Arts Notebook

  • Tuesday, July 24, 2012 6:37pm

Work begins on new Edmonds mural

Work has begun on the newest mural mounted by the Edmonds Mural Society.

The mural, “Untitled,” by Seattle muralist John Osgood, features an abstracted ferry scene. The mural is being painted on the west wall of Girardi’s Restaurant, 504 Fifth Ave., Edmonds.

“Untitled” is the 12th mural raised by the Mural Society, which has been operating for four years.

To protect the murals from fading or weather damage, Society volunteers primer the wall before the mural is painted, and seal the mural afterward.

For more information, go to

Singers’ Showdown preliminary rounds

Local vocalists are invited to audition for a spot to compete in the second annual Hometown Hootenanny Singers’ Showdown next month.

Contestants will compete in two age categories – 16 and under vocalists and adult vocalists – focusing on country, folk and bluegrass musical styles. Preliminary rounds for the final showdown are from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 8-9 at the Music Hall at the Everett Mall, 1402 SE Everett Mall Way.

The final judging begins at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 25, at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. in downtown Everett.

To register for the preliminary audition round, go to, email or call 425-308-4176.

‘Gilligan’s Island’ in Edmonds

Snohomish Theater Project at the Carnegie is presenting its second annual “Gilligan’s Island,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3-4 and 2 p.m. Aug. 5 at the Phoenix Theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., Edmonds.

The Snohomish Theater Project is parodying two classic episodes: a visiting Hungarian socialite comes to buy the island and is smitten by the Professor; and Mary Anne bumps her head and thinks she is Ginger.

Tickets are $10, no reservations required, and may be purchased at the door or at

Driftwood auditions for ‘39 Steps’

Driftwood Players is holding audition for “The 39 Steps,” a fast-paced whodunit adapted from the 1915 John Buchan novel and the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film.

There are parts for one man and one woman ages 25-40, plus two people of either gender who will play all other roles.

Auditioners should prepare two contrasting monologues, not to exceed three minutes total, and bring a picture and resume.

Auditions are 5 p.m. Aug. 5 and 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Driftwood administrative office, 306 Main St., Edmonds.

Appointments may be made at or by calling 425-774-9600.

Performances are Oct. 18-21.

Register for Write on the Sound

The 27th annual Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference is Oct. 5-7 at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds.

One of the premier writing conferences in the Pacific Northwest, WOTS offers a unique and affordable opportunity for writers of all levels to increase their knowledge of the craft, learn about a new genre, or explore an aspect of the writing business.

In addition to more than 30 different workshops on Saturday and Sunday, this year’s conference boasts six pre-conference workshops in the afternoon on Friday, Oct. 5.

The conference is limited to approximately 250 participants, with early registration until Sept. 4 at $127 for two days. The regular rate is $147. The pre-conference workshops are $70.

The brochure will be available online July 31. Registration for the WOTS conference and pre-conference opens Aug. 1. The brochure and registration information will be available at For more information, call 425-771-0228.

Call to artists

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission is seeking paintings, prints, drawings, miniatures, calligraphy, photographs, 3-D and artisans’ works for its 34th annual Juried Art Show, sponsored by the Friends of the Arts. More than $4,000 in prize money is available.

Deadline for entries is Aug. 30. To enter or to view the prospectus online, go to and on the home page under “Most Requested Services” click on “Arts of the Terrace.”

Arts of the Terrace is Sept. 29-Oct. 7. To volunteer or make a donation, call 425-771-7068 or email