Creating in a Changing World.

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Washington is under statewide restrictions.

The Whidbey Island Arts Council runs a series of FREE art classes for children, 8 to 13 years of age. We target underserved children of the island and then open the class seats left available to all children in this age group island wide. We provide art supplies for the class and art supplies for the children to take home.

To see upcoming classes and register visit
Whidbey Art Market
This Mother's Day weekend, take your mom out for a very special day of shopping. Her favorite artists have been working hard making lots of new artwork just for her. Come visit us in the big red barn and see what we've been doing. We'll have lots of 2-D and 3-D pieces available: paintings, period costumes, jewelry, baskets, wood and metal. And, the first ten mothers to arrive each day will receive a small gift of appreciation from the artists. Put it on your calendar now. We look forward to seeing you.

Alicia Elliott, paintings • Reggie Kastler, basketry • Sampa Lhundup, wood • Liesel Lund, paintings and jewelry • Richard Montez, acrylics • John Moritz, metal • Barbara Mosher, paintings • Laura Stangel Schmidt, mixed media textile constructions  • Kim Tinuviel, paintings and photography • Kent Turner, wood

visit the artist page on our website for more artist information

Whidbey Island Easter Events

Easter events on Whidbey Island brought to you by Macaroni Kid
Rob Schouten Gallery
Rob Schouten Gallery presents Sculpture Spectacular
April 1st - April 30th

With our Sculpture Garden in full bloom the focus this month is on sculpture; in the garden, and inside the gallery as well. Robert Adamson’s colorful glass flower arrangements on top of the gate lead the way into the garden. Among the tulips, hyacinths and daffodils you’ll find bronzes by Sharon Spencer and Georgia Gerber. Several steel sculptures by Richard Nash and Dan Freeman are shown beside Dale Reiger’s cast glass houses that are illuminated at night. Sue Taves, Penelope Crittenden, Lane Tompkins, and Lloyd Whannell have contributed stone sculpture, and Woody Morris’ water wall enhances the experience with the subtle sound of trickling water. 

Inside the gallery these same artists share the floor with sculpted glass by Fritz Dreisbach and Dan & Joi LaChaussée. Some fine woodwork by Gerard Del Monte, Bruce Launer, and Gary Leake is also among the offerings this month, as are the witty bird sculptures of Pam Kueny Taylor and the intriguing assemblages of Sara Saltee. 

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
Cook on Clay

Cook on Clay has opened their NEW showroom at 914 Third Street in Langley.
Current hours are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11am to 4pm and by appointment.

Penn Cove Gallery
Penn Cove Gallery presents April's Featured Artist - Deborah Francis

Deborah's jewelry work is contemporary and affordable. While often working in a series when creating jewelry, most necklaces and bracelets she creates are one-of-a-kind pieces. Originally working in polymer clay, she expanded her jewelry vocabulary to metals and cold connections after a three year residence in San Diego. Now, a variety of metals, found objects and polymer clay provide the right combinations of contrasting textures, colors and shapes.

Deborah also enjoys making relief sculpture. Her relief "A Delicate Balance" was used as the poster for the 2018 Coupeville Festival. see more of her work at

The gallery is open Thursday through Monday, 11am to 4pm.
9 NW Front Street
Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 678-1176  

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts
Head to Whidbey Island Center for the Arts calendar to see what amazing events they have this month!
Whidbey Art Gallery
Whidbey Art Gallery members are looking forward to spring color and
the wide variety of blossoms at this time of year. Our members’ show,
entitled ‘Time to Bloom’ reflects the change of seasons. Light, color,
fresh buds, and gleaming sunshine mixed with rain and rainbows have
inspired the work.
Our featured artists this month are Jandellyn and Johnathan Ward.
They create metal and glass garden art that’s fun, exciting, whimsical
and full of inspiration. Many of their items are ‘like’ nature with a little
twist and color. Their pieces make the perfect gift for gardeners and
nature lovers alike. They have some fun new work coming as well.
Surprise someone with something special- handmade by local artists.
Stop by the gallery on Second St in Langley Thursday through Mondays
from 11-4. Whidbey Art Gallery offers gifts for every occasion. Our work
ranges from jewelry, wall art to sculpture and we have hundreds of
cards to go with those gifts.

220 Second Street, Langley
(360) 221-7675
Garry Oak Gallery
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.

We are now open 4 days a week, Wednesdays through Saturday, 11am to 4pm.
The gallery has been rearranged to allow for social distancing, masks required, hand sanitizer is provided, and the number of Gallery visitors at any one time is limited. 

Art purchases are by credit card only. You can continue to purchase available items shown on the website, Facebook, or any that you see displayed in the windows.

830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor
(360) 682-5675
Artworks Gallery
Artworks Gallery has reopened our store at a new location: 221 - 2nd Street, Suite 7A, Langley, WA 98260. Our new location is in the Langley Village shopping center, which is a delightful oasis in the center of downtown Langley.

We look forward to showing our art and interacting with our patrons during these challenging time. It's not easy to overstate our appreciation for your support of the arts and especially for us at Artworks Gallery. Without you, we have little reason to exist.

Thank you again for your support.

221 - 2nd Street, Suite 7A, Langley
(360) 926-1001
Whidbey Children's Theatre
RTC: The Movie!
World Premier - May 1st, 2021

Enjoy our annual, one night only, variety show from your home! Watch with friends and family, near and far! Songs, beloved snippets from past performances, never before seen footage, new and fun surprises, a host of laughs, and the chance to be there for the exclusive reveal of WCT's 40th anniversary season!

Details on how to watch RTC: The Movie to follow! Keep up with our Facebook and Instagram pages. Mark your calendar - don't miss this special event.
Earth Sanctuary
Earth Sanctuary’s Ley Line sculpture is the eleventh large scale installation designed and curated by environmental artist Chuck Pettis. The most potent ancient monuments and sacred spaces around the world have one thing in common: the presence of special earth energies, which have the power to alter and uplift human consciousness. Ley lines are part of the earth's energy system and exist as an
independent circuitry with the capacity to affect consciousness. The nature of this field is yang or energetic. Ley-line power centers are a combination of yang ley line energy and yin water energy.
Strong human emotions experienced at a ley-line power center create layers of consciousness over time that future visitors can feel and experience.To experience the ley line, stand between the driftwood poles and feel your sensations. The ley-line power center is marked by the small driftwood diamond. By sitting in the middle of the marked space, the power center, an individual can transcend and uplift their everyday sensations.

Here is a link to a YouTube video about the Ley Line sculpture.

Earth Sanctuary is open to visitors every day of the year during daylight hours. There is a fee of $7 perperson to visit Earth Sanctuary. Payment can be made with cash, check, PayPal or Venmo. No dogs, please.
Island Shakespeare Festival
Island Shakespeare Festival presents a podcast featuring short stories and conversation inspired by Shakespeare's canon and the lives of theatre people. Stories written by Scott Kaiser and read by ISF company members.

Playwright, director, and scholar Scott Kaiser has penned 38 short stories, each relating to one of Shakespeare’s plays. Each episode, a voice familiar to ISF will read a story and share their response, followed by a conversation about what inspired each story between Mr. Kaiser and ISF artistic director, Olena Hodges. Please be advised, most episodes will contain adult content.
Price Sculpture Forest

Enjoy a Self-Guided Tour at  Price Sculpture Forest
We provide a free self‐guided tour for you that encompasses the entire Sculpture Forest.  It is accessible on your Internet/data-enabled mobile phone and does not require downloading an app.  Quick instructions are at the entry kiosk sign.

This unique tour provides a new, educational, and fun way for you to experience a sculpture park. Every sculptor of every sculpture will talk to you via a short video.  They will each be standing right where you are standing, talking to you about their background, the concepts and fuller meaning behind the sculpture, and how it was created.  The tour will also show you text descriptions of each sculpture and sculptor, photos, how you can personally contact every artist, and other points of interest along the way.

678 Parker Road
Coupeville, WA 98239

Saratoga Orchestra
Saratoga Orchestra would much rather be sharing this wonderful music with you in person rather than through video.

Until it has been declared safe for groups of people to congregate again,
we will continue to share clips from our past performances with you.
Island Consort
Trio Indigo plays Clara Schumann.
Video link:

Thank you for your support of Island Consort programming! Watch for updates by following Island Consort on Facebook, visiting our website, or emailing Director Sheila Weidendorf to be added to the newsletter.
Whidbey Island Music Festival

This summer's festival events are taking shape, bearing in mind the public health situation. Currently we are planning outdoor only events for the summer. Some events will be held at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) in Langley on the outdoor patio, some events will be garden concerts in private homes. I'll be announcing the programs in a few weeks as plans crystallize. If you'd like to host a garden concert at your home, please be in touch with me! 

Thank you for your continued friendship and support!
Free Art Supplies
The Whidbey Island Arts Council is offering free basic art supplies for the Whidbey Schools Children.
Please contact Kay at for more information or scheduling a pick-up.
Whidbey Island Arts Council Relief Fund
Whidbey Island Arts Council has created a relief fund for Whidbey artists.

The COVID-19 crisis is having a severe impact on arts and culture. Performances, productions, events, galleries and individual artists have been impacted.

We know we don’t have the resources to help everyone and that these mini-grants can’t make up for a couple of months of loss of income. But we can do something, and, in doing so, set an example of community spirit and provide some hope in this time of challenge. 

If you would like to apply please fill out the form below. You must be a resident of Whidbey Island and this grant is for individual artists. Grants are open to all disciplines and based on need. All grants are for $200.

If you have questions inquire at

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Newsletter please email the information to Christine at by April 23rd.
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PO Box 173, Langley, WA, 360.320.0271
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Karen Koschak, Vice President,
Sheila Wiedendorf, Secretary,
Diane Cheek, Treasurer,
Sheila Wiedendorf, Co-Music Programs Director,
Tekla Cunningham, Co-Music Programs Director,
Jim Boyle, Board Member,
Therese Kinsbury, Board Member,
Katrina Hude, Board Member,
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