Annual August Festival

In our 6th decade, we welcome visitors and artists from throughout the region and beyond. The Festival features 270 diverse Booth Artisans who transform seven blocks of historic downtown. Extending down to the water, Arts at the Port features three fine art exhibitions with over 40 regional artists including a Youth Art Exhibition. Working Studios feature demonstrating artists. And we're featuring ink alley, a new indie craft area!

Hands-on Youth Activities spark the creativity of the youngest Festival-goers. We offer regional and ethnic foods at our Island Eatery food court and dispersed throughout the Festival. Wine, beer and spirits are available at three Festival locations, including our new waterfront pub. Entertainment is expanding to three stages and includes lively rock, country, jazz and world music, as well as performance art.

Applications now available for Booth Artisans, Juried Fine Art, Food Vendors, Entertainers.

When is Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival?

Neighboring Coupeville holds their festival on August 1 & 2 this year. Include Whidbey Island in your plans to visit our area.

Art Dash Sculpture - Call for Artists

The Anacortes Arts Festival and Anacortes Parks & Recreation invite artists to submit proposals for a piece of public artwork to be placed along the Tommy Thompson Parkway in Anacortes. More information...

April Art Exhibition & Color Run

Art in Bloom fine art exhibition
2nd annual fine art exhibition


The Festival is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission includes funding arts in our community. In 2014 our Giving Back program granted over $55,000, much of it supporting programming for children.

The Festival is supported by
these and other sponsors...

2013 Poster
2015 Poster
by Cada Johnson