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Join the crowds in Old Town Friday night for the second First Friday Artwalk Street Plaza on Commercial Ave. between 3rd and and 6th streets.

Commercial Avenue is open to foot traffic only for an evening of fun. Join us  in Old Town for the second  First Friday Artwalk Street Plaza on Commercial Avenue between 3rd Street and 6th Street. Commercial Avenue is open to foot traffic only for an evening of fun. 

More than a dozen merchants will be open late to participate in the artwalk. The area will be closed to traffic from 6pm – 9pm, to encourage participants linger longer at the event.People will be able to shop late with merchants, dine and socialize in an street side outdoor setting and listen to live music, watch and visit with Plein Air artists; participate in an Anacortes Arts Festival activity. 

Restaurants in the “Street Plaza” area will be offering special sidewalk dining and street side  beer/wine gardens. Participating merchants in the “Street Plaza” zone include Scott Milo Gallery, Adrift, Gere A Deli, El Jinete, Johnny Picasso’s, The Majestic Inn and Spa, A-Town Bistro, Frida’s Gourmet Restaurant, The Brown Lantern and Pita J’s, Rockfish Brewery and H2O.  

ACME Creative Spaces, 705 Commercial Ave.

ACME Creative continues their exhibition Landscape in the Anthropocene curated by Natalie Niblack. Natural and cultural environments can no longer be separated, and nature is now shaped by culture. More often than not, landscape painting reflects the desires and romantic ideal of the culture that produces it, rather than the reality outside the front door. This exhibition asks the viewer to recognize the consequences of our relationship with the environment.

The Good Stuff Arts, 604 Commercial Ave.

THE GOOD STUFF ARTS GALLERY presents its NW Artists in our NEW SHOW for the Summer: “SUNSHINE & RAINBOWS” - a celebration of light and color that only the NW can achieve. We are happy to include 2 NEW Artists: Steve Hill, Pastels; and Ralph Bladt, Watercolors; in addition to new works by Ellen Dale, Fused Glass; Randy Emmons, Watercolors; Caroline Garland, Oils; Jan Gellatly, Watercolors; Greg Dugan, Watercolors & Pen & Ink; Peggie Hunnicutt, Acrylics; Terry Mac Donald, Acrylics; Suzanne Powers, Oils; Cynthia Richardson, Acrylics, Maria Wickwire, Sculpture; Ron Moore, Wood Sculpture; and Peggy Woods, Watercolor and many more. New Jewelry by Gail Thein and Annette Tamm whose hand beveled pendants are one-of-a-kind treasures. Our featured Artist Demo will be by Terry Mac Donald with her bright & colorful acrylics, collage & mixed media painting. Join us for the fun - leave with a smile!

Salt & Vine, 913 6th Street

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.

Pelican Bay Books and Coffee House. 520 Commercial Ave.

Pelican Bay Books welcomes Anacortes artist, Kathleen Faulkner for July. Faulkner’s oil pastels are used to capture the beauty of Skagit Valley, documenting the environment as it is now!

Scott Milo Gallery, 420 Commercial Ave.

Join us for our 2nd Annual “Little Gems” show featuring a juried exhibit of 70 small works of art in a variety of mediums. Member artists throughout the state of Washington are showcased with many genre and the awards were given by Lois Griffel, director of Cape Cod School of Arts. Best of Show awarded to Joy S. Olney for “Research Men”, oil. First Place awarded to Jane Wallis for “Docked at Port Angeles”, oil. Also, come see new glass, jewelry, tables and an outstanding selection of new sculptures!

The Majestic Inn and Spa, 419 Commercial Ave.

Lois Judd, our July artist, will return to the Majestic Inn with her paintings and mosaics.  Both mediums share similar subjects: people, landscapes, and everyday objects.  A dynamic contrast in surfaces can be seen in the glitter of glass and the layering of paint

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