Edmonds, Washington, May 29, 2014 (McKenzieNewsService.com) – The 57th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival kicks off at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 13 and runs through Sunday evening June 15, at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main Street, Edmonds, WA. The Festival is filled with fun for all ages and includes art, entertainment, food vendors, a Student Art Exhibit and Kids Create area. There is no admission charge for this popular three-day event.
More than 200 artist-exhibitors display and sell fine arts and crafts on the grassy field, East of the Frances Anderson Center and on the Plaza above the Edmonds Library. Skilled artists from the Western states and Canada are carefully selected in mediums including jewelry, painting, photography, ceramics, glassblowing, and more. Inside the Center, three galleries showcase juried fine art and artisans’ works from more than 200 artists. All art inside the galleries is offered for sale.
The Edmonds Arts Festival is one of the pioneers in displaying the work of student artists. Don’t miss the exhibit of more than 1,000 pieces of art from K-12 students residing within the boundaries of the Edmonds School District. The Student Art Exhibit is located on the lower level of the Center.
For years, the Edmonds Arts Festival has delighted Festival-goers at their outdoor amphitheater with a wide variety of performances including music, dance, and theater. Performances at the 2014 Festival will include well-known local and regional bands performing original and cover pop, rock, blues, world, folk, indie, and alternative music. Featured bands include the Stacy Jones Band, Easy Company Band, The Side Project, Nick Drummond & Friends, Reggie Garrett & The Snake Oil Peddlers, the Winterlings, Kitt Bender Trio, and the Adrian Xavier Band. In addition, local youth groups and performers, several of them award-winning, will be performing from Edmonds-Woodway High School, Meadowdale Middle and Elementary Schools, Madrona K-8, and the Barclay Shelton Dance Center. Music types will include jazz, choir, band, orchestra, and marimba from local students.