Sip in the Arts This Summer in Edmonds
Every day is a chance to celebrate the arts in the waterfront town of Edmonds. But summer is especially glorious, with the Edmonds Arts Festival in full swing and Art Walk organizers are popping corks for wine walks.
The prestigious Edmonds Arts Festival, held Father’s Day weekend, June 17-19 at the Frances Anderson Center, is a beloved festival of the town. Nearly 200 artists were juried into the event and will set up their booths to sell their works in an outdoor festival just east of the center. Inside the center, more award-winning art works will be available for sale.
There’s been a lot of excitement among artists, who are hoping they pass jury screening and get to share their work with Festival visitors, said Festival President Barbara Norgaard-Reid.
The festival includes a new addition this year: “Edmonds Plaza,” a refocused venue showcasing a variety of artists and artisans who reside or show in Edmonds. While you’re shopping for local art for sale, meet the artists, watch them in demonstrations and discover art-focused groups and educational opportunities in Edmonds. Literary arts, jewelry, painting, pottery, performing arts and other genres will be represented.
Also new this year, award-winning jazz artists will be performing for the Edmonds Plaza Jazz Festival, and emerging young artists from Edmonds College will deliver a hands-on children’s art experience.
The following weekend is yet another opportunity to support and enjoy the arts in Edmonds.
On June 25, and again August 6, both Saturdays, Art Walk Edmonds is hosting Summer Edmonds Wine Walks.
In partnership with Seattle Uncorked, a variety of local, Pacific Northwest wineries are coming to downtown Edmonds. It’s a chance to meet the winemakers who will be pouring tastings of their artisan-crafted wines in various shops. The award-winning boutique wineries will each have a few options to enjoy. Find a new favorite bottle and bring one home. A percentage of every purchase goes back to Art Walk Edmonds to fund the arts in Edmonds.
Edmonds Arts Festival
June 17 and 18: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.,
June 19: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Frances Anderson Center
700 Main Street, Edmonds
Art Walk Edmonds
Summer Wine Walk
Admission: $30 online at ArtWalkEdmonds.com/wine-walks
Participants must be 21 years old with ID required.
5 – 8 p.m., June 25 and August 6
Photos Courtesy of Art Walk Edmonds