Youth Arts Education
The Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC) partners with a variety of organizations and programs to encourage youth arts education, including
    • A partnership with the Edmonds School District to support the program in Edmonds K-12 public schools’ Artist in Residence program
    • An annual partnership with Edmonds Center for the Arts to promote and support youth and family oriented presentation/workshop
    • Special classes/arts participation opportunities are offered periodically in association with other Edmonds organizations.

McDevitt Young Artists Display Case

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To recognize and encourage high school visual artists, the EAC curates the Young Artists Display Case in the Frances Anderson Center for group or solo exhibits . Funding for the display case is a gift by the McDevitt family. Contact for information on how to arrange a show.




 The Best Book I Ever Read Poster Contest


Focused on the literary and visual arts, and in partnership with the Friends of the Edmonds Library (FEL), and Edmonds School District Elementary Library Media Specialists, the EAC annual presents the Best Book I Ever Read Poster Contest for third graders. Twenty "outstanding" and twenty "honorable mention" entries are exhibited in the Frances Anderson Center from mid-April to mid-May. An awards reception includes a presentation by a children's author or illustrator of children’s books.