Make art part of your New Year starting this Thursday

Enjoy paintings by Olga Zakharova at Arista Wine Cellars.

Visit downtown Edmonds’ Art Walk this Thursday from 5-8 p.m., and let 2011 be an art-filled year for you.

Enjoy a book reading at Edmonds Bookshop, and the following demonstrations:

– acupuncture and massage demo at Fabric of Life

– watercolors at Autumn’s Framing

– wood block carving at Manya Vee Selects

– watercolors at Aria Studio

Here’s the entire lineup, in alphabetical order:

Aria Studio Gallery: Photography by Leah K Goodwin depicting her travels; paintings in oil and watercolor by Joan E Archer, who will also provide watercolor demos.

Arista Wine Cellars: Olga Zakharova shows her impressionist works devoted to wine and those who love it.

ArtsNow Gallery – Edmonds Conference Center: Lovely art on display here.

Autumn’s Framing and Gallery: Enjoy Autumn’s highly detailed, richly colored landscapes and fantasy paintings in oil and watercolor.

C’est La Vie: Featuring the whimsical metal sculptures of Portland artist Marta Farris. Made entirely of recycled materials.

Coldwell Banker Bain: Blue Skies Photography by John Peters and Mark Shanders is the marriage of photography and custom wood frames that make a unique piece of art .

Cole Gallery and Artist Supplies: Cole Gallery Anniversary Show includes an outstanding collection of new work by Cole Gallery’s finest.

Edmonds Bookshop: Mystery featuring the Pants on Fire Detective Agency. Written by three sisters including K.J. Larsen.

Edmonds Library: Photographs by Edmonds former Mayor, Gary Haakenson.

Edward Jones: Angela Joyce gives us a glimpse into her unique world with her photographs.

Fabric of Life: Fair trade art from around the world.

Frances Anderson Center: d’Elaine Johnson’s multi-layered mixed media works.

Gallery North: Gallery North kicks off its 50th year celebration with all new works by member artists.

Housewares: Texture and vivid color are the hallmarks of paintings by Mark Berkey .

KinderBritches: Jessica Hanaumi photographs sweet newborns and the people who love them.

The Loft Cafe + Social Lounge will host a local artist Annette Therson featuring murals and paint techniques. Live music by saxophonist and flute player Danny Welsh will start at 6 p.m.

Manya Vee Selects: Using her own hand-carved wood blocks, Lesley Rialto transfers the image onto velvet and turns them into functional and wearable art.

Naturopathic Dermatology: Travel to remote corners of the world like Tibet and Iceland via Kim Hood’s amazing black and white photography.

Olives Cafe and Wine Bar: Chef Michael Young’s parents show their mixed media, sculptural artwork.

Red Twig: Original paintings by a Portland artist will be on display.

Reliable Floor Coverings: Capturing our picturesque Northwest with his artistic eye, Ken Sjodin’s photos reflect a reverence for the beauty that surrounds us.

Resident Cheesemonger: Intimate portraits of nature and other things show Stacy Anderson’s love of nature.

Rick Steves’ Europe: Come see Erika Sheehan’s beautiful color photographs of London, Paris and Italy.

Running In Motion: Get your art calendar for 2011 by Edmonds’ own Kathleen Johnson, whose vibrant cheerful paintings will have you smiling all year long. Also enjoy new original works.

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