Youth Arts Education

EAC Student Representative

A position on the Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC) is reserved for a student between the ages of 16-25 with any level of experience or background in the visual, literary, and/or performing arts and who lives in Edmonds. The student representative is encouraged to report on local youth artistic events and activities and participate in various commission projects as outlined by the EAC. The position rotates annually. Check the Opportunties page for the Open Position Notice and application information.

 

Youth Arts Education Partnerships

The EAC connects with Edmonds youth through periodic partnerships 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.

 

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McDevitt Young Artists Display Case

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 was a gift by the McDevitt Family. Students with a portfolio of artwork are encouraged to contact the commission at eac@edmondswa.gov for information on exhibits.

   

 

  

 

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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 annually 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.