The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, February 7 from 6–9 p.m.
705 Commercial Ave, Trinity Skate Trinity Skate Gallery is featuring the “Read My Lips,” collection of Whitney L Anderson. For more information, see whitneylanderson.com. Standing exhibits include Trinity Skate’s skatedeck art, SLG Photography, the magical art of Melanie and Greg Dugan of Art Studio 2120, Seven Sorrows Tattoo, and Sheri Muntean’s sketches, acrylic, and photographic art. Drink Your Veggies will be sampling smoothies, and snacks and beverages are provided.
620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers The Burton Jewelers “Valentine Art Walk” will feature the current Burton Gallery show called “Toward the Light,” a sharing of the Burton Jewelers collection of art works. We will showcase heart shaped gemstones and other Valentine gift ideas, including the Burton Custom Heart Pendant, and a variety of Amethyst gemstones and jewelry. The February birthstone will be featured.
604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts
Our juried Show, “EMPOWERMENT OF ART,” presents the strengths and skills of 22 NW Artists. “Empowerment” is shown in creative skill, design, color and execution. The Good Stuff Arts is filled with our artists’ very best – including NY and Anacortes Street Scenes. Come see Rebecca Parker’s Whale who guards the “Messages in the Bottles;” Peggy Wood’s Sled Dogs – ready to jump off the canvas! Visit with the artists and enjoy live music.
501 Commercial Ave., Johnny Picasso’s Join the Anacortes Arts Festival in the unveiling of the 2020 Arts Festival Poster with artwork by local owner of Slow Loris, Jessica Lynch. Posters will available for purchase and there will be an opportunity for doing craft projects.
1010 5th Street, Carla’s Funky Art and Cathy Schoenberg Studios (above Scott Milo) Come meet the artists! Grand Opening for Carla’s Funky Art in Suite 360. Carla will offer paintings and prints and show off her new space. She will be featuring her whimsical inspirational brave girls series. Her mixed media art is inspired by her childhood and love of bright colors. Also showing are new paintings by Cathy Schoenberg in Suite 320. Cathy is showing recent works in oil on canvas and mixed media on paper. Color and pattern are emphasized in the subject matter which suggests fields or forest vegetation. Their work is worth the hike up the stairs.
420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery The gallery features “Birds of Winter” and inspirations of Skagit Valley with photo encaustics by Kathy Hastings, photographs on metal by Vince Streano, a collection of Charles Murphy watercolors and hand colored lithographs, metal work including wall pieces, paddles and birdhouses by Les Eelkema, and Skagit landscape oils by Keith Sorenson. We have a great selection of jewelry and special glasswork for your Valentine.
419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa February’s climate change themed show is titled, “We Hold the Balance” by artist Joan Cross.
611 R Ave., The Depot Artists NW group is hosting, “Through the Artist’s Eye,” with paintings, prints and cards from members of the group. Meet the artists Friday night and enjoy refreshments. On Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. we’re having a sale of art supplies and books with the proceeds going to ANW to fund our speakers program.
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.
Photos are available for use as prints and online use. Please contact me for pricing.
$12 for 5 X 7 inch archival print, mailing included.