The Benefit Party – Tickets Now on Sale!

Wednesday, June 14, 7-10 p.m. at Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds. Make sure you get your tickets early to this very popular community event – The Festival’s annual Benefit Party to support the arts in Edmonds. The evening begins in the Galleries where you will have the opportunity to preview hundreds of original art pieces for sale.  Appetizers, desserts, and beverages, provided by several of Edmonds’ restauranteurs, will be served in the Galleries and the on the Plaza above the Library. There will be a raffle of fine art pieces and a display of original art from Edmonds Community College Students. Live entertainment will be performed by Edmonds’ own Jake Bergevin Duo in the Galleries and Easy Company Band on the Plaza. Find out more and buy tickets on The Benefit Party page.

Poster Painting by Pamela Harold

The 2017 poster art was created by Edmonds artist, Pamela Harold, who is a noted watercolor artist, teacher, and lecturer. Pamela was the Edmonds Arts Festival Poster Artist in 1999 and was chosen again as the poster artist for the Arts Festival’s 60th anniversary this year. This is the first time the Festival has selected an artist twice to paint a poster. Because it is the 60th anniversary, the Festival wanted to honor her dedication and long-time influence in the Edmonds arts community, her commitment to provide arts exploration and education to all ages, and her continued support of the Festival and Foundation

With her impressive credentials, Pamela was selected as a Juror for the Student Art Exhibit in 2008 and for Miniature Art in 2009. In 2012, she was invited to exhibit her paintings as the Festival’s Featured Artist and will exhibit her work again this year in the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation Gallery in the Anderson Center. The artist has shown her work in Women Painters of Washington Gallery in Columbia Towers, Seattle; Cole Gallery in Edmonds; the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation Gallery; and in her Frederick Place Studio overlooking Puget Sound.

You can purchase prints of the 2017 Edmonds Arts Festival poster at the Festival Store on the Field or in the Gallery Art room in the Anderson Center building; the original painting of the poster is located there.  You may purchase raffle tickets to win the original painting throughout the Festival, including the Festival Store (need not be present to win).

Seeking Volunteers!

The Edmonds Arts Festival and Foundation are looking for dedicated volunteers to participate throughout the year in events and activities to support their mission to give back to the community by providing education and cultural enrichment through the arts. Find out more about the wide variety of opportunities at one of two informational meetings to be held on Saturday, October 29, from 1-3 pm, and Wednesday, November 9, from 6-8 pm. Meetings will be held at ArtWorks at 201-2nd Ave S, Edmonds, WA 98020. To find out more, email

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation Post-Secondary Scholarship Applications Now Available

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation announced this week that the 2017 application process for scholarships is now open. The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation annually provides post-secondary education visual arts scholarships to outstanding students, age 17 or older, who currently have a permanent address within the boundaries of the Edmonds School District.

Those students who reside within the boundaries of the school district but are educated through other programs than the public schools are also welcome to apply.

The applicant must be pursuing full time post-secondary degree in the visual arts at an accredited art school, college or university in the next academic school year, and must have graduated from high school by August of the year of application.

Scholarship recipients are required to volunteer a minimum of 1 shift at the annual Edmonds Arts Festival, held every Father’s Day weekend. This provides the student an opportunity to network with professional artists, and community leaders

Students are invited to visit the EAF Foundation website to find the applications –

The public may look forward to viewing the work of these students exhibited in the Juried Art Gallery, in the gymnasium of the Frances Anderson Center building, 700 Main Street in Edmonds, during the 2017 Edmonds Arts Festival, June 16, 17 and 18.

Funding of the programs of the EAF Foundation comes from public support of the Edmonds Arts Festival and individual donations throughout the year. An endowment for the Scholarship Program was secured several years ago, assuring this support for higher education in the visual arts.

For additional information about the EAFF Scholarship Program please visit, or contact

Call for Artists – Juried Art Galleries

The 2017 Edmonds Arts Festival Juried Art Gallery applications are now open.

A downloadable pdf of our prospectus is also available HERE.


To apply go to:


The application deadline is March 31, 2017 (no extensions), and we will be notifying applicants of their acceptance starting on May 8.

Call for Artists – Artist Booths

The 2017 Edmonds Arts Festival artist booths applications are now open.

New this Year

In hopes of making the application process easier for everyone we are moving to ZAPPlication. To apply for our Festival you will need to register with ZAPPlication and complete an online portfolio prior to applying.

A downloadable pdf of our prospectus is also available HERE.

To apply go to:

The application deadline is January 20, 2017 (no extensions), and we will be notifying applicants of their acceptance starting on March 10.

Tickets Now Available for the pARTy

The pARTy, the Festival’s annual benefit to support the arts in Edmonds, takes place on Wednesday, June 15. Make sure to get your tickets early to this very popular community event. During the evening you will have the opportunity to preview hundreds of original art pieces – and all of it is for sale. Appetizers, desserts, and beverages provided by fine Edmonds restaurateurs will be served in the galleries and at the beautiful tented outdoor Plaza area. There will be a raffle of fine art pieces and a display of original art from Edmonds Community College art students. Live entertainment will be performed by Edmonds’ own Easy Company Band.

To find out more or to buy tickets, go to the EVENTS drop-down menu and click on the THE PARTY (

2016 Poster Art Selected

The Edmonds Arts Festival has selected an original oil painting by Edmonds artist Michele Usibelli for its annual commemorative poster to celebrate its 59th year. The richly colored oil painting titled “Ferry Route” places the viewer right on Main Street, walking toward the Sound. In this intriguingly lit vignette of everyday life, one can actually feel the energy of downtown Edmonds. It evokes the emotion of what it’s like to live here and enjoy the downtown on a crisp sunny spring day.

Raffle tickets will be available for purchase during the Festival to enter a drawing to win this outstanding original work. Various sizes of the poster will be for sale at the Festival Store, as well as other items displaying the artwork such as t-shirts, calendars, tea towels, and refrigerator magnets.

Be a Sponsor for a Great Cause

We couldn’t do it without our sponsors! If you, your business, or organization seeks media exposure and direct contact with arts patrons, and desires to make a viable contribution to the arts and Edmonds, please consider becoming a sponsor of the Edmonds Arts Festival. In addition to the benefits you receive for this exposure, you are giving back to the community in a meaningful way.

Sponsorship allows the Festival to continue its mission of celebrating and promoting the arts through this unique and enjoyable presentation of local and national work in the visual and performing arts. Money raised by this annual 3-day event is directed to the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to arts education and the cultural enrichment of our community. The Foundation awards scholarships to students pursuing post-secondary arts-related education. It also provides grants to local arts organizations and the community. None of it would be possible without our community and business partners.

Please take us up on this unique opportunity. You can sponsor at a variety of levels ranging from in-kind services, to $150 art awards, to $1,000+ sponsorships for a variety of levels of recognition. Send your inquiry for further information to All sponsorships are tax deductible. We look forward to hearing from you!

Seeking Marketing Volunteers

Get involved in your local arts community! The Edmonds Arts Festival is seeking volunteers to assist in marketing activities that occur throughout the year. Tasks may include researching, writing, and submitting articles for press and publicity; online calendar submissions; advertisement negotiations; print management; and/or web and social media postings. If you’re interested in finding out more, contact the Marketing Communications Director at