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Edmonds designated state’s first creative district


Last updated 11/28/2018 at Noon

Edmonds' creative district.

Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday that the downtown area of Edmonds has been designated Washington state’s first Certified Creative District.

The program, launched in January 2018 by the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA), is intended to help communities grow their local economies through the arts and culture.

“I couldn’t be more delighted,” Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling said. “We pulled together a robust public-engagement process over this past year that helped us create goals, objectives and milestones for an ambitious five-year program that we included in our application....

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