Edmonds is located on Puget Sound in Snohomish County, WA. In 2018, downtown Edmonds was designated as Washington state's first Certified Creative District.  

Founded in 1975, the City of Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC) works to ensure that the arts are a vital part of Edmonds quality of life, economic vitality and central identity. The EAC meets monthly and 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 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.  

Arts Commission programs and partnerships in the literary, visual and performing arts highlight Edmonds as a cultural destination with rich artistic resources. Programs include: 

 The EAC supports a variety of additional programs through partnerships and sponsorship, including Music at the Library with Friends of the Edmonds Library and Edmonds Sno-Isle Library, and community outreach programs Edmonds Center for the Arts.

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The City of Edmonds Arts Commission offers an opportunity for regional artists to create temporary outdoor art installations on three City owned fences. The Arts Commission is interested in encouraging a visual conversation through temporary artworks.

ELIGIBILITY: Artists based in the Puget Sound Region (Olympia to Bellingham and west to the Kitsap Peninsula).

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project should create an installation that has interest for both pedestrians and passing vehicles. Artworks might reference, but are not restricted to themes of Puget Sound climate, community, natural environment, sustainability, discovery, and history. The installation should be appropriate for diverse audiences and for public display.

The artist is responsible for creating the work and attaching it to the fence by approved methods for a period of three to four months. Materials must be appropriate for all weather conditions and must not degrade or pollute during the exhibit period. The usable portion of the fence measures 5’ x 20 - 80’ depending on the site.  The City will prepare signage for the fence to identify the artist(s). The artist(s) are required to provide text for a statement about their installation.

The three sites are: south of Art Works at 201 Second Avenue S; east of the Frances Anderson Center at 700 Main St; and Civic Field fence on 6th Avenue N (retiring in June 2021).

Previous installations: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=EdmondsArtsCommission&set=a.463689200717882

BUDGET: The City of Edmonds Arts Commission provides an artist stipend of $500 per project, all inclusive, payable after the work is installed.

WHEN TO SUBMIT & DEADLINES: The Call for Artists is ongoing, and proposals will be reviewed at least three times a year at a regular monthly Arts Commission meeting. Application deadlines for the next scheduled reviews are Feb. 22nd; May 24th; and June 28th

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission reserves the right, as its best interests may appear, to reject any or all applications or proposals, to waive informalities in applications or proposals, or to terminate the selection process without prior notice. 


Questions? Contact the Arts Office at 425-771-0228 or eac@edmondswa.gov