Creative District Communities in Washington

Many communities are in the process of applying for certification. They represent rural and urban areas across Washington. Each brings a unique character and vision to grow their creative economy. Check back regularly for newly certified creative districts.

Edmonds Creative District

The downtown area of the City of Edmonds is Washington’s first Certified Creative District. Edmonds is located 12 miles north of Seattle on the shores of Puget Sound. Its arts and culture heritage is prominent and long-lived.

Chewelah Creative District

A small, rural community 45 miles north of Spokane, Chewelah is Washington’s second Certified Creative District. With over 111 days of events throughout the year, Chewelah truly is “Your Place for all Seasons.”

street musicians play in downtown Olympia.

Olympia Creative District

The Capital of the State of Washington and a historic port city, Olympia is located 60 miles south of Seattle at the head of Puget Sound. Olympia is a charming stop for a day or overnight that offers a decidedly different flavor.