Arts & Leisure

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The Anacortes Arts Festival Art in Bloom events at the Depot kick off this Friday with the Fine Art Exhibition Opening at 6 pm.

Featuring 30 regional artists, the show includes painting, photography, sculpture, wood, glass and mixed media. Enjoy wine, nibbles - and meet the artists. The Exhibition continues daily April 16 - 23, from 11 - 4.  

The NEW Art of Shopping Women’s event is Sunday, April 17 from 11 - 4. It includes jewelry, wearables, accessories and artsy activities - as well as a mimosa bar and hourly raffles. For $10, shoppers can start an hour early (10am), enjoy a free mimosa and raffle ticket.   
The 3rd annual Color Run is Saturday, April 23rd starting at 10am. This is a 5k fun run, during which runners get liberally painted with colored powder. Participants receive a t-shirt, wrist band, refreshments at the finish line and awards for top finishers. Suitable for groups of friends, family - even friendly dogs to this colorful fun event. There is a shorter run for kids under 12. Sign up through or the day of the race.  
Art in Bloom events fund cultural education in the Anacortes School District and public art projects. For more information, visit

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