Spring is in the air at the Edmonds Art Walk. From 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 21, visit 16 local merchants for an evening of local art, art demonstrations and live music.
Start at the fountain at 5th and Main and look for the rainbow spinners. Maps are available at all participants.
Aria Studio Gallery features Artists in Action Joan Archer and Denise Cole as they demonstrate their expertise in both watercolors and oils. At C’est la Vie, Allison Johnston’s vibrant watercolors come alive with their whimsical realism. Coldwell Banker Bain hosts Yenny Broadie’s vibrant realistic acrylics, capturing a wide variety of subjects.
At Edmonds Bookshop, Artist in Action Elizabeth Smith will demonstrate her finely detailed drawings of landscapes and old trees. Gallagher’s Where-U-Brew presents the photography of Brian Sparling, who captures the beauty of local wilderness areas, as well as urban cityscapes. Gallery North hosts the oil paintings of Peggy Jacobs, whose work focuses on natural scenes. Woodturner Stan Rust also shows new works. Garden Gear offers functional metal trellises and jeweled gates by regional artists.
Watercolorist Howard Frank is featured at Housewares. Creating pattern and spontaneity while keeping the paint fresh, he concentrates on Washington and Oregon scenes. Java Jungles highlights Gail Benefield’s architectural photography, which juxtaposes shapes and materials and striking contrasts of light.
Visit Joan Longstaff to catch a glimpse of the monotypes of Mona T. Smiley Fairbanks, whose specialty is northwest flora and fauna. Live music by vocalist Ruth Pirie is also featured. At John L. Scott, the abstract works of Jamie Abenroth are defined by bold colors and flowing movement. Watercolors by Joanne Shellan are featured at Kindred Circle Art Gallery. Impressionistic in style, Shellan’s work often focuses on children at the beach, landscapes and wine themes.
Olives Gourmet Foods features works by Patty Forte Linna and her depictions of café scenes. The Red Twig hosts Sid Carden, a transplant from Great Britain who loves bright colors depicting landscape scenes, exotic flowers and wildlife. Live music by Edmonds-Woodway High School jazz group, the Dylan Thomas Trio, is featured from 5:30 to 7 p.m. At Salon Pena, stop by to observe Artist in Action Darlene Gentry Lucas, as she demonstrates her watercolors, reflecting a love of the juxtaposition and layering of line as it evolves into texture. Finally, Lerna Eng joins fabric and function into elegant art boxes at Sapphire.
Maps and more information are available at www. EdmondsWA.com by selecting the Third Thursday Art Walk link. Artists interested in participating can contact Kindred Circle Art Gallery by calling 425-776-3778.