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By Rebecca Ralston
Edmonds Arts Festival 

Edmonds Arts Festival history shows its commitment to community | Guest View


Last updated 5/13/2021 at 2:19pm

Edmonds Arts Festival

The first Edmonds Arts Festival poster.

The Edmonds Arts Festival has grown from a small community art fair to one of the most prestigious in the Pacific Northwest, attracting artists from across the nation and Canada, and hosting a nationally recognized juried student art exhibit.

It brings tens of thousands of people to the city to see the work of more than 200 artists and craftspeople, enjoy live entertainment and delicious local food, and patronize the city's businesses and restaurants.

On this, the festival's 63rd anniversary, let's take a look back at how it all started.

The first Edmonds Arts Festival, held in 1958, was ca...

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