First Dibs for the holidays at Edmonds Art Walk Thursday

Wind Dancers by Edmonds sculptor David Varnau. Varnau is exhibiting his newest works at Gallery North during the Edmonds Art Walk.

Enjoy First Dibs — Edmonds’ merchants annual holiday open house — during the Edmonds Art Walk this Thursday from 5-8 p.m.

Entertainment includes the Dixie King Brass Band at the Edmonds Conference Center, classical flute by Deb Hutchison at Edmonds Frame Design and Ralph Baker’s instrumental at Fabric of Life.

You can also enjoy the following demonstrations:
– Wire-wrapping beadwork at Running In Motion
– Pastels at Autumn’s Framing
– Watercolors at Aria Studio, 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

More on what’s happening here:

Aria Studio Gallery: Original paintings by artist Joan E Archer, and scenic photography by Leah K Goodwin; some great gift ideas for the season.

Arista Wine Cellars: Joel Patience captures scenes of great beauty in his watercolors of wine and vineyarde art..

ArtsNow Gallery – Edmonds Conference Center: Visual Delights – The visceral play of color and form in Stacie Chappell’s paintings evoke emotive sensations of elation, excitement, anxiety and curiosity.

Autumn’s Framing and Gallery: Marcel Schwarb’s Cityscapes collection offers a colorful intersection of people and architecture.

Bluefish Designs: Susan Rothschild creates beautiful mixed media art on paper, glass and tile.

C’est La Vie: Multi-talented artist Liz Gamberg will be featuring her colorful ceramics as well as her floor rugs and cards.

Coldwell Banker Bain: Mary Leonard’s abstract acrylic on canvas.

Cole Gallery and Artist Supplies: Stunning new figurative oils by Micki Dyson Flatmo featuring her Charity Series.

Crimson & Clover: Linnea Hoover’s funky drawings with color washes blend some wild west with some serious chic.

Edmonds Bookshop: Fine art contemporary steampunk jewelry by Tere Ryder created from recovered, repurposed materials.

Edmonds Frame Design and Atelier: Celebrating 20 years in business, Barbara Hege Mercer is showing a selection of her oil paintings as well as watercolors by renowned Austrian artist Lisel Salzer.

Edmonds Library: Bonnie Hodges’ oil paintings.

Edward Jones – 5th Ave: Edmonds photographer Steven Hopkins captures the life happening all around us.

Edward Jones – Main St: Karol Westphal’s paintings feature Northwest land and seascapes, as well as intimate floral portraits.

Fabric of Life Fair Trade Boutique: Therese Obergottsberger’s fine art, photography and graphic design.

Frances Anderson Center: African American Quilt Association’s fabric, textiles, and quilts.

Gallery North: The Human Figure – Paintings and sculptures of the human body by Anne Moon and David Varnau.

Gallery North (Loft): Near the Water’s Edge – Tarya M Cameron unveils new photography of the Edmonds waterfront.

Interiors of Edmonds: A variety of art for the home is on view tonight.

J Rankin Jewellers: Come visit “Paris” through the creative photography of Marianne McCoy.

Manya Vee Selects: Stand out from the crowd with Leigh Young’s wonderful winter collection hats, scarves and handbags.

mu • shoe: Kathy Sparkman is back with her fabulous jewelry…wonderful pieces that you will love.

Naturopathic Dermatology: Peggy Barnett’s color photography captures beautiful portraits of nature.

Olives Cafe & Wine Bar: Chef Michael Young’s parents are artists, and their mixed media works adorn the walls here.

Ombu Salon + Spa: Unique affordable jewelry, salon and spa gift ideas and modern art available for First Dibs tonight!

Red Twig: View Arturo Torres’ colorful photos from his recent travels to Mexico.

Reliable Floor Coverings: With a very long telephoto lens, Nancy Wagner captures imagery of animals in nature that we’d never get a chance to see in real life.

Resident Cheesemonger: Capturing the spirit of the horse with her lens, Alexandra Knight unveils her new series this evening. Half of her proceeds this evening to SAFE (Save A Forgotten Equine).

Rick Steves’ Europe: Come see David Barnes’ original color photographs of Paris.

Running In Motion: Colorful lampwork glass beads made into jewelry by Von Schroeder.

Soma Salon: Encaustic paintings, crimson palette, layered, emotional and bold colors by Shelley Mesenko-Mahan.

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