Artists gather for Gallery Walk

Published September 7, 2019 / by Steve Berentson

Each month, talented artists from the region find their way to Anacortes for the First Friday Gallery Walk, a popular downtown event that draws big crowds to this island community. Among those on hand for the September 6 walk were Oak Harbor sculptor/painter Richard Nash; oil painter Karen Bakke; pastels artist Christine Troyer and Orcas encaustics painter Marilee Holm. Also pictured is Scott Milo Gallery owner Katherine Khile, an avid promoter of the art walk.

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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