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!
Coming up at art spot!
June 20 Art walk 5-8pm
Julia Giordano Collage Art
Julia Giordano is a paper collage artist living in Edmonds, WA. She discovered the joys of working with hand-painted paper collage three years ago and has been at it ever since. A lifelong crafter, she has also studied photography, botany, ornithology, and landscape architecture. These experiences all inform her collage work, from the selection of subject matter to composition and editing choices. Julia is also inspired by children’s illustration, scientific and educational illustration, and the endless wonders of the natural world.
Julia uses hand-painted papers to create bright and lively depictions of plants and animals. She begins each original collage by painting colors and textures onto newsprint paper using gouache or acrylic paints. Once she is satisfied with the colors and the sheets have dried, she grabs her scissors and starts to cut. After much snipping and arranging, Julia settles on a final composition and begins the gluing down process. After gluing, in some cases, she goes back and adds highlights or details by hand with colored pencils.
July 18 Art walk 5-8 pm
Annual Dog Days of Summer Pet Portraits for PAWS
Dog days of summer fundraiser for paws animal rescue. It’s an annual event!
Mark your calendars for July 18, 2019 for pet portraits by local artists.
Another great night to raise $ for our local animal rescue!
July 18 will be our 3rd annual Edmonds Art Walk: "Dog Days of Summer" Pet Portraits to raise money for PAWS. This event has become an annual event for pet lovers here at ARTspot. Past artists who volunteered their time were Mike O'Day, Cody French, and Julia Carpenter. We look to announcing the 2019 lineup of artists who will be sketching portraits of people's happy pups. Stay tuned!
Thank you also to all the folks that came last year with their pets, or photos! We enjoyed meeting each and every one of you!
One of the funnest art walk nights! We raised $400 in donations! 100% will go to PAWS Animal Rescue. :-)
"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…
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:
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!
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.
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.org. We 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.