"Fireworks + Artworks": Whidbey Art Trail's Fourth of July celebration includes 27 artist studios welcoming visitors throughout the holiday week for this first annual event so see potters throwing a new vessel, a painter placing the final strokes on a piece or a glassmaker twirling wands in a hot fire. Pick up a Whidbey Art Trail brochure on the Mukilteo and Coupeville ferries, and at visitor centers, and retail stores throughout the island. Or download a Whidbey Art Trail map from whidbeyarttrail.com/.
Whidbey Allied Artists' Art Show: See artists in action while viewing a variety of 2 and 3-D art, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 6 to 9 at the Coupeville Rec Hall, 905 Alexander St., Coupeville. Free. Any questions, please call Margaret at 360-969-2111.
Mill Creek Town Center Second Thursday Art Walk: Town Center merchants will host artists or musicians in their businesses; maps showing participating merchants will be available online at www.millcreektowncenter.biz and on the evening of the Art Walk in Mill Creek Town Center. The Art Walk is planned from 5 to 8 p.m. July 12, Aug.9 and Sept. 13.
Art By the Bay: Fine arts and live music festival featuring more than 100 juried artists and crafts people, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 14 and 15 at Stanwood-Camano Fairgrounds, 6431 Pioneer Highway, Stanwood. For more information go to www.stanwoodcamanoarts.com.
Everett Outdoor Art Walk: The second downtown Everett outdoor ArtWalk is every third Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m. July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15. The Art Walk's outdoor portion is at 2914 Wetmore Ave. There will be an ice cream vendor and music.
Skagit Artists Together 2012 Studio Tour: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 21 and 22. This ninth annual juried tour includes 23 artists showing at 16 studios; painters, glass artists, sculptors, ceramic artists and fiber artists will be demonstrating their craft. Go to www.skagitart.com to browse the tour brochure and download a copy.
3231 Creatives Gallery: 3231 Broadway, Everett; noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; www.3231creatives.com. Watercolor paintings by Ron Stocke, honored recently as a signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society, through July 14.
All Aboard: 2507 Broadway, Everett; 425-327-5533. "Advanced Art Class" art work with Amanda Hernandez, Edward Barnhart, Larry Cullen, along with Eveyln Pringles first paintings and Cherie Estok.
Anabel's Framing & Gallery: 2531 Broadway, Everett; 425-258-6402; www.anabelsgallery.com. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays. Yuri Konyshev's watercolors on display.
Arts of Snohomish Gallery: 1024 First St. No. 104, Snohomish; 360-568-8648; www.artsofsnohomish.org.
Autumn's Framing & Gallery: 537 Main St., Edmonds; 425-778-5150; www.autumnsframing.com. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. A range of Autumn Kegley's fantasy watercolors, featuring faeries, mermaids and other creatures with a childhood magic. Through July 17.
Bookend Coffee Company: Inside Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-3492. Wildlife and nature photography by Bill Dewey, through July 20.
Citrine Health: 2817 Rockefeller Ave., Everett; 425-259-9899; www.citrinehealth.org. Featured artist is painter Ursula Stocke.
Cole Gallery & Artist Supplies: 107 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-697-2787; www.colegallery.net. David Marty, a premier landscape painter, debuts serene scenes of Washington through July 18. Also: Young new plein air oil painter Brooke Borcherding's new show "Skyline Over Lake Union" opens with a preview party 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 7 with vibrant works of Seattle city scenes and Edmonds vistas. Show runs until July 31.
Edmonds Arts Festival Museum Gallery: Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; 425-771-1984. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Edmonds artist Pamela Harold is noted for her watercolors and lectures on travel journaling and her work is based on her travel journal sketches and her own photographs from throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and Egypt. Up through July 30.
Edmonds Conference Center: 201 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds; 425-640-1243; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.edcc.edu/artsnow;"Environmental Still Life," features photography by Jacob Smithers who uses aged structures and nature to capture patterns and textures of rural subjects; through Aug. 10.
Edmonds Museum: 118 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-774-0900. 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays; suggested donation is $2 per adult and $1 per child; historicedmonds.org. A model train exhibit with layout is on permanent display downstairs.
Fogdog Gallery: 505-660-6825; www.fogdoggallery.com. Fogdog gallery has relocated to new gallery space at 233 North Olympic Ave., Arlington. Presents more than 70 different artists.
Future of Flight Aviation Center: 8415 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo; open daily 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; www.futureofflight.org: "Giving Wings to the World": An exhibition of photographs taken around the world by Bill Stafford, retired president of the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle. Through Nov. 1. Gallery only tickets are $10 for adults.
Lynnwood Convention Center: 3711 196th St., SW, Lynnwood; 425-778-7155; www.lynnwoodcc.com. An exhibit featuring oil paintings on canvas, mixed media fiber on panel and a variety of other mediums which have been loaned by artists Jean Bradbury, Briana Knight, K. Robinson, Karen Simonson and Kate Vrijmoet. Through the summer.
Marysville Floral: 1512 Third St., Marysville; 360-659-7651; www.marysvillefloral.com. 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Presenting original art work by local artists in watercolors, acrylics, oils, pottery, blown glass and photography.
Meyer's Cafe: 1700 W Marine View Drive, Everett; 425-259-3875. weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meyer's Cafe: 1700 W Marine View Drive, Everett; 425-259-3875. weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dan Clements is an underwater photographer who wrote the book "Critters, Creatures & Kelp." By sharing images of life below the water, he hopes to increase people's care and concern for our marine environment. Through July.
Mountlake Terrace Library Gallery: 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; 425-776-8722; www.sno-isle.org. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; artist Claudia Postma's mixed media of acrylic and collage is up through July 31.
Ornamental Arts Gallery: 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105,Marysville. 425-422-5232; OrnamentalArtsGallery.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday; Helen Lueken is showing soft pastels and watercolor and functional yet decorative woodwork by Lucinda VanValkenburg; through July.
Port Gardner Bay Winery: 2802 Rockefeller Ave, Everett; 425-339-0293; email@example.com. Featured are Allan Giffen and SKY, aka Staci Hutchison.
Red Cup Cafe: 619 Fourth St., Mukilteo; 425-348-4825; Laurie Crawford shows "Pastel Local Landscapes II," who has a passion for plein air painting and is a member of the Northwest Pastel Society. She will talk about pastel technique during an opening reception at 2 p.m. July 12.
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; www.schack.org; "Artist of the Year" celebrates bronze sculptor Kevin Pettelle and Art Advocate of the Year Jose Wise; their works are up through July 29.
The Sisters: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. "Conversations within the Landscape of Emotion" where works by painter Duane Kirby Jensen explores the art of conversation: ongoing dialogues beween friends to internal reflections; through July 14.
Wisedesignz: 2908 Wetmore Ave., Everett; 425-259-2361; www.wisedesignz.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, by appointment Mondays. Original acrylics by David Larimer in "Calm of the Wild" with opening reception 4 to 7 p.m. July 21. Up through July.
Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm: 765 Wonn Road, C102, Greenbank; 360-222-3010; artworkswhidbey.com. Garden Art by Jandellyn Ward for July whose metal artwork is made of new and recycled steel that is cut and ground and formed into components that are welded together; reception from 5 to 8 p.m. July 6. Wine tasting is available and snacks will be served.
Brackenwood Gallery of Fine Art: 302 First St., Langley; 360-221-2978; www.brackenwoodgallery.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays. "Where Gravity Meets Desire" features Buffy Cribbs and Bruce Morrow. Cribbs is known for her paintings on the reverse side of plexiglas that include figurative images of women and geometric shapes; Morrow is an oil painter whose work focuses on scenes from the prairie or desert; up through July 30.
Braeburn Restaurant: 197 D Second St., Langley; 360-221-3211; www.braeburnlangley.com/; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tom Trimbath presents his gallery of Whidbey photographs.
Garry Oak Gallery: 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor; 360-240-0222; www.garryoakgallery.com/; open daily 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., first Friday of each month, till 8 p.m. New artists are Kim Tinuviel, photography, encaustics; Barbara Lyter, fiber artist and illustrator Kim Niles.
MUSEO: 215 First St., Langley, 360-221-7737, www.museo.cc. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday. July is the annual Glass Art Invitational, featuring recent works in glass by a selection of Whidbey Island artists. Also: New paintings by Kathe Fraga.
Raven Rocks Gallery: 765 Wonn Road, C101, Greenbank, 360-222-0102, www.ravenrocksstudio.com. "Postcards from Whidbey" features the playful 3-D paper collages of Adriana Mannion, who creates with colored art pens; opening reception during the First Friday Artwalk and Wine Tasting 5 to 8 p.m. July 6; up through July 31.
Rob Schouten Gallery: Greenbank Farm, C-103, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank; 360-222-3070; www.robschoutengallery.com. Painter Anne Belov and sculptor Sharon Spencer will share an exhibition "Always a Self Portrait." Belov's paintings and prints are known for their vibrant palette and use of light; Spencer employs a fascination with native cultures and a deep respect for animals and the earth in her bronze pieces; opening reception 5 to 8 p.m. July 6 with music by Baby Bahia and refreshments. Up through Aug. 1.
Taste for Wine: 5603 Bayview Road, Langley; 360-321-0515; www.tasteforwinewhidbey.com; noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. On display are watercolors by Ron Kasprisin and C&C wire art.
Whidbey Art Gallery: 220 Second St., Langley; 360-221-7675; www.WhidbeyArtists.com; open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artist Ron Ward shows his encaustic and bronzes; reception from 5 to 7 p.m. July 7.
Museum of Northwest Art: 121 S. First St., La Conner; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 360-466-4446; www.museumofnwart.org. "Pilchuck: IDEAS": This is in celebration of 50 years of studio glass work produced at Pilchuck Glass School, featuring pieces from the permanent collection rarely seen off the school's campus by some of the most important artists working in the medium; opening reception 2 to 5 p.m. July 7; through Jan. 1.
Also: "Moments of Quiet from the Permanent Collection": opening reception 2 to 5 p.m. July 7; through Sept. 23. The summer exhibition from the Permanent Collection features artworks and quotes related to the concepts of tranquility, peace of mind, and inspiration.
Call for artists: Art in the Park, Sept. 8 to 9, 114 N Olympic Ave., Arlington; presented by Arlington Arts Council at Legion Park in downtown Arlington; booth fee only, no commission. For information email Roberta95@msn.com or call 360-474-8576 and leave a message. Inquiries taken through Aug. 29
Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission: Entries in paintings, prints, drawings, miniatures, calligraphy, photographs, 3-Dimensional and artisans' works are being accepted for the 34th Annual Juried Art Show. More than $4,000 in prize money is available. Arts of the Terrace is held Sept. 29 through Oct. 7. Deadline for entries is Aug. 30. To enter or to view the prospectus online, go to www.cityofmlt.com. For more information call 425-776-9173 ext. 3300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previously Loved Art Sale: Art work is now being accepted for this event which will take place Sept. 8 at ArtWorks, 201 Second Ave., S, Edmonds. This sale is sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and proceeds are used to benefit arts educational programs throughout Edmonds. Call 425-774-6049. All art donations will be accepted including paintings, prints, posters, frames, pottery, art supplies and other art related items.
The Creativity Coaching Experience: A Workshop with Dr. Eric Maisel, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 18 and 19, ArtWorks, 201 Second Ave. S., Edmonds. This workshop is perfect for anyone ready to clarify their creative goals and realize their dreams. Would-be and current creatives -- writers, painters, actors, musicians, filmmakers, dancers -- are invited. Cost is $185; deadline to register is July 14. For more info about go to www.ericmaisel.com.
Hibulb Cultural Center Series: This series includes drumstick making from 1 to 2 p.m. July 14 and a weaving demonstration from 1 to 2 p.m. July 28 at 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip. For more informatin call 360-7
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