Creative District
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Welcome to the Edmonds Creative District, Washington’s first Certified Creative District!

The Edmonds Creative District comprises the heart of Edmonds, a traditional, walkable small-city downtown featuring a rich mix of arts, culture, creative-sector businesses, public gathering spaces, and historic structures – all on the shores of Puget Sound with panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains. Click here for a map of the Edmonds Creative District.

Governor Jay Inslee announced in November 2018 that Edmonds was selected as Washington’s first Certified Creative District – a designation that recognizes both the existing strength of our Creative Sector, as well as the progress and enhancements that we plan to make over the next five years.

Attracting creative-sector businesses is a cornerstone of these enhancements.

The Creative Sector includes traditional arts and culture establishments, but expands much wider to encompass businesses engaged in design, photography and videography, creative software, brewing, distilling, culinary arts, jewelry making, book publishing, architecture and drafting, cabinetry, catering, advertising and more.

To provide valuable input, assistance and advice on furthering the goals, objectives and milestones of the Creative District Five-Year Work Program, the City has formed a Creative District Advisory Committee, comprised of 19 individuals representing arts and culture, creative businesses, civic organizations, other city commissions, and at-large members (see roster at left).  The Committee will meet from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the Plaza Room above the Edmonds Library on the following dates in 2019: May 9, June 6, July 11, September 12 and November 14.  

To find out more about the Edmonds Creative District and the possibilities for your business, contact Economic Development Director, Patrick Doherty at 425-771-0251 or at or Arts & Culture Manager, Frances Chapin at 425-771-0230 or at  In addition, general information about doing business in Edmonds can be found at the links provided on the left under "Doing Business in Edmonds." 

Edmonds – where business + creativity thrive!