Edmonds Public Art Collection
The City of Edmonds Public Art Collection contains work by several eminent Northwest artists, including Guy Anderson, Tony Angell, Robert Cooke, Everett DuPen, Georgia Gerber, Steve Jensen, William Morris, Buster Simpson, and Michelle VanSlyke. Self-Guided Tour of Public Art Brochure .The City of Edmonds Arts Commission oversees the acquisition, maintenance and display of Public Art for the City. Acquisition of artwork is funded through the One Percent for Art ordinance, donations, and gifts. Established in 1976, a One Percent for Art ordinance receives 1% of the cost of municipal capital construction projects funded by the City to be applied to the commission or acquisition of artworks. Identification of a specific site or project for Public Art is initiated through the Edmonds Arts Commission and approved by City Council. Artist proposals are reviewed by jury of artists, community members and an arts commissioner to review artist applications. For projects totaling more than $5000, a prospectus is approved by City Council and the community is invited to a public meeting for input. The jury's final artist selection is presented at a City Council meeting for a public hearing and Council approval.
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Downtown Flower Basket Pole Artworks
In 2010, the Edmonds Arts Commission created a new program to assist with the replacement of aging flower basket poles in the downtown corridor and to create unique sculptural elements to be enjoyed throughout the year. The placement of commissioned artwork on the new poles will eventually create an outdoor exhibit stretching along parts of Main Street and 5th Avenue.
The Flower Pole Program is an opportunity through the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department Gifts Program to honor a loved one or commemorate a special person or organization with a plaque placed on the side of the unique art-enhanced flower pole. For more information contact the Arts Office, 425-771-0228.
Artist Embellished Flower Poles Brochure
Flower Pole Walking Tour Brochure