Snohomish’s ArtWalk coming up Aug. 18

SNOHOMISH —  A bevy of art will be created and displayed across the city Thursday, Aug. 18.
The second rendition of the annual Snohomish ArtWalk goes from 4-8 p.m. across downtown.
Inside the Carnegie Building, 105 Cedar Ave., see the national award-winning headdress created by Snohomish High grad Anna Lomachenko as part of a youth art gallery featuring multiple other pieces. Lomachenko is curating the gallery.
A graffiti throwdown will be going on by City Hall, 116 Union Ave. Others will be painting outdoors, showing off chalk art and more in the area.
Fifteen artists have signed up to produce art downtown that afternoon, and there’s room to join in. Contact Shari Ireton at the city: or 425-512-1839.
This is the same afternoon as the Snohomish Farmers Market in front of the Carnegie, by the way.
Stick around in the early evening for music by Neon Brass Party. The gaggle of brass band players will start at 5 p.m. at Kla Ha Ya Park and march to the Carnegie to play for everyone.
Galleries and studios at 1024 First St., 902 First St., 124 Ave. D, 213 Ave. D, 112 Ave. A and 230 Ave. B will be open to visitors, so you may want your walking shoes to see it all.
“Given we are still in a pandemic, it’s hard to gauge event success by attendance, but I would say that participation by artists from across the spectrum (medium, age, etc.) that works to represent our whole community is key,” Ireton said by email on what makes a successful art walk.
Meanwhile, a new seasonal, multicolored mural at First Street and Avenue C might be ready for the art walk, Historic Downtown Snohomish Association director Maygen Hetherington said.
The canvas was blank last week, and the group aims to have Annie Wolcott paint her mural this month. Wolcott is an art docent at Snohomish’s Dutch Hill Elementary. Past murals on the side of the Worthy antique home decor store’s wall have depicted motifs of hot air balloons, umbrellas and a sunrise.

 A vinok is a traditional Ukrainian headdress. Anna Lomachenko’s vinok uses all white, in contrast to typical multicolor vinoks. Lomachenko is curating a youth art gallery in the Carnegie for the ArtWalk, including a display of her vinok.