The Anacortes Arts Festival presents 10 days of April art events at the Depot. This centers around a new Spring Fest on the plaza on April 22 & 23. This mini version of the successful August festival includes booth artists, food trucks, a beer garden, activities for kids and demonstrating artists. Shoppers can expect to find jewelry, wearables, ceramics, glass, and 2D work – listen to lively music and enjoy tasty bites and beverages. Get more info at AnacortesArtsFestival.com.
For an extra bonus, join the Opening of the City’s Madrona Grove Sculpture Exhibition by Windermere from 2 – 4 on Saturday.
The Spring Fest Fine Art Exhibition fills the inside of the Depot with juried work from 33 regional artists. This show includes a gallery of fine art consisting of painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media work from Anacortes and Skagit County, Seattle, Island and Whatcom Counties – nearly 100 pieces in all. The show opens on Friday, April 14th at 6pm (free), and runs daily through April 23 from 11am – 4pm (except Easter Sunday).
For an active way to start out Spring Fest weekend, join the 4th annual Do the Bloom Color Run on Saturday, April 22, starting at 10am at the Depot. This 5k run is appropriate for families, kids (even friendly dogs). Runners become the canvas, as they are doused with colorful powder at various stations throughout the run. The cost is $30 for adults, and $10 for kids under 12. Register at Active.com. Come for the run, stay for the fun of Spring Fest.
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