Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Anacortes Arts Festival


This weekend is the Anacortes Arts Festival. The fifth show in five weeks. And the last one of the summer for me. So if you've put off stopping by to stock up - this is your last chance. Final call before fall comes around, which (gasp!) is right around the bend. But don't say that too loud.

Next week is going to feel so good. When I unload the car, I get to to actually put stuff away for a bit. And not spend the entire week getting ready for another show. The canopy is pooped, and I am too.

But Anacortes is my biggest show of the summer and I'm looking forward to ending the season with a humdinger. If you haven't been before, or haven't been in awhile, it's worth driving over and checking out. So many blocks after blocks of local artists and the best of the handmade stuff in our region. All kinds of stuff going on - a juried fine art exhibition, over 250 juried booth artisans, two music stages, international food court and beer garden, a hands-on youth area, fiber show at the Depot, working artist area, poetry reading at the port and more.

Anacortes Arts Festival

This is one of the largest and most popular art fairs in the entire Pacific Northwest, with

Dates: August 7, 8 AND 9
Times: Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
Location: Downtown Anacortes, on Commercial Ave between the port and 10th
Soapworks Studio booth location: same location as last year, directly in front of the empty space that used to be La Vie en Rose Bakery, near the corner of 5th street, on the West side. Booth # 419W. So sad - the bakery is gone this year.

Looking forward to seeing all my Anacortes friends!