Arts Commission

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about edmonds arts commission

Founded in 1975, the City of Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC) ensures the arts are a vital part of our community's quality of life, economic vitality and central identity.

The commission is comprised of seven appointed Commissioners who are residents of Edmonds and who serve staggered four-year terms. By ordinance, four of the positions require a professional background in the arts. The EAC is empowered to advise and make recommendations to the Mayor, City Council or other City commissions or boards on matters pertaining to the arts.

The EAC meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30pm in the Frances Anderson Center, Room 123 (unless otherwise noted). Meeting schedule subject to change.

LinkMeeting Agenda and Minutes.

Link: Cultural Planning

EAC programs

Public Art installations, both permanent and temporary, featuring Northwest artists

Visual Art Exhibits at the Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds Sno-Isle Library and City Hall

Summer Concerts in the parks

Write on the Sound, a nationally recognized writers' conference

Poet's Perspective, a public exhibit of a collection of poems by Puget Sound area writers of all ages. 

 Youth Art Program provides an opportunity for students to display their artwork and participate on the commission as a Student Representative

Grants and Workshops for individual artists and arts organizations

Opportunities for artists are offered on a regular basis

The EAC participates in updates of the City of Edmonds Cultural Plan  

Stay in touch! Follow us on one of our Social Media pages. Get in-depth information about the commission's initiatives and programs in our quarterly Arts Bulletin Newsletter, distributed January, March, June and October. 

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Cultural Services / Edmonds Arts Comm.
700 Main St
Edmonds WA 98020

[email protected]

Tanya Sharp, Chair
Richard Chung, Vice Chair
Harry Kirchner, WOTS Chair

Ute Freund
Beth Henkes
Katie Leute 
(vacant position)
Lily Kamila, Student Representative

Frances Chapin
Arts and 
Culture Manager

Laurie Rose
Arts Program Specialist