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 anacortesartsfestival.com for details.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 anacortesartscommission.com for details.
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 […]