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Whidbey Art & Culture Trail
Art for the Heart

The Whidbey Arts & Culture Trail is celebrating the new year with specials and new art in all our studios, galleries, farms and shops!

Enjoy a day touring the island and enjoying the experiences of artisan life.

Rob Schouten Gallery's Mid-Winter Group Show
February 1st - March 30th

Color & beauty to drive away the winter blues.

As we continue into the often rainy and dark days of winter, the gallery felt it was time to bring some fresh color and light to the equation. 
The talented artists have responded by bringing in some of their most exquisite original pieces, which the gallery is delighted to display.

Included in the month's exhibit are handmade jewelry, fine sculptures in bronze, stone, wood and steel, original paintings in a variety of styles and mediums, and some extraordinary fine art glass including handblown, sculpted and fused glass. You'll also find well-crafted woodwork, ceramics and fiber art, as well as witty assemblages and a wide array of other beautiful art objects sure to bring delight.

Come enjoy the Opening Reception on Saturday, February 1st from 5 to 7 p.m. in conjunction with Langley's First Saturday Art Walk. Many of the gallery artists will be in attendance, and light refreshments will be served.

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. 
Gallery hours: Weekends 10 - 6, Weekdays 11 - 5.
For further information, call 360.222.3070 or email
Penn Cove Gallery's February Featured Artist:
Photographer Marianne Borozny

Marianne Borozny has explored the natural and the created landscape for nearly thirty years. Her work shows that she easily recognizes the beauty and idiosyncrasies in those landscapes. Marianne's aim is always to isolate the essence of the scene: the shapes, form, patterns, light, and texture. Her greatest muse is Whidbey Island, but she also creates works in the Southwest and New England. 


Penn Cove Gallery, 9 NW Front Street, Coupeville
Garry Oak Gallery Welcomes New Member 
Harold Hertlein

Garry Oak Gallery is pleased to announce that segmented wood turning artist, Harold Hertlein, has joined their membership! 

Inspired by the patterns of the Southwest and Maria Martinez pottery, Harold creates turned wooden bowls, vases and plates that evoke the Southwest. He combines a variety of natural wood pieces with glue and then turns them on the lathe into pleasing and functional shapes. He finds inspiration as the personality of the wood and the pattern of the piece emerge through his process.  

An Artist Owned Gallery
830 SE Pioneer Way,  Oak Harbor
(360) 240-0222
MoonHouse Featured in 
Island Bohemians February Open Studio

Alicia Maria Elliott is a working artist. Whether teaching movement, painting, singing or writing, MoonHouseStudio is her place to recharge and refill. 

In this Open Studio, you are encouraged to bring a 1-3 sentence quote that sheds light on what it takes to be creative. 

On February 8th, at 3:30, Alicia will facilitate a conversation and field questions about her work. Musical instruments are welcome. 

Location: 2757 Sun Vista Circle, Clinton

Island Consort Presents: 
Love Goes Home...

A celebration of Love through word and song with Troy Chapman, Julie Quiring, John Macarro, Sheila Weidendorf and a special appearance by Durham Rose.

Saturday, February 15th at 7pm
Crawford House
5023 Langley Rd,
Langley,  WA  

Garry Oak Gallery Celebrates 
Winter on Whidbey

Join Garry Oak Gallery on Thursday, February 20th, from 4pm to 7pm, and celebrate Winter on Whidbey!

The gallery and other downtown shops stay open late for Oak Harbor's Third Thursday Art Walk.


An Artist Owned Gallery 
830 SE Pioneer Way 
Oak Harbor, WA
(360) 240-0222
Artworks Gallery

Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm presents the work of 15 juried Whidbey Island artisans, in every medium.

Since 2005, Artworks Gallery has provided a diverse and inviting offering that includes paintings and drawings in watercolor, acrylic, oil, and encaustic, woodworking, jewelry, glass art, garden art, and fiber art.

Artworks Gallery
765 Wonn Rd Ste C102, Greenbank
Mike Burroughs Featured at 
Whidbey Art Gallery

Mike works in watercolor, acrylic, and oils. From 8 ft by 8 ft pen and ink drawings to quick plein air sketches, he is a master sketcher. He has also pursued more formal methods of expression with the use of acrylic and oil to paint landscapes. 

As a resident of Whidbey Island, he is always looking fo r material on this beautiful and scenic location. His style is quick, loose, and expressive with a unique use of light and color. His background as an AIC licensed architect and experience as an architectural illustrator has lent a command of composition and design to his work. He has illustrated hundreds of projects all over the world with pen, ink, watercolor, and colored pencil.

Meet Mike during Art Walk on Saturday, February 1st from 5pm - 7pm, or visit the gallery anytime during the month of February to see his work.

Whidbey Art Gallery
220 Second Street, Langley
Lavender Wind Farm's  Classes -
Candles, Lip Balms, & Soap Making

Lavender Wind Farm will be hosting make-your-own classes at their store in historic downtown Coupeville.

There are three types of classes available - candle, lip balm, and soap. You'll learn how to make these items and get to take them home.

Sign up for these classes to learn and have fun. Bring a friend!

Register online at  
or  call (360) 544-4132

15 Coveland St.
Coupeville, WA 98239
Whidbey Island Grown 

Whidbey Island Grown is an island-wide collaborative promoting the finest l ocally grown and locally produced food, products, services & experiences.

Whidbey Island Grown members are dedicated to providing these goods and services for Island visitors and residents, while preserving a sustainable  rural lifestyle.

Front Room Gallery Presents the 
South Whidbey History Exhibit
The Front Room Gallery presents the  South Whidbey History Exhibit, February 8th - 29th.  With a focus on the 100th anniversary of the all-woman Langley City Council, this exhibit also includes other local history.
Opening reception is Saturday, February 8th  from 2 to 5 p.m. with a 3 p.m. talk by historian Bob Waterman.  

Front Room Gallery @ 
Bayview Cash Store 2nd Floor 
5603 Bayview Rd, Langley
Whidbey Art Gallery
"The Mystery of Love"

Whidbey Art Gallery's members only show for February, "The Mystery of Love", will highlight each artist's interpretation of the theme. 

They'll be funny, romantic, intriguing and well worth a visit to the gallery!

Joiin the Gallery during Art Walk on Saturday, February 1st from 5-7 pm. Bring friends and family and enjoy the inspired painting of featured artist, Mike Burroughs and the members' show, The Mystery of Love. 

Whidbey Art Gallery
220 Second Street, Langley
Agave Baroque: Son of a Bach

San Francisco's free-spirited Baroque band returns to the Pacific Northwest for a musical family reunion featuring virtuosic chamber works by Johann Sebastian Bach and his sons Wilhelm Friedemann, Carl Philipp Emmanuel, and Johann Christoph Friedrich, each taking the ideas learned from their father in unique and brilliant directions.

February 15th, 7:30 PM - St. Augustine's  Episcopal Church
( 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Rd, Freeland)

Pacific NorthWest Art School Gallery

Starting in January 2020 the Pacific NorthWest Art School gallery spaces will be available to rent as a Co-Op Gallery or to other private artists groups needing a gallery space of their own! 

Visual Arts Grant

The Whidbey Island Arts Council Visual Arts Grant is designed to encourage professional artists by providing funds for needs such as research, documentation, equipment or materials, skills enhancement through workshops, or studio upgrades. 
Applications are still being accepted for the Spring Visual Arts Grant. As of now, the top grant will be for $1000.
The Whidbey Island Arts Council is dedicated to serving those in financial need. Follow the link below to apply.

The Whidbey Arts Marketing Alliance

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March Newsletter

If you would like an event or article published in our 
March Newsletter contact Christine Maifeld at by  February 21st .

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Kay Parsons, Executive Director,  
Janis Saunders, Co-President,
Sue Taves, Co-President,
Barbara Mosher, Vice President,
Diane Cheek, Treasurer,   
Sheila Wiedendorf, Co-Music Programs Director, 
Tekla Cunningham, Co-Music Programs Director,
Katrina Hude, Board Member,  
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