In the News

April 4, 2019

Arts Festival Color Run April 13

“Do the Bloom” Color Run on Saturday, April 13 starting at 10 a.m. at the Depot Art Center. In its 5th year, this 5k run is loads of fun. Runners become living canvases as our volunteers liberally douse them with … Continue reading

April 3, 2019

1st Tulip Festival scenes: 1984

It was 1984, the year the Mount Vernon Chamber of Commerce decided to build a festival around the already popular tulip industry in the Skagit Valley. I scanned these transparencies from my photo archives. Mount Vernon folks will find at … Continue reading

April 2, 2019

Tulip Festival retro

It was Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 1985, when hot air balloons filled the sky near the Skagit River and downtown Mount Vernon. Meanwhile, Roozengaarde began to attract crowds — crowds that have never stopped growing. Today the Festival is celebrated … Continue reading

March 28, 2019

Midweek sail

Sailors from the Anacortes Yacht Club spent an evening winding around buoys, tankers and tugs in Fidalgo and Padilla bays.

March 27, 2019

‘3 Sails’ greets guests from the west

It was a public art project “years in the making.” But with the flash of gold scissors in the Tuesday afternoon sun, “Three Sails” was officially dedicated. On hand was Sultan sculptor Kevin Pettelle, who said he leaves a bit … Continue reading

March 26, 2019

Friday Art Walk April 5

The First Friday Artwalk in Anacortes is Friday, April 5 from 6-9 p.m., with the Majestic Inn and Spa presenting new paintings by Caroline Garland and Donna Nevitt-Radtke of Anacortes. Among Artwalk participants:  Burton Jewelers is continuing Alfred Currier’s “Sharing … Continue reading

March 22, 2019

Arts Festival sets sights on April

Mark your calendars for several April events hosted by the Anacortes Arts Festival. First is the 2nd Annual Buffet Beach Bash, Friday and Saturday, April 19 & 20 at the Port Transit Shed. The evening will feature music by Garratt … Continue reading

March 15, 2019

A tribute to muralist Bill Mitchell

Collected here in tribute to his artwork are some of the many photos I took of city historian/muralist Bill Mitchell over the years. Bill passed away on March 7, 2019. To see more photos, go to the search window on … Continue reading

March 10, 2019

Artist/historian Bill Mitchell dies

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 … Continue reading

March 6, 2019

Port creates two advisory groups

The Port of Anacortes has created two new advisory groups as the organization moves forward with North and West Basin Redevelopment plans in 2019. The first panel is the Events Center Advisory Group, made up of representatives of users of … Continue reading

March 3, 2019

Twilight flight

Twilight at the Skagit Wildlife Area. 

March 2, 2019

Birds by the beach

Ship Harbor Interpretive Preserve (SHIP) is an excellent place to watch birds, from red-winged blackbirds to ducks, gulls and eagles. Some of the birds pictured here are on the beach, others in shoreline trees and adjacent wetlands. Put his adventure … Continue reading