Topic: Arts

We All Live in a…

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

You’re singing it now, aren’t you? This is from a post on the Tuckerhouse B&B blog that we’d love to share… San Juan Island “Trash to Treasures” artist Kevin Roth has erected a whimsical tribute to the Beatles at the former site of his West Side Free Pile. The grand Yellow Submarine stands behind a memorial  Continue Reading

Romeo and Juliet

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

Star-crossed lovers and civil brawls will grace the Island Stage Left stages on this, its eighteenth year of “Shakespeare Under the Stars”. This summer will showcase the classic tale of Romeo and Juliet – a timeless story of young love, hot blood and destiny. As ISL continues the professional quality for which it is known, it  Continue Reading

Dance With Salish Sea Ballet at the Fair

Written on June 30, 2016 at 5:42 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet invites dancers to perform on stage at the San Juan County Fair in August. No experience necessary. Rehearsals for ages 7 and up take place on Thursdays, 4:00-5:30 pm at the Salish Sea Ballet studio (689 Airport Center). We will perform original choreography based on this yearʼs theme: “Barn And Raised In The Islands”. Dancers  Continue Reading

Chamber Music Festival

Written on June 28, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

FH Chamber Music Festival June 29, July 1 & 3 The second annual Friday Harbor Chamber Music Festival, played by Northwest professionals and featuring the best of local composers and performers, returns to San Juan Community Theatre on Wednesday and Friday, June 29 and July 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 3 at 2:00 pm.  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series Continues

Written on June 26, 2016 at 5:59 am, by

Larry Soll of the Summer Film Series shares this note with you… Well Fellow Film Buffs, The first week of our film series was a great success.  Our audience of about 75 gave “Mustang” a warm and empathetic reception.  This week’s film “Meet the Patels” is definitely lighter and more upbeat.  I think you will  Continue Reading

Library Bookmark Contest Winners Announced

Written on June 26, 2016 at 5:23 am, by

Elementary school students participated in the 2016 Bookmark Contest to help kick off the San Juan Island Library’s Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set, READ! The winners for each grade level are: Kindergarten – Penelope Moore of Friday Harbor Elementary School 1st Grade – Lillian Aldous of Friday Harbor Elementary School 2nd Grade  Continue Reading

Retro Rocket

Written on June 22, 2016 at 5:18 pm, by

Retro Rocket returns to The Rumor Mill stage Wednesday, June 22 at 7:00 pm with their collection of R’n’B, Motown, and Rock hits to celebrate the release of Rob’s CD project titled “Return from Never Was”. Retro Rocket will also be performing a few tunes from the new CD.

Summer Celebration and Benefit

Written on June 19, 2016 at 5:23 am, by

It’s a summer celebration and benefit with the Plutons Organ Trio – Ready for something super cool to celebrate the start of Summer?!! Get into the social season, sunshine groove with some soul food & music! The Plutons Organ Trio from Portland will be making a special appearance at Brickworks. Be prepared to party, bring  Continue Reading

Island Writers at the Fair!

Written on June 18, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Calling All Island Writers for the San Juan County Fair! Do you enjoy writing poetry, short fiction, or creative nonfiction? How about writing for children, or writing about the Fair theme? Writers of all ages are welcome to submit original, unpublished works. While the limit of entries is 4 entries per person, your imagination is  Continue Reading

OIFF’s SFP Winners

Written on June 17, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Orcas Island Film Festival’s Short Film Project Announces Winners Three films featuring the San Juan Islands will be screened at the 3rd annual Orcas Island Film Festival, October 7th – 10th Orcas Island, WA … The Orcas Island Film Festival announces three winning scripts to be produced this summer, exploring the San Juan Archipelago and  Continue Reading

Who’s the Mystery Artist?

Written on June 16, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Can you help? The Friday Harbor Arts Commission is working on preparing a catalog of all the public art in Town, both art owned by the Town and art that is privately owned but in the public way. There is a mural on the left side wall of Friday Harbor Drug, between the two sections of  Continue Reading

It’s Dance Happy Time Again

Written on June 16, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Enjoy the annual dance show/recital with fabulous routines from ages 3 through Adult in Creative, Ballet, Lyrical, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop, Mexican Dancing, and more!  Lots of fun and a guaranteed great time! Saturday, June 18 at 7:00 pm at the San Juan Community Theatre Tickets are  $8/Adults and $5/Students/Children.  Festival tickets can only be purchased at the  Continue Reading

SJCT Summer Film Series

Written on June 15, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Larry Soll of the Summer Film Series shares this note with you… Only one more week until the curtain goes up for the Tuesday Night Film Series at the Community Theatre! Beginning June 21st at 7:30 pm (please note time change!!), we will screen an independent movie beginning in the Whittier. The films have been  Continue Reading

Author Event at the Library

Written on June 13, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore and the San Juan Island Library are collaborating to introduce readers and history buffs to La Conner author, Ashley Sweeney, and her debut novel Eliza Waite on Saturday, June 18, 7:00 pm at the Library. Set in the San Juan Islands in 1898, Eliza Waite recounts the story of a disenfranchised woman  Continue Reading

An Evening of Kirtan with Shantala

Written on June 11, 2016 at 10:02 am, by

Tyler Ryan shares this invitation with you… Hi Islanders, My dear friends and long-time employers, Heather and Benjy, are returning to Friday Harbor to share their incredible talents leading sacred chanting (kirtan). Maybe you heard them the last time they were in town a couple of years ago… or maybe you’re scratching your head, wondering  Continue Reading

New Mural

Written on June 10, 2016 at 5:59 am, by

Have you seen the new mural on the side of the Whale Museum building yet? It was painted by artist Lindsay Carron with help from her friend Sarah just last week and was completed over the weekend.

Photos from the Studio Tour

Written on June 10, 2016 at 5:49 am, by

Local photographer Aaron Shepard got some nice photos from last weekend’s San Juan Island Artists Studio Tour and put them up on his blog, An Islander’s Eye. Check it out – he also has photos from this year’s Children’s Festival and the Hill of Thrills Soapbox Derby.

IMA Presents “Antarctica: Ross Island and the Future of the McMurdo Sound Region”

Written on June 9, 2016 at 5:58 am, by

A multimedia presentation by documentary and adventure photographer Alasdair Turner Join photographer Alasdair Turner for an exploration of Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound Region at BRICKWORKS, June 30, at 7:30 P.M. Tickets are available online, at the museum or at the door. TICKETS: Members $12, Non-members $15, Students $8. From vast ice to the historic huts left  Continue Reading

Take Flight Tonight

Written on June 8, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Here’s one more photo from Spring Street School’s production of Tumbleweed People in No-Man’s Land, playing at San Juan Community Theatre, tonight and tomorrow night at 6:00 pm. “Come and support some of the hardest working kids you’ll ever see, on or off island.”

Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land

Written on June 5, 2016 at 10:14 am, by

Spring Street International School invites you to… Come enjoy a night of hip-hop, bluegrass tap dancin’ in the original play Tumbleweed People in No Man’s Land; premiering on June 6th at 6:00 pm in the Wittier Theatre at SJ Community Theatre. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted. This original play written by Spring  Continue Reading

Teresa Smith, Featured Artist in SJI Artists’ Studio Tour

Written on June 3, 2016 at 11:11 am, by

Teresa Smith will be one of the 51 featured artists opening their studios for visitors to view at this year’s San Juan Island Artists’ Studio Tour. On the tour, visitors will learn more about what the artists surround themselves with and where their art is created. It allows art collectors and buyers to purchase pieces  Continue Reading

Whale Museum Mural is Coming Along

Written on June 3, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Artist Lindsay Carron is making good progress on the mural painting on the side of the Whale Museum building. When finished, the mural will depict three orcas chasing salmon following forage fish through a bull kelp forest. All who see the mural will know that the Whale Museum not only cares for their building, but are stewards of  Continue Reading