Washington State’s 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 charming and vibrant 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.

Langley Creates

Located an hour from Seattle, Langley is the “village by the sea”. At the south end of Whidbey Island, Langley is known for world-class public art and art galleries, gardens, live music, small farmers, chefs, and its once-a-year, old-fashioned fair.

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Twisp Creative District

Twisp is a small rural town located in the Methow Valley and foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. A regional hub for culture, recreation and history, Twisp draws a variety of visitors and artists to its unique community.

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Port Townsend Creative District

A Victorian seaport and arts community, Port Townsend has been known for decades as a top tourist destination for arts and culture.

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Tenino Creative District

Located 17 miles south of Olympia, Tenino has an authentic small-town feel. With buildings built of local stone and surrounded by natural and agricultural lands, this pedestrian-oriented district has historic character and artistic flair.

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Issaquah Creative District

Only 15 miles from Seattle, Issaquah draws those looking for an urban scene on a human scale. From outdoor recreation to world class theater, Issaquah is a destination where people, places, and experiences align to welcome, surprise and inspire.