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.

The creative space is now providing artists a place to work, and visitors a place to see artists in action and view the gallery. Keep up with new announcements on our facebook and Instagram accounts.

What’s Happening at Graphite

OPEN Every Saturday Noon-4pm
The public is invited to explore the gallery, enjoy our art library and meet artists at work.

Edmonds Art Walk Evenings: Every Third Thursday 5-8pm
Artist demos & music, plus exhibits in the gallery and throughout the space.
September 18, October 20, November 17 & December 15

The Gallery at Graphite
Now showing MOTiF: A collection of woven drawings by Graphite Owner Mary Olsen, and Monotype Encaustic Prints by Tracy Felix. Through October 15

Upcoming Shows:
Graphite Studio Artists B&W: October 22 – January 7, 2023
NùD: Art of the Figure: January 21 – March 18 (Call for Artists open until November 1)

Graphite Artists Holiday Sale November 17, 18 & 19
You are invited to our first special event with special displays of art perfect for gift-giving. November 17 & 18, 5-8pm, plus Saturday November 19, 11am-4pm

Graphite building entrance. May 23, 2022. (Photo by Nick Ng)

Gallery at Graphite: MOTiF

July 21 – October 15

Open to the Public Saturdays Noon-4pm

Mary Olsen and Tracy Felix are filling the area’s newest art gallery with “MOTiF,” an exhibition that promises to delight and intrigue.

Olsen and Felix are the driving forces of this new art center, but first and foremost, these two dynamic women are accomplished artists.

Olsen is showing art described as woven drawings, which are intricate and textured pieces that provide insight to her thinking and process.

Felix’s collection of monotype encaustic portraits seek to blur the lines of race, gender and culture.

Taken all together, the artwork inspired the collection to be titled MOTiF, which describes the strength of the repeated, dominant ideas that flow through both artist’s work.

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We’d like to hear your ideas!

What does your local art group need? Email us at [email protected].

Graphite is a new hub for people of all ages to come in and experience art.

Amenities include:
Graphite Gallery
Art book Library 
Workshop area for instruction
8 Artist’s Studios
Artist’s Locker Room
Darkroom for photography
Charcoal Restaurant
Community events

Would you like to be part of the Graphite experience?
We are currently seeking volunteers who can help us expand the hours we are open to the public. 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 Graphite Studios for full time artists. Click the link below to see more information and to apply for a space. For part-time artists, we offer a locker rental.

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.


The Graphite

202 Main St :: Edmonds Washington 98020

[email protected]