Our mission is to promote the Arts and Culture of Whidbey Island,
locally and regionally, through collaboration and inclusivity.
locally and regionally, through collaboration and inclusivity.
Art on the Island in July 2021
Welcome to the 2021-2022 Whidbey Art Trail!
The new 2021-2022 Whidbey Art Trail visit artist’s studios, galleries and sculpture parks. The Whidbey Art Trail has reopened for the 2021-2022 season and now offers an even broader variety of participants. There are 24 stops island-wide, from sculpture parks, gallery spaces and large studios, to personal art-making spaces off the beaten track.
Studio visits are encouraged and every Whidbey Art Trail member is following Covid-19 safe guidelines. Information about when studios are open and an easy-to-use map with directions are available online at whidbeyarttrail.com and in print at all participating locations and on Washington State Ferries.
Wander the trail to find that special painting you’ve been looking for, experience the joy of discovering sculptures in unexpected places, talk with fascinating artists and learn their stories, find high quality galleries and see the best of what Whidbey artists have to offer. All while enjoying the unsurpassed scenic beauty of Whidbey Island.
Check the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts calendar to see their current events.
Whidbey Art Market at Whidbey Island Sculpture Experience (WISE)
1162 E Crescent Harbor Rd, Oak Harbor
Saturday & Sunday, July 10 & 11 ~ 10-5 Sat, 12-4 Sun
(please observe current state Covid guidelines, masks and social distancing are appreciated!)
Whidbey Art Market is an informal and ever-changing group of Whidbey Island visual artists, coming together to share our art with you in a fun and safe setting. For 2021 we have planned five art market events: three on South Whidbey and two on North Whidbey. You’re invited to join us for all of them! Our hope is that you will see friends you haven’t encountered in a while, and enjoy a truly inspirational day of art. Visit our website to view dates, hours and locations for the entire year. Put them on your calendar now - don’t miss the fun!
Whidbey Art Market invites you to view some of the best local art, made right here on Whidbey Island, by some truly amazing island artists. There's something for everyone - oils, acrylics, watercolors, handwoven baskets, metalwork and photography. Oak Harbor is the host for the July Whidbey Art Market, a special weekend event in a beautiful sculpture park just east of town.
Come enjoy our July market and see what these six local artists have created for you!
• Scott Chreist, paintings
• Reggie Kastler, basketry
• John Moritz, metal
• Barbara Mosher, paintings
• Kim Stokely, paintings
• Kim Tinuviel, paintings and photography
Visit www.whidbeyartmarket.com for more information and to subscribe for updates on future Whidbey Art Market events. And please follow us on Facebook and Instagram!
Island Shakespeare Festival Returns to the Stage this Summer!
"And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."
Join us in the Forest of Arden with a return to the play that started it all.
Whidbey Island Music Festival Director, violinist Tekla Cunningham with Island Consort Director, pianist Sheila Weidendorf playing the complete violin-piano sonatas of Johannes Brahms!
This summer Whidbey Island Music Festival has three great ways for you to enjoy the music you love all summer long!
Join us at an outdoor concert, for an online video concert, or host a porch concert at your home this summer.
Our mission is to bring you chamber music performances that inspire, entertain, and educate!
View upcoming events at http://whidbeyislandmusicfestival.org/
Scott Price dared himself to think big. As a result, 16 acres of Whidbey Island are now an enchanting blend of woodland and sculptures. The Price Sculpture Forest just outside the Coupeville town limits is a place where art, both serious and whimsical, blend with the forest to create an experience where art and nature compliment each other.
Price explains that the natural setting, “makes the experience of the sculpture more than you would get in a regular gallery” The art enhances the natural experience because you get to walk along and wonder what is around the next corner.”
After you enter through a beautifully carved wooden arch that says “Wander in Wonder”, you first encounter a giant example of kinetic art. Wind turns the arms of the giant sculpture and spins the blades on the ends of the arms. It creates a gentle impression of something, maybe birds, in flight. From there a series of sculptures greet you along a very flat wheelchair accessible trail (in dry weather) Price has named “Nature Nurtured.” It’s so-named because each piece relates, in some way, back to the natural world. - Jack Penland whidbeycamanoislands.com
Open every day from 8:00am until sunset or 7:00pm (whichever occurs earlier)
678 Parker Road
Coupeville, WA 98239
Chuck Pettis, Earth Sanctuary's owner and creator, is giving tours of Earth Sanctuary again. (Only to those who have been fully vaccinated.) Learn more here: https://earthsanctuary.org/plan-your-visit/
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Earth Sanctuary is open to visitors every day of the year during daylight hours. There is a fee of $7 per person to visit Earth Sanctuary. Payment can be made with cash, check, PayPal or Venmo. No dogs, please.
The Whidbey Island Arts Council offers FREE art classes to children 7 to 12 years of age, supplies included!
Kelly Zupich & Linnane Armstrong
Forest Art Exploration
Join us to take a journey through the forest at Ft Ebey to discover how the trees talk, breathe, drink, and grow! Students will learn about nature journaling and get an opportunity to make their own tree ring prints!
July 19, 2021, 10:00 AM 11:30 AM
Siri Bardarson & Kelly Zupich
Seaweeds of the Salish Sea
Join us for a hands-on opportunity to learn about various seaweeds of the Salish Sea by constructing your own seaweed and kelp species!
August 5, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
The Whidbey Island Arts Council is offering free basic art supplies for the Whidbey Schools' children.
Please contact Kay for more information or to schedule a pick-up.
Langley's First Saturday Art Walks are back!
It’s almost like “happy hour,” but for art!
Stroll the streets of Langley and visit galleries that are open late and treat your, “inner artist!”
July 3rd from 5pm - 7pm
First Saturday Art Walks happen the first Saturday of every month from 5pm - 7pm.
Rob Schouten Gallery presents
Expressions of Light - New paintings by TERESA SAIA July 1 - August 2
Teresa Saia will be in the gallery on Saturday, July 3 from 5 - 7
During Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk
Teresa Saia’s Expressions of Light exhibition of pastel and oil paintings present her landscapes bathed in an abundance of vibrant light and color. Working in a loose, sketching style Saia captures the dramatic light as it penetrates the land and reflects off the water at dusk or in the early dawn.
The mood and emotion conveyed in her paintings evoke a deep sense of the mysterious, romantic, peaceful and yet familiar settings. Her paintings explore the beauty she finds in the pacific northwest and her home on Whidbey Island.
Recognized by numerous national awards, Teresa has a strong following in both private and corporate collections. She is also a recognized workshop instructor nationally and in Europe. She enjoys creating a supportive and energetic atmosphere in which students can thrive, establishing their own style and direction.
You can see the entire exhibit on our website, and even make your purchase online! www.robschoutengallery.com
We hope to see you soon!
Rob Schouten Gallery, a premier showcase for Whidbey Island and Northwest artists, is located at 101 Anthes Avenue, Langley WA at the corner of First and Anthes. Summer gallery hours: Weekends 10 - 5; Tuesdays & Wednesdays by Appointment, and other Weekdays 11 - 5.
For further information, call 360.222.3070 or email email@example.com
Cook on Clay flameproof cooking pots stand the test of time in your kitchen where they dwell between the fields and your table. Partner with our cookware in crafting beautiful and luscious meals.
Visit their NEW showroom at 914 Third Street in Langley. Their current hours are hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11am to 4pm and by appointment.
Penn Cove Gallery is featuring the work of Janis Collins for the month of July.
She is currently exploring the Mandela style of art as a new way of relating to the circle symbolizing the perfect harmony of nature in the world. She sees a strong connection between the natural world and the never-ending circle. The possibilities are endless! The images are chosen carefully to make a specific statement about how the elements in each Mandela relate to each other. Janis works with Prismacolor colored pencils, and sometimes adds pen/ink to the drawings. Visit the gallery and see all her new work as well as new work by other artists.
The gallery is open daily 10am to 5:30pm
9 NW Front Street
Coupeville, WA 98239
Garry Oak Gallery is an artists' cooperative gallery in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, displaying local at inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Starting in June, the gallery will be open 10:30am - 5pm, daily (Monday - Saturday) and Sunday, 10:30am - 3pm.
The Gallery has been rearranged to allow for social distancing, masks are required, hand sanitizer is provided, and the number of visitors at any one time is limited.
Art purchases by credit card, check and cash are accepted. You can continue to purchase available items shown on the website, Facebook or any that you see through the windows displayed in the Gallery. If you wish to purchase a piece of art, or if we can help answer any questions, please contact us through this website or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will respond as promptly as possible.
You may also visit the Gallery by appointment.
Send a text to Margaret Livermore at 360-969-2111 to set up a time.
830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor
Concert in the Courtyard with
Artworks Gallery in Langley is thrilled to announce the return of its 1st Saturday concert series, Music in the Courtyard.
The concerts coincide with Langley’s 1st Saturday art walk receptions.
Join us for our extended hours, 5 - 7pm, Saturday July 3rd, and revel in the music of guitarist Quinn Fitzpatrick. Quinn has opened for Kenny Chesney and is considered a “poet of sound” and a “guitar wizard”. His music covers a wide spectrum of emotions and styles, drawing on Celtic, country, folk, pop, rock, blues, hip- hop, R&B, Latin, bossa nova and jazz traditions.
The concerts are free and will be held in the courtyard in front of the gallery.
Inside the Gallery Artworks Gallery is thrilled to feature Judith Burns and Jim Short.
From the Artists:
Judith - "As a musician and composer, I have always loved music. Perhaps the unconscious feeling of musical rhythms come out when I’m painting.
But honestly, I sit in a quiet corner of the house and go into the “zone” of nothing else in the world matters when I paint. One totally looses track of time and become immersed in the creative process. I love this process and this is really why I paint. Working primarily in Acrylics, I sometimes employ collage and mixed media to enhance my works. My art has been described as. “Having an element of transparency whose vivid intense colorations, seem to glow from within, and radiate outward.” Painting everyday scenes I transform them into colors from my imagination. I believe my career as a musician and composer weaves through many of my artworks bringing melodic and rhythmic elements into the compositions. A fellow artist recently described my work as, “elegant, stylized realism.” "
Jim - "Wood has been essential to civilization. Its utility and beauty still calls many of us. These pieces of tree were rescued on Whidbey Island and are a record of climate and time. As a carpenter I’ve always hoarded wood and counted tree rings. I discovered the wood lathe in 2006. Wood-turning is highly addictive, very immediate, combining precision with many surprises. Forms are developed on the lathe from green wood, most are allowed to dry, then returned to round and sanded. Some pieces are turned to a finished thickness, smoothed with hand scrapers and allowed to dry and distort. All finishes are food safe, usually some combination of shellac, walnut oil and wax. Most of my sales are functional bowls, however my interests tend toward the useless, cracked, wrinkled, and decayed. The recent opportunity to carve the Orca for the Coupeville Whale Bell has sent me off into carving land. My goal is always to celebrate treeness."
221 - 2nd Street, Suite 7A, Langley
Artworks Gallery Summer Hours: 11-5, Wednesday – Monday.
221 – 2nd Street, Langley, WA. WA.
The Whidbey Island Guitar Festival is back!
Live, In-Person at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts!
Tickets ON SALE NOW!
Whidbey Art Gallery’s members are happy to be holding our first Art Walk in a very long time - Saturday, July 3rd from 5pm - 7pm.
July brings a new show, ‘On the Road Again’, new featured artist, Stuart King and loads of new art by our members. Come for a visit during art walk or any time during the month.
Over the years, our featured artist Stuart King has refined his style and subject matter to three basic elements; Earth, Air and Water.
Sometimes the sky can be as dramatic and changeable as the ocean below it. Squalls, clouds and sunsets all play a role in Stuart’s paintings. The wild and active ocean is omnipresent, sometimes featured as a curling, snarling, spitting behemoth, sometimes as a mere suggestion of a horizon, an end to the sky. You will want to see his very popular work!
The members’ show, On the Road Again expresses ‘the thrill of going after a year of staying’. It promises to have some interesting interpretations on the theme.
We are now open every day, Monday - Thursday 11am - 4pm
and Friday - Sunday 10am - 5pm.
220 Second Street, Langley
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