Every third Thursday from 5-8 pm galleries, businesses, and restaurants join in celebrating the arts & cultivating local vitality within Edmonds. Cascadia Art Museum has been participating since our opening in September 2015, providing the community with live music, artist demonstrations and exclusive screenings of Northwest artist videos. We are also excited to offer free admission during the Art Walk Edmonds evenings.

The Edmonds Art Walk is a grassroots community event held monthly throughout the year, rain or shine. With over 40 galleries and businesses hosting local and regional artists, we invite you to come enjoy all types of art including fine art, music, dance, theatre, performance art, culinary art, and the written word. With a growing assortment of fun events and activities, you will always find something new to engage your creative mind.

For more information on Art Walk Edmonds, check out their website: artwalkedmonds.com

This month at Cascadia Art Museum:

Live Model Drawing by artist Gary Faigin

March 21, 5 – 8 pm

This month, we’re excited to present one of our presenting artists Gary Faigin, demonstrating live model drawing! from 5:30 to 7:30, Gary Faigin will be working on a live model sketch, talking to the audience about his process.

Gary Faigin, co-Founder and Artistic Director of Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, trained at the Art Students League of New York and at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris. 

While living in New York (1976-1991), Faigin taught figure drawing upon the retirement of his teacher, Robert Beverly Hale, at the Art Students League, a program he presented continuously over the next decade. Concurrently, he taught Perspective and Portrait Drawing at the newly founded New York Academy of Art, the National Academy School of Design, the School of Visual Art and Parsons School of Design. He opened his own studio in Hell’s Kitchen  and began personal work focused on self-portraits and still lifes.

In the summer of 1984, Faigin began a ten-year summer residence in Santa Fe, NM, a locale that afforded him exposure to the burgeoning realist painting scene of the Southwest. His works included pastel landscapes and printmaking with shows at the Frank Croft and  Realist Art galleries.

Faigin has exhibited widely with solo exhibitions in Seattle and Santa Fe, including a retrospective of his work at Seattle’s Frye Art Museum and the Coos Museum of Art in Oregon. A master of drawing and painting, his images typically explore his two favorite themes: altering one’s perception of the commonplace and developing mood through intense contrasts of light and dark.

As a promoter and observer of historic and contemporary art in the Northwest, Faigin serves on the Board of Director of the newly-opened Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds and reviews regional museum and gallery exhibits as the Seattle Times guest art critic.

To view some of Gary’s incredible work, check out his artist website: www.garyfaigin.com

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