Anacortes Arts Festival

The 53rd Annual Anacortes Arts Festival has come and gone but a mention was needed of this Western Washington treasure.  It is typically the first weekend of August (Friday – Sunday) and is located downtown along Commercial Avenue. You’ll find more than 300 booths, music and entertainment, food vendors and more.  For more details, go to

A few artisans that stand-outs in my book are:

  • Urban Soule – – the buffalo – art that fits perfectly in any living space
  • Parallax Gallery –  – has pieces that you design a room around
  • O’Neil’s Fine Art Glass – – particularly like the acorn and leaf pieces
  • Ron Dobrowski Photography – black & white – the calculator
  • And an unknown that makes art from wood – take your pick – whatever your hobby might be



And if you are a beer lover and like to celebrate Oktoberfest, check out Bier on the Pier on October 3rd and 4th, 2014.  30 Breweries, live music, costume contest.  Located in the historic Port of Anacortes Warehouse.