21, 2016 at 8:21 am, by

Mark your calendars, the last Flea Market of 2016 at the San Juan County Fairgrounds is coming up on Saturday, December 10th from 9am-Noon. From jewelry and handmade goods to yard tools and… This is the place to find it! Got some items you’d like to sell? Booth space is just $15 with application available on  Continue Reading

Hope Wanted

Written on November 20, 2016 at 10:06 am, by

Young Spring Street School writers speak up. Louis Prussack from Spring Street School invites you to this special event on Wednesday: Dear Families and Friends, Next Wednesday, Kate Small’s students will be doing a reading at the Presbyterian Church across the street from Spring Street School. I would urge you to attend. Not just because  Continue Reading

Island Artisan Holiday Market

Written on November 16, 2016 at 4:44 pm, by

Island Artisan Lauren Jawer gives a bit of background and invites you to this popular island event… In Dr. Suess’, Horton Hears A Who, a world exists within a world that only Horton can hear with his attuned elephant ears. On our tender SJI their exists a low profile group that works year round in  Continue Reading

Town of Friday Harbor seeks artists’ proposals for park bench sculptures

Written on November 16, 2016 at 10:56 am, by

The Town of Friday Harbor is accepting proposals for a park bench wildlife sculpture project sponsored by the Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC). The artwork is to be located at, on, or in association with an existing park bench at one of three locations on Spring Street. The selected artwork will be available for sale  Continue Reading

The Grunch is in the House!

Written on November 16, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre production of The Grunch, A New Musical is all set for the Whittier THIS Thursday through Sunday, November 17-20. More than 60 Island youth and adults/parents take the stage in this heartwarming and funny story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school  Continue Reading

Holidays with the Island Carolers

Written on November 16, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

We’ve shined up our jingle bells, found some new tunes, polished up some old ones and put together a fun collection of holiday songs for you this year. We represent no organization and we are not collecting donations. As we’ve done for many years, The Island Carolers are offering to bring the spirit of the  Continue Reading

Haida Gwaii

Written on November 14, 2016 at 9:05 am, by

Here’s a note from Lynn Danaher over at the Friday Harbor Film Festival after their successful event last weekend… Free Special Screening Due to popular demand, we will be hosting a special screening of Haida Gwaii: On the Edge of the World at Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar on Tuesday November 15th at 7:00pm. The  Continue Reading

Orcas Boy Choir Performs in Friday Harbor

Written on November 11, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

Saint David’s Episcopal Church welcomes Orcas Boy Choir under the direction of Mary WillAllen for their first appearance in Friday Harbor on Sunday, November 20, at 4 pm. This fall concert features a handful of boys, aged 10-15, singing music in the English tradition at the close of the day. The program is both restful  Continue Reading

Apply to the FHAC

Written on November 11, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Town accepting applications for open position on Friday Harbor Arts Commission. The Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC) is seeking one new member to fill a three-year position commencing January 1, 2017. The person filling this unpaid, volunteer position is expected to represent the interests of the Town, community and local artists and advise the Town  Continue Reading

Drop-ins Welcome!

Written on November 11, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Annie Adams’ Figure Drawing Studio at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art welcomes drop-ins during its 8 week run. The sessions are held on Mondays from 5:30-8:30 p.m. through December 12. Drop-in fee is $22 for each session. Participants need to bring their preferred art supplies. Call 360 378-0951 for more information.

Holiday Show at WaterWorks

Written on November 10, 2016 at 4:13 pm, by

Ruth at WaterWorks shares this with you… WaterWorks Gallery a contemporary, light-filled gallery, continues to evolve as it remains dedicated to showing artists from the Islands, Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. Represented artists, painters, sculptors, and jewelers reflect the area’s beauty through both conventional and unusual representations.   The Holiday Show showcases unique works for gift  Continue Reading

Signs Along the Way

Written on November 9, 2016 at 5:54 am, by

A Zine Launch and Reading at the Library with San Juan Writes Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library take special delight in presenting San Juan Writes, a group of 13 of our very own island writers reading from their inaugural anthology, Signs Along the Way, at the Library on Wednesday, November 9th,  Continue Reading

Library Art Show

Written on November 8, 2016 at 5:41 am, by

Library Art Show: Family Time at the San Juan Island Public Library The community is ready to enjoy your ready-to-hang art. Let us see your work or work from your home on the theme of Family Time. Everyone is invited to participate. Artists with work in the Trees In All Seasons show, please pick up your work  Continue Reading

Winter Comedy Auditions November 9

Written on November 3, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Connecting in a technologically-obsessed world is the theme behind San Juan Community Theatre’s winter play. Auditions are being held on Wednesday, November 9 at 6:00 p.m. for Sarah Ruhl’s contemporary comedy, Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Director Tyler Ryan will be casting two men and four women for the play, which is set in a quiet  Continue Reading

The Art of the Earring

Written on November 3, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

WaterWorks Gallery in conjunction with Seattle Metals Guild presents: The Art of the Earring November 5 – January 4, 2017 Jewelers were selected from members of the Seattle Metals Guild, juried by Micki Lippe, Virginia Causey & Ruth Offen. Those selected jewelers created earrings using more or less traditional materials to some unconventional materials. Reception for  Continue Reading

FREE! Readers Theatre at SJCT

Written on November 2, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

The issues of aging are highlighted in the next featured play of San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series. Eric Coble’s The Velocity of Autumn will be presented in the Gubelman Theatre on Wednesday and Thursday, November 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. Artist Alexandria is nearly 80, and being pressured by her  Continue Reading

An Invitation from FHFF

Written on November 1, 2016 at 11:03 am, by

Dear Friends & Supporters of the Friday Harbor Film Festival, We wanted to extend to YOU, plus our honored guests at this year’s festival:  Richard Chew, an academy award winning film editor and recipient of our Lifetime Achievement award for his 50 years in the business of filmmaking.   Bruce Barr our Local Hero award for his lifetime of high  Continue Reading

Grown Ups Like Halloween Too

Written on October 31, 2016 at 2:55 pm, by

You couldn’t go anywhere in town today without seeing someone in costume. Click to see some of the people I ran into today…

Halloween Parade

Written on October 31, 2016 at 12:35 pm, by

The 2016 FHES Halloween Parade went through town this morning in spite of the rain. And what a long parade it was! Click the link below to see 214 images – your child is probably in there somewhere…

New Phase for SJIMA

Written on October 29, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

San Juan Islands Museum Of Art Opens A New Phase Of Development After many years on the board of the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA), serving as chairman of the board and executive director, and guiding the construction of the permanent museum in Friday Harbor, Charlie Bodenstab has retired. “I wholeheartedly wish SJIMA  Continue Reading

Top Athletes Set to Sky Dive into Friday Harbor’s Schools

Written on October 28, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

On November 4, as part of the Jump for Joy program, professional athletes Neil Amonson, and Jeff Shapiro will be skydiving into local schools to spark interest in living life to the fullest and this year’s Friday Harbor Film Festival. The first skydive takes place at the Middle School at 12pm and the second jump  Continue Reading