Artfully Edmonds: What’s on tap for Art Walk, plus Gothard Sisters at City Park

Listen to the Gothard Sisters at Edmonds’ City Park Sunday, Aug. 19.

I’ve been off goofing around, visiting family in Boise and McCall, Idaho for the last week. I’m just going to jump right into the plethora of fun art activities happening around town.

Hopefully, you’ll find at least one that catches your eye.

The city’s summer concert series is almost over. A particular highlight will be this Sunday — look for Edmonds’ own Gothard Sisters at City Park. (Details below) They’re just plain great and have offered to play this event because they enjoyed attending it so much as kids.

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It’s Art Walk!

Thursday, Aug. 16
5 – 8 p.m.

Edmonds Art Studio Tour Preview Party

Art Studio Tour preview

Frances Anderson Cultural Center
Art Festival Foundation Gallery
700 Main St.

Stop in to view the art and meet some of the artists that will be featured in this year’s tour, which takes place on the weekend of Sept. 15-16. When you drop by, be sure to enter the raffle to win a gift basket of art and art related items contributed by some of the artists and on display in the window of ARTspot for the show’s duration.

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Also on Artwalk night:

The Edmonds Bookshop Author Reception:


A presentation of cross-genre art books that include photography, art, poetry and essays from Dekel Press. The event will include video, readings and plenty of room for Q & A and discussion.

Bezalel-Levy is the combined signature of Chaim Bezalel and Yonnah Ben Levy, husband and wife who have been collaborating and working individually since 1990.

Bezalel and Levy collaborate on mixed media paintings and ceramics combining photography and other media. In 2002 they opened Stanwood House Gallery & Art Center, in Stanwood, Wash., in a restored, hundred-year-old landmark building to which they added a modern, architecturally designed ceramics studio.

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Still more Art Walk news:

It’s an art extravaganza at Ombu Salon + Spa (550 Main St.) with paintings by Karin Lofstrom Lund, pottery by Mara Sparks, jewelry by Planet Dot, and music from the Carson Mock Jazz Trio.

More jewelry can be found at Rebekah’s Boutique (404 Main St.) where artist Claire Beach features her beachy discoveries on whimsical earrings.

Cascadia Art Museum (190 Sunset Ave.) will also be featuring a jewelry designer (and metal smith) Makenzie Wrinkle, whose work is inspired by mountains and the outdoors.

It’s always a party at Gallery North (401 Main St.) during Art Walk. This month they are featuring “Western Stories” by JR Hawse. Liminal Space (100 2nd Ave. S.) offers an assortment of artists with drawings of “transition” from Matthew Whitney, more drawings from young Jude DeWaal and comic books from his brother Grant DeWaal.

IgNightTheNight, oil by Joanne Shellan

Meet Joanne Shellan at ARTspot (408 Main St.), where she’ll be demonstrating techniques in plein air painting.

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City Concert Series

The Edmonds Art Commission  – Summer Concert Series

Sunday, Aug. 19
3 – 4 p.m.

The Gothard Sisters

City Park
3rd Avenue South and Pine Street
(upper level)

Edmonds’ own Gothard Sisters return to the Sunday City Park concert stage fresh on the heels of their latest album release. A dynamic Celtic music group whose theatrical flair bring a youthful splash to classical, folk, Celtic, world and roots music with a sunny, optimistic style. Their latest, all-original album release, Midnight Sun, reached #6 on the Billboard World Music charts as the highest ranking debut on the chart.

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Tuesday, Aug 21
Noon – 1 p.m.

The Misadventures of Cap’n Arrr

Cap’n Arrr

Hazel Miller Plaza
5th Avenue South and Maple Street

He’s back! An interactive comedy performance that includes all the necessary instruction in walking, talking and laughing like a pirate. Highlights of the show include sea creature battles, selecting a first mate from the audience and juggling oversized cannon balls.

Thursday, Aug. 23
5 – 6:30 p.m.

Tiller’s Folly

Tiller’s Folley

Hazel Miller Plaza
5th Avenue South and Maple Street

Tiller’s Folly is the Pacific Northwest’s critically-acclaimed, internationally-traveled acoustic trio, planted at the forefront of a new movement in progressive roots music. A Canadian Celtic group-turned-historians, this award-winning ensemble has shifted to what might be more aptly termed Acoustic Roots Music. “Tiller’s Folly is a national treasure.” – Peter North, Edmonton Journal.

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Saturday, Aug. 25
7:30 p.m.

Phoenix Theatre Presents

Wonder Women

The Annual 24-Hour Theatre Festival

This Year With All-Female Playwrights & Directors

The Phoenix Theatre
9673 Firdale Ave.
(Firdale Village)

Approximately 18 local, well-known actors, six playwrights and six directors will gather at the Phoenix Theatre at 7:30pm on Friday, August 24th. Actors will arrive wearing a costume of their choosing and with one prop. Directors blindly choose the actors, and playwrights are randomly assigned to each group. The writers then leave to create a 10-minute play overnight using their given costumed actors and various props. Actors and directors reconvene early on Saturday, Aug. 25, to rehearse until the performance at 7:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the selection process on Friday evening, then return for Saturday evening’s performance to see the six short plays that have been fully created in only 24 hours.

Tickets to Saturday’s performance (free Friday) here.

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Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 18 & 19
10 a.m. –  5 p.m.

Schack Art Center Presents:

The Fresh Paint Festival

1700 W.Marine View Dr.

How about a little road trip up to Everett? It’s time once again for The Schack’s Fresh Paint Festival.

Purchase art fresh off the easel. The entire length of Everett’s marina promenade will be filled with artist booths.  Browse over a hundred booths with painting, pottery, glass, jewelry and photography.

Every festival artist will be demonstrating and sharing their art with guests.

Live music and entertainment at two stages.

Food from several marina restaurants and our festival food booths.

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Yvonne Twining Humber (1907-2004), Demolition, about 1948. Oil on board, Collection of Sharon Archer

Now – Sept. 30
Wednesday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Art Walk Edmonds: Third Thursdays, 5-8 p.m. – Free

Drama & Design: Yvonne Twining Humber & Blanche Morgan Losey

Cascadia Art Museum
190 Sunset

Yvonne Twining Humber (1907-2004), Demolition, about 1948. Oil on board, Collection of Sharon Archer

Keeping with their commitment to revive the reputations of our region’s women artists, Cascadia Art Museum presents this important exhibition that brings together the work of two prominent regional artists active in Seattle during the period 1930-1950.

Yvonne Twining Humber (1907-2004) was a Northwest transplant, arriving in Seattle in 1943 after her marriage to local businessman Irving Humber. Originally from New York and Boston, Humber had developed an impressive national reputation for her unique paintings created for the WPA Federal Art Projects during the Depression. Her hard-edged Precisionist style was highly unusual in the Northwest, gaining her additional local and national attention including a solo exhibition at the Seattle Art Museum in 1946

Blanche Morgan Losey: Tired Harlequin, 1945, tempura on illustration board (private collection)

Blanche Morgan Losey: Tired Harlequin, 1945, tempura on illustration board (private collection)

Blanche Morgan Losey 1912–1981 was born in Los Angeles, California but raised in Olympia and Tacoma. She moved to Seattle in 1937. She studied at the University of Washington where she received a BFA in architecture and interior design.

“Of special interest will be a selection of her original watercolor designs for the stage sets and costumes created for Seattle’s Federal Theater Project as well as the Negro Repertory Company during the Depression”, said museum curator David Martin. “We are very excited that these works will be shown publicly for the first time at Cascadia Art Museum.”

Losey held the position of senior interior designer at Seattle’s Frederick & Nelson department store from 1939 to 1977. Her noted design projects included the Seattle Opera House and the “Higashi Nishi” (East-West) Japanese Garden and Room for the Uniroyal display at Century 21 Exposition, Seattle World’s Fair in 1962.

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Now through Sunday, Sept. 16

Shoreline’s 7th Annual Pop-Up Pianos

Various locations – see link to map below

Shoreline’s popular “Pop Up Pianos” exhibition series returns for a 7th season during the reliably dry weather until September 16th. Altered and decorated by local artists since 2012, please welcome all 8 pianos this year; new commissions will return in 2019. This year’s artists: Joseph Brooks, Heather Carr, Jennifer Carroll, Cynthia Knox, Marhsa Lippert, Kelly Lyles, Megan Reisinger.  A printable brochure and map detailing locations can be downloaded at

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Call To Artists
40th Annual Arts of the Terrace juried art show

The Mountlake Terrace Art Commissioners and Friends of the Arts are proud to present the 40th annual Arts of the Terrace juried art show. Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission is seeking paintings, prints, drawings, miniatures, calligraphy, photographs, 3-Dimensional and Artisans’ works for its 40th Annual Juried Art Show.

“Arts of the Terrace” will be held Sept. 22 – Oct. 7, 2018. Deadline for entries is Aug. 30 and over $5,000 in prize money is available this year.

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By James Spangler

When not actively scheming about ways to promote the arts in Edmonds, James Spangler can be found (highly caffeinated) behind the counter of his bookstore on 4th Avenue.

  1. perhaps i just missed it?

    i can’t seem to locate on your list Hazel Miller Plaza Thursday Concerts, 5th Ave S & Maple St
    Thursdays, 5 – 6:30 pm

    my calendar shows Aug 16: Maya Soleil (African music and dance)

    a very short sampling of her music, gave my ears some interesting sounds

    1. Hi Victor — I don’t think we publicized that one, which is happening tonight. Thanks for pointing it out.

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