ArtBeat: July 2015

By Kitty King


June 26–28: International Arts and Music Festival

Please come and enjoy unique art displays, local and international music and gourmet food with a wine and beer garden, all nestled within the beautiful setting of Peace Arch State Park. Free parking and admission. For a schedule of events visit

July 5–11: Drayton Harbor Music Festival

First the fireworks, then the music! Six days and nights of world-class music. All concerts free or by donation. For schedule and Big Band Benefit tickets visit

Fridays and Saturdays through September 26: Friday Night BBQ and Saturday Night Clam Bake. Presented with live music at Semiahmoo Resort. Reservations: 318-2044.

July 18: Auditions for Lynden’s Got Talent!

The Lynden Music Festival and Lynden Performing Arts Guild present a solo/group voice competition at this year’s Raspberry Festival in beautiful downtown Lynden. Cash prizes awarded. More information:

Jansen Art Center

July 8, 7:30 p.m.: Greta Matassa and Combo in concert, with Clipper Anderson on bass and Darin Clendenin on piano.

Greta Matassa has been voted Northwest Vocalist of the Year by Earshot Jazz seven times, and was inducted into the Earshot Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014.

Tickets are $15 and are available in the gallery shop and at Presented in cooperation with Drayton Harbor Music Festival.

July 11, 5:30 p.m.: Northwest Ballet Academy fundraiser for the Jansen Art Center.

Wednesday Lunchtime Music in the Piano Lounge. Come grab lunch in the Firehall Café and enjoy an hour of free music from local musicians. Begins at noon.

July 1: Nell Veenstra

July 8: Sylvis Bos

July 15: Karen Scholten

July 22: Gaye Davis

July 29: Doris Mae Bajema

Thursday Night Live Music, 5:30–7:30 p.m. Enjoy free music by a variety of local musicians at Jansen Art Center’s Piano Lounge.

July 2: Lenny Caplan

July 9: Eric and Anissa

July 16: Joe Young

For tickets, events, classes and workshops, visit or call 360/354-3600.

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