THE PLACE WE CREATE. Graphite is the newest facility dedicated to the arts in Edmonds, Washington. We are starting to become the vibrant multi-use art center.
What’s Happening at Graphite
OPEN Every Saturday Noon-4:00pm
The public is invited to explore the gallery, enjoy our art library and meet artists at work. Public may also enter the gallery daily through Charcoal Restaurant from 4:00pm-9:00pm.
Art Walk Edmonds (AWE): Join us on the Third Thursday of each month from 5:00pm-8:00pm
Artist demos & music, plus exhibits in the gallery and throughout the space. Meet our studio artists, and view the current gallery show. Upcoming Art Walks:
May 18, 2023 | 5:00pm-8:00pm | Tactile Vision show
June 15, 2023 | 5:00pm-8:00pm | Tactile Vision show extended thru June 17th!
For more information, visit the AWE website: artwalkedmonds.com
Art Movie Nite at Graphite: Movies showing on the Second Friday of the month: September-April
Movies are free, but donations to our non-profit, Art Start Northwest, are appreciated!
Suggested Donation: $5 for students, children and seniors. $10 for adults. No reservations or tickets are required.
**Movie Nite is on hiatus until the fall due to the longer days. There is too much overhead light from the skylight to see the movie. Enjoy the sunshine everyone!
Workshops & Classes | April, May & June 2023 – REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! We are using Eventbrite. Click on the link below the class description to register. Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds or credits for student cancellation. If we cancel the class, you will be refunded. You may give your seat to someone else to attend, but must inform us prior to the start of the workshop. Contact [email protected] with questions.
Put a Bird on It! | Instructor: Sarah Crumb | sarahcrumbart.com
1 session | Friday, April 14 | 10am-12pm
1 session | Friday, May 5 | 10am-12pm
$55 | All supplies provided | For students grades 3rd-12th
Learn simple techniques and tips to improve your bird drawing skills. We will follow John Muir Laws sketching methods and work from bird photos provided by Sarah. Adding color to your birds is optional, but encouraged!
All Age Classes:
Play with Clay | Instructor: Julie Perrine | facebook.com/JuliePerrinePottery
2 sessions | Fridays, April 28 & May 12 | 1:30pm-3:30pm
$105 + $10 supply fee payable to instructor | For ages 10 and up
Unleash your imagination and abilities as an artist and be amazed at what you can create! Different handbuilding techniques will be taught including rolling, pinching and coiling. Session one we will make our clay art. Session two we will glaze & decorate our pieces.
Collage Open Studio | Hosted by Julie, Sarah and Lisa
1 session | Friday, May 5 | 5:00pm-8:00pm
$40 | All supplies provided | Adults: All levels
Celebrate World Collage Day with us by spending a fun, creative evening experimenting with collage and learning from each other. This is an open studio with minimal instruction. No experience required!
Painting with the Masters: Van Gogh | Instructor: Johanne Friedrichs | johannefriedrichsart.com
4 sessions | Thursdays June 22, 29, July 6 & 13 | 6:30pm-9:00pm
$298 | Student provides their own supplies | Adults: Beginning & Intermediate levels
Students will work from a master painting by Van Gogh to learn techniques including drawing, composition, color theory and brush stroke methods. Supply list provided by instructor. Includes an optional Wednesday, July 19th make-up session.
Throughout the year there are special events happening at Graphite. Join us!
Edmonds Jazz Walk | June 3, 2023 | 6:00pm-Midnight | Buy tickets here
Sketcher Fest Edmonds | Weekend sketching event July 14-16, 2023 | For tickets & info sketcherfest.com
The Gallery at Graphite
The Gallery is open from noon to 4:00pm on Saturdays and can also be accessed through the Charcoal Restaurant every day from 4:00pm-9:00pm.
Tactile Vision: Experience Art Through Touch: March 25 – June 17, 2023 (Exhibit extended)
Opening Reception March 25 | 7:00pm-8:30pm
This unique exhibit is designed for people who have vision impairment or are blind. All are invited to experience art through touch.
Sketching Cascadia: Capturing a Sense of Place & Time in the Northwest | June 24 – July 29, 2023
A display of artwork from local urban sketchers. Join us for a new event: Sketcher Fest Edmonds on July 14-16. For tickets and more information visit: sketcherfest.com
Art Start Northwest: Access to the arts to those who express a desire to create.
Graphite Arts Center :: 202 Main Street :: Edmonds Washington 98020
Gallery at Graphite: Tactile Vision: Experience Art Through Touch
March 25 – June 17, 2023 | Opening reception March 25, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Open to the Public: Saturdays Noon-4:00pm
Artist Jim Ballard and his colleagues have created an interactive exhibit that explores the themes of air, earth, human form and sound. Designed to be experienced through touch, the art will be especially meaningful to those who are visually impaired or blind.
The Gallery at Graphite shares the mission of Art Start Northwest, the nonprofit housed within the same walls at Graphite. The goal is broad; to create opportunities and access to the arts. The NuD show not only supports artists through visibility and sales, but also to educates the public about this historical art form. We hope to inspire more artists to venture into this territory. A portion of each sale goes toward Art Start Northwest. Thank you to Mary Olsen for your support of this vision.
Graphite is a new hub for people of all ages to come in and experience art.
Art book Library
Workshop area for instruction
8 Artist’s Studios
Darkroom for photography
Would you like to be part of the Graphite experience?
We have lots of big plans for Graphite, but we need YOU! Spread your wings at Graphite and support the vision of making art accessible to all. Chill out at the welcome desk, or tell us about special skills you would like to bring to the start up of something really great: Graphite!
Be Part of the Art
We have eight studios for full-time professional artists who need a place to work and sell their art. All our studios are currently rented, but we will have some openings soon! Studios rent for between $600 and $950 per month.
For part-time artists, we offer locker rentals for $125 per month. This gives you access to using the facility every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday from 9am to 9pm.
Click the link below to see more information and to apply for a space.
Support Art Start Northwest
Graphite is the home of our non-profit, founded in 2015 with the straightforward mission to make art more accessible to people of all ages.
Graphite Arts Center
202 Main St | Edmonds, Washington 98020
Open to the public: Saturday
12pm – 4pm