For the fourth year in a row, Art Walk Edmonds is presenting Wreath Walk Edmonds! AWE is continuing the tradition of hanging original, artist-designed and decorated wreaths in select storefronts for the downtown Edmonds during the holiday season. This year, wreaths will be hung November 16th through December 21st.
Artists from the community submitted their concepts for a wreath portraying their own unique style. A panel of jurors chose the best of these one-of-a-kind creative ideas. Learn more about each of the 10 chosen wreaths and their artists by reading their bio hanging beside the wreath as well as on the Auction Page.
The wreaths will hang in the businesses for a month, during which they will be auctioned off online in time to go to their new homes for the holidays.
New this year: Awards!
Art Walk Edmonds will give out rewards for three awards this year at an Award Ceremony on December 21st, 7pm at Coldwell Banker Bain. One of the awards is chosen by you: the People’s Choice Award! Visit all 10 wreaths and place your vote for your favorite here! VOTING OPENS NOVEMBER 16TH AND CLOSES DECEMBER 21ST AT 6PM.
Help us support Art for All
Wreaths will be up for auction, but this year we are thrilled to be teaming with another worthy non-profit. All proceeds from the Wreath Auction will be donated to Art For All, an organization that empowers adults with disabilities to create and exhibit their art in the greater Puget Sound area, connecting them to their community in meaningful ways through the arts, and foster healthy lifestyle choices that promote social, mental, and physical well-being.
Mary Peterson, Art for All Co-founder, Community Arts Coordinator, and Art Instructor explains that some of their goals are to grow participation, obtain permanent classroom space with a gallery store to employ their artists and to have mentoring programs in all aspects of the art industry, partnering with the Edmonds School districts school to work program, and to help participants be a valued addition to the community at large.
Learn more about Art for All at www.artforallforum.org.
Online Auction goes live at 5pm on November 16th – timed with the beginning of November’s Art Walk. Stroll around all 10 locations to see the wreaths in person either during Art Walk or during business hours.
Once you find your favorite(s), click the QR code by the wreath or visit charityauction.bid/wreathwalkedmonds to register and place your bid. You will be notified when you are outbid so that you can go place another bid.
You also have the opportunity to skip all the bidding and go straight to the “BUY IT NOW” price. However, the wreath will not be available to take home until December 22nd.
The Auction closes at 8pm on December 21st, timed with the ending of December’s Art Walk.
If you have the winning bid, you may pick up your wreath anytime between December 22nd and the 31st (we will let you know and help you coordinate with the business owner).
Any questions? Contact Art Walk Edmonds at firstname.lastname@example.org or 425.298.7947.