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THE PLACE WE CREATE. Graphite will be the newest facility in Edmonds, Washington dedicated to the arts. Projected to open in 2019, it will be a multi-use art center at 2nd and Main. The creative space will provide people a place to work and visitors a place to watch artists in action, view local artists’ works in the gallery, and have a bite to eat at the restaurant.

What does art mean to you?

Come in to ARTspot (408 Main Street, Edmonds WA) to fill out a tag or send your answer in an email to and we will fill out a tag for you! These will be on display on the fence at the future site of Graphite at 2nd & Main Street in Edmonds! Something fun to do while we wait to break ground. We have 200 more tags to fill out!

Artfully Edmonds: The next big thing — Graphite

What’s in a name? Graphite symbolizes the creative impulse. The birth of an idea; the spark of inspiration – be it on a sketchpad, the back of an envelope, or perhaps even a cocktail napkin…

The walls come down at Mar-Vel Marble as new arts center on way

Crews have begun tearing down the former Mar-Vel Marble building at 2nd Avenue South and Main Street store to make room for a new arts center planned by Edmonds’ businesswomen Tracy Felix and Mary Olsen…

First glimpse of plans for Edmonds’ newest arts destination: Graphite

Edmonds is fast becoming a regional destination for the arts. As an owner of our local art store, I meet artists and students everyday who are interested in learning, teaching and networking…

Scene in Edmonds: Marvel-ous new development coming

Plans to transform the Mar-Vel Marble corner on Edmonds’ Main Street and Second Avenue are posted on site. The posted permit application states the design is for a new two story building over a one level underground garage…

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Graphite will be a new hub for people of all ages to come in and experience art at any level.

Amenities will include:

  • Workshop area for instruction
  • 17 Studio spaces for artists
  • Darkroom for photography
  • Kiln room for ceramics
  • Gallery to display art
  • Art book library
  • Restaurant
  • Community events

Graphite will also be home to Art Start Northwest, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the opportunity for people of all ages to learn and express themselves through the creative process.

Next Steps

We are at the fine details point in the design process: deciding the location of every outlet and such. Along with the stages for permitting, all the busy-ness is behind the scenes right now.

Future Address


202 Main St
Edmonds WA, 98020-3134