Artist/historian Bill Mitchell dies

Published March 10, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

I was out of town when I learned the sad news that local muralist/historian Bill Mitchell had died on March 7. I had many opportunities over the years to photograph this colorful artist and his amazing, eye-catching outdoor murals. I will post a more extensive tribute with photos in the coming days.

About Steve Berentson
A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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