Arts at the Port

Arts at the Port is a waterfront venue showcasing contemporary fine art exhibitions. It is located at the far north end of the Festival, in the historic waterfront Port Transit Shed Event Center.

Arts at the Port will kick-off at the free Opening Event on Saturday, July 26th at 6:00 pm. Come be among the first to view this year's exhibition and enjoy wine and snacks. The exhibition will also be open July 28-31 from 9-5 and during Festival hours August 1-3 with a special Docent tour at noon on July 29.

Three Exhibitions

Juried Arts at the Port
The annual fine art competition was juried by Patricia Watkinson. It includes work from 36 regional artists relating to the theme "Air, Earth, Water." The exhibition includes both two and three dimensional work.

This year's Allen Family Focus Gallery showcases the work of five regional artists also relating to the theme "Air, Earth, Water." Included in this invitational exhibition are Peregrine O'Gormley (sculpture), Kris Ekstrand Molesworth (painting and printmaking), Patricia Resseguie (fiber), Aaron Haba (mixed media, installation) and Brian O'Neill (ceramics).

Rounding out the Arts at the Port Exhibitions is the ever-popular Youth Art Exhibition, organized and presented by Anacortes Community and Youth Arts.

Arts at the Port presents up to $11,500 in awards. See the Award winners.

Festival Arts Patron recognition

We are pleased to show an exhibition of black & white photographs by Wallie Funk for the first Festival fine art show in 1962. Wallie is a retired newspaper publisher, photographer and patron of the arts.

In addition, we are featuring a Tribute Wall of work to honor three Skagit Artists who have recently passed - Phyllis Ennes, Don De Llamas and Joel Brock.

Finally, the Festival is adding a new Arts at the Port Advocate Award. This award will recognize the contribution of individuals who have significantly impacted the Festival and arts in our community - Don De Llamas, Nancy Vogel, and Rebecca Hyland.

Come see artists in action in the Working Studios area north of the food court on Saturday & Sunday. Artists demonstrating traditional and contemporary art forms will engage and educate.