Scene in Edmonds: A little rain can’t dampen Arts Festival fun

Bellevue resident Sue Gilbert brings a splash of color with her yellow umbrella. "I never miss the Edmonds Arts Fair," she said. "Rain or shine, it's a must-see event for me."

Bellevue resident Sue Gilbert brings a splash of color with her yellow umbrella. “I never miss the Edmonds Arts Fair,” she said. “Rain or shine, it’s a must-see event for me.” (Photos by Larry Vogel)

Light rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of visitors to this year’s Edmonds Arts Festival at the Frances Anderson Center and playfield.

The free event features a wide array of mostly Northwest artists displaying their wares, food choices to please any palate, a live music stage, workshops and displays.

An improving weather forecast promises sunbreaks and decreasing rain through Saturday. The Arts Festival runs through Sunday.

A series of acts on the live music stage offer a chance to sit and take a break from shopping.  Here the Madrona K-8 orchestra under the direction of Vicki Nelson treats the audience to some Telemann.

A series of acts on the live music stage offer a chance to sit and take a break from shopping. Here the Madrona K-8 orchestra under the direction of Vicki Nelson treats the audience to some Telemann.

 

Visitors check out artists' offerings.

Visitors check out artists’ offerings.

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Newlyweds Ted and Dolly Wilkins take a break from the show to sit and hold hands. “We’ve been married two weeks now,” said Dolly, who didn’t even try to suppress a huge smile. The couple traveled over from Moses Lake specifically to take in the Arts Fair. “I used to live in Lynnwood,” said Ted. “When we put our lives together Moses Lake seemed to be the best option for us. But I’ve always been a fan of the Edmonds Arts Festival, and wouldn’t miss it.”

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Visitors check out artists’ offerings.

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If you visit the Arts Festival, please remember to leave Fido at home. Here Edmonds dog-about-town and major canine arts fan Brewster Miller takes exception to the no dogs rule, but is restrained by owner Randy Miller. “I think he’s really interested in the food booths,” laughed Miller.

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2 Comments

  1. Please remember that Service Dogs/Animals are considered to be Medical Assistive Devices by law (like glasses, a cane or crutches, or dentures, etc), & that Service Dogs/animals are not pets! Service Dogs/animals are allowed! It’d be nice if Edmonds changed its signage, & for Service Dog/Animal Handlers to no longer be harassed about bringing in their Service Dog/Animal to the Edmonds Arts Festival. That’d be sweet + progress.

  2. Larry!
    You are a crown jewel ~ These photos are filled with energy, color, and SUCH a sense of community!

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