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Anacortes Arts Festival
July, 2013

Festival Dates August 2 - 4

Festival week is here!
Join us for a perfect weekend of art, music & community August 2, 3 & 4 . . .  
Anacortes View
Festival highlights
There's something for everyone 
250 booth artisans - downtown, 9th to the water
27 food vendors - 4th to 2nd & 8th Street
2 Music Stages - 3rd & 8th 
Beer & Wine Gardens adjacent to stages
Hands-on youth activities - 7th
Arts at the Port fine art - Port Transit Shed
Working Artists Sat & Sun - 2nd to the Port




Taking care of booth artisans
Local hospitality  . . .

One of the things that the makes the Festival unique is that we take extra care of our booth artisans.   Thanks to a partnership with Laurie Gere and Gere-A-Deli, we provide them lunches each day of the Festival - delivered to their booths (by awesome volunteers).  This year's menu includes some Gere-A-Deli favorites - Greek Pasta Salad, Mozza Sandwiches and Lasagne.  

Gere-A-Deli website   


James Lapp
Jake Seniuk (left) and James Lapp (best of Show)

Arts at the Port
Fine art awards presented

Mt Vernon artist James Lapp received the $3,000 Best of Show Award at the Arts at the Port Opening July 27th.  Juror Jake Seniuk also presented two $1,000 Excellence Awards to Karen Hackenberg from Port Townsend and Natalie Niblack from Mount Vernon. Ruby Tanaka from T-Bailey Inc. selected Cameron Anne Mason from Seattle to receive the $500 T-Bailey Corporate Award. The Anacortes Collects public art purchase pieces included Tracy Powell from LaConner and Alissa Johnson from Anacortes.  These pieces will be become part of the permanent art collection of Island Hospital, this year's Anacortes Collects partner. The Peoples Choice Award sponsored by People's Bank will be presented at the end of the show to the artist with the most public votes.  Arts at the Port is open during the week and regular Festival hours at the far north end of Commercial Avenue.   

Information booth volunteers
Volunteering is alive & well
Over 200 volunteers help  

The Festival could not happen without the help of local volunteers.  These folks typically work 4 hour shifts in the information booths, as docents at the Port, in the Festival beer gardens, preparing and delivering vendor lunches, giving booth artisans a break and helping with production.  Team leaders act as liaisons between staff and volunteers - they include Laura Hamilton, Carol Masters, Geralyn Curtis, Constance Wray and Carla Bray.     Learn more

Sad Dog
Did you know?
Festival no dog policy

The most often heard complaint from Festival attendees is DOGS!  It's not that dogs are inherently bad, they just don't belong in a crowded (often hot) Festival setting. There are a number of specific concerns -  traffic flow, small children, people with food, interactions with other dogs, exposed artwork.  It is our policy to welcome service dogs ONLY.  We ask everyone else to please leave their pets at home! 

Food Vendor
B & M Italian Concessions

New Food Awards
Incentive for excellence
With over 25 food vendors and a large audience to feed, the Festival is exploring ways to improve the overall quality in our food area.  A team will choose a Best Dressed and Connoisseur Award for two participants who stand out in the presentation of their booth and the quality of their food. Look for large ribbons in the area to designate these winners.

Anacortes Arts Festival
505 O Ave.
Anacortes, WA  

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