The Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds is a big deal, the only one dedicated exclusively to Northwest art, and — thanks in large part to curator/art historian David F. Martin — diverse artists.
Last October, he curated the museum’s first-of-its-kind exhibit, “The Lavender Palette: Gay Culture and the Art of Washington State”, featuring 20th-century gay and lesbian artists. He also published a book based on the exhibit.
Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds is dedicated exclusively to Northwest art. Featuring artists from the mid-19th through mid-20th centuries.
Edmonds resident Nick Echelbarger of Echelbarger Fund Management bought the old antique mall at the waterfront in 2012 and refurbished the building, christened the Salish Crossing. His first tenant was Cascadia Art Museum.
Photo credits: all photos are courtesy of Cascade Art Museum
From there, the museum took off, featuring Northwest artists from the mid-19th through mid-20th centuries, known and lesser-known, in a variety of mediums.
The small, but fine arts museum puts on four to five exhibits annually, hosts events with Salish Crossing neighbor 190 Sunset, participates in the monthly Art Walk Edmonds, and offers highly-attended events, such as “Coffee with the Curator” lectures, “Music in the Museum” live performances by virtuoso musicians, gallery tours, children’s workshops, monthly tours for people living with Alzheimer’s and their care partners, as well as other special events.
Don’t miss the museum’s popular “Coffee with the Curator” series, 10 a.m.-noon, hosted by Martin, who always gives a little more insight into the artists behind the exhibits.
Cascadia Art Museum | 190 Sunset Ave. S. #E, Edmonds
425-336-4809 | cascadiaartmuseum.org
Temporarily closed during the Covid-19 shelter-in-place order.