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Art and Business: Art Walk and First Dibs Tonight in Edmonds

Both events, from 5 to 8 p.m. today, will showcase artistic talent and give shoppers a preview of holiday shopping.

There's something special going on today at the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

It's the annual event called First Dibs, which lets shoppers get deals on holiday shopping.

Started a decade ago by Jeff Stilwell and Manya Schilperoort, owners of Manya Vee Selects, the art walk now attracts up to 600 visitors, who tonight will be able to partake in arts, entertainment, tastings and demos.

Other highlights today include:

  • Jazz Pearls Music at Arts Now
  • Jackson and Anthony jazz at Red Petal Cakes
  • Ron Dalton at Wells Fargo Advisors

Manya Vee Selects has a printable guide of all the activities and locations planned for the Art Walk, and even has a map.

The following information is provided by Manya Vee Selects:

A.T. Jewelers: Enjoy Sandra Miner's charmingly distinctive oil and wax paintings.
Aria Studio Gallery: New paintings and watercolor demo by Joan E Archer; photography from around the world by Leah K Goodwin.

Arista Wine Cellars: Enjoy scrumptious Holiday Wine Tasting at Arista Wine Cellars this evening!
ArtsNow Gallery: 'Tis the Season for Quilts - Holiday and seasonal quilts fashioned by members of Quilters Anonymous.
ARTspot Edmonds: Join mother daughter art duo Mona & Alyssa Fairbanks for an artistic menagerie. Browse through delightful art and holiday gifts.
Bluefish Designs: Dave Peterson's watercolors invoke joy in everyday life and our surroundings.
C'est La Vie: Keli Sim DeRitis gets her inspiration from Italian pottery designs and European villages she's visited.
Cline Jewelers: Kathy Rinaldi's water media paintings and printmaking are alive with color, movement and depth.
Coldwell Banker Bain: Unique, one of a kind,handmade Copper, Bronze and Fine Silver organic jewelry designs by Kristi Bowman.
Cole Gallery and Artist Supplies: Joe MacKechnie paints the world of extreme outdoor activities, including rock climbing, kayaking,and more!
Dayton Street Studio: Serene black and white photos of our Northwest wild lands are the specialty of Jeff Krewson.
Edmonds Bookshop: Speaking coach and cancer-survivor Mary Anne Dorward shares Words to Thrive By, powerful stories of courage & hope.
Edmonds Frame Design and Atelier: Kiraya Kestin shows her original paintings and metal jewelry, along with her own children's book Hammy.
Edmonds Historical Society: Beautiful art photography by Jarod Pace, featuring scenes and water themes of our endlessly beautiful Northwest.
Edmonds Library: Edmonds resident James Martin exhibit of paintings, on loan from Foster White Gallery.
Edmonds Masonic Temple: Vivid acrylics by Elizabeth Kemp; Paper collage paintings by Crystal Davis; Wine bottle trays and platters by Kristol Jones; Handmade gifts by Jillian Yuhas.
Edmonds Vision Center: Art photography by Kari Schertzinger features a variety of subjects. Colorful dichroic glass jewelry by Dolors Ruscha.
Edward Jones Main St: Dolly and Gary Haakenson team up featuring Gary's vibrant photos and Dolly's striking Holiday seashell decorations.
Fabric of Life Fair Trade Boutique: Expert drumming instructor Bill Matthews paints acrylic canvases that are African themed.
Frances Anderson Center: Ben Thal's wooden whirligigs have up to thirty moving parts and gears setting his artwork in motion. Also Karen Simonson's abstract paintings in the EAFF Gallery.
Gallery North: Undersea photography and watercolor paintings by Mary Bess Johnson & Darlene Lucas explore Mysterious Realms: Beneath and Beyond.
Garden Gear: Beautiful hand blown glass bamboo sculptures, mushrooms, floats by Bob Rice for home and garden. Refreshments & treats will be served.
Housewares: With telephoto lenses and extreme patience, Jan Viney captures birds in ways we rarely see.
Interiors of Edmonds: Dusty Koenig has created dk designs, an artistic jewelry line providing women timeless pieces that add interest to any look.
J Rankin Jewelers: Joy Nolcini's paintings feature landscapes and scenes from our beloved Northwest.
Manya Vee Selects: Angie Heinrich's mosaic mirrors, frames, jewelry boxes and candle cups reflect a love of ancient Moroccan architecture.
Rebekah's Boutique: The magic of dichroic glass, encased in spirals of gold and silver wire, make for beautiful jewelry by Lauryn MacGregor.
Red Petal Cakes: Misha Perritt captures stylish women enjoying their favorite cocktail with a bold, graphic expression.
Rick Steves' Europe: Enjoy mixed media paintings inspired by Chloe Wicks' travels in Europe.
Saetia: Women's accessories by Tammy Winslow made with vintage pins and earrings.
Savvy Traveler: Laurie Zak-Richardson's color photographs capture the abundant beauty, intriguing uniqueness and often unnoticed quirkiness of her various travel adventures.
Soma Salon: Be sure to stop by and enjoy Bonnie Black's striking watercolors on exhibition here this evening!
The Papery: Unique outdoor "ever-blooming" glass flowers by Sandy Dahlberg brighten any garden. Refreshments served.
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC: Come travel the landscape of the female torso constructed by Barbara Wyatt of layering of coiled colored clays.  Xavier Salazar Woodworking: Get a jump on Christmas with some new wood turned bottle stoppers and pens by Xavier Salazar and Bob Julin.

For more information, visit EdmondsArtWalk.org and Facebook.com/EdmondsArtWalk or call 425-776-3778 or stop by 409 Main St.

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