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.
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- For a more complete history of the Edmonds Arts Festival and Edmonds Arts Festival Foundtion, a Book and DVD package is available for purchase.
You won’t want to miss adding this special edition book to your collection! “Celebrating 50 Years of the Arts in Edmonds: The History of the Edmonds Arts Festival, EAF Museum and EAF Foundation” is now available for purchase. This comprehensive collection of photos, memorabilia, and interviews spans the past 50 years of the Arts Festival in Edmonds. It is filled with historical highlights of how the Festival began, how it has grown and been sustained over the years (and by whom), and culminates with highlights from the 50th Edmonds Arts Festival celebration in June 2007.
“Celebrating 50 Years of the Arts in Edmonds” showcases the people who have made this Festival such an integral part of the Edmonds culture – from the volunteers who make it happen, to the artists who exhibit and sell, to the community and city who support the event as patrons and volunteers. In the multitude of photographs you’re sure to recognize some of your friends and neighbors, and may even be surprised to see a photo of yourself!
You may order “Celebrating 50 Years of the Arts in Edmonds” with its companion DVD at a cost of $49.00 including tax.
Proceeds from the sale of this book/DVD package support the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation programs in scholarship, grants and public art.
“I was struck by two enduring themes which thread throughout this history: ‘community’ and ‘arts in education’. ”
exerpt from Forward by Frances Chapin – Cultural Services Manager, City of Edmonds
“Often we do not have the opportunity to record or have recorded our collective history. ‘Celebrating 50 Years of the Arts in Edmonds:The History of the Edmonds Arts Festival’ is Darlene McLellan’s love letter to the city and the people of the city of Edmonds. In particular she celebrates all the people who over the 50 years of the festival have made countless contributions to this important event.”
Melissa Newell – Chair Art Department, Edmonds Community College
“For fifty years the Edmonds Arts Festival has been an integral part of this community. Darlene has compiled this book to take us back through those years. Read and enjoy!”
Introduction by Peggy Jones – Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation Board
If you are interested in ordering a copy of the book “50 Years of the Arts in Edmonds: A History of the Edmonds Arts Festival, EAF Museum and EAF Foundation”, please print the .pdf order form and mail with your check to:
Attn: 50th Anniversary Book
P.O. Box 699
Edmonds, WA 98020