Despite the snow and icy conditions, the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk is on tap today from 5 to 8 p.m. at various locations downtown.
"We're not cancelling the Art Walk," said Manya Vee of , who started the event with her husband a decade ago. "We never have in 10 years. We leave it up to individual merchants to choose whether to remain open or not."
Manya Vee Selects is one of those merchants who will be closed. "OK, the weather won," Manya Vee said on a Facebook post. "We have decided to stay home today, too, and skip the Art Walk for the first time in 10 years. I feel quite conflicted about it, but it truly is rather dangerous to get there from the Greenwood neighborhood. Sorry! We'll be back up as soon as we can."
The art walk now attracts up to 600 visitors, who tonight will be able to partake in arts, entertainment, tastings and demos.
Entertainment will be provided by the Rich Cole jazz trio at Cole Gallery, David Little playing piano at Edward Jones, and live music at The Loft.
Manya Vee Selects has a printable guide of all the activities and locations planned for the Art Walk, and even has a map. It can come in handy when deciding where to go.
Aria Studio Gallery: Washy watercolors, colorful oils, eclectic photography, and More! Watercolors demos throughout the night.
Arista Wine Cellars: Tour European vineyards through new photographs by Carolyn Votaw, who can add delightful stories to the pictures through her recent travels there.
ArtsNow Gallery: Edmonds Conference Center: Cheryl Richey's spontaneous mixed media paintings incorporate unusual materials like acrylic gels, spackles & stained papers.
Autumn's Framing: Autumn Kegley's detailed and colorful fantasy paintings share space with her classical landscapes.
C'est La Vie: Whimsical, colorful, playful! See the wonderful work of local artist Diane Culhane.
Cline Jewelers: Holy Chocolate! - Handmade Chocolates by Piper from Immaculate Confections. Come taste some wonderful chocolate.
Coldwell Banker Bain: Michelle Harps' acrylic on canvas, flowers on silver leaf, ocean and color washes.
Cole Gallery: Fifth annual Cole Gallery Anniversary show featuring over 70 new paintings by our fabulous artists!
Edmonds Bookshop: Spend a few minutes creating your own piece inspired by the book Made to Play: Handmade Toys and Crafts.
Edmonds Library: Edmonds scenes, historic buildings, and magnificent views of Puget Sound by Bob Sears.
Edmonds Vision Center: Beautiful Spanish inspired kiln-fired glass jewelry by Dolors Ruscha. Too beautiful to miss!
Edward Jones: Paula Ensign loves to set up her easel outdoors and paint the beauty of the scene before her. Her oil paintings beautifully capture our lovely Northwest.
Fabric of Life Fair Trade Boutique: Tod O'Driscoll's humanitarian photography for storytelling with global theme.
Frances Anderson Center: Selections from the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation permanant collection.
Gallery North: Gallery North Resident Artists present: A Little Levity: Color, Light, and Laughter, all new originals.
Housewares: Joy Nolcini captures the magic of our harbours and marinas of the Northwest in her colorful paintings.
Manya Vee Selects: Traci Bixby's remarkable illustrations capture precious moments in our lives in prints and cards.
Reliable Floor Coverings: Get up close and personal with the amazing beauty of nature in these vibrant photographs by Kimberly Coulter.
Resident Cheesemonger: Vibrant and colorful, check out the budding talent of local E-W high student Blaise Lamb, and his bold abstract paintings.
Rick Steves' Europe: Enjoy Photojournalist Robin Sarmento's images of western Europe.
Savvy Traveler: Visit the rivers of Washington in these dynamic watercolors by Diana Fairbanks. Also enjoy her book about the Backroads of Washington.
The Papery: Unique handmade button jewelry by Shannon Tipple-Leen will brighten up your day.
The Loft: Live music begins at 8pm.
Wells Fargo: The paintings of Isis Charest bring about calm serenity, as her thoughtful choices emphasize a slowing down and enjoyment of life.
Windermere: Don't miss the vibrant watercolors of Dorcus Harb.