the excitement is growing for April events...
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March 6 Booth deadline
still time to apply

If you are a booth artisan  interested in applying to the Festival, the March 6 deadline is quickly approaching.  Jurying happens on March 14 & 15, and acceptance notification goes out March 22.  We treat our booth artisans to lunches, booth sitters, coffee service and $3,500 in awards.  With 80,000 estimated attendees, sales on the street total over $1,000,000.  

Jimmy Buffett Tickets 
April event auction item

Tickets for our Buffett Beach Bash on April 14 are selling fast.  As part of the evening's fun we will raffle 2 tickets to the upcoming Jimmy Buffett concert in Seattle on June 23, and a Margaritaville Margarita machine.  The event is at the Anacortes Port Transit Shed and features  Garratt Wilkin & the Parrotheads , a Jimmy Buffett tribute band.  It will be a great evening of music, dancing, margaritas, cheeseburgers, a parrothead costume contest and lots of fun.  Tickets are $40 available online through our website.  A few tables for groups of 10 are still available (comes with some extra swag).  Evening proceeds support the Anacortes School District arts programs.  

Call for Fine Artists
Arts at the Port application available

The deadline for applications for our August Juried Fine Art Show is April 3.  Our distinguished Juror is Michael Monroe, who has served as the Director of the Bellevue Art Museum and the American Craft Council - and Curator at the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery. The theme this year is "Essence" and is open to Northwest Regional artists in all mediums.  Up to $12,500 in Awards are selected from the exhibition, including a $3,000 Best of Show.  The show draws thousands of visitors from Washington, the US and around the world.

Join the Color Run
become a canvas

The 4th annual 5k Do the Bloom Color Run on April 14 starts at the Depot Art Center at 10am.  Runners become living canvases painted with bright colored powder throughout the course.  This has been a popular event for folks who want to get a bit of exercise and have a colorful experience. It's a festive morning suitable for all ages...and is part of our April lineup to support Cultural Arts for kids.  Register at  If you are not into running, but would like to be part of the fun, we have numerous volunteer opportunities through Volunteer Local.

Color Run Info & Registration
1st graders off to the theater
to see "Pete the Cat"

Part of our Cultural Education funding for the Anacortes School District provides opportunities for students to experience  live theater performances.  This month Mt Erie 1st graders will be bussed to Mt Baker Theater in Bellingham for a performance of Pete the Cat.  We fund the Cultural Arts Program through our April events - so you can support these student opportunities by coming to our Buffett Beach Bash, or joining the Do The Boom Color Run on April 14th.  

Anacortes Arts Festival | 505 O Ave, Anacortes |360-293-6211

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