Youth Arts Education
EAC partners in a variety of efforts to encourage youth arts education:
- Partnership with the Edmonds School District to support the program in Edmonds K-12 public schoolsArtist in Residence
- Partnership with Edmonds Center for the Arts to promote and support youth and family oriented presentation/workshop annually
- Special classes/arts participation opportunities presented periodically in partnership with organizations such as the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, Edmonds School District, and Edmonds Sno-Isle Library, e.g. the banners created by Edmonds Woodway High School students for the Teen Reading area in the Library.
In addition, to recognize and encourage high school age visual artists, the Arts Commission curates the Young Artists Display Case in the Frances Anderson Center for group or solo exhibits of art by young artists. Funding for the display case was donated by the McDevitt family. Contact
for information on how to arrange a show.
Best Book Poster Contest
Focused on encouraging both the literary and visual arts, the Commission has partnered with the Friends of the Edmonds Library (FEL) since 1997 to present the Best Book I Ever Read Poster Contest for third graders every year in May (formerly November). Posters are judged by a panel including one Arts Commissioner, one member of the FEL and one Library Media Specialist from the schools. The 20 outstanding and 20 honorable mention entries are exhibited in the Frances Anderson Center main hall for the month. Outstanding awardees receive a gift certificate for the Edmonds Bookshop from the Friends of the Edmonds Library. The reception includes a presentation by an author or illustrator of children’s books sponsored by the Arts Commission.
Since 1985 EAC has supported the arts through post-secondary Scholarships in the Literary and Performing Arts. Students with an Edmonds home address are encouraged to apply if they are considering pursuing a career in the literary or performing arts. Eligible students must be U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents, age 17 or older, currently have an Edmonds address, and have lived in Edmonds for at least one year prior to applying. Applicants must be pursuing full time post-secondary education at an accredited art school, college or university, and must graduate from high school by August of the year of application. Applications are available by request in December of each year.
For more information contact
or call 425-771-0228