Art Walk kicks off 12th year on Thursday

C J Elspin's "Mt. Rainier" is one work featured during Thursday's Art Walk.
C.J. Elspin’s “Mt. Rainier” is one work featured during Thursday’s Art Walk.

Edmonds Art Walk founders Jeff Stilwell and Manya Vee have a lot to celebrate on Thursday evening. Their creation, Art Walk, begins its twelfth year with over thirty businesses participating from 5-8 p.m., but the big news is the Chamber Arts Awards ceremony at 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the Stilwell-Vee enterprise now known as MaJe Gallery (formerly Manya Vee Selects) and other arts leaders in town. The public is invited to join the Chamber celebration at Edmonds Conference Center, 7:30 p.m., with the award ceremony starting at 8:00 p.m. A list of all the winners is here.

“Who knew that the Art Walk would ever grow so big?” said Stilwell recently.  “We certainly didn’t know what we were doing when we started it.” This Third Thursday event features Meadowdale High students reading poetry at Edmonds Bookshop, 7 p.m., and Jazz Pearls at Edmonds Conference Center, along with the activities that follow.

Aria Studio Gallery: New watercolors by Joan E Archer with demo at 6:30 p.m. and photography by Leah K Goodwin.
Arista Wine Cellars: Bring the beach closer! Beach rock jewelry and wine bottle stoppers by Rachel Palmer sterling wire and embellishments.
ArtsNow Gallery – Edmonds Conference Center: Juried Photo Exhibition from the 4H Photography Clubs of Snohomish County.
ARTspot Edmonds: Local wood-turner Rick Davenport shows how unique pieces of wood can be “turned” into pens, platters, bowls.
Bluefish Designs: Impressionist oil paintings of scenery and European scenes are the specialty of Diana Kingsley.
C’est La Vie: Enjoy A to Z clothing with a mission by Shakir Kaymez, with reclaimed assemblages of mixed media by Leslie West.
Christopher Framing & Gallery: Ann Davenport’s pastels invite the viewer to experience the beauty and movement of our environment.
Cline Jewelers: Hand-crafted wood items turned on a lathe by Molly Winton for functional, fine art.
Cole Gallery: Bold and  bright paintings by Angela Bandurka with new finger paintings by Iris Scott.
Edmonds Bookshop: “Unmasked” literary magazine by Meadowdale High School students share their work at 7 p.m.
Edmonds Library: Sheila Theodoratos’ brightly colored pencil drawings have earned the artist national recognition.
Edmonds Vision Center: Crystal Davis uses tiny pieces of colorful paper to create realistic mosaic paintings that capture a sense of both fun and beauty.
Edward Jones (210 5th Ave South): Pastel abstracts depicting the artist’s impression of individual color.
Edward Jones (Main St): Northwest Artist Connection presents a group show featuring 12 of their artists in a wide variety of media and styles.
Fabric of Life Fair Trade Boutique: Ann’s Greenlake – Ann Norton’s neighborhood and flower gardens were the inspiration for many impressionistic style paintings.
Gallery North: More than 300 small works created by local and international artists for the annual miniature and small works show.
Housewares: Graphic and bold acrylic paintings by Lisa Kaye feature her eye for separating out the key ingredients in a scene.
Kate Alisé: Dan Palmer wanders around Edmonds with his camera capturing some of the beautiful scenes from nature we all adore.
MaJe Gallery: Inspired by vintage looks and feminine styles, the jewelry of Shari Both is both simple and sophisticated, featuring gemstones in silver and gold fill.
Manfredini and Barnfather: “Realism in nature” describes the paintings of Suzanne Schaefer – chosen with attention to capturing a moment in time.
Red Petal Cakes: Don’t miss CJ Elsip’s bold, vibrant paintings that emanate with an exquisite sense of light, depth and dramatic presence.
Reliable Floor Coverings: Bold colors in abstract compositions by Marcia Miller show her keen sense of sophistication.
Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door: Enjoy photographs of Rome, Florence, Venice, Assisi, and the Cinque Terre by David Weiner.
Stunningly Strange Gallery: Cloth dolls with a twist of modernism and traditional craftsmanship by Hasenpfeffer.
The Papery: Hand-crafted cards for all occasions by Annette Atkinson & Cheryl Jester with a “Wish” to plant and grow. Refreshments provided.


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