Giving Back

Booth Artisans

The Anacortes Arts Festival continues to have a year-round positive impact on the community.  In addition to the Festival’s summer events that showcase creativity and innovation, there are a series of events in April that offer continued artistic celebration.  The Festival’s events also have a big outcome for Fidalgo Island through the Giving Program. The Festival granted more than $75,000 in 2019 and continues to find ways to create even more opportunities to fund other art programs, public art, art education and as many creative opportunities for the community as we can.


Organizational Grants fund cultural performances for schools, public sculpture, weekly music at the Farmers Market and elsewhere, art workshops, dance and theater.

Mural Project

The Tommy Thompson Trail Mural Project is funded by the annual Art Dash with partner City Parks & Recreation.

Anacortes Collects

Anacortes Collects Program partners each year with a local organization to purchase artwork from our fine art exhibit at the Port for their public spaces.