A&E Briefs | Holiday market, grants, Beatles, scarecrows

Oct 24, 2017

Voting open for annual Scarecrow contest

Voting is now open on judging entries in the Edmonds Historical Museum's 2017 Scarecrow Festival.

Voters can see the entries at www.scf.historicedmonds.org.

Last year more than 75 businesses, individuals, homeowner groups, clubs, artists and more came together to haunt our town with scarecrows and be part of what has become Edmonds premier fall fun event.

This year, the museum is looking to top 100 entries.

And don't forget to post your “Scare Yourself” selfie party on Instagram. Just take a selfie with your favorite scarecrow and post it with the hashtag #scarecrowselfie.

For more information go to the Edmonds Historical Museum's Scarecrow Festival web page at www.scf.historicedmonds.org or call the Scarecrow Hotline at 425-774-6507.

Holiday Market opening a week earlier

The holiday shopping season in downtown Edmonds will be a little bigger and longer this year. It will open on Fifth Avenue North in front of City Hall for six Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4-Dec. 16. It will not not be held the Saturday Thanksgiving.

In addition, the extended hour offer more chances to browse and buy a selection of holiday gifts, food, wines, flowers, treats and music.

“We’re thrilled to bring back this popular holiday market to the streets of downtown Edmonds with a great selection of vendors this year,” said Patrick Doherty, Edmonds’ Economic Development director.

“Along with the annual Tree Lighting event on November 25, the downtown holiday trolley on Saturdays during the season, the Christmas ships, two free holiday movie nights for the kids, carolers, street music, lights and decorations, and more, it’s no wonder so many folks are making downtown Edmonds part of their holiday tradition.”

For more information about the market, or if you would like to participate as a vendor, email market manager Valerie Claypool at Valerie Claypool 247eventsnw@gmail.com.

Chamber of Commerce annual photo contest is on

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual photo contest for the 2018 membership plaque and preferred business directory.

Drop off or mail your photo with contact information on the back to

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, 121 Fifth Ave. N, Edmonds, WA 98020.

Photos must conform to the following: image must work in both portrait and landscape orientation, printed 4-by-6 photo, and you must have a digital version of the photo. All submissions must be received by Nov. 10, limited of two entries per person.

The winning photo will be revealed after Dec. 1, and the photo, with photographer's photo credit, will be featured on the plaque and business directory.

For more information contact the Chamber office at 425-670-1496 or business@edmondswa.com.

Edmonds Center for the Arts gets grant

Edmonds Center for the Arts has received a grant of $2,500 from Wells Fargo in support of the center’s Arts for Everyone program. Arts for Everyone is ECA’s $2 ticket program for low-income students, families and older adults.

With the objective to increase accessibility to the performing arts for community members of all ages, ECA has committed to offering 30 percent of seats at education matinees at this special rate. T

his is a 75 percent discount off the regular $8 student ticket price. ECA expects to provide over 2,500 of these reduced-price tickets to students in the 2017-18 school year.

“Wells Fargo chose to support Edmonds Center for the Arts because we know that every community we serve is more vibrant and strong when all residents have access to enriching arts and cultural experiences,” said Stephanie Wall, Pacific Northwest community relations manager for Wells Fargo.




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