Public Art

Perhaps the most visible items given by EAF Association and Foundation to the City of Edmonds are the Public Art pieces. They include:

Georgia Gerber’s “Locals”, located at Olympic Beach in 1989, relocated north along the Waterfront Walkway in 2003;
Robert Cooke’s “Beach Launch”, located at South Brackett’s Landing in 1998;
Benson Shaw’s “Cedar Dreams”, located at Fifth and Main Street , dedicated in 2000;
Richard Beyer’s “Seeing Whales”, located at the entrance to Olympic Beach, dedicated at the opening of the Waterfront Walkway in November 2003;

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has assisted with other pieces in the community. They include:

“Too Soon Grown” – Janet Still, Edmonds Community College Center for Families in 2003;
“Standing Wave” – Gerard Tsutakawa, part of the Sound Transit project for City of Edmonds, temporarily sited in 2004, permanent location completed in 2011;
Design workshop with Steve Jensen developed “Friendship Tree”, located on the Waterfront Walkway acknowledging the Sister City relationship dedicated in 2004;
Edmonds is known for its flowers and for its art. Put the two together and you have the new hanging flower basket poles by Whitesavage & Lyle.

The Foundation was also a primary funding partner for the installation of Steve Jensen’s “Crane” in front of the City Hall, Hekinan, Japan, dedicated in that city in March 2001.