Public Art

Edmonds Public Art

The City of Edmonds Public Art Collection contains work by eminent Northwest artists, including Guy Anderson, Tony Angell, Robert Cooke, Everett DuPen, Georgia Gerber, Steve Jensen, William Morris, Buster Simpson, and Michelle VanSlyke. pdfSelf-Guided Tour of Public Art Brochure 

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6 Standing Waveby Gerard Tsutakawa, 2004

A Sound Transit Art Program Project with additional private funding, the sculpture is welded bronze with a patina. Additional panels were created for the railings at the south end of the Edmonds Sound Transit Train Station.

Recent Projects

Click on the images below to read about our recent projects: Sea Rise Run, Dayton Street Plaza and Luminous Forest

 Dayton Plaza 3  DaleytoECA2 Sea Rise Run

Sher Miller teaselDowntown Flower Basket Art Poles

The Arts Commission program to install unique sculptural artwork on the top of new hanging flower basket poles creates a year-round “outdoor gallery” stretching along parts of Main Street and 5th Avenue in the downtown.

The Flower Basket Art Pole gift/donation program provides an opportunity to honor a loved one or commemorate a special person or organization with a plaque placed on the side of each unique art-enhanced flower pole. For more information about the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Gifts Program contact the Arts Office, 425-771-0228 or  

pdfFlower Basket Art Pole Gift Brochure.pdf
pdfFlower Basket Art Pole Walking Tour.pdf


About Edmonds Public Art Program

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 1975, a One Percent for Art ordinance requires 1% of the cost of municipal capital construction projects funded by the City 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 submissions are reviewed by select jury which includes members of the community, a member of City Council and an arts commissioner. 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 prior to Council approval.