Arts Commission


OPEN POSITION: 2022/23 Student Representative. Click here for Application Information

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Founded in 1975, the City of Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC) ensures the arts are a vital part of our community's quality of life, economic vitality and central identity.

The commission is comprised of seven appointed Commissioners who are residents of Edmonds and who serve staggered four-year terms. By ordinance, four of the positions require a professional background in the arts. The EAC is empowered to advise and make recommendations to the Mayor, City Council or other City commissions or boards on matters pertaining to the arts.

The EAC meets the first Monday of the month at 5:30pm in the Edmonds Waterfront Center (unless otherwise noted). Meeting schedule subject to change.

Link: Meeting Agenda and Minutes.


EAC programs

Public Art installations, both permanent and temporary, featuring Northwest artists

Visual Art Exhibits at the Frances Anderson Center, Edmonds Sno-Isle Library and City Hall

Summer Concerts in the parks

Write on the Sound, a nationally recognized writers' conference

Poet's Perspective, a public exhibit of a collection of poems by Puget Sound area writers of all ages. 

Best Book I Ever Read Poster Exhibit literacy and visual art program for 3rd Grade students

Youth Art Program provides an opportunity for students to display their artwork and participate on the commission as a Student Representative

Grants and Workshops for individual artists and arts organizations

Opportunities for artists are offered on a regular basis

The EAC participates in updates of the City of Edmonds Cultural Plan 


EAC Partnerships

Music at the Library with Friends of the Edmonds Library and Edmonds Sno-Isle Library

Partners with Edmonds Center for the Arts annually to support various outreach programs, including KIDSTOCK!


Stay in touch

The EAC Arts Bulletin quarterly newsletter

EAC Facebook Page, Instagram or Twitter Page

Frances Anderson Center
700 Main St
Edmonds WA 98020

425-771-0228
[email protected]


2022 COMMISSION

Rhonda J Soikowski, Chair

Ashley Song, Vice Chair

Richard Chung

Lesly Kaplan, WOTS Chair

Harry Kirchner

Lisa Palmatier

Tanya Sharp

2021/22 Student Representative:
Georgia Livesey


STAFF

Frances Chapin
Cultural Services Manager

Laurie Rose
Arts Program Specialist