Located in downtown Edmonds at 2nd Avenue & Main Street

Graphite Arts Center is the center for artists and the public

During open hours the public is invited to stroll through the center to see resident artists at work. Also check out the latest show in the gallery. Graphite Arts Center is an active participant in regular community events such as Art Walk Edmonds, Edmonds Wine Walks, Jazz Night & Porchfest.
Join us for art movie nights, 

Join us for lectures, demos, classes, or open studio nights.

Graphite Arts Center is home to Art Start Northwest.

Art Start Northwest is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) which strives to make art more accessible to all, and directly supports arts in the classroom in the Edmonds School District.


| Saturdays 12:00pm-4:00pm &
Fridays 1:00pm-5:00pm |
During our open hours the public is invited to explore the gallery, enjoy our art library and stroll through the center to meet artists and watch them work.  The gallery is accessible through Charcoal Restaurant daily from 4:00pm-8:00pm

Art Walk Edmonds (AWE) | 3rd Thursdays monthly, 5:00pm-8:00pm | Stroll through the building and meet the Artists, watch them create, buy their art, enjoy live music from local musicians, view the current show in the Gallery at Graphite, and grab a bite to eat at Charcoal Restaurant.

*NEW* Community Open Studio Nights | 4th Thursday of the month (no Open Studios in July or August/November or December) | 5:00pm-8:00pm (doors open at 4:45pm)  For Ages 16 & up | $10 | No pre-registration required

Next Open Studio (last one before a summer break): June 27 | Join Ray for a free printmaking demo. We’ll have free printmaking materials out for people to use.

B.Y.O.P. – Bring your own project to work on (nothing toxic or with strong smells & community friendly) – painting, printmaking, drawing, knitting, collage, anything! Just show up at the main entrance, pay $10 at the door and get ready to be creative in our inspiring space! Note: We accept credit cards, checks and exact change only. 

Questions? Contact [email protected]

*NEW* Learning the Basics with Mary: Printmaking  | June 5, June 12, June 19 | Early Bird: 3:00pm-5:00pm OR Evening: 7:00pm-9:00pm | $40 | For Adults 18+

Mary Olsen, owner of Graphite Arts Center & Art Start Northwest founder, will be teaching three Printmaking classes in June. Students will be hand-printing and using a press while experimenting with a variety of printmaking techniques including linocuts, monoprints and gelli plates. 

Sign up for one class or all three. No pre-requisites or experience required. Classes do not have to be taken consecutively. All supplies are included. $40 per session, pre-registration required. Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. If there are less than 6 people in a class, the class could get cancelled and your money will be refunded. Register here.

*Note: There are 2 time options for each day. Do not sign up for both times on the same day. Choose one – it is the same class repeated.

Are you a high-schooler and not 18 yet? Check with us about registering – we may have room for you.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Art For All
Art For All is a non-profit organization empowering people with disabilities to create and exhibit art in the greater Puget Sound area. Please click on the button below to visit the Art For All website, and more information about the Art For All community classes held at Graphite Arts Center. Art Start Northwest joyfully supports Art For All.   
Art For All Free Community Classes: 1st Wednesdays  of the month at Graphite Arts Center 


Current Gallery Exhibit – EIGHT INCHES BY

May 16 – July 6, 2024

Gallery hours: Fridays, 1-5PM & Saturdays, 12-4PM
Open daily with access through Charcoal Restaurant, 4-8P
Open for Art Walk Edmonds May 16 & June 20, 5-8PM


July 18 – September 7, 2024

Call for Art – Upcoming Exhibit “Artistry of Industry”
The Gallery at Graphite is seeking artwork for the upcoming exhibition Artistry of Industry.  We are looking for works depicting industry, manufacturing, construction and the like.  Artists are invited to enter this show with artworks featuring engines, pipe works, factories, silos, manufacturing plans and similar imagery that speaks to the visual artistry of the elements of industry.  High quality works in any medium will be accepted.

Would you like to be part of the Graphite Arts Center experience?

Graphite Arts Center needs YOU.

Support our vision of making art accessible to all.

Tell us about yourself and special skills you would like to bring to the table.

Art Start Northwest

Graphite Arts Center is home to Art Start Northwest, our non-profit, 501(c)(3). Founded by Mary Olsen, the mission of Art Start Northwest is to make art accessible to all.

In 2023, we launched the Art Start Northwest, School Outreach Program and built partnerships with five Edmonds elementary schools in the Edmonds School District. We created an art cabinet at each school, donated good quality art supplies and sketchbooks for every student.

We host “Teach the Teacher” workshops and “Teacher Drop-In” sessions. We hope to continue growing this School Outreach Program by deepening our current partnerships and growing into more Edmonds Schools.

Support Art Start Northwest



We welcome professional Artists who need a place to create and sell their art, become part of our community and make connections.

Art Studio Rentals (Currently, all Art studios are rented)

Artist Locker Rentals (Currently all Art Lockers are rented)

To apply for a space below:


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