Topic: Arts

SJI Young Musicians Showcase

Written on April 19, 2017 at 5:54 am, by

Come Listen to Emerging Island Talent at the SJI Young Musicians Showcase What sounds are the next generation crafting under the radar? Join us at The San Juan Island Grange on Thursday, April 27th and hear for yourself! The kids are alright! Music teachers at Spring Street International School and Friday Harbor High School have  Continue Reading

Island Senior: No Age Limit To Creative Expression

Written on April 19, 2017 at 5:48 am, by

By Peggy Sue McRae – If you are an athlete your career may end before you reach 40, other careers may offer retirement at 50 or 60, but if you are an artist, you may be hitting your stride at 80. Michelangelo, Monet, and Matisse created some of their greatest works when they were in their  Continue Reading

Kids and Canoes

Written on April 18, 2017 at 5:58 am, by

Kids and Canoes: Build-Paddle-Share, Kick-off and Open House April 21, 6 p.m., Friday Harbor High School STEM Building Community organizations on San Juan Island have developed a pilot project with Lummi Nation member and Master Canoe builder, Dean Washington, to build Coast Salish style cedar strip canoes in the San Juan Islands with students in  Continue Reading

Hanging Basket Class

Written on April 18, 2017 at 5:41 am, by

Plant Now For Summer Glory! Participants in this class will assemble a 12” hanging container with growing medium, choice starter plants for sun or shade exposure and plenty of free advice. Bring your own gloves, tools, beverage and snack. Though a container and plants are provided you may choose to bring a favorite hanging container.  Continue Reading

FHMS Art Exhibit at the Library

Written on April 17, 2017 at 5:45 am, by

On Thursday, April 20 from 3:00 to 4:30 pm the public is invited to attend an art opening in celebration of the middle school art program. Come see artwork created by middle school students and meet the art instructor, Leisha Holmes. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Melina Lagios at the Library  Continue Reading

New Gallery Owner

Written on April 16, 2017 at 5:50 am, by

Island Studios has a new owner. Kris Drain just moved to Friday Harbor a little over a week ago and took over ownership of the gallery on Wednesday the 12th. She was a gallery director at Martin Lawrence Gallery in Dallas from 2012 – 2015 selling high end art pieces like Andy Warhol and Picasso. She had  Continue Reading

An Evening of Science Fiction

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

Griffin Bay Bookstore & The San Juan Island Library Are Presenting An Evening of Science Fiction with Eva Elasigue If you have a penchant for space travel or losing yourself in the mysteries of the galaxy with a good story, don’t miss Eva Elasigue reading from her first book in the Bones of Starlight series, Wednesday  Continue Reading

CATS Gourmet Bake Sale April 15

Written on April 12, 2017 at 5:22 am, by

Homemade holiday treats, a Spring raffle basket and a chance to win a very special cake are part of the Community Arts Theatre Society’s (CATS) annual Elegant Edibles on Saturday, April 15. The gourmet bake sale is from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the San Juan Community Theatre’s lobby and features dozens of elegantly  Continue Reading

Flea Market April 29

Written on April 12, 2017 at 5:19 am, by

The 2017 Spring Flea Market is Saturday, April 29th 9:00am until 2:00pm (yes, two extra hours longer than previous markets!) in the main building at the San Juan County Fairgrounds. Spaces are already filling up—Are you interested in becoming a vendor? Visit the Fairgrounds website and get your registration form today!

Kate on the Radio!

Written on April 11, 2017 at 9:08 am, by

Kate Schuman invites you to tune-in to Ellensburg Radio tonight… Hi San Juan Island, I just got a last-minute booking on Ellensburg Community Radio (ECR) for a show called Americana Live, streaming tonight (Tuesday) at 7:00.  I’ll be presenting original tunes and talking about my home town with host Don Shriner.  The program will be  Continue Reading

“Sensational” Auditions April 22

Written on April 11, 2017 at 9:07 am, by

It’s no secret that the San Juan Islands are full of extremely talented folks—almost 30 years of a thriving community theater sure proves that! So why not celebrate that creativity with a high-spirited, cabaret-style variety show? Auditions are scheduled for San Juan Community Theatre’s Sensational Summer Variety Show on Saturday, April 22 from 1:00 p.m.  Continue Reading

High School Art Competition

Written on April 11, 2017 at 9:06 am, by

WA State Rep. Rick Larsen writes to share this contest information with you… Dear Neighbor: Are you a creative high school student in Washington’s 2nd Congressional District? Do you know someone who is? Showcase your artwork in this year’s Congressional Art Competition! The winning artist will have their piece displayed in the U.S. Capitol for  Continue Reading

Talent Show Results

Written on April 10, 2017 at 5:20 am, by

Friday Harbor Grange #225 and Community Treasures sponsored the Grange Spring Talent Contest on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the FH Middle School Commons. There were 10 entries and three awesome judges: Laura Concord, Julie Hanks, and Bobby Ryan. Master of Ceremonies was Dorian Oliver. The evening was joyful, positive, and a cheerful audience applauded  Continue Reading

Staff addition at SJCT

Written on April 9, 2017 at 5:27 am, by

San Juan Community Theatre’s new Office and Events Assistant, Jane Fox, brings a variety of experience to her new job. Fox first moved to the island seven years ago from Boston (where she’d earned her Masters in Journalism) to be a photographer for the San Juan Preservation Trust. She later worked as a reporter at  Continue Reading

Calling All Local Performers

Written on April 8, 2017 at 5:21 am, by

The San Juan County Fair calls for local performer applications Calling all performers for the 2017 San Juan County Fair, applications are being accepted. Performers from the San Juan Islands and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply online now! The 2017 San Juan County Fair will be held Wednesday through Saturday, August 16th-19th at the  Continue Reading

Design a License Plate for the SJ Islands!

Written on April 4, 2017 at 5:32 am, by

San Juan Islands Specialty Plate Design Initiative What is this all about?  This initiative encourages the public to help create and select a specialty license plate that will generate funds on an annual basis for the conservation and stewardship of natural, agricultural, historic and cultural resources in the San Juan Islands.  Who is running this  Continue Reading

An Evening of Poetry

Written on March 31, 2017 at 6:57 pm, by

Griffin Bay Bookstore & The San Juan Island Library are celebrating National Poetry Month with Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall on Saturday, April 1st, 7:00 pm at the Library. Tod Marshall, a poet and professor at Gonzaga University, is the author most recently of Bugle (2014), which won the Washington State Book Award in 2015. He is also the  Continue Reading

WSF Summer Schedule Cover Contest

Written on March 30, 2017 at 5:22 am, by

Calling all high school students: Washington State Ferries is looking for a sunny new look for the summer 2017 sailing schedule. THey want you to create and submit original artwork based on the theme “Summer sightings on the ferry.” Don’t delay – entries must be received by April 10. More info and contest rules on the WSDOT Blog.

Best of the Fest!

Written on March 30, 2017 at 5:21 am, by

Do you know anyone in New York? Or anyone who’s going to be in New York this weekend? If so, the Friday Harbor Film Festival would like you to let them know that they are in New York this weekend too showing the Best of the Fest – a one day event with the winning  Continue Reading

Taylor 2 Dance Troupe

Written on March 30, 2017 at 5:20 am, by

The Taylor 2 dance troupe arrives in Friday Harbor Sunday, April 2 for both a free master dance class for all ages (2:00 pm) and an evening performance (7:30 pm) at San Juan Community Theatre. One of the “grandfathers” of American modern dance, choreographer Paul Taylor established Taylor 2 in 1993 to ensure that his  Continue Reading

Happening This Weekend

Written on March 29, 2017 at 5:49 pm, by

Julie Hagn of Isle Seat Theater reminds you this is coming to town this weekend… Mod Carousel is bringing an evening of tantalizing tease with a mix of both classical and neo burlesque flavors to Friday Harbor! Mod Carousel is a multidisciplinary boylesque collective featuring the talents of Paris Original, Trojan Original, the Luminous Pariah,  Continue Reading

Spring Break Workshop for Kids at SJCT

Written on March 29, 2017 at 5:25 am, by

Island youngsters have a chance to explore Adventures in Theatre as part of their spring break fun in April. San Juan Community Theatre’s Theatre Arts for Kids program is offering two sessions for elementary school age children from Monday through Friday, April 10-14. FHHS & FHMS Drama Director Jenni Merritt and vocal coach Jamie Mountford  Continue Reading