Topic: Arts

FHAC Sculpture Deadline

Written on September 17, 2016 at 5:33 am, by

Deadline approaching for accepting park bench sculpture proposals The deadline for submitting proposals for the Town of Friday Harbor’s park bench sculpture project is 4:30 pm Friday, September 30, 2016. The Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC) is sponsoring the project which will feature artwork located at, on, or in association with an existing park bench  Continue Reading


Written on September 16, 2016 at 10:14 am, by

The fourth annual Friday Harbor Film Festival, which will be held on November 4-5-6, features a very exciting line-up of documentary films, as well as many special events that celebrate the art of filmmaking. Richard Chew, this year’s winner of The Andrew V. McLaglen Lifetime Achievement Award, is a distinguished academy award-winning film editor and  Continue Reading

Pete Kronowitt at the Rumor Mill

Written on September 16, 2016 at 5:50 am, by

At the Rumor Mill tonight it’s Pete Kronowitt. Here are some excerpts from an artist bio from Mean Bean records… The demand for change in America is all around us, and no artist today makes that more clear than Pete Kronowitt, a seasoned singer/songwriter who released his fourth album, A Lone Voice, in the summer of  Continue Reading

Opening at IMA this Weekend

Written on September 15, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

At the Intersection of Art, Poetry, and Nature The San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) is proud to present Hydrographs and For All We Know, concurrently running exhibitions by two innovative artists and printmakers, Nicole Pietrantoni and Dianne Kornberg. The exhibitions will open to the public on September 17, 2016 and will end on  Continue Reading

Canadian Comedy Star in Friday Harbor

Written on September 14, 2016 at 5:55 am, by

Aptly described as the love child of Jack Black and Bette Midler, Sharron Matthews brings her one-of-a-kind music and comedy one-woman show to San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, September 18 at 7:30 pm. In SUPERSTAR, Matthews delivers jaw-dropping vocals, pop-culture punches and hit- melody mash ups that defy age and gender barriers. She serves  Continue Reading

Learn the Dance!

Written on September 9, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

It’s nearing time for another Thrill the World dance. Krista Strutz shares this heads-up… Initial preparations are starting for another Thriller event, and I’d love it if you could put a shout out about dance lessons on the Update. The actual event will happen at Brickworks on Saturday, October 29th at 2:30 – the Official  Continue Reading

Bruno and Roberts

Written on September 8, 2016 at 5:40 am, by

Here’s a note from Ruth at WaterWorks Gallery… Two Contemporary Painters: Elizabeth Bruno & Dana Roberts Each artist is in the middle of their career. As a mid career artist, each artist draws from her inner worldly experiences to visualize her contemporary work. Dana Roberts is based on San Juan Island. Her work is intuitive… she  Continue Reading

Theatre History

Written on September 7, 2016 at 5:51 am, by

Keith Busha shares this note… In the lobby of the Community Theatre there is now a display of handmade posters and photos. Some of these date back before the present theater existed. The acting community was called the Straights of Juan de Fuca and the building was called the Royal Theater, now it has been  Continue Reading

AUDITIONS! SJCT Family Theatre

Written on September 7, 2016 at 5:45 am, by

A holiday story inspired by The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is the next production of San Juan Community Theatre’s Family Theatre program. Auditions for The Grunch, A New Children’s Musical are being held on Monday and Tuesday, September 12 and 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the Whittier Theatre. Island kids in grades K-6 and parents/adults  Continue Reading

Blues in Friday Harbor

Written on September 6, 2016 at 5:57 am, by

Inspiration for the Blues Brothers Performs in Friday Harbor Blues icon Curtis Salgado brings his longtime band guitarist, Alan Hager, with him to Friday Harbor on Friday, September 9, to perform as a duo on San Juan Community Theatre’s Whittier Stage at 7:30 p.m. Salgado’s award-winning career as a soul, blues and R&B vocalist/harmonist/songwriter has  Continue Reading

San Juan Singers First Rehearsal

Written on September 6, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

San Juan Singers Community Chorus will be holding their first rehearsal on September 14th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in the Community Room at Skagit Valley College’s San Juan Center. Proposed for the season: Daniel Pinkham’s Christmas Cantata & Gordon Thornett’s Gloria in D. Both are accompanied by brass and percussion, bright up-beat works that celebrate the joy  Continue Reading

Call for San Juan County Visual Artists

Written on September 6, 2016 at 5:47 am, by

Become a Member of SJIMA Artists Registry and be included in: “Spirit Taking Form”, the 5th Annual SJIMA Artists Registry Exhibit Opening December 10th 2016, at San Juan Islands Museum of Art This year, San Juan Islands Museum of Art annual Artists’ Registry exhibition runs December 10, 2016, thru January 30, 2017. The theme for this years’ exhibit is “Spirit  Continue Reading


Written on September 5, 2016 at 9:25 am, by

Larry Soll closes out the Summer Film Series with this note and final movie… Fellow Film Buffs, Well all good things must come to an end and this will be the last Tuesday of our 2016 summer series. As announced last week, the Theatre has agreed to host the Summer Film Series again next year.  Continue Reading

Get Your Painting Now!

Written on September 3, 2016 at 9:37 am, by

Reminder – LAST WEEKEND for Plein Air Paintings Auction to Benefit Mount Grant Preserve Thanks to a group of generous and very talented local artists, 17 artworks—all inspired by rocks, trees, trails, and vistas they observed at Mount Grant Preserve—are up for auction. All proceeds from the auction will go to the Campaign for the  Continue Reading

Wine Tasting and Art Auction

Written on September 2, 2016 at 5:52 am, by

The Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor will host a Wine Tasting and Art Auction, Friday September 16 at Brickworks from 5:30 to 8:30. The event will include a silent and live auction of donated and original artworks as well as the unveiling of five private label wines; featuring artist labels by San Juan Island  Continue Reading

The Legacy of Numasta

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

The Arctic Raven Gallery in Friday Harbor is pleased to honor the late Kwagiulth carver Sam “Numasta” Henderson with a presentation of work by some of his descendants. The artist reception begins at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 17. The “Legacy of Numasta” will feature renowned artists including Mark Henderson, Tom Hunt, Patrick Hunt, Bert  Continue Reading

Open Auditions for Salish Sea Ballet’s 2016 Nutcracker Tea Party

Written on September 2, 2016 at 5:44 am, by

Salish Sea Ballet announces open auditions for the 2016 Nutcracker Tea Party. Auditions will be held at the Salish Sea Ballet studio (689 Airport Center, Friday Harbor) on Sunday, September 11th. Auditions are open to everyone age 3 and up as of 7/1/16. No dance experience is necessary! Audition Schedule: 2:00pm-2:30pm: Ages 3-6, (no experience  Continue Reading

Staxx Brothers

Written on September 1, 2016 at 5:48 am, by

The Staxx Brothers are playing at the Rumor Mill this Friday and Saturday night. No cover. Just some groovy hard soul! Here’s what the Rumor Mill has to say… The Staxx Brothers are coming back this weekend. Yes it does mean we’ll have one of the most entertaining and dance-able bands since Sly & The Family Stone.  Continue Reading

Call For Sculptures

Written on August 31, 2016 at 5:37 am, by

The San Juan Islands Sculpture Park has an open call (year round) for new works. The process is simple. Send us an email with a photo of an existing work that you offer for exhibition. Our jury will review and respond within 1 week. You need not include any biographical information. Our selections are made based  Continue Reading

Summer Film Series

Written on August 29, 2016 at 5:56 am, by

Larry Soll shares this about the Summer Film Series at SJCT… Fellow Film Buffs, The home stretch, only two weeks left to our inaugural season. I am happy to report that the Theatre has agreed to host the Summer Film Series again next year. So please make a point of thanking Bobby Ryan, Mary Blevins,  Continue Reading

Back To Ballet Event August 28

Written on August 26, 2016 at 5:39 pm, by

Salish Sea Ballet invites dancers of all ages, and their families, to attend our Back To Ballet Event on Sunday, August 28th from 2:00pm-6:00pm. Stop by to register for fall classes, enjoy refreshments, and take a free trial class! Meet the studio owner and faculty, and find out what makes our classes so popular among island dancers. Free  Continue Reading

Flash Mob

Written on August 23, 2016 at 5:46 am, by

In case you missed the flash mob at this year’s fair, don’t despair. Debbi Fincher has you covered with this note and video of the event. Here she is with more on that… I thought I’d share with you the little video from this year’s Flash Mob at the Fair – DANCE 4 HEALTH by  Continue Reading