The Arts in Anacortes are Alive and well! For over 50 years, the Anacortes Arts Festival has been bringing visitors to our community to celebrate the arts. The community is home to thriving arts organizations who offer year-round programming in theater, music, visual and literary arts.The City boasts a large public art collection in locations ranging from city streets and buildings, to waterfront settings, to parks and forestlands.
Summertime in Anacortes is brimming with art and music…The 57th Anacortes Arts Festival August 3-5, takes over downtown with art, music, food, beer gardens and fun experiences – including the Art Dash on August 4 that funds public art projects.
The Port of Anacortes Concert Series at Seafarer’s Memorial Park provide free music from 6 – 8pm every Wednesday and Friday evenings during July and August. The City of Anacortes also hosts a summertime free concert series on Saturday evenings from 6 – 8pm at the Heart of Anacortes.
For a fine art focus, come to the First Friday Gallery Walk the first Friday of each month, where local galleries open their doors and patrons mingle and stroll throughout old town…or visit the Winderemere Madrona Grove Sculpture Garden at the historic Depot Arts Center. Don’t forget the Anacortes Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings for produce, craft foods, artisans and music.
Please consider joining the Anacortes Arts Festival Collectors Club. This is a new membership for art enthusiasts, who are interested in learning more about regional fine art, building an art collection and supporting the Festival in keeping our community arts-rich.
Come enjoy the summertime and the arts in our beautiful island setting….
Area Art Links
Anacortes Open Streets – Buskerfest
NEW addition to community fun in the streets
Chamber of Commerce
Complete information about Anacortes
Enjoy an online collection of more than 20,000 photographs including the Anacortes Mural Project
Anacortes Community Theatre
Year round live dramatic and comedy theater
Dance classes and performance for youth and adults
Anacortes Arts Commission
City arts organization fostering engagement in the arts for all citizens
Jazz at the Library
Anacortes Public Library’s extensive collection of jazz CDs & literature for streaming or loan, scheduled jazz & blues programming
Vela Luka Dance Ensemble
Music and dance celebrating Croatian heritage
Men’s harmony barbershop chorus
Skagit Valley Camera Club
Monthly meetings offering education and exhibition for photographers
First Friday Gallery Walk
Monthly Friday evening event showcasing local and regional artists in various locations
The Heart of Anacortes
Outdoor concerts, art exhibits & more
Museum of Northwest Art
MoNA connects people with the art, diverse cultures and environments of the Northwest.
Promotes classical music through concerts and education
Professional Opera Company
Skagit Valley Chorale
Expressing the human spirit through choral music
North Sound Life
Arts related activities north of Anacortes.
When is Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival? Neighboring Coupeville holds their festival on August 11 & 12, 2018. Include Whidbey Island in your plans to visit our area.