Edmonds Art Beat: There are blue skies ahead

Birds bringing cheer to Main Street Local artist Mona Fairbanks was recently contacted by developer Michael McMurray to do something creative on the construction fence at Main Street and 6th Avenue South. Mona is a very busy artist in the community, teaching art at local schools for the last 25 years and being on the education…

Edmonds Art Beat: Farnsworth Guitars, locally handcrafted and ready to rock

Farnsworth Guitars calls Edmonds home Edmonds local Brian Farnsworth has been building guitars for six years now. He was looking to learn how to solder guitar pickups — a transducer that captures or senses mechanical vibrations — so he could swap pickups on his own gear, and he connected with a luthier instructor. Brian picked up many…

Edmonds Art Beat: Creating art at home with help of Cascadia Art Museum

Hygge tea light jar workshop Cascade Art Museum is now offering Virtual Family Art Exploration Workshops. The first is this Saturday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features hygge tea light jars with artist Lynn Hanson. Lynn Hanson, artist and owner of Lynn Hanson Gallery in Pioneer Square, has been doing research…

Edmonds Art Beat: 10 ways to support the local art scene right now

In this unique time amidst closures and cancellations, there are still many ways to support local artists in our community.  10 ways you can support art in the community: Visit a local gallery. Many of our galleries in Edmonds are still open right now and make for a good outing to enjoy local art. Purchasing…

Edmonds Art Beat: What to see, hear and do with your sweetheart

What to See There is no shortage of options for your viewing pleasure. Theatre options galore, gallery openings and more.  Edmonds Art Commission presents Underwater Photography Underwater photography from Carl Baird, Drew Collins, Audrey Garbacik, Pat Gunderson, Bruce Kerwin and Jen Vanderhoof is presented by the Edmonds Art Commision at the Edmonds Library. Take a…

Edmonds Art Beat: New events, a new boutique and a happy New Year

Meet Jen Lawson, owner of the new Crow boutique at 114 4th Ave. N. in downtown Edmonds. When Jen opened Crow in Edmonds, she reached out to the community for a little part-time help. I responded to the call and have since spent my Sundays getting to know the newest boutique in town. Crow opened just…

Edmonds Art Beat: Wrap up the old and welcome the new with these art experiences

What to Hear January is about diverse music with an educational focus. From a kid-friendly performance where participation is encouraged, to a living example of creating peace with music, January has an opportunity for all ears. Edmonds Center for the Arts Presents Dan + Claudia Zanes Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and his wife, Haitian-American…

Edmonds Art Beat: December Art Walk — an evening to do something AWEsome. 

What to Do: This month’s Art Walk Edmonds is the perfect time to indulge in an evening of entertainment, enjoy the arts and even squeeze in some last-minute holiday shopping. More ideas for the weekend include visitingt some of our neighboring communities to celebrate the Solstice at Kruckeberg in Shoreline or to see the giant…

Edmonds Art Beat: An update on Graphite, plus sparkling holiday experiences

Yes, the Graphite project is alive and well. That’s the word from Edmonds business owner and artist Tracy Felix, who along with Mary Olsen is planning a new arts center on the former Mar-Vel Marble site at 2nd Avenue South and Main Street. It has been two years since Olsen and Felix announced their plans…