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The Arts Commission is made up of seven Edmonds residents who serve staggered 4-year terms.  By ordinance, four of these positions must be filled by people professionally engaged in the arts. The Arts Commission meets monthly and by ordinance is empowered to advise and make recommendations to the Mayor, City Council or other commissions or boards of the City on matters pertaining to the arts.

For an overview of EAC's community involvement see the 2016 pdfAnnual Review. For more information about the arts commission programs and activities, go to our Arts Bulletin,  or the Visit Edmonds events calendar.

Founded in 1975, the Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC) works to ensure that the arts are a vital part of our community’s quality of life, economic vitality and central identity. Through creative programs and partnerships, EAC fosters involvement in the literary, visual and performing arts, highlighting Edmonds' as a cultural destination and it's rich artistic resources. EAC programs include a nationally known writers' conferencesummer concerts in the park, rotating visual art exhibits, and an outstanding public art collection featuring Northwest artists.The EAC works to support a variety of programs through partnerships and sponsorships such as Music at the Library with Friends of the Edmonds Library and Edmonds Sno-Isle LibrarySno-Isle Library, and Kidstock with Edmonds Center for the Arts.


In 2017 the City Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services and Economic Development Departments conducted a study of the economic impact of the arts in Edmonds. Information about the study is available here: 

Contact Information

Contact Information:
Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC)
700 Main Street
Edmonds WA 98020
425-771-0253 (fax)
Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5:00pm 

Meeting Information:

EAC meets the first Monday of the month at 6pm in Room 123, 700 Main Street, Edmonds (meeting schedule subject to change)

Lesly Kaplan (Chair)
uzy Maloney 
Marni Muir 
Patricia O'Neill
Beverly Shaw-Starkovich
Tanya Sharp
Rhonda J. Soikowski

City Staff:
Frances White Chapin
Arts and Culture Manager

Laurie Rose
Arts Program Specialist
Write on the Sound Organizer

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