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Snohomish County, WA

Snohomish County begins 12 miles north of Seattle, a little under 100 miles south of Vancouver, and a short ferry ride away from the San Juan Islands or Olympic Peninsula, Snohomish County is ideally situated for exploring the entire Pacific Northwest.

Arts, Culture & History

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Star-powered performances and world-renowned local talent make Snohomish County your next destination for a cultural experience on your Washington vacation. Our local triple-threat talent, impeccably trained and with accomplished backgrounds, sing, dance and act next to national and international performers who command the headlines. Our visual arts are unmatched. Modern and edgy or native and primitive, theaters, studios and museums alike offer an arts and culture experience you won’t want to miss.

Find murals and sculptures by regional artists as your stroll the waterfront arts community of Edmonds. Tulalip, a federally recognized Indian Reservation is a thriving community rich with history and culture. Everett, surrounded by nearly 50 miles of freshwater and saltwater shores is exploding in the arts scene with top-notch galleries and a state-of-the-art glass blowing studio. Lynnwood offers a peek into the past at Heritage Park, devoted to the early history of the area, and Mukilteo also preserves a piece of our past, a working lighthouse from 1906, overlooking the Puget Sound.

Be inspired as you traverse our communities exploring the art galleries, museums, festivals and venues that call Snohomish County home. Let your imagination take flight as you encounter rhythmic dancing, mystifying art and curious wonders!

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Earth Mother/Father Moon

Driftwood carving created by Tulalip artist James Madison. Located in the turnaround area in front of the...

Overhead/Underfoot

Mixed media piece created by Kathryn Glowen in 2005. Made up of four pieces (Bleeding Heart, Salmonberry,...

Logsdon Building Mural

A mural that depicts the logging industry during the early days of the city. Created by Ryan Dorsey in...

Cedar Dreams

Metals and concrete, installation includes intersection paving, sidewalk inlays, benches and fountain. The...

Salmon Spawning Pool

A bench featuring carved salmon, created by Verena Schwippert in 2004. This was Arlington’s first...

Open Mic at the Firewheel

Firewall Books and Beans, a place for great coffee and good left-wing progressive books right in the heart of...

River of Life

An 80-foot long mural in historic downtown Monroe depicting underwater river life, by local artist David...

Major Margaret’s Eagle

Created in 2011 by Bill Matheson, an artist who specializes in scenes influenced by the beauty of the great...