It was a great Anacortes Arts Festival, made all the more special this year by the fact that it was the 50th. A multimedia presentation commemorated the event. Festival awards include: Anacortes native Lanny Bergner, who took home the coveted People’s Choice fine art award, sponsored by Peoples Bank. This award was chosen by votes […]
In keeping with tradition, the 2010 Anacortes Arts Festival featured a youth “discovery area” teeming with opportunities. This girl accepted the invitation to pick up a brush and tap her creative juices on a whiteboard. Festival partners in this area included Anacortes Community and Youth Arts; Children’s Museum of Skagit County; Museum of NW Art; […]
Anacortes muralist/historian Bill Mitchell has been named 2010 Anacortes Patron of the Arts, an honor bestowed by the Anacortes Arts Festival. Bill, pictured here at a past Arts Festival, will be the guest of honor Friday (July 30) at the 5:30 p.m. “Arts at the Port” event at the Port Transit Shed Event Center (foot […]
Pencil in Friday, July 31 for the opening of an Art at the Port Fine Art Exhibition including a Biennial Invitational “The Arts: A Celebration.” The event is curated by Susan Parke, Director Emeritus, Museum of Northwest Art; featuring work from prominent northwest artists Keiko Hara, Susan Bennerstrom, Renee Rhodes, Sam McMillen, Anne Schreivogl, Joel […]
Today (Friday, August 1) is the the first full day of the 2008 Anacortes Arts Festival. Among many activities associated with the festival is the juried art show at the Port of Anacortes warehouse. Here, art on a north wall is pictured through the center of a sculpted piece. See www.anacortesartsfestival.com for more information.
Blue skies, crowds and artwork such as this sun sculpture combined for an exciting Friday opening to the 2006 Anacortes Arts Festival. The festival, which opens each day at 10 a.m., runs through 5 p.m. Sunday. Be sure to enjoy juried art at the Port of Anacortes warehouse, 1st and Commercial Avenue. It’s a great […]
Two moms and a handful of girls were inspired by the Peruvian music of the “Quichua Mashis” band Friday at the Anacortes Arts Festival. The small group of street dancers attracted one little girl who left her mother’s side to join hands in the circle. This wonderful community festival runs again today and through 5 […]
Among working artists featured at the 2005 Anacortes Arts Festival was Bill Mitchell, creator of dozens of historic murals mounted on the walls of buildings throughout this seaside community. Here Bill works on what will be his sixth dragon mural for the community. See more photos, Activities section under “Working artists 2005.”