Giving back takes many forms

While it’s true that we award a lot of money in grants, did you know that the Festival gives back to the community in a lot of different ways? … to name a few

  • Art Dash & Color Run proceeds purchase public art
  • April events fund the Anacortes School District Cultural Arts Program
  • the Anacortes Collects Program purchases art from the Arts at the Port Juried Show for a public partner (this year’s recipient will be the new high school)
  • Our PIANO-cortes Program produces painted pianos for public use in downtown during the month of August
  • Our Booth and Fine Art Awards support individual artists
  • We provide a great venue for local musicians & artists

Last but not least – we produce an event that brings people to our wonderful community & provides locals and visitors three full days of art, music, food and fun experiences.   Remember when you support the Festival, you join us in supporting a wide range of community efforts.