A Vibrant Arts Community Has Settled Here

Whether you are an artist searching for inspiration or someone looking to fill your life with authentic art, Whidbey and Camano islands are your destination. Our combination of a laid-back rural lifestyle on an island nestled between two major cities, Seattle and Vancouver, seems to inspire artists to both move here and to create great art.  Visitors have the chance to see this art through galleries, art shows, art walks, arts and crafts fairs, and public art.

Various statues of different styles are in a clearing in a parklike setting at Matzke outdoor sculpture garden.

The Matzke outdoor sculpture garden features several acres of art in a park-like setting.

Art Class Escape

Art Class Escape
Vacations are sometimes opportunities for growth and learning. Such is the case when traveling here to the Coupeville-based Pacific Northwest Art School. The school is a rare place where masters of many different arts come from all over the world to teach. Here's a first-person account of what these classes are like.

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Art Infographic

Art Infographic
Whidbey and Camano Islands provide a canvas for all things art. From glass blowers to art schools to plein aire painting, these islands have what you need to nurture your "inner artist." This infographic shows the many ways art surrounds us.

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Artist Portrait Series: Georgia Gerber

Artist Portrait Series: Georgia Gerber
This is one of an occasional series of stories about the artists who live and work on Whidbey and Camano islands and who make our place so unique.

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Movies and Live Venues

Movies and Live Venues
A modern community theatre space, a throwback movie theater, a drive-in, and even a circus tent are just some of the amazing venues here. Plan your visits around music and live theater performed throughout the year, or just take in a movie. It's a way to extend your experience after the sun is down.

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Studios & Galleries

Studios & Galleries
Some places just naturally attract artists. Whidbey and Camano islands are among those special places. The rural nature gives them the physical and mental space to create and the presence of fellow artists and galleries along with the area's natural beauty inspires them to create and share their work with others.

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Scenic Isle Way

One of the country’s most beautiful drives.
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State Parks

Learn about any of our 8 state parks.
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Scenery

We're a place for scenery and adventure.
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Blog

Island Alchemy - noting the special beauty of the islands.
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