Reminder: Community open house July 29 for 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor Project

Edmonds Center for the Arts

The City of Edmonds is hosting a community open house Saturday, July 29 to present proposed design improvements for the 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor Project.

Community input is needed for the proposal, which covers 4th Avenue North between Edmonds Street and 3rd Avenue North. The open house will run from 4-6 p.m. July 29 at Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), 410 4th Ave. N.

The purpose of the 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor Project is to make a more welcoming, inviting, and appealing pedestrian experience, maximizing connectivity between downtown Edmonds and the ECA. Another important purpose is to create a special venue that could accommodate celebrations, events, art, and performances – all resulting in 4th Avenue itself becoming a destination.

The  project is a key component of the Edmonds City Council-approved five-year work program for the Edmonds Creative District, improvements to the 4th Avenue Cultural Corridor.

A block party is also scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 from 4-6 p.m. Residents and persons interested in the project will have an opportunity to meet with project staff and observe how the Cultural Corridor may look and function in the future. Although not required, people are encouraged to register in advance for the block party.

Questions regarding the upcoming events can be directed to the project team at, or answered by visiting the project website.

  1. Repainting the ECA would be a big step forward in making the Corridor a more visually appealing experience. It’s beautiful architecture seems lost in the drab, green paint, chipped doors, and walls clearly in need of repair.

  2. Why would we worry about silly things like building painting and repairs when we have another great Edmonds destination spot to vision and get developed? An amusement park can never have enough attractions you know.

  3. Does this mean no parking? Already a BIG issue in Edmonds. Feel sorry for those who own homes on that street.

  4. I would like to share my excitement about the notion of integrating public art in the design along 4th Avenue and/or in a sculpture garden in front of the Center for the Performing Arts. To me, it‘s a great opportunity for the City to create a rotating sculpture loan program. That is, the City would install permanent concrete pads and plinths on which sculptures would be installed. On an annual basis, artists from the region would be invited to submit entries for consideration to have their sculptures displayed. Those that are juried in would then loan their artwork for one year and are paid a stipend for doing so. At the end of the year, the art would be de-installed and a new group of artists would submit proposed sculptures to be displayed. A wide variety of materials, styles and subjects result in a collection that is bound to have some that resonate with a variety of artistic tastes.

    1. What a great idea, David! On another note, thank you for all your wonderful work displayed around Edmonds, and for sharing your expertise with others via Sculpture’s Workshop.

      1. Edmonds is such a wonderful community and is blessed with such natural beauty. How satisfying it is to visually enrich our cityscape even more by offering pedestrian passersby artwork with which to interact and enjoy.

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