First Friday Artwalk in Anacortes, WA is a community affair. This long-running event, supported by the arts, artists, community, and the city, bring art and culture each month to the downtown core of Anacortes. Kathy Khile, with Scott Milo Gallery, organizes the monthly event, keeping the community immersed in the arts.
Art lovers gather in galleries to watch demonstrating artists, listen to music, enjoy good conversations with fellow art lovers, and imbibe on delicious food and drinks. As part of the Artwalk ritual, patrons of the art often enjoy a delicious meal with friends at local restaurants before strolling through the shops and galleries,
This year, the city joined with First Friday Artwalk, closing off two blocks to traffic during the summer months, spilling First Friday Artwalk out onto the streets. Every month locals and visitors enjoy the arts on Anacortes First Friday.
“Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.”
–Lyndon Johnson, on signing into existence the National Endowment on the Arts
The arts are the best insurance policy a city can take on itself.”
–Woody Dumas, former Mayor of Baton Rouge
After years of organizing workshops for photographers, I decided to join them. I like to photograph up close and personal, street photography, straight lines, and unique subjects. I have been a member of the Skagit Valley Camera Club for over 10 years – currently serving as President. I am also chair of the Anacortes Arts Commission. Author of The Blood Stone Queen and other ebooks, Freelance Writer for Stories from the Front Porch and other publications. I like to share my passion of the arts and artists, photography, writing, small businesses, and people who live, work, and play with passion.
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Short Stories of passion, of life, of people.