Arts & Leisure

Harvest Time - Pastel by Mary Maue

Mount Vernon artist Mary Maue is one of the local artists featured at this Friday’s Art Walk in downtown Anacortes.

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, February 3 from 6 – 9 pm. Galleries are open late on the first Friday of every month.

ACME Creative, 705 Commercial Ave.

ACME Creative will have guest Curator, Rita James Creative Manager of the Anacortes Arts Festival, developing an engaging exhibition of artist Rachel Denny’s work. Denny’s work is an exploration of the seductive beauty of our natural world and the imprint that human intervention has made on its flora and fauna. She lives and works in her rural studio outside of Portland, OR.

Burton Jewelers, 620 Commercial Ave.

The February “Valentine” ArtWalk at Burton Jewelers will feature the last artwalk evening of the current show, Richard Nash, floral and contemporary acrylic paintings and modern steel sculpture. Also, introducing the Burton Love Collection of heart themed jewelry designed and made in house that can be personalized by adding the gemstones of your choice, including the innovative “pair of pear” shaped gems that form a heart. Refreshments will be served!

The Good Stuff Arts, 604 Commercial Ave.

The Good Stuff Arts Gallery continues to get new art works by our Local Artists - Greg Dugan, Pen & Ink and Pencil Drawings, Randy Emmons, Watercolor; Caroline Garland, Acrylic & Oil; Abi Gomez, Acrylic Abstract; Linde Husk, Acrylic; Peggie Hunnicutt, Acrylic; Shannon Kirby, Clay; Jesse Link, Whimsical Prints on canvas; Terry Mac Donald, Acrylic, Jill McDougall, Oil & Acrylic Mixed Media; Ron Moore, Wood Sculpture; Ruth Owens, Textiles; Suzanne Powers, Oil; Susan Raymond, Clay Sculpture; Cynthia Richardson, Acrylic; Carla Seaton, Mixed Media; Gail Thein, Bead Jewelry; & Peggy Woods, Watercolor. 7 pm is a FREE Demo by Caroline Garland, Acrylic Artist and Teacher who will also have a 2-day Workshop Feb 17 & 18.

Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave.

Scott Milo Gallery welcomes Dianna Shyne and a new collection of acrylics. Shyne brings a variety of landscapes, floral and animal pieces. Also showing are acrylics by Jim Walsh from British Columbia, oils by Karen Bakke, Jan Jewell and Sue Evans. We will have a new collection of sculptures, custom tables, glass and jewelry.

The Majestic Inn and Spa, 419 Commercial Ave.

The Majestic Inn and Spa presents oils and pastels by Peggy Olson of Mount Vernon. Come see an assortment of representation landscapes inspired by her regional hiking trips.

The Depot, 611 R Ave.

The Anacortes Arts Commission presents, local Mount Vernon artist, Mary Maue. The show entitled "An Artist's Perspective," featuring impressionistic oil and pastel paintings of the Northwest, will also continue on Saturday, February 4 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. To learn more about Mary visit her website at

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


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22,614 Hospitalizations

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

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

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