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First Friday Artwalk is being held in conjunction with the Anacortes Arts Festival this Friday night. Featured are new works by artists such as Jody Bergsma from Bellingham.

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, August 4 from 6 – 9 pm, in conjunction with opening night of the Anacortes Arts Festival.

705 Commercial Ave., ACME Creative

ACME Creative exhibits the new works by Anne Martin McCool. Highly textured canvases that travel through various themes; from meditative abstractions to whimsical and symbolic expression to deep color and soft shading. These intuitive paintings invite the viewer on a journey.

620 Commercial Ave., Burton Jewelers

Burton Jewelers is opening of a very special “Private Collection” show featuring sculpture and paintings owned by the Burton family and friends of renowned Northwest Artists including Philip McCracken, Guy Anderson, Leo Osborne, Anne McCool and others. Some will be for sale. Also featured will be the custom jewelry designs of Douglas Burton highlighted by the sculptured gemstones of famed German gem cutter Bernd Munsteiner. Celebrate this special opening Friday August 4 from 6-9pm with hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and the live music of “Soul Shadows”, R&B, Soul, Skip Williams keyboard and vocals by Robert "Gold Tooth" Ray, bass guitar

604 Commercial Ave., The Good Stuff Arts

THE GOOD STUFF ARTS GALLERY presents its show, “Sunshine & Rainbows”, the light & color of the NW, Come meet our talented local artists whose new works are exceptional in showing the NW in all its glorious color and light. New artists: Ralph Bladt, Watercolor, Steven R Hill, Pastels, Beth Chatt McGurran, Coiled Baskets; and Gwen Shay, Raku Jewelry add to the gallery’s emphasis of fine art in many diverse and creative styles. “The texture and colors in this Show will strongly increase your appreciatiation of local artists. At 7 pm, a free demonstration by Bob Hogan of his local scenes in textured acrylic gives you that marvelous glimpse into “how” his paintings evolve. Music, food & drink provided.

913 6th Street, Salt & Vine (New Merchant)

Salt & Vine offers a fine selection of wine, meats and cheeses in a cozy bistro environment. We have Sky Island Cooperative presenting new wood, metal, tile - mixed media pieces for your walls.

520 Commercial Ave., Pelican Bay Books and Coffee House (New Merchant)

Pelican Bay Books is showing Sue Roberts’ colorful ceramic heads from her ongoing series "We the People". We are offering treats for art walk: rosemary sea salt roll bites, kalamata olives, goat cheese, espresso brownie bites and featuring local music.

420 Commercial Ave., Scott Milo Gallery

The gallery welcomes renowned Bellingham artist, Jody Bergsma, with her new acrylics with mixed media paintings. Bergsma is working with copper and gold in many of her paintings. Also showing are textured encaustic paintings by Marilee Holm, oils by Lorna Libert, acrylics by Cynthia Richardson and pastels by Jan Wall. Also, a great variety of new jewelry, glass, sculptures and tables.

419 Commercial Ave., The Majestic Inn and Spa

Caroline Garland, Anacortes artist, presents new paintings in featuring NW scenes and regional animals.

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.

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