At Olympic Park Beach, Richard Beyer's cast-aluminum "Seeing Whales" portrays a rapt family and perching gulls gazing across Puget Sound toward Whidbey Island.
Artist Georgia Gerber's cast-bronze sculpture, "The Locals," guarantees visitors an encounter with peaceful sea lions. The same artist created "Rachel," the landmark pig in Seattle's Pike Place Market.
At Brackett's Landing South, sculptor Robert Cooke's cast-bronze "Beach Launch" seems ever-ready to embark on adventure.
The perennially swimming "School of Fish" found-metals installation by artist Lewis Buster Simpson greets visitors and passing ferries.
Flowers, berries, and veggies, including sweet Walla Walla onions from eastern Washington, highlight the town's farmers' market.
In Edmonds, even the sidewalks present a palette, as with this inlay called "Cedar Dreams." Artist Benson Shaw uses colorful fused glass and bronze to depict fog droplets misting Western red cedar―a species that was logged in this area.
Just 15 miles north of Seattle, Edmonds has perfected that sometimes-elusive formula—part tourist destination, part hometown. With a European feeling in the heart of Puget Sound, the town is so much fun to visit that Seattleites head here on weekend day trips.