For an overview of EAC's community involvement see the Annual Review of the most recently completed year. For more information on arts events in Edmonds see our quarterly newsletter or the events calendar.
Edmonds is home to a rich variety of arts organizations and businesses. 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 the City’s rich artistic resources and its attraction as a cultural destination. EAC programs include a nationally known writers' conference, 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 Opera Previews with Sno-Isle Library and Kidstock with Edmonds Center for the Arts.
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.