First Friday Artwalk in Anacortes from 6-9 PM and Opening of the Anacortes Arts Festival August 5 – 7

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, August 5 from 6 – 9 pm, in conjunction with opening night of the Anacortes Arts Festival.

705 Commercial Ave., A.C.M.E. Creative Spaces 

ACME Creative welcomes artist Ora Mae Petersen’s exhibit:  Flirting the Whirlpool. This evocative work looks into the Vortex as a potent human symbol in art & myth; as a warning sign of life being pulled away; and as an infinite pattern in Nature. The artwork includes paintings, textiles and sculpture.


620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers 

Burton Jewelers is celebrating Philip McCracken’s recent exhibit at the Whatcom County Museum, “Faith & The Seed”.  The show is an appreciation of McCracken’s art and his life. Come see the collection for yourself.


611 R Ave., The Depot Art Center 

The Anacortes Arts Commission presents, Artists Northwest featuring mixed media, photography, 3D, decorative art, and jewelry by local artists. The show is open August 5, 10 am – 9 pm, August 6, 10 am – 6 pm, and August 7, 10 am to 4 pm.  All art will be for sale. Come support the local arts.


604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts  (New Location)

Enjoy our NEW Artists, new works and a much larger gallery and art supplies space. Featuring art by Ebba Krarup, Fused Glass;  Gus Gusanko, Drawings & Prints of Loki – Viking humor;  Sue Raymond, Ceramic Critters;  Cynthia Richardson, Acrylics;  Suzanne Powers, Oils, Jacqueline DeGavia, Oils, Watercolors;  and many more.  It will be a celebration of ART! 


505 O Ave., Anacortes Arts Festival 

The Anacortes Arts Festival Arts at the Port in the Port Transit Shed includes 45 artists from around the country, juried by Barbara Shaiman, former Director of the Seattle Art Museum SAM Gallery.  The work includes both 2D & 3D, encompassing a variety of mediums.   Represented in the Allen Family Focus Gallery are artists Anne Schreivogl, Sue Roberts & Graham Schodda, with work relating to the theme “Levity”.   Our  K-12 youth art exhibit rounds out Arts at the Port.   We will be open until 9 that evening, and will also have entertainment on our Port Stage – plus the Waterfront Pub on the Port dock open.


420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery 

scottmiloScott Milo Gallery presents an installation exhibition titled "Celestial Core Samples” by Lanny Bergner. Art pieces are made out of flame treated stainless steel mesh with aluminum and brass mesh inside the forms. Bergner will also have his flame painted tables and vessels.  Also showing are acrylics by Dianna Shyne, photo encaustics by Kathy Hastings, color photographs by Randy Dana, oils by Donna Nevitt Radtke and a new selection of glass, sculptures and jewelry. Shown:  Celestial Core Samples, 36” x 4” each piece, flame treated wire mesh by Lanny Bergner.


419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa 

The Majestic Inn and Spa features paintings by Lyn Linder.  During her years of custom design work, Lyn developed her unique style as an interior designer, combining light, shadow and color to bring an emotional connection to each room. She has carried that style into her artwork as she has emerged as a painter worth watching.

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