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August 7th, 2021

Anacortes Arts Festival is back!

After a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the regionally renowned Anacortes Arts Festival is back! Art, food, music and a colorful crowd brought downtown Anacortes to life for the three-day event, Friday through Sunday, August 8. Visit for details.

May 27th, 2020

New art, New Wilson: 2007

This photo of a crew applying wall disks to art image on the New Wilson Hotel was taken in July 2007. The rendition of city namesake Annie Curtis was selected to adorn the south wall of the historic Anacortes building that now serves as public housing.

March 12th, 2020

Artistic Annie

This public art on the south wall of the New Wilson Hotel was inspired by a portrait of city namesake Annie Curtis. The historic building on Commercial Avenue was converted to public housing in 2006.

December 31st, 2019

Friends of Library hosts art exhibit

The Friends of the Anacortes Library Art Committee presents an exhibit of works by local artists from January 2 through March 2020, in the Friends Community Meeting Room. Artists include: Donald Caldwell, Stephen Cheng, Anne Elkins, Kathleen Faulkner, Audrey Garbacik, Jan Hodgman, Jazz Morgan, Marcia Neu, Cynthia Richardson, Aimee Rudge, and Marcel Schwarb, and Gary […]

July 30th, 2011

Art Dash 2011

In the lead one block after the start of the 2011 Art Dash in Anacortes is this group of runners moving up “Q” Avenue toward City Hall. This photo was taken from the cupola of the Majestic Inn and Spa on a gorgeous summer morning. There’s another 5K happening today at NAS Whidbey, where there […]

July 28th, 2011

Artistic greeting

Extending a greeting to folks on Commercial Avenue in Anacortes is this interesting trio of figures, part of the city’s public art display. This piece is located at the corner of 32nd and Commercial Avenue. Look for numerous other pieces along the avenue.

September 8th, 2010

Mountain art

Any visit to Mt. Erie provides opportunity to see this striking art piece by Guemes sculptor Philip McCracken. According to the Museum of Northwest Art in LaConner McCracken, a third generation member of a Skagit Valley family, was born in Bellingham in 1928. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of […]

May 10th, 2010

Home grown banners

This is a closeup of the top of one of the city’s colorful Commercial Avenue banners, a sure sign that the summer season is on its way. There are “banner catalogues” from which to shop, but the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce has wisely opted to display the work of local artists including schoolchildren. Soon hanging […]

September 5th, 2009

Emerald art

This art piece would be a great fit for a home in the Land of Oz. The circular piece of glass is a macro of an piece of outdoor art on display at the corner of Commercial Avenue and 32nd Street. “The Sea Within” was created by Lin McJunkin. See for details.

September 2nd, 2009

Art on the Avenue

A recent addition to the public art collection displayed in Anacortes was this polished piece near the entry to Windermere Realty on Commercial Avenue. “Old Growth” was created by Micajah Bienvenu. For details, see

August 9th, 2009

Artist at work

Among numerous artists demonstrating their talents Sunday afternoon in Anacortes was Cathy Schoenberg. A great finale for this wonderful three-day arts festival.

August 1st, 2009

Art Dash

A record-setting 250-plus runners participated Saturday morning in the 2009 Anacortes Art Dash, a 5K/10K routed along the scenic Tommy Thompson Trail. The race started at 9 a.m. on 7th and “Q” Avenue, and by 9:10 the lead runners had reached 34th Street enroute to the Fidalgo Bay trestle. The popular run is sponsored by […]

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