Join us for the Opening of the Art in Bloom Fine Art Exhibition on Friday, April 15th at the Depot, starting at 6 pm. 30 artists come from 15 different Washington cities and Idaho. Their work represents painting, photography, sculpture, wood, glass and mixed media. It is a juried show, selected by the Festival Curatorial Team that includes professionals with museum, gallery and arts backgrounds. The Opening is free and includes wine, nibbles – and the opportunity to meet the artists. The show continues daily April 16 – 23 from 11 – 4. The Fine Art Show serves as the crown jewel for all of the Art in Bloom events including An Evening of Color Auction on Saturday, April 16, the NEW Art of Shopping Women’s event on Sunday, April 17, and the Do the Bloom Color Run on Saturday, April 23. It promises to be 10 fun-packed days in April. Through our Art in Bloom events, the Festival funds cultural arts education for the Anacortes School District.
30 regional artists have been selected for the 3rd annual Art in Bloom Fine Art Exhibition at the Depot, April 16 – 23. Please join us for the free Opening of the Show on Friday, April 15 at 6pm. It will be the first glimpse the exhibition, and will include wine, nibbles and an opportunity to meet the artists. The work spans painting, photography, sculpture, wood, glass and mixed media. Participating artists includes
Fred Ableman, Donald Brown, Ellen Busteed, Dee Doyle, Kris Ekstrand Molesworth, Caroline Garland, Gary Giovane, Patty Haller, Bill Hodge, Jan Hoy, Mira Kamada (pictured), Terry MacDonald, Steph Mader, David McCrae, Mary Molyneaux, Leo E. Osborne, Dan Patch, Dona Reed, Meredith Regal, Dale Reiger, Frank Renlie, Graham Schodda, Dassy Shellenberger, Keith Sorenson, Nancy Vogel, Donna Watson, Craig Weakley, Valerie Willson, Laura Yager and Jeffrey Zigulis.
The NEW Art of Shopping is a fun event for women on Sunday, April 17. It’s a day of shopping for wearables, jewelry & accessories – art, champagne and tulips for sale. Hours are from 11 to 4 at the Depot Art Center.
Join our Private Shopping Hour from 10 – 11 where for $10 you will be among the first to shop and be treated to free mimosas and a raffle ticket. Bring your girlfriends and join us for this fun new event. Tickets are now available here.
In our 3rd year, we are opening up the Art in Bloom Fine Art Exhibition to all regional artists. This show will be a special event of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in April, and runs on April 15 – 23. It’s housed in the beautiful Depot Art Center historic train station in Anacortes. Jurying the show will be the Festival Curatorial Team consisting of arts professionals, gallery owners and artists. There is no theme (entries do not need to relate to flowers). Please consider entering! CaFE Link
The Festival is stepping-up its Tulip Festival activities in 2016, with 10 days of art related, fun-packed events
Art in Bloom Fine Art Exhibition – April 15 – 23. This event features 20 – 25 regional fine artists working in both 2D and 3D. It Opens on April 15th with a free event including wine, nibbles and a chance to meet the artists.
An Evening of Color – April 16 – This is our annual auction event that funds youth arts education for Anacortes school children. It includes food, spirits, and art related experiences and auction items.
NEW Art of Shopping – Join us for this sip, savor and shop event geared towards women and things that they love.
Do the Bloom – 5k Color Run – This is a fun run suitable for all ages. Participants get “colored” with bright powder at multiple course locations.
As winter comes, it is easy to not want to leave your house, or your couch for that matter! We have an idea to keep you on track: Register for the 2016 Do the Bloom Color Run. If you have a goal of running the 5K on April 23, you might be more likely to stay active this winter!
We had such a great time last April and are certain that getting dusted in color, while being active, should be high on your “fun things to experience in 2016” list! You can consider Do the Bloom a public service for you AND our community since the proceeds go toward public art projects in Anacortes!
Go ahead and commit to this run, take a step toward a healthy, colorful you!