Artspot always has something interesting cooked up for Third Thursday / each month / year round/ Always 5-8pm. click here for the art walk map!

We promise to introduce you to a talented local artist doing interesting things and often will have a few cool art materials out for you to try. Come SEE!

We support local artists with excellent service and quality pigments and materials!

 

Always an artist in action at artspot for artwalk!


Susanne Marckx : August Art Walk Artist!
Thursday August 15, 5-8 pm

The Way In by Susanne Marckx

The Way In by Susanne Marckx

Susanne Marckx paintings are created first with marks made with graphite and charcoal. Her process is to start with a meditation to become present to the paper and the marks, whether randomly or with intention while looking at a specific object or scene. 

Suzanne continues with Sumi ink and gesso. Then come new marks with pastel; then perhaps more layers of gesso and/or Sumi ink and pastels. It’s a very unique process.

Come meet Susanne and see how she creates these beautiful paintings.



the ARTists of ARTspot : September group show all month!

Meet the artists during art walk on Thursday, september 19, 5-8 pm

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We like to say we “Walk the Talk” here at ARTspot. September is the annual group show of artwork made by our ARTspotters! Come in anytime this month to enjoy and support our artists with your purchases. We will be here for the art walk evening. Lots of activities here the weekend of the Edmonds Art Studio Tour too - September 21-22 10-5 each day.


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Chris minor : October Art Walk Artist!
Thursday October 17, 5-8 pm

Always our October artist, Chris Minor will debut his annual limited edition print and has created a skeleton display. Come see him demo printmaking techniques during art walk!

You will also want to come down on Halloween night: Edmonds is the Go-to place for trick or treaters of all ages. 5-8pm on Halloween night, Thursday October 31.


what fun we had at July 18 Art walk !
Annual Dog Days of Summer Pet Portraits for PAWS

Thank you Mike O’day, cody french and ray rusi for volunteering your time and talent to raise $800 for our local animal shelter! Mark your calendars for July 2020 for the next “dog days of summer” Event!

Another great night to raise $ for our local animal rescue!

A parade of dogs waited patiently along the sidewalk in front of Edmonds art store ARTspot last Thursday during 3rd Thursday Art Walk. Each dog was accompanied by their owner, who were excited to have a custom pet portrait made. 

This annual event, touted as “Dog Days of Summer” by ARTspot owner Tracy Felix, features talented local artists volunteering their time and talent to complete an estimated 45 to 50 pet portraits during the event. Suggested donations of $10 per portrait were collected with the proceeds benefiting the Lynnwood PAWS animal shelter. 

Felix conceived the idea three years ago as a way of giving back to the shelter where she adopted Pippen, a Jack Russell Dachshund mix. “The artists are so generous to do this event for me. They are all dog lovers too!” Felix added. 

“The best thing about this experience is the passion and love I see from each owner when I draw their companions for the PAWS cause,” said artist Cody French, who, along with local artist Mike O’Day, has participated in all three ARTspot pet portrait benefits. Artist Raynaldo “Ray” Rusi, who joined the staff of ARTspot this year, readily pitched in to draw for the fundraiser. “It was a pleasure meeting everyone and their adorable pets. I hope to see everyone again next year!” said Rusi.

“We will definitely be doing this every July.” said Felix. “People are starting to look forward to it. This year we doubled the amount raised for PAWS!”  $800 was raised for the shelter, and many folks have a great drawing of their pet to treasure. 
 100% of funds raised will go to PAWS Animal Rescue. :-) 


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"Heart Spot" events are designed TO ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER, TO MAKE ART together and TO SUPPORT GOOD CAUSES IN OUR COMMUNITY. Here's what we have accomplished so far with your support and generosity:


We continue to offer artspot's first self published coloring book dedicated to saving coral reefs

Designed and Illustrated by Bryn Fraker.

ARTspot's first original coloring book designed and illustrated with the amazing coral reef drawings of Bryn Fraker. The coloring book craze continues, and Bryn's passion for marine biology inspired this book. Every purchase will result in a donation to the Coral Reef Alliance.
      Bryn is an Edmonds native, and a four year recipient of an Edmonds Arts Commission College Scholarship. She graduated with honors from California College of Art in 2014. Bryn's degree in Stop Motion Animation is augmented by a second degree in Art History.
      Bryn is currently building her career in the animation industry in Los Angeles, California.  After working on the Academy Award nominated animated movie "Anomalisa," she continued on with Stoopid Buddies Stoodio working on original programming for television. She has done some commercial work, including Honda, and even an intro to "The Simpsons!" You can see some of her work at brynfraker.com.
 
Coloring Books are 8'x8' with 18 illustrations to color. Available now only at ARTspot for $11.95   -OR- Click here to order a copy!


proud to be part of a giving community. Some events from past couple’a years…

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Edmonds has a Heart February 2018

ARTspot joined Edmonds Downtown merchants in raising money for Washington Kids in Transition. We raffled off a basket overflowing with art supplies. We raised $140, and the event earned $1,200 total to help out  homeless kids in the Edmonds School District!. washingtonkidsintransition.org 


"Heart Spot" events 2017 were designed TO ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER, TO MAKE ART together and TO SUPPORT GOOD CAUSES IN OUR COMMUNITY. Here's what we accomplished in 2017 with your support and generosity:

ARTspot window display featured 20 paintings made during last years Creative Connection event for disabled youth and their families. Sales of these paintings went towards sponsoring the event for this year.

ARTspot window display featured 20 paintings made during last years Creative Connection event for disabled youth and their families. Sales of these paintings went towards sponsoring the event for this year.

January/february 2017:
over $200 raised for the "VOICE" Program! Thank you everyone who purchased art to support this special group of artists! 

Thank you Mary Peterson for all you do in the community, making the  Creative Connection happen, and for making monoprints during February art walk with Edmonds art walk visitors!
     ARTspot donated canvases and we raised over $200 from sales of the wonderful art the kids made for VOICE (Vocational Opportunities In Community Experience) program!


"Nasty Woman" Pendants made lots of people happy at the March Art Walk and sales went to our local YWCA, working to support women and children in our community.

"Nasty Woman" Pendants made lots of people happy at the March Art Walk and sales went to our local YWCA, working to support women and children in our community.

March 2017: Barbara Wyatt "Nasty Woman" Pendants proved to be a great Fundraiser. Over $300 raised for our local ywCA

Thank you Barbara Wyatt for making and donating your time to a great cause.  Barbara is a very talented, local artist and very good friend of ARTspot. Barbara is one of the most versatile artists ever! She is always learning and teaching new techniques.
       When she decided to go to the Women's March in Washington DC this January, she went into production mode making these delightful "Nasty Women" pendants. It seems she could not make enough of them, as so many women who saw them wanted one! 
      This month's community fundraiser was for the YWCA.  This organization helps homeless women and children in our community. 


Look who showed up to paint!.... Tracy Felix (far right) with members of the board from Washington Kids in Transition at the 2nd "Paint-Together session April 11th.

Look who showed up to paint!.... Tracy Felix (far right) with members of the board from Washington Kids in Transition at the 2nd "Paint-Together session April 11th.

April 2017: "We're Better Together" painting Sessions

Over twenty artists got together this month to paint life affirming, uplifiting art. 
     The 10x10" paintings created at the "Paint-Together" sessions were revealed in the front windows of ARTspot for April's Third Thursday Art Walk. Folks came in to purchase the art through May 1. 100% of proceeds from artist fees and the purchase price of $50=$150 went to washingtonkidsintransition.orgWe raised almost $1,200 to help out  homeless kids in the Edmonds School District!


May 2017: Scooped up ice cream for Doctors Without Borders


Heart Spot's May Art Walk event raised $200 with the help of artist Cody French's "Sweet Show!" Everyone enjoyed both Cody's funky crazy ice cream cone sculptures, and the scooping of real ice cream to kick off summer.  It felt great to raise money for Doctors Without Borders.


June 2017 ARt walk: ART Rocks!
Lots of donations for The Edmonds food bank

A little over a year ago, you may have noticed colorful rocks showing up in the most surprising places around downtown Edmonds. ARTspot was interested... and with a little detective work, and talking to some of the Mom's coming in to buy acrylic paint at our art store, we discovered "Edmonds Rocks." 
     A group of Moms and kids have been painting rocks, and hiding them with the express purpose of surprising and delighting anyone who either want to just admire, or even keep them as a found treasure.
     For June Art Walk Edmonds, we set up a project table for anyone who wanted to take a little time to paint a rock. We supplied the paint and brushes. Thanks you to the  "Art Rocks" group here in town for bringing rocks to share. Thank you to all who brought a donation for the Edmonds Food Bank.