Student Art Exhibit


Celebrating a new generation of artists.

A key element of the Edmonds Arts Festival’s mission is to promote exposure to art and art education to the youth in our community. Partnering with the Edmonds School District, the Festival is one of the pioneer events in the United States that displays more than 1,000 pieces of art from K-12 students. The 2016 gallery showcased art from 32 Edmonds School District schools, seven private schools and individual Home-schooled students residing within the boundaries of the Edmonds School District. Awards of excellence were proudly sponsored by the Port of Edmonds.

Student Art Participation
Artwork is selected through two different procedures: School Select and Open Class.

School Select – Determined by student population, each participating school is given an allotment of pieces they may display. It is the school’s choice as to how they decide what pieces to submit.

Open Class Select – K-12 student artists who do not have the School Select option, or did not qualify through the School Select program are invited to submit art for consideration through Open Class Selection. Open Class is juried by two professional artists selected by the Student Art Co-Directors. Click on the OPEN CLASS INSTRUCTIONS button at the bottom of this page for complete instructions.

Awards of excellence were awarded to outstanding artwork selected by two professional artist jurors. One piece of artwork was selected to be the 2016 Edmonds Arts Festival Student Art Poster. The Edmonds School District Public Relations Office selected approximately 35 pieces of ESD student artwork that is featured on the 2016-17 District Calendar. For a list of our 2016 Award Winners, CLICK HERE.

Exhibit Displays More Than 1,000 Pieces of Art

Volunteers Wanted
It’s a fun and easy way to support your community, the students and the arts. Volunteer opportunities include exhibit set up, exhibit greeter, exhibit take down. Volunteer registration will begin in the spring. Inquiries beforehand may be sent to Barbara Childs at

To sign up, CLICK HERE.