Artspot always has something interesting cooked up for Third Thursday / each month / year round/ Always 5-8pm.
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!
Mark Your calendars for these upcoming art walk events!
September 21: The Artists of Artspot
October 19: Chris Minor Printmaking
November 16: Rick Holst
December 21: Annual "Artsy Gifties" Trunk Show
"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 this year with your support and generosity:
ART spot's First Coloring Book to educate and support coral reefs worldwide. 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.
As you can see, Coral reefs are the subject of this soon to be hot-off-the-press book. Come meet Bryn at ARTspot and encourage her to keep these coming! We would love to see a whole series of these wonderful books coming out in the future.
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!
We will also be featuring the original paintings that inspired"Under the sea" August 12-31.
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 15 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.
July 20 Edmonds Art Walk: "Dog Days of Summer"Pet Portraits
Mike O'Day, Cody French and Tracy Felix were set up to sketch portraits of anyone showing up with their dogs, or photos of any pets. We didn't know if there would be many dog lovers coming by, but with the combined efforts of the folks at PAWS, the event was well attended. What a blast. One of the funnest art walk nights we ever had! We raised $795 in donations! 100% will go to PAWS Animal Rescue. Looks like we will have to make this an annual event :-) Mark your calendars for next July.
What you can do:
- Purchase art or donate. VISIT ARTspot if you would like to purchase art especially created for or by the community group... or just donate to the fundraiser. Each month is something new.
- Make art at art walk! You are invited to THIRD THURSDAY ART WALK NIGHT to participate in making or purchasing ART. There is always a hands on project at ARTspot. Make Art. Buy Art for a good cause... Either way will make you feel great!
- Follow us on Facebook, join our email list or simply check this website as we announce events through out the year!
100% OF PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS PROGRAMS
- CREATIVE CONNECTION - January & February
- YWCA - March
- Washington Kids in Transition- April
- Doctors Without Borders - May
- Edmonds Food Bank - June
- PAWS - July
- Coral Reef Alliance - August and ongoing: While supplies of "Under the Sea" last.