Edmonds Art Beat: Upcoming Holiday Events


Knit ornaments by Jean Goodfellow.

Puget Sound Artist Gift Show November 20

Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the ArtWorks building located at 201 Dayton St. The Puget Sound Artists’ Gift Show celebrates its 20th anniversary with 22 participating artists. The show was closed last year due to COVID, but former participating artists have convinced show owner Barb Goodfellow Childs to reopen for 2021.

The show highlights local artists who have created affordable gift items. There are items like pottery, glass, jewelry, fine knits, weavings, paintings, photographs, calendars, greeting cards, magnets, wooden boxes and much more. Handcrafted gifts have been added like soaps, raw honey, candles, teas, and ornaments.

This year, Mukilteo Chocolate Company will sell truffles, peppermint bark and other treats on site. Artists and their art can be previewed here.

Miss Sydney and the Downtown Saints play at Workhorse HQ on November 20

Miss Sydney & the Downtown Saints were formed in 2017 with common interests in playing music and serving their local community. Led by Sydney Englehart, the band play a range of soul and rock and roll favorites from the past 60 years. The event is hosted by Workhorse HQ and tickets are available for $ 30 and can be purchased here.

O Christmas Tea: a British comedy at the Edmonds Center for the Arts

Photo courtesy of the Edmonds Center for Arts

Broadway comedians James and Jamesy present their outrageously funny Christmas comedy classic, O Christmas Tea. at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 29. A story of disaster and innovative and hilarious solutions to a tea disaster. Tickets range from $ 19 to $ 44 and can be purchased here.

A Holiday Event with Twisted Bramble at the Red Barn

December 4 at the Red Barn. Hosted by a new wave of Edmonds business owners. There will be a wreath-making workshop, the ability to buy bread, eat tacos, and take family photos.

Crown workshop: 10 a.m. to noon and 7 to 9 p.m. ($ 95 per person)
Garland workshop: 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ($ 115 per person)

There will be treats from Beautiful Sugar Bakery and hot chocolate from Retirement drinks. Additionally, there will be 15 minute family photo ops exclusively for Special Needs / Foster Families / Foster Families offered by Fort Vanity. Register in advance here. The chalet’s community bakery will sell fresh bread and pastries in the morning and Flying Taco will be at the front in the afternoon and evening.

The Nutcracker performed by the Olympic Ballet Theater is back and it’s time to get tickets!

Photo courtesy of the Olympic Ballet Theater

The production of the Olympic Ballet Theater of

The Nutcracker | Olympic ballet theater

Frank Borg & Kaeli Pierce
Oleg Gorboulev and Mara Vinson, Nutcracker
In the dust photography

The production of the Olympic Ballet Theater of Nutcracker is eagerly awaited each year, and we are delighted to be back! Join us for this favorite holiday tradition featuring dazzling snowflakes, a dramatic battle, waltzed flowers, Tchaikovsky’s timeless score and much more!

Choreographed by OBT artistic directors Oleg Gorboulev and Mara Vinson, this classic production of Nutcracker includes sets designed by Jeanne Franz, Phillip Lineau and Ruth Gilmore.

Edmonds Shows

December 17, 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Edmonds Center for the Arts

December 18, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Edmonds Center for the Arts

December 19, 5 p.m.
Edmonds Center for the Arts

December 20, 2 p.m.
Edmonds Center for the Arts

December 21, 2 p.m.
Edmonds Center for the Arts

– By Rachel Gardner

Rachel Gardner genuinely appreciates art in all its forms and believes that everyone is an artist, some just don’t know it yet. A dedicated and involved Edmonds resident, she can often be spotted on stage making jokes between sets or in the audience enjoying live local performances. She enjoys playing with her craft and finding unique means of expression, like forming a boho-grunge-folk ukulele trio with local Edmonds mothers.