January Sale at Rob Schouten Gallery!
January Sale at Rob Schouten Gallery!
Jan. 20, 2015 Beginning Jan. 19 through Jan. 30, the Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville will be closed for remodeling. The Penn Cove Gallery will have a grand reopening event Saturday, Jan. 31. Come check out the fresh new look along with all your favorite and familiar Whidbey Island artists from 10-5PM. Penn Cove Gallery offers […]
Jan. 21, 2015 A class entitled “Photo Composition, Putting it All Together” will be offered at the Bayview South Whidbey Senior Center in Langley on Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The fee for the class is $20 for members, $25 for non-members. Whether you choose to use your camera on the full […]
Jan. 21, 2015 A class entitled “Photography for the Traveler” will be offered Wednesday evening, Jan. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Bayview Senior Center in Langley. The fee for the class is $20 for members, $25 for non members. This class is ideal for anyone who has travel plans for the upcoming year and who […]
Jan. 21, 2015 The art exhibition, titled “Interiors, Fortress, Retreats” by artist Yukio Iraha will be displayed from February 1 thru 28 at the Freeland Library. “Interiors, Fortress, Retreats” is an artist’s exploration of images of rest and calm in various environments. It is an attempt to show stillness within while living in a fast […]
Jan. 13, 2015 Contemporary visual art by Kim Tinuviel and mixed media shadow boxes by Janet Pheifer are featured in the January / February art show at Blooms Winery’s tasting room at the historic Bayview Corner Cash Store. Kim Tinuviel creates her unique works by combining camera, computer, traditional art processes and found objects. Music […]
Season tickets are on sale for OutCast Productions 2015 theater season. Get them at Brown Paper Tickets.
Jan. 5, 2015 Come and support Helping Hand of South Whidbey while listening to musical contributions from Trio Nouveau and Kaj Lund Olsen. Enjoy a night of learning and laughter as we lend a hand to those who are working so hard to support those in need. The benefit concert takes place at 7 p.m. […]
Jan. 7, 2015 Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is excited to announce the the 88 Keys Piano Club in Zech Hall, featuring some of the top talent in the genre, side by side with host Maureen Girard. The show will be based loosely on both the hit NPR Music and Chat program Piano Jazz […]
Jan. 7, 2015 Jerry Mader, a new arrival in the South Whidbey community, has opened The South Whidbey Music Studio at his home in Freeland. He is offering private lessons in classical violin, viola, piano, music theory and composition and has openings for students of all ages. Applicants with prior training must audition before being […]
Dec. 29, 2014 Washington State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen returns to Whidbey Island to share her poetry, talk about her new book, “Every Dress a Decision,” and to teach a poetry workshop. Austen will speak at 7:30 p.m on Friday, Jan. 9, with Book City columnist and Langleyite Val Easton at WICA in Langley. Austen will […]
Jan. 6, 2015 Whidbey Island is giddy with talented performers. Former orchestral professionals, rising young musical prodigies and eclectic and masterful soloists grace our village stages frequently. And, as luck would have it, the grace returns when the Classical Music Series at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley presents “Works by Rachmaninoff, Beach […]
Jan. 6, 2015 Artist Bart Rulon will present a demonstration for the Tuesday Jan. 13 meeting of Artists of South Whidbey at the Trinity Lutheran Community Building at 18341 Hwy 525 in Freeland. Rulon will show a series of slides demonstrating how he creates his award winning wildlife and landscape art “from the field to the studio.” Starting with sketching and […]
Jan. 6, 2015 Need help kick-starting your New Year’s Resolutions? We’ve got you covered! Whether you’re trying to get out in the community to socialize more, or you want to be more active (let’s dance!) — or maybe your goal in 2015 is just to relax and have more FUN! You’re invited to join us at […]
Jan. 6, 2015 Saratoga Orchestra presents “Appalachian Spring for a Whidbey Winter,” a concert for chamber orchestra under the music direction of conductor Anna Edwards. Featuring works by Honegger, Mendelssohn, Copland and the world premiere of Tim Huling’s “The American Northwest,” the concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17 at Whidbey […]
Dec. 31, 2014 Acting is fun, but for the beginning actor, it can be a little scary. Have you ever wanted to try acting on stage, but were too shy to audition? Come to the Play Café from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7 and explore acting in a stress-free environment. The Play Café at […]
UPDATED Jan. 5, 2015 Dec. 29, 2014 Event has been cancelled, contact WICA for any new information. Wear your most comfortable pajamas and join Sue Frause, her culinary guests and the Kitsch ‘n Bitch Band at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10 for the next fun-filled episode of Kitsch ‘n Bitch—“Breakfast for Dinner.” Anything can […]
Schouten has been painting for more than 30 years. This master of detail not only wows viewers with his brushwork, but also takes them to realms beyond the everyday; to places infused with imagination, wit and a sensibility for the natural and spiritual worlds.
Dec. 10, 2014 Bring on the Bling, Glitz and Glam! Saratoga Orchestra and Useless Bay Golf and Country Club are teaming up for the first-annual “So Splendidly Strauss” Holiday Ball from 8-11 p. m. on Saturday, Dec. 27 at UBG&CC in Langley. Viennese waltzes will be performed throughout the evening by members of the Saratoga […]
Dec. 10, 2014 “Whidbey Writes” is a collaboration between the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts and Whidbey Life Magazine. Its purpose is to encourage writers with a Whidbey connection to submit short fiction and poetry for publication in the online and print versions of Whidbey Life Magazine. The program is an outgrowth of the Whidbey […]
Dec. 17, 2014 Penn Cove Gallery is excited to add the Still Fire Pottery of Carol Ann Bauer to its representation of local talent. Creating pottery full-time since 1980, Bauer’s pottery is distilled from a lifetime of working with her hands. Water and nature themes have always been part of Carol’s work. She loves combining beauty […]
Dec. 9, 2014 OutCast Productions looks forward to another season of great theater at the Black Box Theater at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds in Langley. Are you looking forward to seeing all those fans of great American theater? Here’s what’s on for 2015: March 6 to 21, “Nickel and Dimed” by Joan Holden, directed by K. […]
Dec. 3, 2014 Penn Cove Gallery is excited to add the wool felting art of Carol Jensen to its representation of local talent. “Wet felting” merino wool into bowl and vessel shapes is how Carol celebrates color. She creates layers, patterns and embellishments with different techniques such as inlays and resists and then hand shapes her individual art pieces. […]
Dec. 17, 2014 Glass artist, John de Wit, is hosting a “Black Saturday Gift Sale” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 at the Pop Up Gallery on Lake Leo Way. These artworks are perfect gifts for a friend, lover, mother, neighbor, dad, partner, or as a treat for yourself . Signs giving […]
Dec. 17, 2014 “The Diary of Anne Frank” met with overwhelmingly positive response during its opening weekend at Whidbey Children’s Theater. Presented in WCT’s newly transformed Black Box style theater, audiences are transported to another place and time as they enter the annex with the brave souls who lived there for two years during the Nazi […]
Dec. 10, 2014 Add a little fast-pickin’ old-time music to your family’s holiday happenings this season. The Weatherside Whiskey Band returns to Langley for “A Bluegrass Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 in Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ Holiday concert. This four-piece, alt-country and bluegrass ensemble features Whidbey Island native Tanner McInerney, joined […]
Dec. 10, 2014 Kalakala Co Mercantile cordially invites the public to attend the Grand Opening of its new store from 5 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20 at 138 Second Street in Langley. Kalakala Co Mercantile is a hybrid craft beverage bar and curio shop that serves to connect artisans with their community and […]
Dec. 10, 2014 Anne Belov will sign and sell her latest book, “Pandamorphosis,” at the Clinton Library Holiday Festival. She will also have all of her “Panda Chronicles” series books for sale as well. The event takes place at the Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Avenue in Clinton , from 2 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. […]
Dec. 3, 2014 Hear a hilarious talk about growing up in a Hollywood family, art influences and see what kinds of photos she takes on vacation, like the one shown here. Learn how she discovered encaustic at a Day of the Dead show at Bayview Corner. Watch an encaustic demo with her favorite tool! Where: […]
Dec. 3, 2014 Looking for that perfect gift? For yourself or someone you love? Would you like to give handmade gifts or gifts of experience? Kim Tinuviel offers some beautiful one-of-a-kind options. Her studio will be open from noon to 4pm each Saturday before Christmas. Meet Kim, check out the Light Sculptures, encaustic paintings and […]
Dec. 3, 2014 OutCast Productions will hold a general audition for its 2015 season on Monday, Dec. 15. Roles include several for women between the ages of mid-20’s to 60’s (Nickel and Dimed; In the Next Room) as well as for men between the ages of mid-20’s through 50’s (Nickel and Dimed, In the Next Room, The Pillowman). […]
Dec 2, 2014 Enjoy ‘A Bluegrass Christmas’ in Langley with Weatherside Whiskey Band Add a little fast-pickin,’ old-time music to your family’s holiday happenings this season. The Weatherside Whiskey Band returns to Langley for “A Bluegrass Christmas” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 as part of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ Local Artist Series. […]
Artworks Gallery will host a book signing for the children’s book, “Emma the Etiquette Cat: Meet Emma” from 12 noon to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30. Emma is a rag-doll feline who fancies herself a well-behaved kitty and whose daily quest is to please her mum. The book is beautifully written by Whidbey Island author Bernadette Michelle Petrotta and illustrated […]
Nov. 26, 2014 Chef/Owner Graham Gori will be at Bayview Holiday Market from 10 – 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 29 offering samples of traditional Mexican cuisine. Chef Graham Gori uses local ingredients and exotic spices to create the culinary gems of Latin America—from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego—and Gori’s Gourmex is his newest creation. […]
Nov. 19, 2014 It’s a PARTY! (and studio sale) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 28 and 29. You’re invited to drop by on the Thanksgiving weekend for my annual Holiday Party and Studio Sale. Come see the Light Sculptures, encaustic paintings and photography! I’ll have goodies to share and special discounts on great artwork. Stop […]
Nov. 26, 2014 The artists of the Freeland Art Studios invite you to visit their new art gallery space on noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. As part of the recent expansion, Freeland Art Studios has created a new gallery space in their working studio in downtown Freeland. Meet some of the artists: […]
Nov. 25, 2014 Comedy Island’s annual show “Lifesaving Laughter for the Holidays” is happening at 7:30 p.m.on Friday, Dec. 5 at the Black Box Theater. It’s an all ages show! Tickets are $6.50 at http://www.brownpapertickets.com and $7 at the door. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Black Box Theater is located at the Island County Fairgrounds at 819 Camano Ave. in […]
Nov. 26, 2014 One boy, one holiday wish and a world that seems to be conspiring to make certain it doesn’t come true… Bring the whole family to the hilarious American classic, “A Christmas Story,” which opens at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley on Friday, Dec. 5 and includes live audience participation! […]
Get your jingle on and enjoy some refreshments and festive live music with those local jazz swingers, Trio Nouveau, at RSG’s Holiday Reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14.
Nov. 19, 2014 Whidbey Island Community Orchestra will perform at 7 p.m. on both Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6. The Friday concert will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland and the Saturday concert will be at Coupeville High School Performing Arts Center in Coupeville. Director Tigran Arakelyan will lead the orchestra in works by Beethoven, Mozart, […]
Nov. 12, 2014 Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art features the annual “Hundred Bucks Art Show” in November and December of each year. In this show multiple artists combine to create a show that is diverse in its appeal and all art is priced at $100 or under. This year’s show includes six wall artists […]
Nov. 19, 2014 Audiences are loving Lather, Rinse, Repeat!, the new musical by Dana Linn. Performances of the musical comedy played to sold out houses this past weekend and the closing night performance is already sold out, but we’ve just released a limited number of tickets for the 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 20 performance. Don’t miss this staged reading […]
Nov. 14, 2014 Whether you’re participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and writing a 50,000- word novel in 30 days, or just need some companionship and accountability to help you meet your writing goals, there are two places where you can write in community in November. Mornings, you can write with Chris Peterson and […]
Oct. 29, 2014 OutCast Productions is excited to offer a post-season treat with its first ever New Works Project—a five-performance staged reading of local playwright Dana Linn’s new musical Lather, Rinse, Repeat. Lather, Rinse, Repeat is a hair-raising adventure revolving around a parody of a gal from the south who owns her own Beauty Salon and […]
Nov. 4, 2014 Enjoy trios for piano, ‘cello and clarinet by Beethoven and Brahms, performed by TRIO CASCADIA (Nola Allen, piano; Dave Beck, ‘cello and Bob Winger, clarinet), as well as two solo pieces by Bach. Dave Beck, KING FM’s newest announcer and former award-winning producer of KUOW Presents, will perform a movement for ‘cello […]
Oct. 29, 2014 Whidbey Children’s Theater is proud to present “The Wind in the Willows,” its first production of the season. Join Mole, Ratty, Badger, Mr Toad, and a host of woodland characters as they forge friendships, brave snowstorms, go on a wild car ride, and save Toad Hall from scheming weasels and ferrets! This classic tale […]
Nov. 5, 2014 WICA presents a rare interview with David R. Ignatius by Robert W. Merry, and a glimpse into his gripping new novel “The Director,” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. Ignatius’ book was an instant New York Times bestseller about how spies don’t bother to steal information… they change it, permanently and invisibly. An American journalist […]
Nov. 5, 2014 Island Consort—Whidbey’s resident early music ensemble—is pleased to announce our 2nd season performing works of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical eras (though with the occasional era departure thrown in for good measure!). We open our 2014-15 concert season at 7:30 p.m on Saturday, Nov. 22 with Henry Purcell’s “Welcome to All […]
Nov. 5, 2014 NABC announces a commercial kitchen is available for rent by the hour in Langley area, located at the Island County Fairgrounds. The kitchen features a propane stove, convection and regular ovens, cooling racks, stainless prep tables, fridge, freezer, sinks and microwave. The cost is $15 for the first hour and $10 for each additional […]
Nov. 5, 2014 Whidbey Island’s own dynamo, Piper Reva, presents her first play “The Wizards of Weepy Isle,” a one-woman performance (with two local elfin child actors) on Saturday, Nov. 22 at WICA in Langley. This is an experiential tale of magic, the soul’s search for the Great Wizard within, through the journey of a mouse who […]
Whidbey Island Dance Theater announces the 22nd Season of The Nutcracker, which will run Friday, Dec. 12 through Sunday, Dec. 21 this year. Performance times will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings and at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center, 5675 Maxwelton Rd. in Langley. Ticket costs […]
Nov. 4, 2014 The Saratoga Orchestra, under the musical direction of conductor Anna Edwards, is pleased to announce the performance of Carl Orff’s CARMINA BURANA as part of the 2014-2015 concert season. Two choral “components” will rehearse separately and will combine for the performance to form the 150 voice Massed Choir of Whidbey (MCW) prepared […]
Nov. 4, 2014 Calling on artists to decorate downtown Langley shops and possibly win big cash prizes! The Langley Main Street Association invites artists to go wild with imagination and holiday cheer and help Deck the Doors to create a beautiful holiday outdoor gallery. Three winners will be chosen by an impartial panel of judges and each will […]
Oct. 29, 2014 Router, shaper, band saw, jig ﹣dovetail, sander, lathe and drill ﹣padauk, maple, walnut, sapele ﹣the final shape ﹣ the poetry of trees. Rob Schouten Gallery is pleased to present “The Shape of Wood” with the work of artist Bruce Launer from Nov. 1 to 24. An artist’s reception is 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. […]
Oct. 29, 2014 Imagine a big red barn. Fill it with rainbows of color, panoplies of texture, and wall-to-wall creative displays. This is the Whidbey Weavers Guild 11th annual Uncommon Threads Sale! The event is held at Greenbank Farm’s Red Barn from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday Nov. 7 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. […]
Just Announced!! Nancy Nolan and visiting, nationally recognized Jazz pianist/accompanist, Steve Christofferson, are joining forces for the very first time, this coming Sunday for a very special, extempore, unscripted, performance at Ott & Murphy’s Cabaret. Steve has accompanied some of the best in the business today, from Nancy King to Karrin Allyson. Steve Christofferson has […]
Nov. 5, 2014 Whidbey Island Center for the Arts presents Brothers of the Baladi, the 2008 Grammy-nominated Middle Eastern and World Music band, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7. This Portland, Oregon quartet features traditional Middle Eastern songs, well-chosen cover songs and unique original material played with traditional Middle Eastern instruments (Oud, Saz, Mizmar, Midjwiz, […]
Nov. 5, 2014 Join us in Zech Hall at WICA for a free event as Key Players Piano Bar is transformed into a comedy club for an open mic stand-up event at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8! Exercise your skills at the mic or come to enjoy the comedic stylings of your local community. […]
Oct. 29, 2014 Whidbey Island’s Own Saratoga Orchestra presents “Curtains Up!” a concert welcoming Anna Edwards, Saratoga Orchestra’s new Music Director and Conductor. After a two-year national search, Ms. Edwards will lead the orchestra in her inaugural season “Soaring to New Adventures.” Featuring works by Rossini, Mendelssohn and Beethoven, the concert is at 2:30 p.m. […]
Oct. 29, 2014 Join us at the Greenbank Farm this Halloween, Friday, Oct. 31, and help us kick-off a new, family-friendly tradition! There will be FREE, family-friendly activities and carnival games from 4 to 6 p.m. Meet us with your festively dressed dogs for a Mutt Strut Parade and walk at 4 p.m. followed by a […]
Oct. 29, 2014 Coinciding with the merchant and town Halloween dress up from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, the City of Langley—supported by the Langley Main Street Association—will host the unveiling of two sculptures. The sculptures will be installed on existing pedestals located in the Second Street plaza adjacent to the old Langley Fire […]
Oct. 27, 2014 Imagination, art, music and the Day of the Dead come together in La Conner, Wash. and Whidbey Island artist Kathleen Otley is one of the chosen few. Otley will present her unique willow wall sculptures at the 30th annual Arts Alive! Invitational Show in La Conner on Halloween weekend. Art’s Alive! opens […]
Oct. 22, 2014 Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island is bringing a global movement to educate girls and change the world home to Whidbey Island with a Screening of Girl Rising at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts on Sunday, November 2 @ 1:30 p.m. The event is directly supported by Girl Rising in collaboration […]
Oct. 22, 2014 ANNOUNCING SATURDAY ONLY REGISTRATION AND SATURDAY NIGHT REGISTRATION! Northwest Institute of Literary Arts announces the 16th annual Whidbey Island Writers Conference (WIWC), October 24-26. A gorgeous island location and an intimate setting for workshops makes WIWC the ultimate conference for novice and professional writers to further their knowledge in craft, publishing, and […]
Oct. 15, 2014 Chanteuse, a Whidbey Island non-profit community Women’s Choir, will perform a collaborative concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 24 and at 4 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 25. The program will feature Dana Moffatt’s group, “Sarungano,” which plays music of Zimbabwe and well-known world storyteller, Jill Johnson, who will enthrall us with stories from Japan and Uganda. Choir […]
Oct. 15, 2014 Whidbey Children’s Theater presents the 2nd Annual Spooktacular! Friday Oct 24, 6:00 – 8:30pm Saturday Oct 25, 4:00 – 8:30pm 2148 Jubilee Lane, Freeland – off East Harbor Rd This fun and family-friendly event will be a hit with kids of EVERY age! Begin by making a mask or costume, add some […]
Oct. 15, 2014 ‘Masters of the Pen’ with Gwen Jones is a new dramatic reading series that brings unabridged classics from some of the greatest writers of the 18th, 19th and 20th century to the WICA stage. The series kicks off on Thursday, October 30 @ 7:30 with a night of classic horror and spine-tingling […]
Oct. 15, 2014 Penn Cove Gallery is celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Saturday, Nov. 1. Artwork from both past and present Penn Cove Gallery members will be on display, along with art demonstrations by various artists. The celebration will be held at the Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander Street from 10 a.m. to 5 […]
Oct. 15, 2014 Whidbey Island Center for the Arts proudly presents Chris Spencer’s “Short Story Smash Contest” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29. Calling all writers to share their stories and have them read out loud by well-dressed rhetoricians on the WICA main stage that evening. Send your story (or stories) to: email@example.com no […]
Oct. 11, 2014 Sundance Bakery in Langley has formed an alliance with Salish Sea Trading Cooperative to bring flour from Nash’s Organic Grains in Sequim to the Port of Langley via sail. Salish is working in harmony with Nature’s gifts of wind and tide to sail local goods around Puget Sound. Sundance Bakery is making […]
Oct. 8, 2014 Cool weather is on its way and it’s time to warm up with a new encaustic class… PHOTO encaustic! Taught by Langley artist Kim Tinuviel, this two-session workshop, on Friday evening Oct. 24 and Saturday Oct. 25 will introduce you to the techniques and possibilities of combining your photography with the encaustic […]
Oct. 7, 2014 Featuring best-selling author Daniel James Brown: “The Boys in the Boat” Northwest Institute of Literary Arts is delighted to announce its 16th annual Whidbey Island Writers Conference (WIWC), convening October 24–26 in the historic fishing village of Coupeville. Novice and professional writers from all over the world rub elbows at WIWC each […]
Oct. 7, 2014 The spirit of the holiday season is beautifully reflected in the brilliant colors of poinsettias and mistletoe being sold by South Whidbey High School Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble and Choir students. This sale raises funds to cover instrument repair, music, scholarships, and make it possible for these talented students to perform at […]
Oct. 7, 2014 Whidbey Photo Adventures is sponsoring a free photowalk in downtown Langley from 9-11 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 11 as part of the annual Worldwide Photowalk program. Photowalks are designed to give photographers of all ability levels an opportunity to visually explore a particular area in the company of other like-minded people. Meet […]
Oct. 1, 2014 “Timeless!” a concert with Cynthia Morrow, violin & viola and Sheila Weidendorf, piano, will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.12 at Langley United Methodist Church, 301 Anthes in Langley. A suggested donation of $20 will be accepted at the door. Immerse yourself in an afternoon of timeless musical treasures spanning the ages, with […]
Oct. 1, 2014 On tour from Portland, Oregon, cellist and folksinger Anna Fritz performs on Whidbey Island at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 Hwy. 525 in Freeland. The event is hosted by Whidbey Island Friends Meeting and there is a suggested donation of $10 – $20, with no one turned away. […]
Oct. 1, 2014 Potter Marcia Muchnik and Fiber Artist Marcy Johnson will be Artworks Gallery’s featured artists during October. There will be a “2nd Sunday” reception on Oct.12 for Marcy and Marcia from 1 to 4 p.m. Light snacks and drinks will be served and guitarist Quinn Fitzpatrick will provide live music from 1:30 to 3:30 […]
Oct. 1, 2014 Internationally acclaimed classical guitarist, Enric Madriguera, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11 in the first concert of the 2014-2015 Concert Series sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island. The concert features a suite of Renaissance dances, including a Saltarello composed by Vincenzo Galilei, father of famous physicist, mathematician […]
Sept 27, 2014 The coveted title of Mr. South Whidbey will be awarded Saturday, Oct. 4 at Freeland Hall. The Mr. South Whidbey Pageant is a benefit for Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund that which helps neighbors on South Whidbey with medical expenses they cannot afford. This year Andy Gilbert, Erik Jokinen, Frank Parra, […]
Pandas! Who can resist their black-and-white fuzzy beauty and their adorable charm?
Fall in love with pandas all over again at Rob Schouten Gallery when local artist Anne Belov shows the original color drawings from her charming new children’s book, “Pandamorphosis” from Oct. 1 through Oct. 15.
Sept. 24, 2014 The Northwest Language and Cultural Center will hold its 2014 Gala, “Bavaria Festival,” on Saturday, Sept. 27 at a private residence on Sunlight Beach. The event is organized in celebration and support of NWLA’s mission to nurture intercultural understanding while highlighting the food, music, and traditions of the Bavarian region—just in time […]
Sept. 24, 2014 Come see the moon and the sea in a whole new, elysian light. Rob Schouten Gallery presents “Keiichi Nishimura, Mixed-Media Paintings on Silk” in this longtime artist’s first Whidbey Island show from Oct. 1 to 30. Nishimura is known for his unique approach to wave imagery and his use of metal leaf […]
Sept. 10, 2014 The first show of the new season! Kitsch ‘n Bitch kicks it off at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. Host Sue Frause chats, eats and drinks with Pacific Northwest foodies in the fourth annual “Septoberfest”—a celebration of seasonal food and beer. Guests include celebrated cook […]
Sept. 9, 2014 Northwest Institute of Literary Arts is delighted to announce its 16th annual Whidbey Island Writers Conference (WIWC) convening on Friday through Sunday, Oct.24–26, in the historic fishing village of Coupeville. Novice and professional writers from all over the world rub elbows at WIWC each year, sharing stories and inspiration as they deepen […]
Sept. 15, 2014 OutCast Productions delves into a play that couldn’t be more relevant to our time. “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” opens Friday, Sept. 19 at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds. Considering the recent news headlines of the heinous cavalier beheadings of American reporters, James Foley and Steven Sotloff, by the Islamic State of Iraq […]
Sept. 16, 2014 Sign-ups for “Footloose! The Musical” begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept.17. Whidbey Children’s Theater is excited to begin sign-ups for our high school musical production, Footloose will be directed by Rose Woods. This is a large cast full-scale musical with a cast of up to 35 young performers. Prompt registration is encouraged […]
Sept. 15, 2014 “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” poet Mary Oliver asks us. Jeanne Guy Gatherings is presenting a Women’s LifeWriting Retreat: “The Next Chapter…Of Your Life” from Thursday, Oct. 2 through Monday, Oct. 6. Only four spots remain! The fee of $1175 includes sessions, lodging and all meals at […]
Sept 17, 2014 Cook on Clay, the nationally known pottery studio located on Whidbey Island, invites the community to an Open House to celebrate its new design and manufacturing center. The event takes place from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 19762 Highway SR 20 in Coupeville. Robbie Lobell and Maryon Attwood, owners […]
Sept 10, 2014 A showcase of artists will be offered in the first annual “Arts Alive” event on Saturday, Sept. 13th from 11am to 3 pm. This city wide street event will bring together local artists demonstrating their talents and providing education in their respective artistic categories. Many of the participants are regionally, nationally and […]
Sept. 10, 2014 The original artwork for Anne Belov’s wordless picture book, “Pandamorphosis,” is now on display at the Freeland branch of the Sno-Isle Library. The work will be on view for the entire month of September. Anne will also give a presentation at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 at the library, about how […]
Sept. 9, 2014 “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine will run Friday, Oct. 10 through Saturday, Oct. 25 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. The production is directed by Robert W. Prosch and is seeking actors and singers to fill the roles of: • Birds/Demon: movement-oriented role, non-singing part. •Mysterious Man: Intellectual, pleasant. […]
Sept. 3, 2014 The Poppybank Gallery in downtown Langley is presenting its first new major show for fall. The show is titled “Cuba: Color & Light” and features photography from photographer Christopher Evans’ 2012 trip to the island nation. Evans was accompanied on the trip by his wife and gallery co-owner Leslie Irish Evans. “As […]
Sept. 3, 2014 The Island Shakespeare Festival season’s final performances are this Thursday thru Sunday. Wild West treatments of The Taming of the Shrew are Thursday, Sept. 4 and Saturday, Sept. 6. Performances of Richard III are Friday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 7. All performances begin promptly at 5 p.m. in the carousel-striped tent behind […]
Sept. 3, 2014 The Whidbey Island Community Orchestra invites all levels of players and turns away no one. That’s right, no auditions. Some of us have played for years; others have picked up their instruments after decades of not playing—and yet others have just started playing. We rehearse from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursdays […]
Sept. 3, 2014 The Six Bowls online auction to benefit Good Cheer is being held from Sept. 2 through Sept.16. To bid, please visit www.sixbowls.com/online-auction. After nearly a year of circulating around Whidbey Island, Penny Kaela Bauer’s Six Bowls project culminates with a special online auction of these fabulous local artist-made bowls with poems and baskets. As the bowls […]
Aug. 26, 2014 After a wonderful year of sharing beautiful art and making incredible memories, Inspired Arts Gallery & Gifts is closing its doors this Saturday, Aug. 30. We’ll sit out the winter and meditate upon whether, when and where to appear next. You’ll find various discounts happening throughout this week and—on our Grand Closing Saturday—we’ll have […]
Aug. 27, 2014 Painter Byron Birdsall is an artist with a national reputation for his depictions of nature, and a guy with a hankering for some auld lang syne. Best known for the variety and drama of his Alaskan landscapes, Birdsall’s unique ability to capture light is evident in all of his paintings, along with […]
Aug. 27, 2014 Whidbey Island Center for the Arts throws open its doors on Friday, September 12 at 6:00 in celebration of its 18th season. Everyone is invited to the party which includes a preview of the upcoming 2014-2015 season, tours of the theatre, and a chance to win tickets to the Theatre Series production […]
Aug. 27, 2014 Whidbey’s Saratoga Orchestra recently hosted a summer soireé at One Spirit Garden in Clinton to welcome new music director and conductor, Anna Edwards, and to announce the upcoming season, “Soaring to New Adventures.” Edwards was officially appointed this past May after a two-year search in which the musicians, Board of Directors and community participated […]
Aug. 27, 2014 Over 50 artists will gather in the seaside village of Langley to provide an extraordinary opportunity to observe and learn a myriad of artistry techniques from some of the best in their field. A showcase of artists will be offered in the first annual “Arts Alive” event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]
Aug. 26, 2014 DrawingLAB and ArtLAB classes are starting at Whidbey Children’s Theater in Sept. ArtLAB: Kids learning to make art together ArtLAB is a place for kids to play and make things while learning the basics of art making. Kids experiment, learn and tell stories, create characters and their adventures while learning to draw, […]
Aug. 26, 2014 A Call for artists and collaborators! Whidbey Children’s Theater is looking for directors, costumers, choreographers, set designers and more for our exciting upcoming theater season and beyond! WCT has been part of the South Whidbey Island arts community for over thirty years, offering a wide range of performing arts activities for different […]
August 20, 2014 You’re invited to the opening reception for the Summer Art Tour 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 22 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. Meet the artists, plan your visits for the tour, and enjoy some food and drink. The tour starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 23. Visit the Studios of […]
Joni Takanikos presents “Wild Untamed Beauty” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 22 at Ott & Murphy Winery Cabaret in Langley. Enjoy performances led by master of ceremonies, David Ossman, backlit by the extraordinary beauty of Saratoga Passage.
August 20, 2014 Save the date for the first annual “Arts Alive” event, a citywide street event showcasing local artists demonstrating their talents and providing education in their respective artistic categories around Langley. This event will be held on First and Second Streets in downtown Langley from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. […]
August 20, 2014 Gordon Wilson is a landscape photographer located in Freeland. He is especially adept at catching beautiful and unique cloud formations. His photography can now be enjoyed by visiting the Freeland Library where more information about this versatile photographer can be found. His photography continues to be shown at the Freeland Branch Library through the […]
August 19, 2014 Freeland Library invites artists with 3-D art such as fiber arts, ceramics/pottery, small sculpture, assemblage, etc. to submit art for inclusion in the Lobby Display Case at the Freeland Library. Submissions may be made by e-mail as attachments, directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person. Openings are in September, November or December, 2014 […]
August 12, 2014 The Burning Whidboy Studio has been created to provide space and opportunity for art, performance, music and alternative creations and will continue holding events throughout August. This weekend there will be music from Nick Toombs & Matt McDowell 7 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 14. Presenting an evening of adventurous listening, including […]
August 6, 2014 Technical skills as a painter are important, but not everything. So says Spanish master painter Golucho, who will teach an advanced four-day painting workshop titled “Beyond Skill” at Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio in Langley on Sept. 9 through Sept. 12. Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio founder and artist, Cary Jurriaans, has been offering workshops […]
August 13, 2014 Kalob Tatum, scheduled to attend Manhattan School of Music on a violin scholarship in the Fall, sustained a serious head injury in an accident last month. Kalob’s musician friends will send good vibes his way as the community comes together with KONCERT for KALOB in support of Kalob Tatum and his family […]
August 13, 2014 Everyone is invited to celebrate the life of Paul Schell on Thursday, August 14. The celebration begins with a New Orleans’ style procession through First and Second Streets in Langley, followed by a service and reception at WICA, 565 Camano Ave. The Procession begins at 1:30pm at the Inn at Langley and proceeds […]
Greenbank Farm will host a “Dog & Pony Show” from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 17, coordinated by Jerry and Connie Lloyd, to highlight their merry band of friends, dogs and horses. Cassi Anderson and her always popular disc dogs will be on hand to flaunt their aerobatics.
Tone up your funny bones! Stand-up comic Brian Moote is coming back to The Clyde again this summer with another hilarious show at 10 p.m. Saturday, August 16.
July 30, 2014 The Friends of Ebey’s is the local non-profit building philanthropic support for Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Ebey’s Reserve works to protect, preserve and enhance the cultural and natural resources of Central Whidbey Island. This summer the Friends of Ebey’s will host the following events in the Reserve: The Whale Wins on […]
The wickedly talented Northwest singer songwriter will be accompanied at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 10 by a group of musicians whose talent and experience will provide an exciting interpretation of Blaine’s work.
August 6, 2014 Whidbey Island Winery presents island legend Janie Cribbs and her new outfit the T.Rust Band at the 5th annual “Shakin’ the Vines” outdoor Summer Concert Series at 6 p.m. on Saturday, August 9. Janie & gang are burning up stages all over the Northwest with their alternatively sultry, simmering and sizzling show! […]
July 30, 2014 Tret Fure, a singer/songwriter who has been touring and performing for four decades, will be appearing in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 7 at the home of Grethe Cammermeyer and Diane Divelbess, 4632 Tompkins Road, Langley. Tickets are $20 and include wine and snacks. After a long career in both […]
July 30, 2014 Inspired Arts is pleased to announce the opening of a one-man show for Mark Skullerud, one of Whidbey Island’s most diverse and dynamic artists. The show will last through Labor Day with a gala reception to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, August 8 in our community space. Not only […]
We’re excited to be returning to the verdant Froggwell Gardens for the Seventh Froggwell Art Invitational. Over a dozen returning and new artists will be displaying an impressive variety of original sculptures, paintings and prints.
July 30, 2014 The Burning Whidboy Studio is holding a Grand Opening at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 2, with live band, PeTE, playing at 8 p.m.The Burning Whidboy Studio is created to provide space and opportunity for art, performance, music and alternative creations. Please contact Carl at email@example.com to discuss your ideas and involvement. […]
July 30, 2014 Freeland Library is accepting two dimensional art: watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography, encaustic, fiber art, etc. to display in the library each month. Art work should be submitted for approval. Available wall space is three walls, approximately five feet by five feet with three wires in each space capable of holding two to three works. Space is […]
July 23, 2014 A highlight of Good Cheer’s Empty Bowl Soup Night is taking home a beautiful handcrafted bowl. When Good Cheer was looking for a source to make some new bowls for this year’s Soup Night, the Paint Escape volunteered to be the place to make the unique bowls. The Paint Escape is donating […]
July 23, 2014 Everyone is invited to Whidbey Island’s first ever Queer Pride Parade, a celebration of the “queer” in all of us. The parade will start at the top of Cascade Avenue in Langley at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 and loop through downtown. The idea for Langley’s Queer Pride Parade came from parade […]
The Poppybank Gallery, a gallery in Langley specializing exclusively in photographic art, is hosting a photography contest with the theme of “The Pacific Northwest.”
July 23, 2014 The work of local underwater photographer Betty Bastai has been selected to be included in ART PORT TOWNSEND/EXPRESSIONS NORTHWEST, the Northwind Arts Center and Port Townsend Arts Commission’s 16th Annual Juried Art Exhibition. It will be held August 1 through August 31 in the beautiful seaport town of Port Townsend, Washington. Juror Greg Robinson is the executive director […]
July 23, 2014 Our 11th annual Lavender Festival is bringing back wine and music for your enjoyment. Relax walking the lavender fields, then sit back and sip some local wines and listen to music. Want to learn how to make a lavender wreath or a lavender wand? This year we have booths with lavender craft […]
Our “Great Green Hope” for Earth’s climate crisis lies not only in cutting emissions but in returning health to the soil beneath our feet. Thousands of years of poor farming, ranching and land practices have led to the loss of 80 billion tons of carbon from the world’s soils. Its new home? Our atmosphere.
Siri Bardarson will perform her brand of pop vocals and crazy cello at the eleventh annual Lavender Wind Festival hosted at Lavender Wind Farm. Siri will be doing her cello thing from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 26.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts will hold auditions open the general public (with an appointment) from 6 to 9 p.m. on Monday, August 11 and Tuesday, August 12 for the five productions in their Theatre Series next season.
Get ready for a wicked ride at OutCast Productions with Christopher Durang’s absurdist comedy “Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them.” The show opens Friday, July 11 and runs through Saturday, July 26.
Whidbey Children’s Theater has been a magical home-away-from-home for Whidbey youth for over 30 years, from its earliest beginnings in Martha Murphy’s backyard to the iconic WCT Barn, the Porter Building downtown and its current home next to Langley Middle School.
July 9, 2014 Artists of South Whidbey will celebrate in a new location for their Annual Art Show and Sale this year. The ASW 40th Annual Show and Sale will be in the Old Bayview School located at the corner of E. Marshview & Bayview Road. The show opens July 11th with a Friday evening […]
The book launch of “Whidbey Island: Reflections on People and the Land” will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 10 at the Bayview Cash Store.
‘Watercolors in the Garden — paintings by Kay Parsons’ reception Sunday, July 13
Coupeville Festival Association, producers of the long-standing Coupeville Arts & Craft Festival, announced today that it will hold a celebratory 50th Anniversary Reception named, “Thank You Coupeville” on Friday, July 25.
Brackenwood Gallery is poised to embrace summer with a show featuring oil painter Jason Waskey and a “Garden Garnishes” sculpture exhibit featuring seven local sculptors.
Celebrate all-American art on Whidbey Island during the Fourth of July weekend! Artists’ studios and galleries will welcome visitors during the third annual “Fireworks + Artworks” event. Stop in and see what new creations are underway.
July 2, 2014 The Jan Holmes Silent Art Auction will be held at the Coupeville Rec Hall from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 5. Go online to view auction art at www.jan-holmes-art-sale.com. All proceeds from wine sales will go to benefit the WAIF Animal Shelter. Bids will be accepted via email, text, or phone until 5:45 p.m. For further […]
The Island Shakespeare Festival will be the host and beneficiary of this year’s All Island Book Clubs Gathering set for Tuesday, August 12, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
June 25, 2014 You’re invited to a very special event next Friday evening, June 27th, 5-7 pm, at Inspired Arts. We’ll be featuring the “Expressions” oil painting series by Mary Goolsby – a large series of small, colorful paintings she has done that capture the different human expressions that we findon the faces of others, […]
July 21, 2014 Tret Fure, a singer/songwriter who has been touring and performing for four decades, will be appearing in concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 7 at the home of Grethe Cammermeyer and Diane Divelbess, 4632 Tompkins Road, Langley. Tickets are $20 and include wine and snacks. After a long career in both […]
Whidbey landscapes come to life at Rob Schouten Gallery with a show titled “Island Light,” featuring new works by painters Annette Adrian Hanna and Richard Engstrom. The show opens Friday, June 6, has an artists reception on Sunday, June 15 and runs through Monday, June 30.
June has arrived and with it a spectacular show by two of Whidbey’s favorite artists—Buffy Cribbs and Bruce Morrow. These exceptional painters, known for their colorful and intriguing subject matter, are always a pleasure to encounter.
Freeland Art Studios is expanding just in time for our annual Open House! Come see the additional space and meet the 10 artists of the Freeland Art Studios from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 14.
Whidbey to Romania, an Evening of Performing Arts Fundraiser for the Atlantis Underwater Robotics Team, will be held on June 14 at St. Augustine’s Church, 5217 Honeymoon Bay Rd. in Freeland.
Early auditions will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 23 for Stephen Sondheim’s musical masterpiece, “Into the Woods,” directed by Rob Prosch. Callbacks will be held on on Tuesday, June 24.
From Shining Sea Studios on Honeymoon Bay, Teri Jo Summer-Reiger continues generating her original designs in clothing and accessories in hand-dyed silks, linens and lightweight wool.
Author and artist, Marie Plakos, has just published a fine art photography book, “Adornment, a Photographic Essay.”
The 18th Annual Touch Drawing Gathering with Deborah Koff-Chapin will be held July 13-18 at the Chinook Center of Whidbey Institute in Clinton. Early registration has been extended for Whidbeyites until June 6.
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.
May 21, 2014 Penn Cove Gallery is excited to add the wood sculptures of artist Pat Collins to its collection of local talent. He has been sculpting wood for over 30 years and calls his art “stylized sculpture.” Collins’ aim is first to showcase the beauty and natural figure of fine hardwoods and second to […]
The seventh grade of Whidbey Island Waldorf School will present two performances of “The Tempest” by Shakespeare at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 30 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 1.
“Let It Be a Dance!” will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 23, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island (UUCWI). Triptych, an instrumental trio with John Leaser on tenor sax, Leanne Long on piano and Richard Hughes on string bass, will perform familiar favorites from the big band era of the 30’s-50’s.
Pam Ingalls will demo a portrait in oils in the Russian Impressionist style from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) presents Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” as the theatrical finale to its 2013-14 season. Opening on Friday, June 6, the play will run three weekends through June 21.
Trip along the Avenue of Amazement with performers, poets and acrobats at 6:45 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, May 17 at Ott and Murphy Winery Tasting Room.
Open to the life force with a day of creative expression. Touch Drawing is a simple yet powerful healing art form. Attune to your inner sensations and bring images into form through the touch of fingertips on paper.
Come one! Come all! Bring your dancing shoes, 7 p.m. on Friday, May 23, and join us for an evening of live swing and Latin music!
The Whidbey Island reading of the 2014 Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival takes place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 18 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley.
Gloria Ferry-Brennan, violin; James Hinkley, cello and Sheila Weidendorf, piano, will close the concert season on Sunday, May 15 at Langley United Methodist Church.
May 7, 2014 Soar over to Greenbank Farm for some beautiful springtime birds. Sculptor Sharon Spencer and watercolorist Frances Wood are two Whidbey Island artists who are very much inspired by birds. Both artists have an intimate knowledge and deep respect for these creatures, which brings out special and lovingly rendered works of art. The birds […]
Join Kaj Lund Olsen, Joe Ballestrasse and guest Gloria Ferry-Brennan for a “mostly jazz” performance at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 9 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland.
The local comedy country music group, “The Rural Characters,” will perform at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17. The performances will benefit the annual Local Artist Series and will be on the Michael Nutt Mainstage
The Whidbey Children’s Theater is holding their large annual fundraiser—this year an art event/sale called “Art-a-palooza”—the weekend of May 24 and 25 in their facility on the campus of Langley Middle School.
Whidbey Island Artists are invited to apply to exhibit at the annual Lavender Wind Festival, scheduled for 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 and 27.
April 29, 2014 Hedgebrook announces the 17th annual Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival, a celebration of women writing for the theater. This May, playwrights Mia Chung, Alexa Junge, Evangeline Ordaz and Tracey Scott Wilson will join dramaturgs Anita Montgomery, Tanya Palmer and Christine Sumption for a two-week residency at the famed Whidbey Island writers’ retreat, capped […]
OutCast Productions opens “Good People” by David Lindsay-Abaire Friday, May 9. The show runs through May 24 at the Black Box Theater at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds in Langley.
Sculptor Sharon Spencer and watercolorist Frances Wood are two Whidbey Island artists who are very much inspired by birds. Both artists have an intimate knowledge and deep respect for these creatures, which brings out special and lovingly rendered works of art.
Whidbey’s Saratoga Orchestra kicks off the annual Intermezzo V Gala Weekend from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 2 with “RHAPSODY!, an Evening of Great Food, Great Fun and Great Friends.”
The Kickstarter fundraising campaign is 66% funded and—with only nine days to go—Dana Linn has been pushed from the driver’s seat and ‘Golene’ has taken over…
Join revered Japanese Master Gardener Masa Mizuno for a pruning workshop from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 3 in a beautiful private garden on the high bluffs of the Headlands in Clinton. The event includes a demonstration, tours of the gardens and ponds and a question and answer session, all followed by an authentic Japanese lunch.
Kitsch ‘N Bitch host Sue Frause and her guests gather around the kitchen table at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) for the final show of the season, “Meet the Producers!” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) welcomes Island Consort as part of its Chamber Music Series on the Michael Nutt Main stage at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27.
Under the vocal direction of Dr. Dianne Vars, 13 Island Consort singers will present a concert of madigrals, motets and Baroque songs, accompanied by eight members of Island Consort’s instrumental division, directed by Chris Harshman. Guest keyboardist will be Eileen Soskin.
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.
Do you ever stop, toss, or not even get started on creative projects? Bring your inner critic’s mean little messages, and creativity coach Deb Lund will help you find ways to diffuse them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. […]
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 […]