Topic: Arts

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

Boat-based Artist Wendy McArthur Hosts Friday Harbor Open House and Show

Written on February 26, 2018 at 5:52 am, by

Artist Wendy McArthur, living and cruising with her husband on their trawler in the Atlantic Ocean and now the Pacific Northwest, is hosting a studio open house and show “A Season in Friday Harbor” on Wednesday, February 28, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. The open house and show will be held in her studio located  Continue Reading

Shakespeare Classic from Bolshoi in HD

Written on February 26, 2018 at 5:48 am, by

Monday, February 26th at 7:00 pm – In Verona, Romeo and Juliet fall madly in love while their respective families, the Montagues and the Capulets, are caught in a bitter rivalry ending in heart-wrenching tragedy.  Alexei Ratmansky, former artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, stages the company’s premiere of his production with dramatic urgency and  Continue Reading

Celebrate the Oscars with FHFF

Written on February 23, 2018 at 5:44 am, by

Get ready for a fun fundraiser for the Friday Harbor Film Festival. Join us at Brickworks on Nichols Street in Friday Harbor on March 3, 2018. Doors open at 5:00 pm. Costume contests. Live auction. And Fun! Tickets are on sale now. There will be prizes for: Best Film Character Male Female Best Look Alike  Continue Reading

Happy Birthday, Wanda June

Written on February 22, 2018 at 5:53 am, by

Happy Birthday, Wanda June returns to San Juan Community Theatre this weekend with four performances, including a “Pay What You Can” show on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday’s performances are also at 7:30 pm; Sunday’s 2:00 pm matinee features a post-show Q & A with cast and crew. Directed by Tony Vivenzio, the  Continue Reading

Ferry in Snow

Written on February 21, 2018 at 5:31 pm, by

SJ Update reader Kristen Arnim caught this beautiful image of the Samish coming into the ferry dock this afternoon. Thanks for sharing Kristen!

On Book! Reader’s Theatre

Written on February 18, 2018 at 5:49 am, by

Poets are Focus of Next FREE Readers Theatre San Juan Community Theatre’s On Book! Readers Theatre series showcases a play about two 20th century poets on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 20-21 at 7:30 p.m. Based on the compiled letters between poets Robert Lowell and Elizabeth Bishop, Sarah Ruhl’s Dear Elizabeth expresses the beauty in simple  Continue Reading

Best Picture Award

Written on February 16, 2018 at 5:55 am, by

Congratulations to Tyler Roberts. His film “Be Good Now” just won Best Picture at the Oregon Short Film Festival. Tyler grew up here and graduated from FHHS in 2005 and Western Washington University in 2010. His parents are Mary and Roy, and he is the grandchild of Kip and Kitty. “Be Good Now” is a  Continue Reading

Happy Valentines Day!

Written on February 14, 2018 at 5:30 am, by

Thanks to local artist Teri Murray Cooter for this photo… 

Waterworks Gallery Open Valentine’s Day & President’s Weekend

Written on February 9, 2018 at 5:15 am, by

Ruth Offen, proprietor of Waterworks Gallery, invites you to visit the gallery (see dates the gallery will be open below). “Jewelry, (the perfect size present for everyone!) paintings, and lots of other beautiful pieces” will be on view. “These works are fabulous to see and even better to be chosen for your collection! I have  Continue Reading