Photos by Tag: downtown

March 19th, 2022

Daffodils greet at Cap Sante

Visitors to Cap Sante in downtown Anacortes are greeted by a “neighborhood” of daffodils on the bluff at the top of 4th Street.

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.

November 30th, 2020

Anacortes waterfront 2009

There have been many changes in this city since August 2009 when this photo was taken, not the least of which are improvements at Seafarers’ Memorial Park and Cap Sante Marina.

October 17th, 2020

Farmers Market bustles with activity

It was encouraging this morning (Sat., Oct. 17) to see lots of activity in the downtown Anacortes area, including crowds at the Anacortes Farmers Market. Did you know market memberships are available? Mark your calendar now for the annual Holiday Market at The Depot, Saturday, November 21. For details about the downtown market click here.

September 9th, 2020

Local business booster: 2002

Curt Oppel is an enthusiastic advocate for local businesses, as evidenced when he dons his walking billboard that reads in part: “Shop in Anacortes.” This photo was taken during the Fourth of July parade in 2002. Time has passed, but the message remains the same: “Anacortes businesses depend on local shoppers to continue to provide […]

May 29th, 2020

Rhodies light up Causland Park

Causland Memorial Park in downtown Anacortes. Gazebo and walled perimeter of park are unique, boasting rocks from this region.

March 11th, 2020

‘Shooting’ ducks on a pond

Paddling along on the sun-splashed surface of a downtown pond Wednesday morning were these three hungry ducks. I am reminded that I was once chastised by a schoolteacher for telling her class that I love to “shoot” photos. Point taken. Hey, when I “hunt,” it’s in search of another image to share with others.

December 13th, 2019

Downtown dresses for Christmas

Once again this year, the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce and downtown merchants have lit up Commercial Avenue to create a special holiday atmosphere. In addition to white lights, Christmas wreaths decorate the main street, north and south. Many merchants have also created colorful display windows … and free horse trolley rides are available each Saturday […]

September 16th, 2011

Pig rising

Newspaper publisher and art aficianado Jack Darnton (left) was on hand Friday morning as the “downtown pig” outside Insights Gallery was loaded onto a city truck for the short trip to its new home. The pig, composed of miscellaneous steel bits welded together, caught the eye of Wallie Funk. Given the “industrial” connection, Funk concluded […]

April 16th, 2011

Downtown sun

Sunshine and downtown Anacortes make the perfect combination for a relaxing spring weekend in the Northwest. Pictured here are folks relaxing on the sidewalk in front of the Gere-a-Deli restaurant, located in a building that once served as a community bank.

April 2nd, 2011

Splashes of spring

Drawing the eye on any trip through downtown Anacortes are sidewalk flower boxes filled with bright yellow daffodils. The Skagit Valley boasts acres of these pre-tulip beauties.

October 18th, 2010

Fall on display

Seasonal window displays like this one leave little doubt about the fact that we are well on our way to Thanksgiving. The Anacortes Chamber of Commerce presents the Annual Trick-or-Treat downtown from 1 – 4 p.m. on October 30. Participating downtown merchants will have candies for the kiddies and coupons or specials for the parents. […]

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