Literally, there’s something for everyone in or around Edmonds this Thursday, from art to student drama to a forum for entrepreneurs. Oh, and did we mention holiday shopping?
The Art Walk, of course, is a monthly extravaganza of art exhibits, live music and demonstrations in downtown Edmonds. This month, it’s combined with a preview of holiday items from downtown Edmonds merchants, known as First Dibs. Both events run Thursday from 5-8 p.m., but many stores will extend First Dibs throughout the weekend with treats and special offers. Lighted buildings and decorated storefronts add sparkle and delight to the festivities.
First Dibs is sponsored by the Downtown Edmonds Merchants Association. For more information, contact the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce at 425-670-1496 or visit the Chamber website.
As for the Art Walk, in addition to art (see the extensive list below), live entertainment abounds. Enjoy jazz musicians at ArtsNow Gallery, Chris Brombach’s electric guitar at Edmonds Frame Design, singer-songwriter Dan Voetmann at Saetia, Ron Dalton at Wells Fargo Advisors, and live music at The Loft, starting at 8 p.m.
And if you enjoy live theater, student thespians from both Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale high schools are opening their respective productions on Thursday night. The EWHS Drama Department presents Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible,” a drama about witchcraft and persecution in Salem, Mass., Nov. 17-20 at the school’s theater, 7600 212th St. S.W. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $7 general, $5 students with ASB card and seniors/children.
Meadowdale Players, meanwhile, are producing the magical and mysterious “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare Thursday-Saturday at 7 p.m. at Meadowdale High’s Black Box Theatre. The play, regarded as Shakespeare’s most mature work, includes sorcery, revenge and young love. Tickets ($5 with an ASB card, $6 general) are available at the door. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. You can learn more at Facebook.com/MeadowdalePlayers.
Finally, for anyone who has recently started a business — or is thinking about starting one — the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the latest session of 425 Launch, a free every-other-month forum designed for entrepreneurs. The meeting is scheduled for 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Edmonds City Hall, 121 5th Ave. N., in the Brackett Room, and will be devoted to entrepreneurs engaging with each other in small group discussions. You can find more information on that event here.
Here are artists for the Edmonds Art Walk
Aria Studio Gallery: Watercolor demos at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.; new paintings by Joan Archer, and inspiring photography by Leah Goodwin.
Arista Wine Cellars: Holiday wine-tasting extravaganza.
ArtsNow Gallery – Edmonds Conference Center: Fiber artists explore Deep Spaces.
Autumn’s Framing and Gallery: Peggy Goldsmith’s landscapes and florals.
Bluefish Designs: Susan Rothschilds’ mixed media art.
C’est La Vie: Diane Culhane, Liz Gamberg, Amy Pleasant and Ashley Hoskins will present hand-painted Tom’s shoes! In addition, your purchase helps others in need.
Cline Jewelers: Minimalist paintings by Frank Weiditz.
Coldwell Banker Bain: Jean Donnard’s impressionist still lifes, portraiture and landscapes.
Cole Gallery: Cafe Noir – A feature show by Dianna Shyne.
Daphne’s: Edmund Nonaca’s photographs of Inyo, Yosemite and Cascades: Celebrating the Colors of Fall.
Dethlefs Sparwasser Reich Dickerson & Key: Darlene Gentry finds science as her muse for imaginative themes of dimensions, particles and stars.
Edmonds Bookshop: Twelve-year-old Georgia Neill, a life-long artist, will be exhibiting various works from her collection.
Edmonds Family Dentistry: Mixed media abstracts by Saskia Gregory.
Edmonds Frame Design & Atelier: “A Slice of Life”, oil paintings by Lynne Guy.
Edmonds Historical Museum: Impressionist pastels by Susan Dawson.
Edmonds Library: Mixed media works by Anita West.
Edmonds Vision Center: Brilliant kiln-fused glass jewelry by Dolors Ruscha.
Edward Jones: Art photography by Laurie Zak, mosaic ornaments by Karen Healey.
Fabric of Life Fair Trade Boutique: Jewelry by Patricia Mackey and Tippy Stockton.
Frances Anderson Center: Mixed media works by K. Robinson.
Gallery North: Above Us Only Sky-A collection of paintings by Sam Taylor.
Garden Gear: Glass art by Patty Roberts.
Housewares: Watercolors by Shirley Rudolf.
Interiors of Edmonds: Nationally acclaimed Edmonds artist David Marty.
J Rankin Jewelers: Palette knife oil paintings from the Northwest by Arlon Rosenof.
KinderBritches: Jessica Hanaumi’s unique photography of babies and bellies.
Manya Vee Selects: Fabulous faux fur hats and scarves by Seattle’s Leigh Young.
RBC Wealth Management: Impressionist pastels by Marcia Miller.
Reliable Floor Coverings: Art photography featuring Northwest landscapes by Winston Rockwell.
Resident Cheesemonger: Charming food-themed watercolors by Connie Nelson.
Rick Steves’ Europe: Christina Ballard’s photos of Paris, Bruges and Amsterdam.
Saetia: Dan Voetmann is a classic balladeer accompanying himself on guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica.
Savvy Traveler: Photos by Sam Evich of Croatia, and a newly released book of photos capture the magic of that land.
Semantics Gallery: The Colored Pencil Society of America’s 20th anniversary show.
Soma Salon: Shelley Masenko Mahan’s truly stellar encaustic paintings.
The Papery: Hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind jewerly for every occasion by Anne Perrone.
The Loft: Live music begins at 8 p.m.
Wells Fargo: Art photography by Kimberly Coulter.
Windermere: Art for wine lovers! by Joy Bezanis.
Wooden Spoon: Rick Davenport’s beautiful turned wood bowls.