Anacortes boasts a host of art galleries and antique shops.
Antiquers with a passion for hidden treasures will find, in just one afternoon, some of the best and longest established vintage and antique shops available in Skagit County and the San Juan Islands. Shoppers can browse galleries featuring both well-known and newly emerging artists, encompassing a variety of media including paintings, sculpture, jewelry, glass-work, photography and mixed media. Indulge yourself and brighten your home with an artistic, unique piece of decor. Whether you’re searching for that one-of-a-kind vintage find, or simply, taking a stroll down memory lane, we invite you to experience Anacortes.
Inside Northwest Image, a virtual art gallery, allows visitors to view exhibited art on site and in the comfort of their own home. The gallery focuses on Northwest artists and ranges in media form, such as, fine arts, photography, mixed media, theatre and music. The gallery offers a variety of ways art lovers can “take a piece of the story home with them.” The gallery can print art in a variety of ways, and frame and mount it, if so desired. During the summer months music in the outdoor patio can be heard right outside in The Heart of Anacortes. Chris Terrell, an artist himself, has fostered many artistic relationships within the community and Northwest Image allows artists to showcase their craft and their skills.
The First Friday Gallery Art Walk is held the first Friday of each month in downtown Anacortes from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. On these popular evenings visitors and locals enjoy art in or many lovely galleries and often end up dining in one of our award winning restaurants.
Anacortes boasts an expanding, diverse public art collection in locations ranging from public buildings, to waterfront settings, to parks and forest lands. Thriving arts organizations offer year-round programming in theater, music, visual and literary arts. The Anacortes Arts Commission website describes the many public art projects to be found here