Arts Briefs | July 4 edition

Rock out at Open Space, Dig Deep and more.

Dig Deep shows

Beloved island musicians will take the stage at Dig Deep Gardens on Friday and Saturday night.

Sinner and the Saints, a band featuring local legends Loren Sinner, Jerry Todo, Scotty Johnson and Brett Bacchus will take the stage at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5.

On Saturday, July 6, Chris Anderson and friends comprising a group called The Banned will take the Dig Deep Gardens stage at 7 p.m.

Cosmic Charlie

Cosmic Charlie, a Grateful Dead cover band from Athens, Georgia, will play a show at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at Open Space for Arts & Community.

Over the past 25 years, Cosmic Charlie has earned a reputation as a band that puts a distinctive and personal twist on the Grateful Dead catalog — tapping into the Dead’s energy and style as a foundation on which to build.

David Gans, of the acclaimed Grateful Dead Hour, describes Cosmic Charlie as “…a great band — these guys do this music the way it should be done: having the conversation in their own voices.”

Find out more and get tickets at Tickets are free for youths 18 and younger.

Anne Gordon art show

In July, Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union (PSCCU) will open a show of islander Anne Gordon’s work, “Enchanted Isles: A Journey through Magical Realms,” with an artist reception planned for Aug. 2.

Gordon, a registered nurse, sociologist and photographer experiments with various media to combine photography in painterly juxtapositions.

Elevator Operator

Elevator Operator, a popular indie rock band from Olympia, Washington, will play a show at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at Open Space for Arts & Community.

The band, originally founded in 2018 by songwriters Noah Bears R. and Ivy Jordanne, was first called Waking Bear, but in 2024, changed its name to Elevator Operator. It is still the same band, with all the same players, but with a name that better fits the intention of their music: to inspire and uplift.

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