Thank You to our Volunteers

The Anacortes Arts Festival is grateful for the time our volunteers have given this year to make the Festival all that it is. As our organization grows and new events are created, we continue to rely on our volunteers more than ever. We appreciate their dedication to our mission of creating a vibrant arts community here on Fidalgo Island.

Thank you to our amazing volunteers and happy holidays!

The Anacortes Arts Festival Staff

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Volunteers Needed for Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland at Washington Park

The Anacortes Arts Festival is again hosting a campsite during Winter Wonderland at Washington Park on the evenings of December 11th & 12th. We are looking for volunteers to help set-up the campsite (string lights, decorate etc.) on the 9th and 10th and we also need Santa Helpers for the actual event.

If you are interested in joining in the fun and helping to make this festive tradition come alive, please click here to see the shifts available. The new online sign-up is fast and easy! We hope you will find something that works for your schedule.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 293-6211. Thanks for volunteering your support!

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Volunteers of the Year

The Anacortes Arts Festival has chosen Jim and Terry MacDonald as our Volunteers of the Year for 2015. This husband and wife duo has been volunteering with the Festival for several years now. Each year their involvement grows and their contributions have expanded. They have become an integral part of our volunteer family.

For the last couple of years, Jim and Terry have designed and produced the Arts Festival’s amazing display at Winter Wonderland in Washington Park. Last year they put together a spectacular rainbow of lights and we are all anxious to see their plans for this year’s display!

In addition to Winter Wonderland, the MacDonalds have helped set up the last few Fine Art Shows, and helped with our Art in Bloom events in April. They are always up for lending a hand wherever they can.

Terry and Jim give an incredible amount of time to the Arts Festival and have an infectious positive energy they bring to each and every project they are involved in. Please join me in recognizing and celebrating the MacDonalds as Volunteers of the Year!

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WE LOVE OUR VOLUNTEERS

Here is a short time lapse video of our wonderful volunteers in action this weekend.  The work so hard, keep smiles on their faces and help make all of our visitors feel incredibly welcome.  Thank you to the more than 250 people, who give of their time to make the Anacortes Arts Festival a special weekend for all of us.

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Volunteer ‘Thank You’ Reception August 13th at 5:30pm

Volunteers at Info Booth

To all of our amazing volunteers who help make the Anacortes Arts Festival so successful, please join us at our ‘Thank You’ Reception, in your honor.

This year, the reception will be held on August 13th, 5:30pm at Seafarer’s Memorial. Dinner will be included, so please RSVP if you will be joining us. You can call Jennifer at the office(360)293-6211 or by email.

We look forward to celebrating another successful Festival with you!

 

 

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Looking for Volunteers

The Festival relies on its volunteers to help pull off the largest community event of the year.

We still have a few spots left to fill, if you are interested in sharing in the fun. Free t-shirt, an invitation to our volunteer reception, and great memories!

Call our office for details: 360-293-6211
or Email Jennifer

Wine Bar – server
Sunday, Aug 9th         2-7pm     one spot open

Fine Art Show – docent
Saturday, Aug 8th      12:45-3:30pm     one spot open

Booth Sitter
Saturday, Aug 8th      12:45-4:45pm     two spots open

Ambassador – roaming info
Friday, Aug 7th      10am-2pm,  2pm-6pm     shifts available
Saturday, Aug 8th      10am-2pm,  2pm-6pm     shifts available
Sunday, Aug 9th       10am-2pm     shifts available

Office – help with booth artist checkout
Sunday, Aug 9th 4:45-7pm     one spot open
(this person would help direct booth artists in front of office)

Art Dash
Saturday, August 1st     7:30am-noon
People needed to help on the street during the Art Dash (directing runners & water stations)
Training July 30th at 5:30pm city hall

 

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Volunteer for the Arts Festival

Volunteers

Have you ever thought about volunteering for the Anacortes Arts Festival?

Our volunteers tell us year after year, that they love being a part of the community’s largest event each summer!

We are looking for art enthusiasts and community minded volunteers who would like to help with the 54th Anacortes Arts Festival, August 7-9th. There are lots of ways to participate; art docent, information booth, booth-sitter, lunch prep, youth area, production set up, beer garden, wine bar, or the waterfront pub at the port. Free Festival t-shirt, an invitation to the volunteer ‘thank you’ reception, a sense of community and lots of fun!

If you would like to join us, please contact Jennifer at 293-6211 or fill out a 2015 Volunteer Profile and mail to 505 ‘O’ Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221. See our volunteer page for more information.

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Volunteer Highlights

Beautiful light display created by Terry and Jim MacDonald

Terry and Jim MacDonald have been volunteering with the Anacortes Arts Festival for several years. Their talents are many and we are so fortunate to have them as a part of our team. This past December, they helped design and produce the Arts Festival’s amazing winter light display at Winter Wonderland in Washington Park. If you were there, you may have seen our rainbow of lights, children’s craft area, Frozen’s Princess Anna and highly talented carolers. Thank you to Terry and Jim for taking on such a huge endeavor and creating a beautifully lit campsite for all to enjoy!

A big thank you to the other volunteers for helping our Winter Wonderland site come together and joining us for two evenings of fun; Teresa and Jim Kolp, Peter Heffelfinger, Geralyn Curtis, Julia James, Constance Wray, Lisa Kuhnlein, Susan Parke, Laura Hamilton, Richard Bergner, Mark Lione, Bailey Cunningham and Mackenzie Wilson.

See how you can join us as a volunteer.

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Calling Art Lovers

If you have ever thought about being an art docent, the Art in Bloom Fine Art Exhibition is a great opportunity to learn more about this important volunteer role at the Festival.  We need volunteers to work shifts at the Depot Arts Center throughout the exhibition (April 11 – 18).  Contact Jennifer at 360-293-6211 if you are interested.

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