Arts & Leisure

Beach at Marlyn Nelson Park, an oil by Jim Lamb.

The July Art Walk features a variety of artists, including a collection of 70 pieces from Washington Plein Artists Painting Group, including this work, “Beach at Marlyn Nelson Park”, an oil by Jim Lamb.

First Friday Art Walk is this coming Friday, July 1, with galleries open from 6 -9 pm. Here’s a list…

705 Commercial Ave., A.C.M.E. Creative Spaces
ACME Creative Space will welcome new works from local Anacortes artists Luke and Hannah Honey. This exhibition will include original lithograph prints, abstract colored pencil renderings, and mixed media paintings on natural and unnatural mediums.

704 Commercial Ave., Anacortes Oil & Vinegar Bar
We have the freshest Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegars that Skagit County has to offer. In addition, we have pasta, sauces, dips, salts, sugars, seasonings and an assortment of gift items. Showing impressionistic acrylics by Cynthia Richardson and recaptured wood work by Julie Evans.

604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts (New Location)
COME CELEBRATE WITH US! Enjoy our NEW Artists, new works, and a much larger Gallery and art supplies space. We feature: 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.

1008 5th Street, THink Tiny Gallery
THink Tiny Gallery is a Works on Paper Gallery specializing in Photography (digital, traditional, and piezography) and Fine Art Prints (intaglio, lithography and relief). In July we will show photographs and fine art prints from the studio’s collection. Come see the big picture at THink Tiny.

420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery
Scott Milo Gallery is hosting a juried show called “Little Gems” with 70 pieces from the Washington Plein Air Painting Group. Come see the various styles of work by artists painting on location throughout our state and beyond and vote for the People’s Choice Award.

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa
Pat started painting in the early seventies – at first watercolors and then acrylics, which she favors now. Painting became her passion along with gardening. For many years Pat painted mostly florals and landscapes and gradually grew into some abstract work.

404 Commercial Ave., PDA Marketing Group
PDA Marketing Group welcomes local photography artists Connie Coblantz and Eddie Murdock featuring musical guests TJ Fantini and Friends for a special night of "Butterflies & Borealis!" Connie Coblantz takes you on a magical journey through the garden. Specializing in butterfly, floral, and landscape photography, Eddie Murdock presents his spectacular collection of Aurora Borealis scenes taken right here in Anacortes! A self-taught artist, Eddie is dedicated to capturing images for people to see the world through his eyes.

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 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