Arts & Leisure

The First Friday Gallery Walk for March features a collection on display at City Hall, a new venue.

The Gallery Walk is Friday, March 6 from 6 – 9 pm.

Anne Martin McCool Gallery, 711 Commercial Ave.

Anne Martin McCool Gallery continues its show, “Inscriptions", work on paper and canvas by Anne Martin McCool featuring paintings with calligraphic marking, writing and mystery.

Burton Jewelers, 620 Commercial Ave.

It will be the opening night of a new art show of the paintings of Linda Henley, watercolors of Northwest wildflowers in the style of botanical illustrations. Also featured will be a special collection of Lundberg art glass in floral themes. Burton Jewelers will also introduce a new goldsmith to the Burton team, Bob Anderson, who has an excellent body of work and experience which will augment the Burton tradition of custom design jewelry and expert jewelry repair. Bob has a beautiful design line of flower earrings and pendants that will be introduced in both silver and gold. Additionally, Burton Jewelers will celebrate the beginning of their 85th anniversary month with special new custom designs and in store specials. There will also be new jewelry designs from the collaboration of artist Ora Peterson and Philip Burton, with constellation and celestial themes. Refreshments will be served.

City Hall, 904 6th St.

Come to City Hall to view the NEW rotating artwork exhibition titled “Anacortes Inside Out”. Anacortes artists include Caroline Garland, John Parks, Leslie Dorn, Cynthia Richardson, Lonny Heiner, Jazz Morgan, Julia Lathrop, Dederick Ward, Jan Kelly, Lance Ekhart, Keith Sorenson, Marius Hubbard, Tony Locke, Kay Mattson Ferris and Charlotte Joy Chase. The twice-annual rotating exhibition is being organized by the Anacortes Arts Commission to showcase local talent. It will remain up until June.

Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave.

The gallery features “Nostalgia-A Bittersweet Yearning for the Past”, with still life oils by Melissa Jander, oils by Lorna Libert, photographs on canvas by Dick Garvey, color photographs by Lewis Jones and oils and pastels by Donna Trent. Come see the new selection of coaster and scarf designs by Jennifer Bowman.

The Majestic Inn and Spa, 419 Commercial Ave.

The Majestic is featuring artwork by Pien Ellis. Ellis was born in the Netherlands and has had an interest in art since a very young age. In her free time, she was always drawing, coloring or creating something with her hands. She loves the outdoors and admires every kind of landscape, especially when there is water in it, from the smallest creek to the biggest waterfall and love boats. She mainly uses mediums such as oil, water color and acrylic.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

5,075 Confirmed Skagit Cases
430-439 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

326 Hospitalizations
72 Deaths
49,057 Fully Vaccinated
59,732 Initial Doses Given


389,882 Confirmed Cases Statewide
23,187 Hospitalizations

5,622 Deaths Statewide
2,757,234 Fully Vaccinated
3,562,750 Initial Doses Given

Updated 7 pm, May 15, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times

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