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Oak Harbor Music Festival

A free, end of summer music festival featuring folk, rock, R&B, country, blues, jazz and more on the north end of Whidbey Island. Funds raised at the festival go to a scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career in music.

www.oakharborfestival.com
Whidbey Art Trail

Welcome to the 2021-2022 Whidbey Art Trail

The new 2021-2022 Whidbey Art Trail visit artist’s studios, galleries and sculpture parks. The Whidbey Art Trail has reopened for the 2021-2022 season and now offers an even broader variety of participants. There are 24 stops island-wide, from sculpture parks, gallery spaces and large studios, to personal art-making spaces off the beaten track.

Studio visits are encouraged and every Whidbey Art Trail member is following Covid-19 safe guidelines. Information about when studios are open and an easy-to-use map with directions are available online at whidbeyarttrail.com and in print at all participating locations and on Washington State Ferries. 

Wander the Trail to find that special painting you’ve been looking for, experience the joy of discovering sculptures in unexpected places, talk with fascinating artists and learn their stories, find high quality galleries and see the best of what Whidbey artists have to offer. All while enjoying the unsurpassed scenic beauty of Whidbey Island.
Rob Schouten Gallery

Rob Schouten Gallery presents 
Alfredo Arreguín - new and recent paintings
September 1 - 27


Alfredo Arreguín will be at the Artist’s Reception on 
Saturday, September 4 from 5 to 7,
during Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk. (MASKS REQUIRED)

Renowned painter Alfredo Arreguín returns to the gallery with an exhibition of twenty new and recent paintings that further explore Pacific Northwest and Mayan mythological motifs, as well as his portrayal of Frida Kahlo. At 86, Alfredo still paints daily and continues to engage the audience with a range of intriguing colorful pattern paintings that radiate an ethereal presence which transport the viewer to a plane of spirit and mystery.


See more of Alfredo Arreguín’s exhibition at: 
www.robschoutengallery.com/alfredo-arregun

Arreguín work has been selected for a number of upcoming exhibitions, most notably “Many Wests” organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum which will tour the Boise Art Museum, Whatcom Museum of Art, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He currently has work in the exhibition La Malincha at the Denver Art Museum and will have a retrospective at the Museum of Northwest Art in the summer of 2022.
 
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 
info@robschoutengallery.com
Woodpalooza
Woodworkers Guild Presents the 17th Annual “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza” Exhibition on Beautiful Whidbey Island
The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild is pleased to announce the return of our “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA” Exhibition – the 17th Annual Show of Whidbey’s Finest Woodwork at WICA (Whidbey Island Center for the Arts). This year’s show promises exceptional work by eighteen of Whidbey’s best!
September 3 – 5, 2021. Exhibition (free) open Noon – 5PM daily.
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), Zech Hall, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, WA 98260 (360-221-8262 or www.WICAonline.com).
During the Exhibition, you are invited to spend quality time with woodworking artisans while you experience the beauty of their creations. You’ll learn firsthand the inspiration and process that go into each artist’s work, while enjoying many scenic island views as you discover Langley.
The Guild seeks to support professional woodworkers as well as inspire and educate the budding amateur and provide awareness to the general public of the skills available locally from its talented members. In 2001 the Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild was formed to bring together the woodworking community of Whidbey. Now in its eighteenth year, the Guild includes makers of furniture, cabinetry, architectural woodwork, turners, clock makers, sawyers, carvers, restorers, musical instrument makers, boat builders and refinishers.
Penn Cove Gallery
Penn Cove Gallery's September Featured Artist:
Janis Saunders
Janis has been weaving for over 40 years but knows she will never run out of techniques to explore. This summer she has been hand painting textile dye onto the threads, called the warp, that run the length of her scarves. The plain color weft threads hold the warp threads together to make the cloth as they run across the width. A shuttle carries this thread which is thrown anywhere from 1500 to 2000 times depending on the length or density of the scarf. This combination creates pattern over-laying the changing colors on the warp. It is always interesting to weave because watching the color and pattern interact changes with every throw of the shuttle.

Penn Cove Gallery is now open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm.

9 NW Front Street
Coupeville, WA 98239
(360) 678-1176  
​penncovegallery@gmail.com
Langley's First Saturday Art Walks

Langley's First Saturday Art Walks are back!

This month's Art Walk is September 4th, 5pm to 7pm.

It’s almost like “happy hour,” but for art! Stroll the streets of Langley and visit galleries that are open late and treat your, “inner artist!”

First Saturday Art Walks happen the first Saturday of every month from 5pm - 7pm.

Artworks Gallery
Artworks Gallery continues our music in the courtyard series!
First Saturday Langley Art Walk – Saturday, September 4th
Reception 5:00-7:00 pm with the music of Quinn Fitzpatrick.

Artworks Gallery Summer Hours: 11-5, Wednesday – Monday.
Closed Tuesday.
221 – 2nd Street, Langley, WA.  WA.  
DjangoFest NW 2021

DjangoFest NW is the premier showcase of gypsy jazz music in North America. Musicians and music lovers from around the world gather on Whidbey Island to take part in concerts, workshops, and “djam” sessions. This year’s lineup includes headliner John Jorgenson and a host of festival favorites.

DjangoFest NW is produced by Whidbey Island Center for the Arts and DjangoFest.

Take a look at the line-up and purchase your tickets now! Full series passes are also available.
Whidbey Art Gallery

Whidbey Art Gallery will be busy in September!

We welcome guest artist Mary Goolsby who will present a series of forgeries that follows a long history of exploration in various mediums including oil paint, clay, stained glass, and fabric. She selects paintings she admires and duplicates the colors and textures with fabric. This work gives her a greater appreciation of the painters through an intense study of the work. Stop by and enjoy her incredible fabrications.

Our featured artist is Carol Rose Dean, tile maker, who is showing work combining tile and metal work.

This month our members’ show is called ‘Yumm’ – satisfaction and delight from any source. Our members have found ways of expressing this creatively and uniquely. Will they represent Food? Music? Nature? Colors? Poetry? Come find out.

Art Walk will be on Saturday, September 4th from 5pm - 7pm. This is a great time to stop by, meet many of the artists and see all the new work! Masks are required indoors. Weather permitting, musician Rick Azim will perform in Frick Lane. Many artists have brought in brand new pieces.
Don’t miss this.

The Whidbey Art Gallery is open daily from 10am to 5pm.
 
220 Second Street, Langley
(360) 221-7675
whidbeyartgallery@gmail.com
Whidbey, Women & Art
2021 Benefit Art Show & Sale

Whidbey, Women & Art is an art show and sale benefiting Soroptimist International of South Whidbey, an organization dedicated to mentoring and supporting women and girls toward reaching their greatest potential.
It is a free event highlighting local artists and artisans, and held at the beautiful venue of Dancing Fish Vineyards. The tasting room will be open with music from our talented local musicians and performers. 

September 4th & 5th
11am to 5pm
Free admission
Garry Oak Gallery
Garry Oak Gallery is an artists' cooperative gallery in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, displaying local art inspired by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

The gallery is open 10:30am - 5pm, daily (Monday - Saturday) and
Sunday, 10:30am - 3pm.

The Gallery has been rearranged to allow for social distancing, masks are required, hand sanitizer is provided, and the number of visitors at any one time is limited.


Art purchases by credit card, check and cash are accepted. You can continue to purchase available items shown on the website, Facebook or any that you see through the windows displayed in the Gallery. If you wish to purchase a piece of art, or if we can help answer any questions, ​please contact us through this website or email at garryoakgallery@gmail.com. We will respond as promptly as possible.

You may also visit the Gallery by appointment. 
Send a text to Margaret Livermore at 360-969-2111 to set up a time.


830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor
(360) 682-5675

garryoakgallery@gmail.com
Earth Sanctuary
Chuck Pettis, Earth Sanctuary's owner and creator, is giving tours of Earth Sanctuary again. (Only to those who have been fully vaccinated.) Learn more here: earthsanctuary.org/plan-your-visit

earthsanctuary.org
Follow us on Facebook: TheEarthSanctuary
Follow us on Instagram: theearthsanctuary

Earth Sanctuary is open to visitors every day of the year during daylight hours. There is a fee of $7 per person to visit Earth Sanctuary. Payment can be made with cash, check, PayPal or Venmo. No dogs, please.
Island Shakespeare Festival
Island Shakespeare Festival Returns to the Stage this Summer!

"And this our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything."

Join us in the Forest of Arden with a return to the play that started it all.

"As You Like It" ends September 12th.


mailchi.mp/islandshakespearefest/return-to-the-stage
Saratoga Orchestra
Check out our exciting summer
offerings at our new website: ​

PNWMUSIC.ORG
Island Consort
Whidbey Island Music Festival Director, violinist Tekla Cunningham with
Island Consort Director, pianist Sheila Weidendorf
playing the complete violin-piano sonatas of Johannes Brahms!

www.islandconsort.org
Whidbey Island Music Festival

 

Between Heaven and Earth: A Year with Brahms
Tekla Cunningham, violin and Sheila Weidendorf, piano.

We’ve added more concerts by popular demand!

SAVE THE DATE! Tickets will be available soon
FRI September 17th afternoon
SAT September 18th evening

These houseconcerts take place in Langley - the musicians will be indoors in the music room, the audience will be on a spacious deck outdoors - the doors will be wide open between the two spaces.


View upcoming events at whidbeyislandmusicfestival.org
Price Sculpture Forest

Where art enhances nature and nature enhances art.

The Sculpture Forest is open for art and nature lovers every day of the year from 8:00am until 7:00pm or sunset (whichever occurs earlier).
We offer free admission, with donations gratefully accepted. 
No dogs or bikes, please.
For additional details on accessibility, parking, restroom, tours, etc. visit our FAQs page.  
For info and updates, follow us on FacebookInstagramblog, and a free newsletter at the bottom of their web page.

Free Art Supplies
 
The Whidbey Island Arts Council is offering free basic art supplies for the Whidbey School's Children.
Please contact Kay at
lookingglasscottage@gmail.com 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
 info@islandartscouncil.org

Stay up-to-date on all things Whidbey at whidbeycamanoislands.com

Click HERE for a virtual escape to Whidbey.
If you have news or an event you wish to be included in our October Newsletter please email the information to Christine at ccmaifeld@gmail.com by
September 22nd.
Kim Tinuviel
www.kimtinuviel.com
www.islandartscouncil.org
Whidbey Island Arts Council |  info@islandartscouncil.org
PO Box 173, Langley, WA, 360.320.0271
WIAC is a non profit 501-(C)(3) organization 


John Kingsbury, President, islandhoppers@comcast.net
Karen Koschak, Vice President, koschakk@gmail.com
Sheila Wiedendorf, Secretary & Co-Music Programs Director, sweidendorf@whidbey.com
Jim Boyle, Treasurer, jim.robin.boyle@gmail.com
Tekla Cunningham, Co-Music Programs Director, teklacunningham@yahoo.com
Diane Cheek, Board Member at Large, diane.a.cheek@gmail.com
Therese Kingsbury, Board Member at Large, islandhoppers@comcast.net
Katrina Hude, Board Member at Large, katalks@gmail.com
Christine Maifeld, Social Media Coordinator, ccmaifeld@gmail.com
In compliance with Washington State law, WIAC and its umbrella organizations shall not discriminate against a person on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, creed, marital status, age, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, honorably discharged veteran or military status or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.
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