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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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Main Street bicycle rack

By artist Paul Casey, this rack depicts three stanchions topped with historical iconography illustrating three...

Salmon Spawning Pool

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

A Cosmic Balancing Act

A 50-foot colorful mosaic pathway and plaza installation featuring different field sports and team play,...

Blackman House Museum

The Blackman House is the only home to have survived of the three built on Avenue B by the Blackman brothers...

Seeing Whales

Created by Richard Beyer in 2003. Installed as a key component in the completion of the Edmonds Waterfront...

Port of Ulysses

Stained glass door surround, created by Jack Archibald in 1997. Located at Edmonds City Hall.

Gallery North

For more than 50 years Gallery North, an artist-cooperative gallery in Edmonds, has been promoting the work of...

Untitled

Logging mural created by John Wilson in 1996. The caption reads “Dedicated to those pioneer loggers who...

Northwest Landscape

Stained glass piece, created by Michael Kennedy in 1980. The piece was originally placed above the ramp off...