Arts & Leisure

2017 0930 october

The First Friday Artwalk is Friday, October from 6 – 9 pm will again feature a wide range of work, especially local Anacortes artists, in a show called Art From 98221 at Scott-Milo Gallery, which includes this work, “Penobscot River”, by Keith Sorenson

ACME Creative, 705 Commercial Ave.

ACME Creative is showing work by Anacortes artist, Brian Cypher. In 2014, Cypher created a suite of etchings called "Entrances, Exits and Entropy", an exploration of abstract forms culled from his practice of automatic drawing. The etchings reveal a world of various states of being; matter becoming, objects decaying and energy transformation. The images represent a look into Cypher's world of introspective observation of our nature.

Burton Jewelers, 620 Commercial Ave.

Burton Jewelers features 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. Celebrate this special opening from 6-9pm with refreshments.

The Good Stuff Arts, 604 Commercial Ave.

THE GOOD STUFF ARTS GALLERY presents its new Show: TEXTURE & LIGHT” with all new works by our 26 local & regional artists. New Artists include: Darlene Klister, Jewelry Artist and metal “Foldforming" brass & bronze trays; Sarah Bildsoe Swietzer, Ceramic Artist in humorous, whimsical, yet sometimes poignant messages, and her colorful polymer clay Jewelry (we even have Anacortes Seahawks and Seattle Seahawks colors). Glass Painting, Porcelain Art and China Painting educational display is a special treat. Food and drink provided. New Art Cards, Prints, Gifts & Jewelry. Hours: M-F: 10 - 5; Sat 10 - 4; Sun 11 - 4. "Come in for the fun - leave with a smile!"

Pelican Bay Books and Coffee House, 520 Commercial Ave

Pelican Bay Books presents the paintings of Jazz Morgan. The spirits of animals inhabit her work, emerging from within it stories that live beyond language. Her work creates for us a sense of place in all of nature's beauty. Jazz lives, paints, and works with Marine Mammal Stranding in Anacortes.

Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave.

The gallery welcomes Anacortes artists: Keith Sorenson-oils, Mustafa Bilal-photo illustrations, Lewis Jones-photographs on canvas, Steve Nowicki and Les Eelkema with metal work. Come see our new selection of Jody Bergsma small gift collection and our newest notecards from Rakan Alduaij Photography.

The Majestic Inn and Spa, 419 Commercial Ave

The Majestic Inn and Spa presents work by Maggi Mason and Dedrian Clark. Mason says, “As an artist using my own version of collage, I work with handmade papers and batik fabrics on gessoed boards. My inspiration comes from poems, legends, my imagination, and flora and fauna in the wild around us. I am trying to share the beauty of our world to those who take the time to look at my work.” Clark, a native Californian, spent her childhood enjoying the beauty and small-town atmosphere of Saratoga, and surrounding areas of Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. Clark now translates her love of nature to her pastel paintings, painting landscapes and wildlife and watching them come alive on canvas.

The Depot, 611 R Ave.

The Anacortes Arts Commission present the 98221 Studio Tour Preview Show at the Depot. Join us for a sneak peek of the 98221 Studio Tour on Friday, October 6, 6:00-9:00 pm and Saturday, October 7, 10:00 am to 2:00. Visit our website for more information on the 98221 Studio Tour,

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