Photos by Tag: festival

August 9th, 2011

50th was memorable

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 […]

August 8th, 2011

Kitchen delight

Hundreds gathered “in the kitchen” to close out the entertainment element of the 2011 Anacortes Arts Festival. Pictured here on the main stage Sunday afternoon are Bump Kitchen lead singer Tony Harper and sax man Aaron Dressler. The R&B band was a real hit with the closing day crowd.

August 7th, 2011

Award winners

Wells Fargo Best of the Fest award winners at this year’s Anacortes Arts Festival were booth artisans Marcus and Lara Knowles of Knowles Glass Art. Lara is a graduate of Anacortes High School.

August 5th, 2011

Follow line

Follow the centerline down Commercial Avenue to the 2011 Anacortes Arts Festival. The 50-year-old festival opens Friday morning and runs through Sunday evening. Good art, good music, good food. Good times.

December 14th, 2010

Door decor

Island Hospital Foundation’s annual Celebration of Trees also included wreaths and ornate door decorations like this one.

December 3rd, 2010

Consumable tree

This Christmas tree in not actually a tree at all, but there is no doubt it will draw plenty of bids at Saturday’s Island Hospital Foundation fund-raising event. The tree, sponsored by the Rotary Club, is made up of dozens of bottles of wine. Also included as “decorations” are Cuban cigars. Decorators included Dave and […]

August 10th, 2010

Hands-on arts

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; […]

May 26th, 2010

Ready, set, hide

Mother and her two daughters were, how shall we say, “on a different page” during this photo attempt at the recent Anacortes Waterfront Festival. Photographing children is a challenge … photographing your OWN children requires divine intervention.

March 18th, 2010

Waterfront poster event

Chamber of Commerce guests got a sneak peek Thursday at the official poster for the 2010 Anacortes Waterfront Festival. Once again this year, a classic Anacortes salmon canning label was used as the basis for the poster design. On the left is Chamber of Commerce President Mike Trafton, and on the right is Joe Schlundt, […]

May 17th, 2009

Wonderful waterfront

Day two of the 2009 Anacortes Waterfront Festival was wonderful, from weather to food, fun and entertainment. Thanks to the Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, the Port of Anacortes and dozens of sponsors, thousands were given the opportunity to enjoy a free weekend of events scheduled in celebration of this community’s maritime heritage.

May 16th, 2009

Race is on

Hundreds gathered on the docks of Cap Sante Boat Haven Saturday for the second annual Quick and Dirty boat competition. Seven teams built boats and raced to the crowd’s delight. The Anacortes Waterfront Festival is the place to be, open again Sunday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

July 31st, 2008

Juried art

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 for more information.

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