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Lopez Island
Thursday, August 7, 2014
9:30 a.m. - Noon
Historic Port Stanley Schoolhouse, 2970 Port Stanley Road, Lopez Island

The Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival On Lopez presents “Nuevo Tango”, a Music Lovers Seminar exploring the history, passion, sweetness and swagger of tango from its dockside roots to modern Argentinean Nuevo Tango.

Presented by Spencer Hoveskeland, double bass musician of Seattle’s The Duet and former double bass for Tangoheart, the seminar offers education with entertainment, and includes live music, recorded sound bites, and refreshments (but not dancing).

Tickets are available through,  Limited to 50 attendees. Youth 18 and under must register although their ticket is free. Adults $25. 



Orcas Island
Thursday, August 7, 2014 to Monday, August 11, 2014
All Day
Doe Bay Resort & Retreat, 107 Doe Bay Rd., Olga

This summer, Doe Bay Resort and Artist Home are proud to present the Seventh Annual Doe Bay Festival at The Doe Bay Resort and Retreat on Orcas Island. This weekend festival features an extensive line-up of musicians, local cuisine, camping and activities in one of the most picturesque venues the Northwest has to offer. This event sells out each year, so check website right away or contact the resort front desk at 360-376-2291 about how to obtain tickets. 

Orcas Island
Friday, August 8, 2014 to Saturday, August 23, 2014
7:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., depending on day
Orcas Center, 917 Mt. Baker Rd., Eastsound

Artistic Director Aloysia Friedmann and pianist Jon Kimura Parker welcome Argentinian master tango pianist Pablo Ziegler, violinists Andrés Cárdenes and Chee-Yun, baritone Philip Cutlip, Canada’s famous Gryphon Trio and other renowned artists to the 17th Season of the popular Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival.

All performances are on Orcas Island with the exception of Sunday, Aug. 10 will be on Lopez Island with the time to be determined.

Dates & Times:

Friday, Aug. 8 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9 – 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 – Lopez Island Tuesday, Aug. 12 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13 – 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15 – 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20 – 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22 - 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 – 5:30 p.m.


San Juan Island, Friday Harbor
Friday, August 8, 2014
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Brickworks Plaza, 150 Nichols St.

The Friday Harbor Art Market begins its third season in Friday Harbor on the Brickworks Plaza, June 20. The art market will run every Friday from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. through August 29.  There will be several new artists this year, joining the “Artisan’s on the Plaza”, not only from San Juan Island but also from Orcas, Lopez and Waldron islands. The variety of work will include jewelry, pottery, photography, baskets, clothing, woodwork, glass, paintings, soaps, art cards, screen printing, lotions, and more.

Cynthia's of Course! will be the seasonal food vendor, serving up her specialties each week.

The music lineup is complete as the market welcomes back Teddy Deane, The Rocky Bay Boys, Oliver Strasser, Kuba Tana Marimba and Katura  Marimba. 

New to the art market will be a "hands-on" activity, called “The Creation Station". This will be an interactive art station for kids to adults and anyone who drops in to the station will walk away with their on artistic creation.  Pamela Hoke, nature artist and gallery owner, is coordinating this free 7-8 week event and will be facilitating several projects herself.

For information as to how you can participate as an artist, a food vendor, a musician or an art project facilitator, contact Debbie Pigman,  or 360-472-0216.


Orcas Island, San Juan Island, Lopez Island
Sponsored by
Friday, August 8, 2014
8:15 p.m.
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Bring the whole family to a wonderful free evening of Shakespeare performed in the outdoors. Written just after “Hamlet” was completed, “Twelfth Night” reveals a more mature Shakespeare, writing about miracles of reconciliation, of second chances and of redemption. Classic Shakespearean dramatic irony is paired with his trademark laugh-out-loud comedy plus a liberal dose of romance. Perennially popular, this play is Shakespeare at his best. Please dress warmly and bring a blanket. Chairs are provided at the San Juan venues. No tickets or reservations are needed. We are on a first-come-and-welcome-all basis.

Dates & Locations:  

July 9 - Doe Bay Resort & Retreat, Orcas Island

July 11 & 12 - Lopez Island Vineyards, Lopez Island

July 13 - Shaw Island Community Center

On San Juan Island:

July 17 - August 3 - Thursday through Sunday at Roche Harbor Outdoor Stage

August 8 - August 24 - Friday through Sunday at 1062 Wold Road Stage


San Juan Island
Friday, August 8, 2014
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.
Pelindaba Lavender Farm, 45 Hawthorne Lane

During July and August join us for a FREE guided walking tour of the farm with Pelindaba Lavender Farm’s owner/founder Stephen Robins. The tours are FREE and no reservation is needed. We suggest arriving at the Farm 15 mins before the tour starts. Parking, restroom and picnic facilities are available.

Dates & Times in July and August:

Fridays - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Saturdays - 2:00 p.m.

Sundays - 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Lopez Island
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Saturday, August 9, 2014 to Friday, September 12, 2014
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Chimera Gallery, Lopez Village Plaza, Lopez Road

Chimera Gallery presents the opening reception Saturday August 9th for its member group show, Wabi-Sabi.  Come enjoy some refreshments, meet the artists, and find out what Wabi-Sabi means to each of them.

Show continues from  August 9 to September 12. Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Saturday and Monday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m.  –  3:00 p.m.

Lopez Island
Saturday, August 9, 2014
4:30 p.m.
Lopez Center for the Community and the Arts, 204 Village Rd.

Lopez Trashionistas return to the Lopez Center runway for Trashion-Fashion 2014 to model their wearable creations crafted from recycled and re-purposed materials. You don’t want to miss this signature over-the-top fundraising and promotional event from SWAP (Solid Waste Alternatives Program). No host bar. Reception follows the runway show.

San Juan Island
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Saturday, August 9, 2014 to Saturday, August 30, 2014
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315 Argyle Street

As the title of this show suggests, Family Patterns portrays each artist and their use of rich color repetition and the frequent use of patterning.

Tom Rierden’s artwork is based on narrative storytelling at its finest, created by using acrylic paints on panels. Tom’s cast of characters conveyed in his paintings are people doing their work: i.e., farming, driving tractors or just standing around chatting. Tom uses bright colors, repetition of pattern & form to portray his cast of working folks.

Cathy Schoenberg - Cathy's paintings are rich in color and patterning exuding a soft confidence that suggests an interior landscape that invites exploration and enjoyment. The women occupying her paintings are contemplating life and the riches it offers in spirituality, always she is enclosed like a seed in the fruit, surrounded by reverberations like soft drumbeat, again enclosed and then a window or doorway showing the “other” world still there.

Robin & John Gumaelius – R & J’s ceramic sculptures have grown in subtleties and complexity, from a thin story bird whose sides were painted with elements from fairy tales and the current news. Recent pieces now highlight fully developed 3- D characters whose identities are a bit more mysterious, and feature embellishments such as moveable hands, intricately patterned heads compete with metal hats and small birds, metal stays and recycled pulleys and wheels.

There will be a reception for the artists on Saturday, August 9, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

San Juan Island
Saturday, August 9, 2014
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Brickworks Plaza

"Eat Locally" is a way of life for many residents in the San Juan Islands. The San Juan Island Farmers' Market features delicious island-raised produce, berries, colorful bouquets, eggs, and dairy products, as well as fresh local seafood, shellfish, and meats. The market also features freshly cooked and prepared foods made from local ingredients, grass-fed burgers, hot sausages, baked goods, pizza, crafts, and more!

The market is held year-round at Brickworks, in downtown Friday Harbor on Nichols Street. High season hours (July 4 – Labor Day) are 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Low season hours are 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The market takes place each Saturday from mid-April through October both inside and outside of Brickworks. In November and December it takes place on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, and from January – April on the 1st Saturday of the month.

Brickworks is Friday Harbor’s newest rehabilitated historic site. The building was built in 1920 to house the Friday Harbor Brick and Tile Company. Today it is the last surviving industrial building in Friday Harbor, beautifully renovated to provide a year-round farmers market and event space.