Rob Schouten Gallery is proud to present “Stones and Scrolls — Willow and Wax” showing new works by Whidbey artist Kathleen Otley. The show opens April 2 and runs through April 28.
Rob Schouten Gallery is proud to present “Stones and Scrolls — Willow and Wax” showing new works by Whidbey artist Kathleen Otley. The show opens April 2 and runs through April 28.
Calling all art enthusiasts who like to draw from live models! You are invited to the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio Drawing & Painting Open Studio, Spring 2014 sessions.
Young ticket-holders at this Sunday’s 2 p.m. matinee performance of “Little Mermaid” at Whidbey Children’s Theater will be treated to an intermission Easter Egg Hunt!
April 15, 2014 Juicy roles are still available at OutCast Productions in Langley. OutCast theater company will hold an audition between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 19 for remaining roles for men, ages mid-20s through 50s, for “Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them” by Christopher Durang, directed by Ned Farley, […]
April 15, 2014 Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio is presenting an oil painting demonstration from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, April 21 by Qiang Huang, an outstanding artist and instructor who lives in Texas. He is a daily painter who is extremely successfully selling his work online. Visit http://qiang-huang.blogspot.com for further information. More info can […]
PianoFest NW 2014 runs Wednesday, April 16 through Saturday, April 19 and features a Locals Night as well as Classical, World Music, and Jazz Nights. Respectively, the headliners are local Northwest favorite Nancy Nolan, spectacular female trio Thirty Fingers, three-time Latin Grammy Award-winner Jovino Santos Neto, and—performing on Whidbey Island for the first time in years—native piano virtuoso Aaron Parks.
April 14, 2014 The Paint Escape is now accepting registrations for their popular Sizzling Summer Art Sessions. We are featuring five different class themes, “A Day at the Beach,” ”Hoot Are You,” “The Table is Set” and “Clay Basics.” Each of these sessions is designed for kids ages 6 and up. There is also an […]
Studio space available at the Freeland Art Studios
Island Shakespeare Fest prepares for its next summer season and Whidbey Island housing is needed.
The whole family will be amazed by Bronkar Lee, the world’s only rhythmic juggling beatboxer, who will bring his blend of music, comedy, skill and rhythmic energy to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 25.
Support laughter and lather in our community!
Drew Christie, 29, runs the animation studio and store Kalakala Co. in Langley Village with his partner Amanda Moore. He’ll be at The Clyde Theatre in Langley at 1 p. m. on Sunday April 13 to share a selection of his favorite animations and answer your questions about where he gets his ideas and how he does his work.
April 7, 2014 The final concert in the UUCWI Concert Series is for one night only on Saturday, April 12. Doesn’t a spring concert featuring a talented soprano and accomplished performers from Whidbey and beyond on piano, violin and oboe sound wonderful? Now add beloved classical pieces from Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms, Schumann and Beethoven and […]
A beloved musical spectacular is a family favorite! The Whidbey Children’s Theater is proud to present “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.”on April 18-20 and 25-27.
OutCast Productions is holding auditions for remaining roles in our 2014 season between 1 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 5.
The South Whidbey Science Fund, a new nonprofit dedicated to improving the math and science literacy of South Whidbey kids, has announced plans to create the first “maker space” on Whidbey, MakerTron Labs.
Brackenwood Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Blumhagen & Smith, an exquisite show of monoprints and photography. Please join us for an Artists’ Reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 5.
We are looking for community members who would be willing to open their homes to our world-class gypsy-jazz musicians from September 17-21.
Now, the two troubadours (Karin Blaine and Russell Clepper) return to the Whidbey Island Distillery (the “Bunker” as the Heisings call the low, flat-roofed building built into the side of a hill.) The public is invited to participate in the musical hubbub at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 5.
Karin Blaine and Russell Clepper return to the the Whidbey Island Distillery for a musical hubbub at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 5.
Pianists Dianne Vars and Sheila Weidendorf will present an afternoon of musical duo delight, performing works of Bach, Brahms, Barber & more at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 6 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland. Donations will be accepted at the door.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley welcomes students ages 5 to 8 for the WICA Conservatory Spring Break Fairy Tale Theatre Camp from Monday, April 7 to Friday, April 11. Fairytale Theatre Camp will be led by local theatre educator Connie Sponheim.
Congratulations to the South Whidbey High School Jazz Ensemble for their superior performance at the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival in Moscow, Idaho.
Whidbey Island Dance Theatre’s “The Snow Queen” returns to Langley on April 4-13 in a co-production with Whidbey Island Center for the Arts; the two entities originally staged the ballet 18 years ago to sold-out houses. Created by WIDT in 1996 and 1998, “The Snow Queen” was the first full-length production designed for and presented on the new WICA stage.
Philip Shepherd, the author of “New Self New World” will speak at the Freeland Library,5495 Harbor Avenue in Freeland, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 3.
The Northwest Language Cultural Center presents “Stories of the Iu Mienh” in the “Language of Food Series” on Saturday, April 5.
Whidbey Island resident, artist Toby Hall, will be conducting a workshop: “A Portrait Sketch in Oil” for the Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio on Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13. The workshop will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
Artist Qiang Huang (pronounced “Chong Wong”) will lead a workshop, “Basic Steps to Oil Painting,” Monday through Thursday, April 21-24 at Whidbey Island Fine Arts Studio.
Inspired Arts is very pleased to welcome Lijah Hanley, an 18-year-old photographer who has won two National Geographic photo contests and has traveled with their photographers to Peru and the Amazon.
“The purpose of Fiction Magic is to help writers increase the tension in their manuscripts while decreasing the tension in their writing lives.” Lund is an author, teacher, and creativity coach who often presents at conferences, workshops, MFA residencies, and schools. “I’ve had so many people ask for decks of their own for years now, and I’m finally making it happen.”
The 7th 100-Word Short Story Smash is coming to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30.
A meeting has been scheduled at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26 so South Whidbey residents can comment on the proposed redevelopment of the Fairgrounds in Langley.
The public is invited to cruise aboard the Mystic Sea Charters from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday March 30 to raise funds for the Orca Network and the new Langley Whale Center.
The wonderful Rose Woods returns to direct this poignant teen drama, opening on Friday, March 21 and running through Sunday, March 30.
The Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm presents Whidbey Island poet Lorraine Healy at the release party for her latest chapbook “Abraham’s Voices,” with a reading by the author at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 27 at the gallery
The Seattle Men’s Chorus will swoop audiences away at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 5—into the wonderful, musical world of Broadway darling, Stephen Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz is the genius behind the music of “Wicked,” “Pippin,” “Godspell” and more.
Mark Brady, PhD, reveals the neuroscience behind some of the challenges of writing when he speaks at this months’s meeting of the Whidbey Island Writers Association from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 20.
March 10, 2014 On Sunday, March 23, Island Consort will celebrate the 329th anniversary of the birthday of Baroque master, Johann Sebastian Bach, in a consort featuring works by Ferrabosco, Finger, Reichenauer and, of course, Bach! The event will be held at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland; donations will be accepted at the door. […]
Drew Lamm, a Canadian author and master teacher, will conduct two writing workshops on Saturday, March 22
March 12, 2014 The word is out! Don’t miss OutCast Productions’ “The Language Archive” at the Black Box Theater at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds in Langley. It’s your last chance to see this quirky, funny, contemplative show with a great cast; only three performances are left at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 13, 14 […]
March 5, 2014 Rob Schouten Gallery at Greenbank Farm is ready to open a new, exciting show by Whidbey Island photographers Sharon Shoemaker and Kim Tinuviel on Friday, March 7. “Wide Angle” takes the viewer to the outer edges of photography where perception is informed by music, color, the absence of color and the creative […]
March 5, 2014 Paintings of the “Bluffs and Beaches of Whidbey” by Pat Brookes can be seen throughout the month of March in the Freeland Library display window. Pat has hiked all the beaches of Whidbey with the Ladies of the Beach; many of the paintings are from her photographs. The oils, however, were painted on […]
March 3, 2014 World renowned jazz pianist, composer, arranger and flutist, Scott Cossu, will be making an appearance in Freeland at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at the home studio of Jana Szabo. A donation of $15 is suggested. A prominent artist on the Windham Hill label for 19 years, Cossu’s music is a rich […]
February 26, 2014 Come join us for our March show “Journeys” at Brackenwood Gallery in Langley. The Artists’ Reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 1. This show features a variety of mediums and artists: Photographers Earl Olsen, Zoe Osenbach, Lorraine Healy and Kevin Horan transport the viewer from high above the earth […]
February 25, 2014 Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island presents, “Simply Delicious,” the third concert of the 2013-2014 Season of Discovery at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 9 at South Whidbey High School in Langley. The orchestra will welcome conductor candidate Anna Edwards and soprano soloist Catherine Haight in a program featuring Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de […]
February 24, 2014 Enjoy an evening of music, poetry, imagery, dance and dreaming at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 1 at the Baby Island Saratoga Community Club in Langley. Refresh your mind with musings from mind, body and soul when you enter the portals of truth and beauty with singer, poet, performer Joni Takanikos. Joni welcomes […]
February 19, 2014 “The Language Archive” by Julia Cho opens at OutCast Productions in the Black Box Theater at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. The play is directed by Ned Farley, who said he hadn’t actually planned on doing this play, but the script surprised him. “It’s beautifully written, funny and poignant and, for me, […]
February 26, 2014 Whidbey Island Dance Theatre and Island Dance Performing Team have joined forces to present an energetic, talent-filled contemporary dance concert this weekend, Friday. Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 2. The groups will merge former concerts together as one to give audiences a jam-packed chance to see the island’s talented young dancers at […]
February 19, 2014 Join 25 of Whidbey’s artists at 17 working studios/venues for a free, self-guided tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Sunday March 7, 8 and 9. The tour runs concurrent with the famous Penn Cove Musselfest in Coupeville! Most artists will be demonstrating during the tour, providing rare insight into the […]
February 19, 2014 Anne Belov’s latest project is now funding on Kickstarter and continues until 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28.. “Pandamorphosis,” Belov’s lavishly illustrated wordless picture book, had its humble beginning during a class on writing for children the artist took with Whidbey Island author, Deb Lund. It went through many changes until it finally emerged, four […]
February 19, 2014 Six Bowls is a yearlong community engagement project envisioned by Langley artist, Penny Kaela Bauer, for the purpose of celebrating community, food and art, and to support the efforts of Good Cheer Food Bank and local food producers. The Six Bowls project started with a group of ceramic and glass artists creating […]
February 18, 2014 The sun is shining up at Greenbank Farm. Spring is on its way and the South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers” first Saturday, May workday is just around the corner. So don’t miss your chance to head up to the farm for the “Art for Hearts & Hammers” benefit show at Rob Schouten […]
February 17, 2014 The Troy Chapman Group will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 7 at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley, WA. Guitarist Troy Chapman, bassist Jonathan Small and drummer Scott Small will perform selections from their new CD, “Time and the Hours,” consisting of original compositions by Chapman along with fresh […]
February 13, 2014 In the 101 years since the Island County Fair Association first formed, time did not stand still. Things changed, and the Fair reflects those changes. In fact, the annual Fair has undergone many changes. Some years, there was no Fair. Some years, the Fair was in early summer. Some years, the Fair was […]
February 12, 2014 The Whidbey Art Trail, now in its fourth year, has opened its membership application process for the 2014 season. This year, there are four categories of membership: · Full members with studios open at least three days a week: $500 for a full page display in the brochure · By appointment only members: […]
February 12, 2014 Deer Lagoon Grange is hosting an open informational meeting/workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. The two-hour event is designed to help South Whidbey residents more effectively and collaboratively take ownership of, and participate in, our community. Rusty Hunt, a nationally known motivational speaker, will be the featured key note speaker. The […]
February 10, 2014 Learn the skills of Theater Improv Games beginning 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 26 and continuing for six weeks until April 2. Classes will be taught in the style of TV’s “Whose Line is it Anyway” and Whidbey’s Comedy Island, in safe, fun and entertaining sessions at the Whidbey Island Community Education […]
February 7, 2014 In this amazing opportunity to work with internationally published author Amber Kizer, students will be able to take their ideas from the beginning stages, to constructing characters and plot, to emerging with a cohesive script for a one-act play! The class will end with actual performances of excerpts from students’ works on stage […]
February 3, 2014 The City of Langley will host artists, musicians and performing artists at a networking luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Langley Methodist Church at 3rd and Anthes Streets in Langley. The arts are appreciated and featured in the daily life of the “Village By The Sea.” Langley […]
February 5, 2014 Join Island Shakespeare Fest at Ott & Murphy Winery Tasting Room from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11. Now in its fourth season, ISF has found a permanent home here in Langley. We would love to share our plans for ISF’s 2014 season, and discover ways to include the local business and professional community as […]
February 5, 2014 John Ursillo’s Solvent-enhanced CP (Colored Pencil) Process has been published as a feature article in the February 2014 edition of the nationally-distributed “CP Magazine.” This novel technique of applying colored pencil to both commonly used paper and unique surfaces such as canvas has been a subject of interest to colored pencil artists […]
February 4, 2014 This notice has just been posted by Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. **Due to cast and crew illness we are postponing the opening of our Theatre Series: City of Angels. Please see the updated performance schedule below. For those of you with tickets to City of Angels on the dates of […]
February 4, 2014 John Ursillo, the featured artist at Artworks Gallery this month, will be demonstrating his colored pencil techniques at a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 at Artworks Gallery, Greenbank Farm. A consistent award-winning artist and popular instructor John takes the rapidly-rising professional medium of colored pencil to levels garnering […]
February 3, 2014 Did you get a new digital camera for Christmas? How would you like to use some of those pictures to make a stunning Valentine gift for your sweetheart, or for yourself? Join instructor Kim Tinuviel on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. for Introduction to Photo-Encaustic at Whidbey […]
February 2, 2014 Join Inspired Arts Gallery & Gifts from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 to celebrate the work of Coupeville printmaker Diane Tompkinson in their new community meeting space. Tompkinson employs a variety of printmaking styles on interesting textured papers. They will also have two of her hand-made, painted native drums on display. […]
January 28, 2014 Flicker Feather Press is opening registration for the following classes: Monoprint: Feb. 8 and 9 Collograph: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16 Block printing: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22 and 23 Beginning Etching: Saturday and Sunday, March 1 and 2 For details, call Bruce Morrow or Buffy Cribbs at (360) 579-8547 or email email@example.com. […]
January 29, 2014 Al Benson will be interviewed by Whidbey Air Radio host Mary Rose Anderson live from the internet radio station’s Coupeville studio at noon on Monday, Feb. 3. Benson will play songs from the 1960s folk revival era and tell stories about performing with the North Star Singers before the Viet Nam War […]
January 28, 2014 Whidbey Camano Photo Contest Help illustrate the magic of our islands with your best outdoor photos! The Whidbey Camano Land Trust is holding the first annual Whidbey Camano Photo Contest and everyone is invited to participate. Photographs will be accepted until May 1. Photographs must be taken on Whidbey or Camano Islands, but […]
January 28, 2014 An introductory Japanese temari class is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at WICEC (Whidbey Island Community Education Center) in Bayview. All supplies and handouts will be provided for this class so you will only need to bring something for lunch. No prior skills required for this class. This […]
January 28, 2014 Please join the South Whidbey High School and Langley Middle School Jazz Bands for the perennially favorite Sweetheart Big Band Dance, a fundraiser, from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1 at South Whidbey High School. Enjoy great music, refreshments, raffle and door prizes and swing dance instruction by Walter Dill. The […]
January 28, 2014 Help the Greenbank Birth Center celebrate from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, with an evening of refreshments, art and conversation. Everyone is welcome to come and meet the artist, Danielle Olivyea Christensen, who shows her work in the center’s gallery. Also meet local hometown hero, midwife Cynthia Jaffe, and her […]
We are very excited to be playing host to a few exceptional shows after hours this winter. There will be music, warmth, friends and food. One of our favorites, the great Timothy Hull – storyteller and musician – will be taking the floor with friends, including Jim Page, on Thursday, Jan. 23. There will be no […]
Theater lovers, last chance for the season ticket package at OutCast! The cast has started rehearsals for season opener Julia Cho’s “The Language Archive” directed by Ned Farley, opening Feb. 28. Hurry! Season Ticket Packages are on sale only through Friday, Jan. 31. Save more than 10 percent on tickets of four amazing shows of […]
Local art professionals Melissa Koch and Lauren Atkinson, in a special collaboration with Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio, will take your child on a creative adventure of drawing, painting, sculpting, design and imagination — all infused with the magic of storytelling and theater. The instructors will bring a bright array of stories and characters to serve as inspiration, while students […]
The Six Bowls Project is a year-long, community-engagement project envisioned by Langley artist Penny Kaela Bauer for the purpose of celebrating community, food and art. It also serves to support the efforts of Good Cheer Food Bank and local food producers. Enjoy a beautiful, locally-made bowl with your family, neighbors or co-workers! Participation is free and open […]
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturday, Jan. 24, 25, 31 and Feb. 1; and 2 p.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2.
Lund, author of the children’s “Dinoseries” of picture books and WLM’s “Creativity Cafe” blog, presents her deck of Fiction Magic cards that are designed to get writers out of ruts and on to the finish. Fiction Magic card prompts may inspire new ideas, provide insights into revisions, or move writers through blocks.
The benefits of musical activities are numerous. As we age, doesn’t it make sense to exercise our minds as well as our bodies? Stimulate your brain – learn music theory from Juilliard-trained professional musician, Kim Tinuviel. Introduction to Music Theory Five Wednesday evenings Jan. 22 through Feb. 19 6:00-7:30pm Advanced Music Theory Five Wednesday evenings […]
Early-bird registration is open through Jan. 15 for the 20 spaces available to attend the Whidbey Island Writers Association’s popular Writers Lockdown Retreat set for March 14 to 16 at Coupeville’s Captain Whidbey Inn, along with pre-retreat events offered on Thursday, March 13. This year’s retreat ist titled “First Write the Book! It’s all in the Craft,”and […]
The Family Series at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley welcomes duo “Correo Aereo,” with Abel Rocha and Madeleine Sosin in a performance that emphasizes multi-culturalism. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10. Correro Aereo’s breathtaking sound illustrates the blending of cultures that comprises Latin American music and beautifully explains the […]
Kitsch ‘n Bitch gets sweet and delicious with host Sue Frause presenting an evening devoted to ”Chocolate and Whidbey Liqueur” at 7:30 pm. Saturday, Jan. 11 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. Start the new year with sweet confections and libations made right here on South Whidbey. Join Frause as she dishes […]
Chamber Music Series at Whidbe Island Center for the Arts in Langley presents Island Consort at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 performing music from the Baroque to the Romantic era. Enjoy this afternoon of music that goes from whimsical to sublime, from soulful to heart felt. Surrender yourself to an afternoon of wonderful chamber music […]
Greetings from Flicker Feather Press! To all you print enthusiasts, curious artists and thrill seekers, there’s been a healthy response to my query as to interest and a date for a introduction to print making demonstration that Buffy and I would like to present. The event (by consensus) will be held from 10 a.m. to […]
WICA Conservatory Session II – Broadway Musical Stagecraft Internship for youths is from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Jan. 7 to Feb. 12; $75; Grades 9 – 12. Students experience professional-level workshops and side-by-side mentoring with the “City of Angels” creative team in sets, costumes, props, lights, sound, and stage management, as well as refining […]
The Sea Float Scramble will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 at Langley’s Seawall Park off First Street in downtown Langley.
Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland, under the direction of Karl Olsen, presents its upcoming Christmas season of concerts. Celebrate Advent and Christmas musical presentations, and the musical variety of the season as we wait for the return of the light! Trinity friend Jeff Cohan brings “Jazzin’ with the Classics for Christmas” to the stage at 7 […]
SlapHappy is coming to town for another wonderful holiday concert! ”SlapHappy Christmas Take 2″ playsat 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28 at Whidbey Children’s Theater at the Langley Middle School Auditorium. SlapHappy includes singers Mark Arand, Matt Bell, Cameron Gray and Gabe Harshman. Come prepared to be entertained with music and laughter! Children are welcome, so bring the […]
Here’s your last chance to enjoy the musical shenanigans of the Peanuts gang! “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Revised” gives two more performances at 7:30 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, Dec. 20 and 21, at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. This updated version of the beloved musical tells the story of an […]
You’re invited to share the joy of the Six Bowls project. Visit the Six Bowls Project website and click the “Stories” link to read the blog entries and learn about how you can participate in this free community engagement project. Enjoy! Here’s one from Six Bowls contributor Inge Roberts: “A Gingerbread House” When I was […]
This year of 2013 has been transformative for Cook on Clay. We moved our base of operations, mounted a successful Kickstarter project, built a new kiln, and created new partnerships with local and national culinary and arts organizations. We look forward to the turning of the season and the return of the light. To celebrate […]
Join the Whidbey Chamber Singers for a celebration in song at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at 7:30pm at Langley United Methodist Church. The singers present “Holiday Reflections,” a choral concert featuring works by Gustav Holst, John Rutter, Morten Lauridsen, Robert Shaw and others. Suggested donation at the door is $15 for adults, $10 for […]
Happy Holidays to all of OutCast Productions season ticket subscribers and future OutCast fans! The OutCast company would like to remind you that our 2014 season tickets are now on sale for shows to be performed at the Black Box Theater at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds in Langley. Consider giving the gift of local theater this season. […]
Come join us for the 15th annual Holiday Open House and Sale at STILLFire Pottery in Freeland from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 and Sunday, Dec. 22. Shop the great selection of handcrafted porcelain bowls, vases, trays, mugs and more made by us at our studio. We’ll be offering discounts, light refreshments […]
Take that New Year’s resolution plunge and learn to dance! Join an upcoming series of dance workshops in Oak Harbor to learn how actors move onstage. Are you an actor/actress with “two left” feet? Do you aspire to learn simple dance moves to perform on stage? Would you like to improve your movement technique for […]
Museo Gallery and the women’s clothing shop, Roberta, will hold a Holiday Party from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at each of their locations on First Street in downtown Langley. Cookies and sparkling wine will be available for guests. A drawing for prizes will also happen during the festivities. Happy Holidays from Museo […]
The Luminous Choir and Ensemble with violinist Gloria Ferry-Brennan and guitarist Al Benson, presents a concert from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 at Langley United Methodist Church. The music on the program is by Ola Gjeilo, Rene Clausen, Carl Schalk and Eric Whitacre, and includes “Luminous Night of the Soul,” “Dark Night of the […]
Click Music in Oak Harbor invites all music lovers to an open band jam of Christmas tunes from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the store at 1130 NE 7th Ave., Oak Harbor. Let’s get together and play band arrangements of Christmas music. No audience, just us. All ages are encouraged to participate. Show up, play some […]
Winter Wine Night at Whidbey Island winery is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13. Forget your “friggatriskaidekaphobia,” toss some good luck salt over your shoulder and join us for some fun. From the dark and creepy depths of the winery we dig out and dust off some great vintage wines to share with […]
Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland, under the direction of Karl Olsen, presents the next in its series of Christmas concerts. Celebrate Advent and Christmas musical presentations, and the musical variety of the season as we wait for the return of the light! Island Consort’s Christmas offering, “In Dulci Jubilo,” is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15 in the sanctuary […]
Following the great Christmas musical variety traditions of old timey shows such as the Lawrence Welk Show and “A Crosby Family Christmas,” the folks at Whidbey Playhouse present “Christmas Snapshots,” opening Thursday, Dec. 12 in Oak Harbor. Join this cast of singers as they take the audience on a musical journey through the magical time […]
The Clinton Library presents seven Whidbey Island authors, who will read essays recently published in the book “Journeys Outward, Journeys Inward: Travel and Transformation.” The reading is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at Clinton Community Hall. Edited by Penelope Stuart Bourk, “Journeys” contains essays, poems and visual art by 24 contributing authors and […]
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts and Hedgebrook present an evening with author Dani Shapiro in the next Literary Series event at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11 at WICA’s Zech Hall in Langley.
To market, to market to buy a Whidbey grown pig! Pork lovers, Handcrafted on Whidbey has whey-fed island-grown pastured pork at its pop-up in the Bayview Cash Store. This scrumptious pork is perfect for holiday dinners, and for those who may not eat pork, HoW also carries island-grown goat meat. Cuts of meat that are […]
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts presents a holiday concert, “Mandolin Messiah,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. Experience Handel’s beloved oratorio ‘Messiah” like you’ve never heard it before! Featuring the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra and vocal soloists and directed by Joseph Pollard White. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 360.221.8268 or visit tickets.wicaonline.com. Whidbey […]
Japanese temari, meaning handball, is an ancient fiber art dating back more than 500 years. These gorgeous pieces make fabulous holiday gifts and ornaments!
Great music without the ferry ride! Give the gift of music this season and support Whidbey Island’s Saratoga Orchestra. Flex Pass tickets are available; $60 is good for four admissions to any combination of concerts. That’s a 25 percent savings on the regular adult ticket price! Make your purchase today. Gift wrapping is available, as […]
Area restaurants offer a “Little Taste of Heaven” for the Natanya Johnson Scholarship Fund and Red Spatula Award. Enjoy a tasty treat at your favorite local restaurant on Friday, Dec. 6 and support the Natanya Johnson Scholarship Fund, in honor of Johnson, the late pastry chef, who worked at Prima Bistro at the time of her death. […]
Rob Schouten Gallery turns up the jingle on Friday, Dec. 6 for its “Home for the Holidays” party! Come join the “Home for the Holidays” party at Rob Schouten Gallery, as it celebrates the season from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 for its First Friday at the Farm celebration at Greenbank Farm. Get your jingle […]
The Northwest Institute of Literary Arts (NILA) presents a literary evening at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Ciao Restaurant in Coupeville. Feed your face (dinner) at 6 p.m. and feed your soul (reading) at 7 p.m. This event is free and everyone is welcome; though you’ll have to take care of your own dinner. The […]
Visit with eight of Whidbey Island’s outstanding artisans as you shop for unique locally made fine art and gifts, at the third annual “Made Right On Whidbey,” from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 7 to Dec. 15 at the Pacific Northwest Art School in Coupeville. That’s two weekends to shop ’til […]
Whidbey Island Music Festival, under the direction of Tekla Cunningham, presents a seasonal concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods church in Freeland. Whidbey Island Music Festival Holiday Concert celebrates the season with an eclectic mix of Baroque Christmas music and rare Americana. Artists include internationally renowned lutenist Stephen Stubbs, and Scottish fiddle […]
Bayview Market for the Holidays opens at Bayview Community Hall on Saturday, Nov. 30, two days after Thanksgiving. More than 20 vendors from the popular Bayview Farmers Market will sell their wares from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14 and Dec. 21 at Bayview. The indoor market will feature winter […]
Brackenwood Gallery in downtown Langley continues its “Small Pleasures” holiday gift show through December, while introducing a bonus December show titled “Langley Inside Out,” featuring the oil paintings of Phyllis Ray. If you weren’t able to see the wonderful work by so many of our talented artists in Small Pleasures, you haven’t missed out! If […]
Women writers, if you haven’t yet experienced a workshop at Hedgebrook, Dec. 7 is just around the corner! The Hedgebrook Winter Salon is the perfect time to brush up on skills with advice from some of the best in the industry. Writer Hannah Lee Jones recommends the Winter Salon for pumping up one’s writing mojo. […]
Whidbey Life Magazine artist member Jim Bernacki Welding Company will sell its IronPeace handcrafted peace signs at the Eddy’s Repurposed pop up shop from Wednesday, Nov. 13 to Tuesday, Dec. 24. IronPeace is a decorative steel peace sign that can be used inside or outside the home. Sturdy ironwork peace signs are ready to hang, […]
Join Inspired Arts Gallery & Gifts in Freeland when it welcomes photographer Carolyn Buck from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20. Help the gallery celebrate this artist’s work, while perusing Buck’s photographs of the coastal towns of Maine, as part of the gallery’s monthly Whidbey Photographer’s Club series. Peruse the gallery’s wide selection of […]
Put a little Old Testament boogie in your weekend! The final performances of see “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor are this weekend. This musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, is directed by Rusty Hendrix. The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life […]
After the turkey, skip the mall and shop local when eight artists open four Langley studios for holiday shopping and prizes! SHOP LOCAL! Whidbey Island Holiday Art Studio Hop will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on “Black Friday,” Nov. 29 and Saturday, Nov. 30. Make the commitment to invest in the local economy this […]
Dear Whidbey Children’s Theater Supporter, thank you for reading this important appeal. We know that your time, money, and energy are precious, and that many people ask you for them. As you know, Whidbey Children’s Theater recently completed its move to a new space in the Langley Middle School building, and as excited as we are, […]
Art and Advocacy World-Cafe Forum comes together in support of people with disabilities from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 at the Coupeville Library. If you could design and create optimal conditions and opportunities for your special needs son or daughter here on Whidbey Island, what would those conditions and opportunities look like? Last May, […]
Cozy up on a fall evening at the Front Street Grill from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, when Siri Bardarson and Steve Trembley do that cello and guitar thing. This seriously fine jazz/pop duo knocks it out of the park with their killer arrangements on tunes that range from Jimi Hendrix to Joni […]
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Family Series presents Wonderheads theatrical ensemble in “Grim and Fischer.” Death meets his match in Mrs. Fischer when a tenacious granny is not ready to breathe her last. The show performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 in Langley. In this surreal work of imagination and whimsy, one woman’s fight for survival […]
A Most Unique Boutique opens from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Inspired Arts Gallery and Gifts in Freeland. Come out and meet local artists and artisans, who will offer myriad treasures created by their hands and from their hearts. Scarves, hats, organic tees, jewelry, soaps, driftwood sculptures, mobiles, glow lamps, temari […]
Ever wonder how giant cargo ships like the one seized in “Captain Phillips” are controlled? Or how they’re kept secure from pirates? Captain Kelly Sweeney has the answers, and as a special treat, those who come to the Clyde Theatre’s 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11 showing of “Captain Phillips” will get a chance to hear […]
“Journaling the Blues: A Musical Narrative” returns to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley at 7:30 p.m. Saturday Nov. 16 in a benefit performance for Ryan’s House for Youth. Featuring the Deja Blooze band and an all-star cast of players, “Journaling the Blues” is an original stage production written by Deja Blooze front man […]
An exhibition of works by Melissa Koch runs until Dec. 30 at Museo Gallery in downtown Langley, together with the gallery’s holiday season gift show. “I often inspire myself from the imagery found in nature, and incorporate these forms and colors in my mixed-media, mono-print artworks,” Koch said. A language of natural forms lends itself […]
Join singing teacher Jana Szabo at “The Freeland Loft” for a few hours of Improvisational Singing and discover the beauty of the moment of song. The workshop is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at 1310 Ships Haven Drive in Freeland. Cost is $30, with a sliding scale to $25 (available for those who need it.) […]
Gloria Ferry-Brennan and Friends will perform at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island in Freeland at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16. This solo recital features violinist Gloria playing a variety of musical styles with several excellent Whidbey musicians, including: Gloria will perform two compositions for solo violin by cellist James […]
Get a jump on your holiday gift-shopping in downtown Langley! Brackenwood Gallery proudly presents the 4th annual “Small Pleasures” show, which runs from Saturday, Nov. 2 through Tuesday, Dec. 31 in downtown Langley. Featured artists in “Small Pleasures” include: Painters: Cary Jurriaans, Danielle Hendrix, Truman Castle, Jason Waskey, Jennifer Phillips, Fara Wexler, Ginny O’Neill, Gail […]
The Whidbey Island Vintners Association welcomes everyone to celebrate the grape harvest at the annual “Autumn on Whidbey Wine and Art Tour” from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 11. Enjoy both excellent handcrafted wines by local vintners and wonderful handcrafted art by local artisans all in one tour. The […]
Great gift-shopping at Rob Schouten Gallery’s “Home for the Holidays” starts in November. The holidays are coming and artists create the best gifts! There are some extraordinary artists living on Whidbey Island, who are making exquisite art. Whidbey is where you can find a piece of art that will mean something, and be loved by someone […]
Calling all artists and their balls of holly! Langley Main Street Association invites all Whidbey Island artists to go wild with imagination and holiday cheer to decorate downtown doors and windows in Langley. Help create a beautiful holiday outdoor art gallery and win $1000 cash prize! The winning doors will be selected by a panel […]
It’s time for the grand opening party for Handcrafted on Whidbey and Tres Gringos at the Bayview Cash Store! Come celebrate the season by enjoying some free Tres Gringos snacks, while you shop for Handcrafted on Whidbey (HoW) gifts, then head next door for some wine tasting at Blooms Taste for Wines! It has never […]
Register for five-week Monday evening music theory class at WICEC by Friday, Nov. 8. Music has mysterious power… What is it about music that can make us cry, or give us goosebumps? Did you take music lessons as a child? Do you play a musical instrument or sing, and want to learn more about how […]
Come out and toast Neil’s Clover Patch in Bayview this weekend to help celebrate the diner’s 30th anniversary. Owners Neil Colburn and Candace Culver celebrate 30 years of owning and operating the Clover Patch this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 to 3, with dinner specials, champagne, raffle prizes, and a round of thanks and […]
Ebey’s Landing Annual Community Potluck at Crockett Barn will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Friends of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve invite everyone to the 6th Annual Community Potluck at the Historic Crockett Barn events center in Coupeville. Please bring a favorite culinary delight to share with neighbors, along with your own […]
Kitsch ‘N Bitch returns to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 with “Home for the Holidays.” Now in its third season, the popular stage show is hosted by Sue Frause and features chefs, cuisine, and conversation. Eat, drink and be merry with Sue Frause and her two special guests. […]
This just in from Ron Roesler of Inspired Arts Gallery & Gifts in Freeland: “Inspired Hearts” … A play on words? Sure, and very much appropriate. Inspired Arts is and has become so much more than an art gallery. Actually, it seems too easy to just say that Inspired Arts represents a heart-centered and loving […]
Learn about the music before the concert! Join Saratoga Orchestra guest conductor Julia Tai from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Freeland Library. Tai will talk about the music planned for the opening concert of the season, “Nature’s Dream,” which will feature the music of Mozart, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. The concert will be […]
The Chicken Barn Concert Hall kicks off its 2013-2014 Season with Richard, Marie & Geof at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. These guys put on a great show with lots of singing along and laughing and some truly fabulous music. If you missed them last year (or if you saw them you’ll know) – you won’t want […]
Inspired Arts Gallery and Gifts in Freeland welcomes everyone to its “Meet and Greet the Artists” event between 4 and 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Meet featured artists Tom Trimbath, a local photographer and author, and Steven Sloan, the creator of those cool mobiles the shop sells. Learn more about these two fascinating fellows and […]
It’s that time of year again; poetry slams are back in season! Now in its 20th year, The Whidbey Island Arts Council Poetry Slam, returns for a new season. Jim Freeman hosts the season’s first slam from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Anchor Books and Coffee in Clinton. Join the always hilarious […]
Do you have a movie idea burning inside you, but don’t know how to start? Join Suzanne Kelman’s upcoming “Write Your Screenplay in Just Six Weeks” workshop on Saturdays staring Oct. 19. The class runs from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through Nov. 23. Kelman, an award-winning screenwriter, offers this Screenwriting 101 class to […]
Classes start Tuesday, Oct. 15 for improvisation at Whidbey Children’s Theater in Langley. Whidbey Children’s Theater is delighted to team up with veteran teacher and director Connie Sponheim to bring ImprovAct Academy, a unique and exciting class focusing on improvisation and exploring theater movement, character building, long-form scenes, and so much more! The course will culminate […]
“A Place at the Table” is a powerful new documentary that peels back the curtain on the problem of hunger in the United States.
Whatever will be, will be … a great time reminiscing about what a talented singer and actress Doris Day really was! Don’t miss “Que Sera! Celebrating Doris Day” with Kristi King onstage at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. Kristi King, wearing platinum wigs and gorgeous gowns, […]
Local artists have taken a ghostly theme and made it their own, much in the same way Noel Coward did in one of his most famous plays. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Fine Art Committee presents “Illusions,” with artwork by Whidbey Island artists inspired by the opening of Coward’s ”Blithe Spirit,” the first play […]
Get ready for a new season of classical music on Whidbey Island. Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island presents “Nature’s Dream,” the opening concert of the 2013-2014 “Season of Discovery,” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at South Whidbey High School Auditorium in Langley. The Orchestra welcomes conductor Julia Tai and piano soloist Robert Swan in […]
Come see the unique and custom cake toppers of Valerie Heggenes Cake Toppers, as well as a plethora of other talented and creative local Whidbey vendors at the first annual “Weddings on Whidbey and Events Tour.” This creative and informative peek into planning any style of wedding on Whidbey Island is from 11:30 a.m. to […]
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts opens the 2013-14 Theatre Series with a ghostly comedy, “Blithe Spirit”, on Friday, Oct. 11. Written by Noël Coward and directed by Phil Jordan, the production will run through Oct. 26, just in time to get in the Halloween “spirit!” “Blithe Spirit” tells the story of novelist Charles Condomine, who […]
Add a new artistic technique to your photography repertoire! Visual artist Kim Tinuviel presents a new “Intro to Photo-Encaustic” workshop at Whidbey Island Community Education Center (WICEC) from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Thursday Oct. 17. Photo-encaustic is a relatively new synthesis of ancient encaustic painting techniques (beeswax, tree resin and heat) […]
Attention local nonprofits! The Whidbey Island Garden Tour is seeking qualified grant applicants to receive funding from the upcoming June 28, 2014 tour. Every year, proceeds from the tour are given to local nonprofits and programs with projects promoting the improvement, restoration and maintenance of common habitat. Since 1996, the Garden Tour has awarded over […]
The deadline for the Whidbey Island Writers Association Spirit of Writing Contest is coming up. Writers submit those stories! Open to all part- and full-time residents of Whidbey Island, as well as all members of Whidbey Island Writers Association. New this year: young adults, grades 9-12 are invited to enter the contest. Enter in five […]
Pat Brookes and Elizabeth Davis share the spotlight at St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods church at 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland, with an exhibition of Whidbey Island paintings and Haiku inspired by hiking, and walking the beaches of our beloved Island. Viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, or after Sunday services through October. […]
OutCast Productions announces its 2014 season! Season tickets are on sale and can be purchased with a credit card at: Brown Paper Tickets or by check by contacting us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and requesting a season ticket order form. We are excited to offer you our new season of enticing and thought-provoking theater at the Black Box […]
Island Consort launches it’s second season with “Go For Baroque!” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct. 5 at Unitarian-Universalist Unitarian Congregation of Whidbey Island in Freeland. Lovers of early music come hither! Join us for the debut performance of Island Consort, Whidbey Island’s resident early music ensemble, featuring both vocal and instrumental divisions. […]
The Rob Schouten Gallery’s October show, “SUMI & CERAMICS”, features the elements earth, fire and water as the key ingredients in the creation of the stunning pottery and paintings exhibited in this beautiful autumnal show. The exhibit will run from Oct. 4 through Oct. 29, with an opening night reception on First Friday, Oct. 4 from […]
Photojournalist and engaging speaker Paul Jeffrey will share images and stories from his recent travels to the world’s hotspots at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, at Langley United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall. Jeffrey’s work focuses on the ways people of faith struggle for justice and peace in the midst of repression, violence and rapid economic […]
Nathaniel Talbot and Samantha Kushnick will play Ott and Murphy Winery Cabaret at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27. With his Renaissance-man gifts, singer-songwriter, and local farmer and poet, Talbot combines complex finger-style guitar work with thoughtful, melodic tunes to create a refreshing and memorable musical experience. Samantha Kushnick of Portland, Ore. is a cellist, singer […]
Vocal improvisation teacher Jana Szabo will teach her class, “Discovering the Pathway to Improvisational Singing!” at her Freeland Loft studio from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. Class description: Welcome to you and your musings! We will be warming up, warming in, then warming up to the circle to gather the pebbles we will leave […]
Kim Tinuviel’s music theory class starts Tuesday, Oct. 1 at WICEC in Bayview. The class meets Tuesdays through October. Learn the basic mechanics of how music works, in this introductory, five-session class offered by local musician/artist Kim Tinuviel. Understand and apply this new knowledge to practice and performance of your chosen instrument or new compositions. […]
Have you ever wanted to learn how to use your digital camera properly so you can take breathtaking photographs? Now’s your chance! Photographer David Welton will teach from 1 to 2 p.m. Sundays, Sept. 29 to Nov 3; at the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation Department. This course will cover aspects of SLR photography to enable you […]
Teacher David Kassan will hold “The Portrait Now” demonstration from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds Burrier Building in Langley. All levels are welcome to this focused session, at which Kassan will draw from the live model, demonstrating the techniques of observation, accurate measurement, and rapid recording of likeness. The artist […]
Inspired Arts Gallery in Freeland features two intriguing local artists at this month’s “Meet & Greet” from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Tammi Sloan is a consummate jewelry-maker who works with metal clay, a by-product of automobile production. She also teaches classes in working with this material and others. Fine Gelfand is a […]
“When Your Plow is a Paintbrush: Artists Interpret the Farm” features the work of over 10 local artists including, Marianne Boronzny, Rebecca Collins, Joy Dennis, Johanna Nitzke Marquis, Anna Mastronardi, Nancy McFarland, Stacey Neumiller, Karen Schroeder, Janet Steadman, C.D. Streusel and Whidbey Island Sketchers. Organized by Goosefoot in conjunction with the 8th annual Whidbey Island […]
Proposals are now being accepted for the City of Mukilteo’s Rosehill Community Center Indoor Gallery quarterly rotating art exhibit for calendar years 2014 and 2015. Individual artists and/or art groups are encouraged to apply to display your artwork at the Rosehill Indoor Gallery. All applications and CD’s are due Monday, September 30. Download the “Application […]
Don’t miss the biggest gypsy jazz music fest of the Northwest! WHAT: DjangoFest Northwest, now celebrating its thirteenth year of bringing Gypsy Jazz performers to Whidbey Island, has proven to be the premier showcase of Gypsy Jazz in North America, presenting some of the biggest names and brightest stars in the genre to thousands of […]
Aug. 8, 2013. Local artist, Melissa Koch, is looking for a studio rental in the Clinton, Langley or Freeland areas. Koch is a full-time time working artist who recently moved to Whidbey Island. She needs approximately 300 to 600 square feet, with some natural daylight, electricity, heating and water; possibly an old barn, or double car […]
Studio 106 in downtown Langley will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. during the Village-by-the-Sea’s first Saturday of the month artwalk on Saturday, Sept. 7. While all three working artists at Studio 106 — Phyllis Ray, Faye Castle and Barbara Barry — will be represented, the focus is mainly on Barry’s 2014 calendar project, “Whidbey Animal […]
Museo Gallery features the work of Meredith MacLeod and Janis Miltenberger for the month of September. The exhibit will continue through October 1, 2013. Museo is located at 215 1st Street in Langley, for more information, go to: http://www.museo.cc
Rob Schouten Gallery proudly presents new oil paintings by Kathleen Frugé-Brown and new sculptures by Lloyd Whannell from Sept. 6 to Oct. 1. “Whannell and Frugé-Brown share an ability to look closely at their subject and medium, then creating from this deep vision. Their work will stop you in your tracks,” said gallery owner Rob Schouten. The […]
OutCast Productions presents “Play On!” Sept. 20 to Oct. 5 at the Black Box Theater in Langley. This is the hilarious story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script. Act I is a rehearsal of the dreadful […]
Registration is open for the free Second Annual Langley Photowalk which takes place from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5. Photographers of any ability and with any camera are invited to participate in this fun and social photo excursion. Learn from each other and discover the joy of finding hidden and obvious photo treasures […]
Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm features the photography of Marie Plakos and John Olsen through September, opening with a First Friday reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. Olsen shoots with various format black and white films and treasures the art of darkroom printing. His current display combines classic motorcycles and local historic […]
Two Artist of South Whidbey artists took several awards at the Whidbey Island Fair Fine Art Exhibit in August. This year’s winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Whidbey Island Fair Fine Art Exhibit is John Ursillo of Clinton. Ursillo received $100 in prize money for his colored pencil painting “Kerosene Cans.” Ursillo also […]
Cook on Clay has been nominated for a Martha Stewart Made in America Award and we’d love our community to vote! Voting starts Aug. 26 and ends Sept. 22. If Cook on Clay wins this award, Whidbey Island will reap its own awards from getting on the map. In addition, Cook on Clay collaborators such […]
Local artist Cary Jurriaans of Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio in Langley garnered two awards at the juried art show at the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival this August. The Art Gallery Show at the Coupeville Recreation Hall hosted by the Pacific Northwest Art School. Jurriaans took “Best in Show” for her oil painting, “Sustenance” […]
Whidbey Working Artists presents the second weekend of its annual Summer Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Labor Day weekend, Aug.31, Sept. 1 and 2. This free, self-guided tour features 30 working studios located in central and north Whidbey. 31 artists are partipating and the tour runs concurrently with the Oak Harbor Music Festival during Labor Day […]
Catch cello and guitar duo, Siri and Steve, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 at Useless Bay Coffee Company in Langley. UBCC has these cool chrome/aluminum chairs and YOU could sit in one underneath a purple artichoke and drink coffee or eat something delicious, hold hands, have a deep and meaningful conversation, […]
“EARTH” is one of the paintings in Rob Schouten’s “Elements Series,” and depicts Mother Earth sleeping beneath us, dreaming our dream, continuously giving rise to life. Her soul is in touch with the core of the planet – the building blocks of physical existence – whose fractal nature is expressed in the shape of the […]
Haven’t heard cellist and vocalist Siri Bardarson cook it up with guitarist Steve Trembley? Two more chances for summer listening: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Front Street Grill, 20 Front Street NW in Coupeville. Reservations recommended: (360)682-2551. (Pictured at top, Siri Bardarson in performance by artist Kris Wiltse.)
Calling all women writers to Hedgebrook! Apply by Sept. 4. Hedgebrook is pleased to announce that award-winning actor and playwright Ellen McLaughlin will be joining them on Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Tuesday, Nov. 19 to teach “Hearing Voices: The Uses of Dialogue.” The Master Class is open to writers in all genres. Ellen joins Master […]
The sounds of Beethoven, Brahms and Mozart will soon be filling the Whidbey Island air as part of Saratoga Orchestra’s upcoming 2013-2014 Season of Discovery. Auditions for the Saratoga Orchestra, a professional performing ensemble based on Whidbey Island, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at South Whidbey High School. Orchestral musicians, particularly those with […]
The current season is not over yet! Don’t miss “Play On!” Sept. 20 to Oct. 5 (2013).
Hey all, the late August music marathon begins for the Erik Christensen Band and Jacobs Road: EC Band (with Mark and Che) are at the fab Front Street Grill in Coupeville from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14. Check out the Seattle Times shout out to the Grill in the Aug. 12 NW Travel […]
Please join Inspired Arts Gallery for the first in a monthly “Meet & Greet the Artists” series in Freeland each third Friday. Meet master painters, Fara Mazzola Wexler and Mark Skullerud, from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 . The artists will be on hand to chat about their works, and answer any questions. Refreshments will […]
Photo-encaustic techniques will be taught from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Aug 12 and 13 at the Art Center @ WICEC, located at the Old Bayview School, 5611 Bayview Road in Langley. Photo-encaustic is a relatively new synthesis of ancient encaustic painting techniques (beeswax, tree resin and heat) and contemporary photography. […]
Russell Clepper and Sarah Primrose Dial are the Muse & Eye. The Muse & Eye performs at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in August at Mo’s Pub and Eatery in Langley, usually with a musical guest. (At top, Ed Cornachio photo of the singer.)
Anne Belov will be at the Langley Friday Market this week from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9 to sign copies of her two collections of Panda satire from “The Panda Chronicles.” Belov will have examples to show how her work gets from idea to the final drawing, and will be happy to answer […]
The Clinton Thursday Market on Thursday, Aug. 8 will include a special guest. At 4 p.m., Kevin Lundgren, Vice President of the Fishin’ Club, will talk about his ten Beach Salmon Fishing Essentials, including “preparation” and “rules and regulations.” He’ll also review Crabbing Basics. The outdoor market in the park-like setting of Clinton Square is open from […]
Enso House will host readings by David Daiku Trowbridge and Betsy MacGregor, M.D. from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22. Trowbridge has selected excerpts from his book, “Enso House: Caring for Each Other at the End of Life.” Betsy MacGregor, M.D. will recount stories in her inimitable way from her book “In […]
Whidbey Children’s Theater needs an administrative assistant. This position is responsible for the Operations and Facility Manager (OFM). Take care of general office tasks. Interface with production teams, public, parents and students. Needed is an efficient, hard-working and focused administrative assistant who shows initiative and purpose. This position also requires a passion and strength in […]
Calling all artists for submissions of boat-themed art for the Coupeville Art of the Boat event in September. Deadline for registration is now extended to Aug. 15. Whidbey Island’s first annual Art of the Boat event will celebrate the beauty of boats in Coupeville Sept. 14. The day-long celebration will include art, music, literary readings and classic boats […]
Brackenwood Gallery’s July & August show “A Painter’s Summer in the Northwest” continues with featured artists Pete Jordan, Susan Ogilvie and Ginny O’Neill. Brackenwood Gallery is located in downtown Langley at 302 First St. Visit www.brackenwoodgallery.com for more info.
Deana Duncan gives her thoughts on the play “I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night,” a piece by her friend Tom Churchill, which has three more performances in Langley: Playwright Tom Churchill walked in as the house lights dimmed to half. He moved quickly, a bit awkward. I almost didn’t recognize him as he […]
An original play by Tom Churchill, “I Dreamed I Saw Joe Hill Last Night,” will be performed at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley for one weekend only at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 1 through 3 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4. Churchill’s play is part of WICA’s […]
The third exhibition of “forgeries” inspired by great artists of centuries past takes place on Aug. 1 to 4 at Froggwell Gardens. This year’s theme is “From the School of…” depicting contemporary interpretations of famous (and not so famous) paintings and sculptures from the past. Artists from Whidbey Island, including Linnane Armstrong, Buffy Cribbs, Brice […]
A demonstration by landscape painter Michael Workman will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 5 at Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio in Langley. The cost is $60. For Michael Workman, the act of painting usually starts with an emotional response to the landscape and is ultimately completed by the viewers through their emotional responses to […]
Wood craftsmen Rob Hetler, Gary Leake, and John Shinneman of the Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild are the subjects of a recent article in Western Art and Architecture magazine. The article is written by Larry Cheek, also a resident of Whidbey Island. Here is a link to the on-line copy of the article in case you […]
Ida Culver House Ravenna resident Patricia Philipp,and her daughter, Melissa Koch, are artists whose works span the spectrum of media, culture and history creating a lively and diverse, first-time art exhibition. “CONTINUANCE,” an art exhibit by the mother-daughter duo, opened July 13 with a gala reception at Ida Culver House in Seattle. The exhibit runs […]
ISLAND SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CLASSIC TRAINING – Adult Classes for ages 20 and older Where: Under the new circus tent “Henry” in the heart of Langley. Working with professional teaching artists, students have the opportunity to study acting, voice, stage combat, physical comedy, movement, improvisation, text and more. New Schedule for Summer Classes for Adults Workshop […]
A mixed-media, handmade books workshop will be held at Sweetwater Creek Farm Studio on Whidbey Island from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. Art instructors Meredith MacLeod and Sandy Whiting combine their printmaking and mixed media knowledge to present an unusual approach to handmade books. Using a variety of printmaking techniques, inks, paints, […]
“Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” is a hit! Opening weekend had great attendance and the audience was responsive to this powerful show! As tends to be the case, ticket sales pick up after our opening weekend, and we already have sold as many tickets in the last two days that […]
Suzanne Kelman is excited to announce that her film script, “Illusion,” took second place in the Hollywood competition “100 Screenplays 2013.” Her win will be announced to top industry professionals, and her logline will be listed permanently on the 100 Screenplays website to promote inquiries into her work. This is the second win for “Illusion,” […]
Fine Gelfand will bring out your inner magician in Surface Design 101 and 102. The workshops are work toward balancing precise technical skills with soaring imagination. You’ll wave a wand (Shiva paint stick) over some fabric and presto, you’ll be on your way to designing your own silk scarf with freezer paper and dye. No […]
INSPIRED ARTS Fine Arts Gallery & Gifts opens in Freeland! Join us for a gala grand opening on from 2 to 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Tour our eclectic gallery filled with beautiful sights, sounds and scents. There will be live music in the parking lot from 4 to 6 p.m. with Sarungano and The Muse […]
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the inaugural PianoFest Northwest, July 19-21, 2013, featuring an eclectic keyboard experience of four concerts ranging from classical to contemporary. This event headlines three music talents, each unique to its genre: • 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 19 — Grammy-nominated pianist David Lanz, a contemporary instrumental legend […]
Singer and songwriter Tret Fure will appear in concert at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 at a house party at 4632 Tompkins Road in Langley. The performance costs $25 per person and includes food and drinks prepared on site by Robbie Lobell and Maryon Attwood of Cook on Clay. A few openings are still available for […]
Understanding Contemporary Oil Painting is a free lecture and demo to be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 19 at the Whidbey Island Fine Arts Studio in Langley. The lecture and demo will be directed by painter Scott Gellatly (www.scottgellatly.com), the product manager at Gamblin. The 90 minute lecture, demos, free samples and literature will […]
Anne Belov, in her alternative creative universe, has been drawing and publishing her panda satire cartoons on-line for five years. This month in The Write Life magazine, an on-line publication, she has an interview about her evolution and inspiration as a cartoonist. Get the free download for The Write Life here.
Whidbey Children’s Theater of Langley will hold its 2013 summer camps in August. As we prepare to make our exciting move to the Langley Middle School auditorium this summer, we are happy to be able to rent space from the South Whidbey Parks and Rec to offer three fun youth theater camps. We hope you […]
Whidbey Island Winery’s “Shakin’ The Vines” summer concert season happens Saturdays and begins on July 20 with Massey Ferguson, followed by Spoonshine on Aug. 3, Tambourine Sky on Aug. 10, Bradford Loomis on Aug. 17, 3 Cent Stamp on Aug. 24 and Pearl Django on Aug. 31. Bring a chair, bring a blanket, pack a […]
The Artists of South Whidbey (ASW) 39th annual show and sale will be held Friday through Sunday, July 26 though July 28 at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds in Langley. An opening reception is scheduled from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m., Friday July 26 in the Burrien Building. More than 30 ASW artists are participating in this […]
TIC-TOC — Theatre Introduction Class – The Other Camp at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. (WICA) Here’s a theater class for children with neuro-development disorders taught by Instructor Mykaylla Vederoff with Deana Duncan, under the guidance of South Whidbey Special Education instructor Gerry Barrat and licensed nurse Liza Passemard. TIC-TOC is a drama camp for […]
Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art features “Art of the Vine” through July and August. Photographer and travel writer Richard Duval brings his vineyard and winery photography to Blooms Winery for a show focused on the vine. With stunning photographs of vineyards and wineries, Duval captures the cycle of the grape from its life […]
It’s always a party at the Clinton Thursday Market from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursdays from July 11 through August 29. Don’t miss the July 11 kick-off of the outdoor market in the park-like setting of Clinton Square. The featured vendor on July 11 is Full Cycle Farm, a small-scale family farm in the Maxwelton Valley, owned and […]
Relax… Refresh… Renew… One Spirit Garden on Holst Road in Clinton is a special place to bring summer guests and visitors. Stroll delightful garden and forest paths and sit amid the flowers, while sipping tea. Enjoy an array of homemade baked goods and soups in a relaxing, natural setting. Open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to […]
Explore the use of fine colored wires as a twining material, using instructor Marilyn Moore’s unique method of color blending that uses copper wire for spokes. The workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at Sweetwater Creek Farm Studio on Whidbey Island. Your Gingko leaf will glow when the light […]
Whidbey Island artist Claire Acord and a circle of boat and art enthusiasts announce the first annual “Coupeville celebrates the Art of the Boat,” which will happen throughout Coupeville Saturday, Sept. 14. This event is being created to celebrate the beauty of boats, which are the perfect fusion of art and science. It will showcase […]
Celebrate Independence Day with artists! While fireworks, barbecues, buckets of mussels and evening sails across Penn Cove are all part of traditional Whidbey Island July Fourth activities, it’s also the perfect time to celebrate the spirit of American art with a studio tour of the Whidbey Art Trail. Twelve artists will welcome visitors to their […]
The Rob Schouten Gallery proudly presents “Still Lifes” – new work by Anne Belov, Pete Jordan, Rob Schouten and Sharon Spencer from July 5 to 30. An Opening Reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 5. Light refreshments will be served. The still life is one of the classic enduring subjects in painting, offering the artist endless […]
If you have a story to tell about your “late-in-life” love relationship, Carolyn Tamler would love to hear from you and share your story with others. She wants to produce a series of essays on the topic and welcomes submissions. Here’s Tamler’s story about how the idea came to her: After meeting, falling in love […]
The Art Center@WICEC – Whidbey Island Community Education Center and NILA – Northwest Institute of Literary Arts present “Green – What Does it Mean?” an Exhibition of Art, Poetry and Prose from June 29 to Aug. 21. Color, money, environment, nausea, renewal, forest, and recycle are just a few interpretations of the word Green artists […]
Tickets are now on sale for the Whidbey Children’s Theater production of “The Wizard of Oz.” The show opens June 28 and closes July 14. This classic tale tells of Dorothy from Kansas who is transported to magical Land of Oz after a tornado hits her home. While in the Land of Oz, Dorothy meets […]
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts presents its end of season installment of Kitsch ‘N Bitch with Sue Frause at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 29 with “Serving Up Summer.” Hosted by travel writer and food lover Frause, “Serving Up Summer” features chefs’ and food lovers’ on-stage cooking demonstrations, house band Deja Blooze, and a […]
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is pleased to announce auditions for its December 2013 production of “Forever Plaid, Plaid Tidings – A Special Holiday Edition” at 7 p.m.on Friday, July 12. We are casting four men, either ages 18-35 or ages 35-50. The show, filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” follows four […]
Tickets are on sale now for the OutCast Production of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” opening at the Black Box Theater at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds in Langley, July 19. This musical revue (without a book) was conceived and written for English speaking audiences by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman, […]
Ten Whidbey women artists will present “Visual Voices,” an art show and sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22 and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23 at Coupeville Rec Hall. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation. The show will include artists Patty Picco, Kay Parsons, Bev McQuary, […]
Mike O’ Connell’s first novel, “The Zero Factor,” is now available at Barnes And Noble and Amazon from Vilnius Press. The book was written for O’Connell’s two sons around 1994-95. It involves the adventures of a young man whose father is kidnapped by group of conspirators intent on gaining control of the solar system’s mining […]
Kim Tinuviel will present a two-evening workshop on photo-encaustic techniques at the Art Center @WICEC from from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 25 and 26. Early registration is required as each student must collect/purchase materials prior to the first class. Upon registration, a materials list will be provided. Cost is $85, plus […]
Island Shakespeare Festival has announced its classic theater training program for youths and adults. Classic Training was created with the same passion for artistic exploration that guides ISF’s productions. Rooted in a love of classical language, students are exposed to everything from Shakespeare to Jane Austen to Oscar Wilde and more. We engage and play […]
Sandy Whiting will teach the art of creating monotypes using inks, brushes, rollers, bubblewrap, cardboard, cloth, wax paper – anything that will make a unique pattern on the printing plate – from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22. The workshop will be held at Sweetwater Creek Farm Studio on Whidbey Island A monotype is […]
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is proud to announce auditions for its December production of “Forever Plaid, Plaid Tidings,” a special holiday edition, at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 12. Filled with Christmas standards that have all been “Plaid-erized,” the show follows four young male singers, killed in a car crash in the 1950’s […]
The Rob Schouten Gallery will host artists Linnane Armstrong, Anne Belov and Melissa Koch from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 as they demonstrate handmade print techniques as part of the gallery’s Invitational Handmade Print Show running throughout June. Linnane Armstrong works primarily in linoleum cut block prints, often including hand coloring. Her images […]
Join us for a “Business After Hours” event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the Freeland Art Studios. Come and see the workspace of nine local artists who work in stone, metal, clay, glass, wood, mixed-media and water. Meet the artists, including Penelope Crittenden, Carol Rose Dean, Tom Lindsay, Woody Morris, […]
Instructor Christine Houser will lead a “Flash Memoir” workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 23 at Sweetwater Creek Farm Studio. Flash memoirs are very short, intensified, personal tales about ordinary and extraordinary moments in your life that can be used to enrich your handmade books, artist journals, and artwork. We’ll use […]
Nathaniel Talbot Quartet returns to the Chicken Barn Concert Hall in Clinton from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7 . Talbot combines complex, finger-style guitar work with thoughtful, melodic vocal lines to create a sonic experience that is truly fresh and entertaining. Nathaniel Talbot Quartet features Portland all-stars Sam Howard (upright bass), Russ Kleiner […]
The 2013 Whidbey Art Trail Launches Saturday, June 1! Choose an artist from from the list of Artists, which are also available at http://www.whidbeyarttrail.com/. The number next to the artist’s name corresponds to the number on the Trail Map. Driving directions are also provided to help guide your way. Enjoy your time visiting with the […]
“Emerging from the Heartache of Loss” by Carol Wiseman offers practical and sometimes surprising suggestions on ways to move forward when loss turns your world upside down. This heartfelt resource is a companion for anyone who is facing a major loss through the death of a loved one or through the changes that come from […]
Hedgebrook’s second Vortext Salon for women writers will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 31 through June 2, at the Whidbey Institute. The Salon is three extraordinary days of workshops and conversation, in a beautiful setting, led by six renowned writers and teachers: Dorothy Allison, Karen Joy Fowler, Elizabeth George, Jane Hamilton, Ruth […]
In this workshop we will make a handmade book using the Japanese Stab Stitch and then will approach the “inside of the book.” Too often we are intimidated by the blank pages staring up at us. Using collage, transfers, printmaking tools, markers, pencils and watercolors we will fill our books with color, design and a […]
Congratulations are in order for the Whidbey Island Arts Council and its arts and education program. Artists of South Whidbey greeting card chairperson Ginger Schmidt presented Whidbey Island Arts Council’s Frank Rose with a check for $700 for the council’s artist-in-residence program through its Arts in Education Community Consortium at South Whidbey Schools. The money […]
Thursday, Jan. 24 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Coming Sat. January 19, 2013 to Brackenwood Gallery is an exhibit entitled “Mending Hearts”. Sculptor Sue Taves, photographer Michael Stadler and mixed media artist Zia Gipson have created an introspective show that’s focused on that ancient symbol of love and life, the HEART. The collaborative process between Stone carver and sculptor Sue Taves, Photographer Michael […]
A collaborative show of “Mending Hearts” by Sue Taves, Michael Stadler and Zia Gipson. Artwalk and Artists’ Reception Saturday, January 19 5-7 PM. This show continues through February 25, 2013. Sculptor Sue Taves, photographer Michael Stadler, and mixed-media artist Zia Gipson have created an introspective show that’s focused on that ancient symbol of love and […]
Little Brown Farm is leaping forward in their business plan, assisted by a group of just over 270 generous Kickstarter Backers. This Saturday, November 17, 2012, the Little Brown Farm will be opening its Farm Store to the public. Open from Noon to 5pm, stop by and see what they’ve done to the place. Directions […]
Galeria Chiropractica presents the Whidbey Island Debut of painter & mosaicist Kate Spiker Anderson with an Opening Reception on Thursday, October 11th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sears House, 2812 Meinhold Road, Langley, near Bayview Corner. Kate works mainly in acrylic, collage and mosaic, often experimenting with the integration of other media into […]
Artist-Recommended Itineraries Give Visitors to Whidbey Art Trail a Way to Follow Their Passion. Five themed journeys showcase working studios, and the artists’ favorite restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, lodging and island hideaways. Whidbey Island is a mecca for those who love and create art. Now with Whidbey Art Trail’s new themed itineraries, art visitors can […]
Sarah Letitia Wallace Sarah passed peacefully in her home on July 31, 2012. There will be a showing of Sarah’s art work at the Bayview Senior Center, and a Celebration of her life in the Fireside Room Oct. 6 noon to 4 p.m. A buffet lunch will start at noon and a sharing circle will begin at […]