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The Anacortes Arts Festival is this year’s winner of the Walter A. Brodniak Cultural Education Award given by the school district.

“This recognition is long overdue,” said Tina Franulovich-Martin, ASD’s cultural education coordinator. “For many years, the Anacortes Arts Festival has supported arts education in the school district.”

In 2016, the Festival granted $42,000 for 21 projects that fund arts education programming and support, including a piano purchase for the middle school/high school choir, an art library and creative spaces at Fidalgo Elementary, the education outreach program with the Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA), instrument support for the Seahawk Music Boosters and the Local Artist in the Schools (LAIS) program.

“More than any other organization in the community, the Anacortes Arts Festival is dramatically impacting the artistic lives of our students,” superintendent Dr. Mark Wenzel said.

Created in 1977, the annual Walter A. Brodniak Cultural Education Award is given to a student, faculty member, administrator, school director, community member or community organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the cultural arts in the Anacortes School District.

The Anacortes Arts Festival will be honored at a reception on Thursday, May 26 at 5 pm in the ASD board room.

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