Public Art

Edmonds is proud to have a Public Art Collection that includes works by eminent Northwest artists permanently sited in public areas throughout the City. The collection includes gifts, purchases, and works chosen through a juried process that assures public involvement in the selection of artwork for the City.


Public Art Collection

Edmonds One Percent for Art Ordinance was created for the acquisition of public artworks. Funding is also provided through private donation, gifts and partnerships. The Edmonds Arts Commission oversees the acquisition, maintenance and display of City of Edmonds Public Art Collection.

The collection includes 60 outdoor installations permanently sited downtown and in other locations throughout the city. Over 100 portable two- and three-dimensional works, including selections from the City's Sister City Hekinan Japan collection, are located within several City buildings. 

Take an online tour of the outdoor art installations, both privately commissioned artworks and public art funded projects.  Download the Public Art brochure of outdoor installations.

View a selection of three-dimensional Indoor Public Artworks  located in City Hall and the Frances Anderson Center.


Flower Basket Art Poles

Flower Basket Art PoleUnique sculptural artworks on top of flower basket poles in the downtown core are part of the City's Public Art Collection. The Flower Basket Art Pole Donation program provides an opportunity to honor someone special or commemorate an organization with a plaque placed on each unique art-enhanced flower pole. Download a map and artwork information brochure 

Stages of History Artist Plaques

Stages of History Plaque

Interpretive artist-made plaques provide historical information on points of interest along 4th Avenue North Cultural Corridor and Main Street in downtown Edmonds. Take a self-guided walking tour at edmondsstagesofhistory.com

On the Fence Temporary Public Art Installations

On the Fence temporary public art installation

The Edmonds Arts Commission encourages a visual conversation through temporary public artwork installations on several fences surrounding City-owned properties. For information, go to the EAC's Submittable Project Information page. View a history of installations in the EAC Facebook Photo Album.

Breakwater Run

Breakwater Run | Buster Simpson, 1994 | Olympic Beach Fishing Pier