Public Art


Cedar Dreams fountain

[IMAGES: Banner above, Edmonds Breakwater Run, Lewis "Buster" Simpson, 1994, Edmonds Fishing Pier; Right/Below, Cedar Dreams Fountain, Benson Shaw, 2000, 5th Ave & Main St.]

Edmonds Public Art program includes a permanent collection of both two- and three-dimensional works, temporary installations, and special commissions. 

The collection features works by eminent Northwest artists, including gifts, purchases, and works chosen through a juried process that assures public involvement in the selection of artwork for the City.

The Edmonds Arts Commission oversees the acquisition, maintenance and display of City of Edmonds Public Art Collection. The collection includes over 65 outdoor installations permanently sited downtown and in other locations throughout the city. Over 150 portable two- and three-dimensional original works--including selections from the City's Sister City Hekinan Japan collection--are located within several City buildings. 

Online Gallery of permanently sited and portable artworks, two- and three-dimensions, including the Hekinan collection.

Online Map and Gallery of artwork in public places highlights the City's collection, downtown murals and private commissions.

City Portable Artworks flyer features a selection of works located within City facilities.

On the Fence Temporary Public Art project features regional artists' short-term installations

New Public Artworks provides information about works in progress and recent installations and acquisitions.

Flower Pole Artworks 

Flower Basket Art PoleUnique sculptural artworks on top of flower basket poles in the downtown core are part of the City's Public Art Collection. The Flower Basket Art Pole Donation program provides an opportunity to honor someone special or commemorate an organization with a plaque placed on each unique art-enhanced flower pole.  For information about commemorating a pole, and to see which are available, download information here. To view all the poles, go to the online public art map and click on the Flower Pole tab

On the Fence

On the Fence temporary public art installation

The Edmonds Arts Commission encourages a visual conversation through temporary public artwork installations on several fences surrounding City-owned properties. For information a list of installations, and information for artists wishing to submit a proposal for a future installation, go to the On the Fence page.

Stages of History Artist Plaques

Stages of History Plaque

Interpretive artist-made plaques provide historical information on points of interest along 4th Avenue North Cultural Corridor and Main Street in downtown Edmonds. Take a self-guided walking tour at Edmonds Stages of History

New Public Artwork

Go to the New Public Art information page to learn about:

  • Edmonds Creative District Gateway Public Art Project
  • Edmonds International District/Highway 99 Banner Project
  • "Mika's Song" composition for the playground tubular bells at Civic Center Playfield Park
  • cascadia: lifeboat and seawall