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:
January 19, 2023 | 5:00pm-8:00pm | Sneak peek of the NuD show
February 16, 2023 | 5:00pm-8:00pm | Artist Demonstrations featuring artists from the NuD show
March 16, 2023 | 5:00pm-8:00pm | NuD show (ends March 18)
April 20, 2023 } 5:00pm-8:00pm | Tactile Visions show
For more information, visit the AWE website: artwalkedmonds.com
Art Movie Nite at Graphite: Movies showing on the Second Friday of most months
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.
Friday, February 10, 2023 | 7:00pm-10:00pm
About the Movie: The story of Amedeo Modigliani’s bitter rivalry with Pablo Picasso and his tragic romance with painter and art model Jeanne Hebuterne.
Friday, March 10, 2023 | 7:00pm-10:00pm
About the Movie: A feature film to tie in with our figurative Art Show: NuD.
Art Talk with Gary Faigin | Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 7:00pm-8:30pm | FREE
Michelangelo’s David: Everything You Wanted to Know
Artist, critic, and educator Gary Faigin (@garyfaiginhis) offers a lively look at one of world’s most famous, and venerated artworks, Michelangelo’s David. Even for those who have seen the original in Florence, Faigin offers new insights and historical perspectives.
Why, for instance, is it so large? Why is it carved out of marble, rather than cast in bronze, like earlier versions? And why, at a time when Florence had just established a fragile and threatened republic, was it thought worthy of civic support?
We’ll revisit a fascinating and often misunderstood time, when artistic giants like Raphael and Leonardo were at the heights of their careers, and larger-than-life political characters like Machiavelli and Cesare Borgia strode the Italian stage.
This event is FREE, but donations to our non-profit, Art Start Northwest, are appreciated!
No reservations or tickets are required.
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.
NùD: Art of the Figure: January 21 – March 18, 2023 | Opening Reception January 21 | 7:00pm-8:30pm
David Varnau and Tracy Felix have juried in 65 2-D and 15 sculptures from over 300 submissions from across the country. Visitors will be impressed by the range of art, artists and viewpoints in this important show.
Tactile Visions: More info coming soon
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: NùD: Art of the Figure
January 21 – March 18, 2023 | Opening Reception January 21, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Open to the Public: Saturdays Noon-4:00pm
Jurors David Varnau and Tracy Felix have invited 85 artists from across the nation to participate in this show. NuD features a cross section of figurative art from classic atelier to funky and whimsical approaches – all inspired by the human form. Juried in for talent, viewpoint, shock and subtlety, this collection is a must see.
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
Office hours: Monday -Friday
Open to the public: Saturday
12pm – 4pm