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:
- Write on the Sound, a nationally recognized writers' conference.
- Free outdoor Summer Concerts in the parks
- Rotating Visual Art Exhibits at the Frances Anderson Center and City Hall
- Temporary public art program, On the Fence
- Outstanding permanent Public Art installations featuring Northwest artists.
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 Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC) is interested in encouraging a visual conversation through temporary public art installations. EAC offers an opportunity for artists to create installations on two City-owned fences.
The artist is responsible for creating a temporary installation for a chain link fence space measuring 5-feet in height by 20 to 80 feet in length. The artist is also responsible for the installation, attaching it to the fence by approved, durable methods for a period of four (4) months. Materials must be appropriate for all weather conditions and must not degrade or pollute during the exhibit period.
The installation is for both pedestrians and passing vehicles. Artwork might reference, but are not restricted to themes of climate, community, natural environment, sustainability, discovery and history. The installation should be appropriate for diverse audiences.
The EAC will prepare signage for the fence to identify the artist(s), including a required statement regarding the installation.
The sites are:
- The parking lot at Art Works, 201 2nd Ave S
- The Frances Anderson Center playfield, east of 700 Main St
View a Photo Gallery of previous installations.
The EAC provides an artist stipend of $500 per project, all inclusive, payable after the work is installed.
A proposal for a project is required. See the following application form.
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 EAC Office at 425-771-0228 or firstname.lastname@example.org