A new art museum has opened recently in Edmonds. It’s the Cascadia Art Museum and it is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am ot 6pm, and staying open until 8pm on Thursdays. Cost of admission is $10. Also, there are memberships and season passes available. Free admission will be offered during Edmonds’ third Thursday of the month art walk events.
The focus of the new museum in Edmonds is Northwest art from the late 19th century through the mid-20th century. Cascadia Art Museum is unique because it is focusing on this specific time period in the Northwest.
Founder Lindsey Echelbarger and his wife have loaned part of their collection to the museum. The inaugural show has permanent pieces as well as paintings and sculptures on loan for the first year. In addition, paintings shown in the Northwest Watercolor Society’s new book honoring its 75th anniversary are featured until January 3, 2016. The book is titled “A Fluid Tradition” and is written by Seatle art scholar David Martin. The watercolors are abstract and impressionistic and Northwest-based. Artists whose work is being displayed include Paul Morgan Gustin, Alen Mason, James Martin, Edwin Burnley, Paul Horiuchi, George Tsutakawa, Dorothy Dolph Jensen, Ambrose Patterson, Glen Alps, Frederick Anderson, Jess Cauthorn, Irwin Caplan, and Daniel Pierce.
Along with the watercolor exhibit, the museum is hosting borrowed work by Guy Anderson, Morris Graves, and Kenneth Callahan.
The Cascadia Art Museum took only two years from idea to fruition. A former grocery store in Edmonds is the site and Architect Steve Johnson stripped it to its curved hemlock beams to maximize the modern look and high ceilings. The museum utilizes 11,000 square feet of the 20,000 square foot building. The museum consists of six galleries, a central hall, an education room with a gift shop and a proposed adjoining library. The museum has heating, cooling and humidity standards equal to those maintained by the Smithsonian. Other businesses to be added to the complex include a Top Pot doughnut shop, an upscale restaurant and a Spud’s fish and chips.
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