Edmonds Art Community
October 3-5, 2014

Edmonds Arts Community

From gorgeous views on the waterfront to a walkable historic downtown – visit the arts in Edmonds! Edmonds is home to a rich variety of arts organizations and businesses.

The Edmonds Arts Commission

Founded in 1975, the Edmonds Arts Commission (EAC) works to ensure that the arts are a vital part of our community’s quality of life, economic vitality and central identity. Through creative programs and partnerships the EAC fosters involvement in the literary, visual and performing arts, highlighting the City’s rich artistic resources and its attraction as a cultural destination. EAC programs include a nationally known writers’ conference, concerts in the park, rotating visual art exhibits, and an outstanding public art collection featuring Northwest artists. The Edmonds Arts Commission programming is funded by proceeds from the Write on the Sound Conference.   More information about the EAC at www.edmondsartscommission.org


The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation

In 1979 the Edmonds Arts Festival Museum (now Foundation) was created as a non-profit entity responsible for developing avenues to assist in local arts education. This has allowed for maintenance of the museum gallery at the Frances Anderson Center, for grants providing educational opportunities and support to other arts organizations, for scholarships to deserving students in the visual arts, for public art contributions, and generally for promotion of the arts in our community. More information at: http://www.eaffoundation.org/


The-Edmonds-Center-for-the-Arts-460Edmonds Center for the Arts
Edmonds Center for the Arts is a vital cultural resource for the entire region. The historic building was the original Edmonds High School and opened as the Edmonds Center for the Arts in 2006, after completing an $18 million dollar, one year renovation project.  As one of the most beautiful venues in the Pacific Northwest, the Edmonds Center for the Arts has an exceptional line up of performing arts.  Current schedule and tickets at: http://edmondscenterforthearts.org



Driftwood Players

For over 53 years, the Driftwood Players have been bringing quality community theatre to Edmonds and South Snohomish County. The Driftwood Players perform at the Wade James Theatre in downtown Edmonds.  Tickets and current schedule available at: http://www.driftwoodplayers.com/



Olympic Ballet Theatre

The-Olympic-Ballet-Theatre-300Now in their thirty-second season, the Olympic Ballet Theatre has become a mainstay of the Snohomish County arts scene. While their emphasis remains on classical ballet, Artistic Directors Mara Vinson and Oleg Gorboulev, former Pacific Northwest Ballet leading artists, bring fresh new works to OBT. Their critically acclaimed premiere of Coppelia in 2011, was warmly received by audiences with standing ovations. Other choreographic works include the second act of The Nutcracker, Highlights from The Sleeping Beauty, plus contemporary works set to live musical accompaniment.  Tickets and current schedule available at: http://www.olympicballet.com/online-ticketing



Cascade Symphony

csoFounded in 1962, the Cascade Symphony makes its home in Edmonds, Washington. The Cascade Symphony and Music Director Michael Miropolsky are an integral and vital part of the musical life of the Puget Sound region. Five subscription concerts, a children’s concert and an ensemble concert are presented each year. Tickets and current schedule available at: http://cascadesymphony.org/



Third Thursday Art Walk

artwalkOn the third Thursday of each month, thirty to forty artists and more exhibit their original works at convenient downtown merchant locations in this picturesque locale. Edmonds Art Walk has become a favorite with community residents, as well as visitors from around the state, bringing 500 to 600 admirers of art to Edmonds on that evening each month. The Third Thursday Art Walk takes place from 5:00-8:00 pm. For more information, go to: www.edmondsartwalk.com

Conference Information

Now in its 29th year, this unique and affordable conference offers over thirty sessions on craft, marketing, and specialty writing topics. Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry, and an opportunity to network with fellow writers are only some of the choices presented by the conference. Presenters and participants come from all around the Northwest, U.S. and abroad.

Contact Us

Write on the Sound Conference

Frances Anderson Center
700 Main Street   
Edmonds, WA 98020

Information: 425-771-0228 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The WOTS Conference is easily accessible by public transportation. Please check websites for current transportation schedules.

By Bus:  Community Transit   
By the Sounder: Sound Transit
By Train: Amtrak