Edmonds Center for the Arts sign lights up sky again

Jeff Ward with the lighted sign. (Photo courtesy of ECA)
J. Ward Phillips with the lighted sign. (Photo courtesy of ECA)

Jeff Vaughan, operations manager for Edmonds Center for the Arts, announced Wednesday that ECA’s exterior sign has been refurbished with brand new LED lights thanks to a generous donation made by J. Ward Phillips.

“Over the course of the last couple of years, various letters in the sign have failed to illuminate, and Ward was eager to address this problem,” said Vaughan. “Ward felt that the sign should represent Edmonds Center for the Arts in the best possible way, so he made it possible for us to replace all of the lights in the sign. Thanks to Ward, we now have a five- year warranty to ensure our sign will reflect ECA’s excellence into the future.”

J. Ward Phillips is a former student of Edmonds High School, past president of the Edmonds Arts Festival, and the original developer of Old Milltown in downtown Edmonds. He is a long-time supporter of Edmonds Center for the Arts and holds tickets to every performance that takes place in the ECA building. “This sign adds to the beauty and character of the historic ECA building and neighborhood,” Phillips said.

“We are extremely thankful to Ward Phillips for his initiative and generous donation that made this project possible,” said Joe Mclalwain, ECA Executive Director

— Story submitted by the Edmonds Center for the Arts

  1. Thank you Mr. Phillips. Your generous contribution and commitment to helping Edmonds Center for the Arts stay a wonderful community asset is greatly appreciated!!!!

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