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By Daniel Johnson
Edmonds Waterfront Center 

Edmonds Waterfront Center explores arts and culture

Presentations begin April 14


Last updated 4/15/2021 at 10:28am

Janine Harles

Edmonds Waterfront Center

The Edmonds Waterfront Center's second Waterfront Forum is "How Arts and Culture Shape the Identity of Edmonds."

Following on the heels of EWC's first forum, "Edmonds From the Beginning," this free four-part Zoom event will feature local experts as presenters, who will explore and celebrate the significant roles that art and culture play in our community.

Arts and culture have long been a vital part of life in the community, drawing artists and performers to Edmonds while impacting the economy and enriching life for all who live and visit here.

Art also plays a key role in the new Edmonds Waterfront Center, where the works of local artists are featured in rotating and permanent displays and installations. Art and culture in Edmonds were a natural choice of topics for the second Waterfront Forum.

How Arts and Culture Shape the Identity of Edmonds will provide participants a close look at the following components:

April 14: "Visual Arts," presented by Tracy Felix, owner of ARTspot, artist, instructor, and founding board member of Art Walk Edmonds, Edmonds Art Studio Tour, and Art Start Northwest (Graphite).

Felix contributes to The Beacon's "Sketching Edmonds" feature.

April 28: "Performing Arts," presented by Joe McIalwain and Dave Earling. McIalwain is the executive director of the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Earling, a former Edmonds mayor, is a musician, conductor, and a longtime champion of the arts in the community.

May 12: "Literary Art," presented by David Brewster, co-owner of the Edmonds Bookshop. Brewster retired from Starbucks in 2017 after a career in books, music, and tech. He serves as president of the Edmonds Public Facilities District, which oversees Edmonds Center for the Arts.

Brewster writes the "Fresh Reads" column for The Beacon.

May 26: "Outdoor Art," presented by Frances Chapin, Arts and Culture manager for the city of Edmonds.

Each presentation will begin at noon and end by 12:30, with an additional 15 minutes for questions and answers.

To register, email [email protected] You will receive a registration confirmation email, and will be emailed a Zoom link the day before each presentation.

If you are not familiar with Zoom, email Chris Glanister at [email protected]

For more information or to view "Edmonds From the Beginning," go to http://www.bit.ly/3tb2AFS#.

Daniel Johnson is CEO of the Edmonds Waterfront Center.


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