Topic: Arts

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

WSF Halloween Costume Contest

Written on October 28, 2016 at 5:43 am, by

Winners get a behind-the-scenes ferry tour on Monday It is the ferry captain’s job to get dressed in uniform every morning and take the wheel of one of the state’s 22 ferries. This Halloween is a day like any other for Washington State Ferries (WSF) captains, except they’re expecting a few witches, ghosts, goblins and  Continue Reading

Pay What You Can Tonight

Written on October 27, 2016 at 3:29 pm, by

Steven Mallatratt’s eerie thriller, The Woman in Black, finishes up its ten-performance run at San Juan Community Theatre tonight, Thursday through Saturday, October 27-29 at 7:30 pm. Directed by Bobby Ryan, this play-within-a-play featuring a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he thinks has been cast on his family, has been receiving much acclaim from island audiences.  Continue Reading

Spring Bulb Explosion

Written on October 27, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

A Family Friendly Event – Early crocus, colorful muscari, dainty miniature daffodil, dancing snowdrops and glorious tulips. Springtime color for weeks and weeks. Learn to prepare a lasagna bulb pot. The simplest technique of layering bulbs in container. The San Juan Island Garden Club will host a class on Lasagne Pot planting and care: Date: November  Continue Reading

Preparing to Thrill

Written on October 26, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Zombies Around the World Unite to Thrill the World! Thrill The World Is An Annual Worldwide Simultaneous Dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” For World Records and Charity. A Global Tribute To Michael Jackson. The Thrill The World Friday Harbor event is set for Saturday, October 29, 2016, from 2:30 – 3:15, at Brickworks being joined  Continue Reading

Astronaut & Actor Pete Freeland to Attend FHFF

Written on October 25, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Astronaut, rocket scientist and actor, Pete Freeland, will be attending the fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held November 4-5-6! Freeland grew-up in Aumsville, Oregon and graduated from Cascade High School. He then studied aerospace engineering at the University of Southern California before beginning his military career in the U.S. Air Force.  Continue Reading

Meet the Artist at Cynthia’s

Written on October 25, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Cynthia Burke writes a note to let you know of new things happening at the Bistro… Cynthia’s, a neighborhood Bistro located at 65 Nichols Street is pleased to announce our first “Meet the Artist” evening this Friday, October 28th from 5:00 to 7:00. Since Cynthia’s opened in May of 2015, we have been hosting various island  Continue Reading