Arts Commission

Parks, Recreation & Cultural Svs.
Frances Anderson Ctr.
700 Main St.
Edmonds WA 98020

425-771-0228 |

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2021 Commissioners

Rhonda J Soikowski, Chair
Pat Oneill, Co-chair
Richard Chung
Lesly Kaplan
Lisa Palmatier
Tanya Sharp
Ashley Song

City Staff

Frances White Chapin
Arts and Culture Manager

Laurie Rose
Arts Program Specialist 

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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 via Zoom at 4:30pm, until further notice. Meeting schedule subject to change: Meeting Agenda and Minutes.


EAC programs


Permanent and temporary Public Art installations 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

Grants and Workshops for individual artists and arts organizations

Opportunities for artists are offered on a regular basis 

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

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 or Twitter Page