New Friends and Great Art? Singles Spotlighted at Edmonds Art Walk

Musical entertainment includes Jackson Mindt and Anthony McIntosh performing jazz at Red Petal Cakes.

The Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk is tonight from 5-8 at various locations downtown.

New today: A singles meet-and-walk will begin at 5 p.m. at Old Milltown Lounge. After picking up a map, you can head out on the walk with some new friends in groups of three to five people people. It's sponsored by Intuitive Matchmaking.

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.

"The arts are a big tent affair with something for everyone," said Stilwell, director of Edmonds Art Walk. "October's Art Walk is a clear sign of that with our wide variety of abstract and impressionist paintings, pottery, jewelry and other works. And don't forget, the artist is always on hand to say hello."

Live performances include:

  • Jazz Pearls Music at ArtsNow Conference Center
  • David Little piano at Edward Jones
  • Solar Jazz Trio at Fabric of Life Boutique 
  • Dan Voetmann's ballads at Saetia
  • Ron Dalton at Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC
  • Jackson Mindt and Anthony McIntosh performing jazz starting at 5:30 p.m. at Red Petal Cakes

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: Joan E Archer; black-and-white and color photography by Leah K Goodwin; watercolor demo begins 6:30.
Arista Wine Cellars: Original paintings on slumped wine bottles make for artist trays! Lynn Magill's work is fun and lovely.
ArtsNow Gallery: Edmonds Conference Center: paintings, photographs, jewelry and portraits from ArtsNow instructors.
ARTspot Edmonds: Barbara Wyatt loves the challenge of pushing pottery to new places. Based in natural materials and earthscapes.
Bluefish Designs: Intricate and vivid miniature pastels by Sue Dawson feature a variety of subjects, all revealing her award-winning technique.
C'est La Vie: A collection of colorful stones and glass by Donna Ledford are infused with leather and silver.
Cline Jewelers: Award-winning Edmonds artist Kathleen A Johnson exhibits her colorful crow, owl and hummingbird paintings, cards and calendars.
Coldwell Banker Bain: Enjoy quilts for all seasons handmade by Madeline Buckley.
Cole Gallery and Artist Supplies: Finger painter Iris Scott and acrylic painter Jennifer Bowman bring a fabulous show of Impressionistic works.
Dayton Street Studio: Serene black-and-white photos of our Northwest wild lands are the specialty of Jeff Krewson.
Edmonds Bookshop: Ingrid Ricks writes about saving herself from an oppressive stepdad in Hippie Boy: A Girl's Story.
Edmonds Historical Society: Nature's colors can be easy to overlook—unless you get up close with Kim Coulter's macro photography.
Edmonds Library: Abstract, geometic and colorful recent paintings by Irene Yesley.
Edmonds Masonic Temple: Tiny, colorful pieces of paper are arranged to create vibrant imagery, by Crystal Davis. Demonstration!
Edmonds Vision Center: Vibrant travel photography by Debbie Harrington and colorful dichroic glass jewelry by Dolors Ruscha.
Edward Jones: Don and Carolyn Henle's oils embody the spirit of the subject, which includes landscapes, architecture and people.
Fabric of Life Fair Trade Boutique: Nature-themed photo digital collages by Mary Anne Tyan. Also handmade gem stone jewelry and unique ornaments made of string.
Frances Anderson Center: Walking Towards Your DreamsCreating a Book from Your Journal, with artist and author Marcia Shaver.
Gallery North: Curiosity, Feather and Flow—the work of contemporary sumi-e artist Karen Dedrickson.
Garden Gear: Edmonds artist Von Schroeder is bringing the hottest new trend in unisex jewelry for all occasions. Custom fit.
Housewares: The colorful and funky mixed media wall sculptures by Barry Burgess are sure to make you smile.
J Rankin Jewelers: Vibrant, spontaneous florals to figurative watercolor paintings by Frances Velling.
Manya Vee Selects: Luxurious faux fur hats and accessories by Seattle's own Pandemonium Hats. Look fabulous while staying warm!
Otherworlds: Fantasy sculpture and art and vintage glass carnivorous glass terrariums by Matthew Hinshaw and Mary Fosse.
Red Petal Cakes: Black-and-white art photography by Jesse Young say so much by including so little. What story do you see?
Rick Steves' Europe: Enjoy Colin Johnson's delightfully arrresting Paris photos on canvas.
Saetia: Enjoy Laura Zeck's delightfully vibrant acrylic and resin abstract works.
Savvy Traveler: Chris Fleck shows images from his travels around the U.S. and the world. Many of the prints will be presented on aluminum.
Soma Salon: Nature photos by Steve Lambert printed on canvas paper with rustic cedar frames.
The Papery: Unique handmade button jewelry by Shannon Tipple-Leen to brighten up your day.
Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC: Kim Carney's charming, mixed-media "Brantlers" are wooden folk art sculptures made with upcycled materials.
Windermere Real Estate: Art photography by Jose Lino captures nature and scenes at their most beautiful.
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 Manya Vee Selects at 409 Main Street.


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