above: “Island Spirit” part of the Oak Harbor Art Trail
Arts & Shops
There’s something about Whidbey and Camano Islands that attracts artists. As a result, there are many great galleries, art walks and open studio tours all year long. Whidbey and Camano Islands are also rich in history having some of the oldest buildings in the region. View our listing of shops, museums, art galleries, and other places of artistic or historical importance on Whidbey Island and Camano Island.
After a lifetime of travel in the U.S. Foreign Service, including several years in the Central Asian countries of Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, the owners of Music for the Eyes have found themselves selling rugs, jewelry, clothing, and other cultural artifacts from the countries they travel.
Choose from their large selection of unfinished ceramics. You paint and finish it anyway you like, using freehand, stencils, and your choice of colorful paints. Return in a couple days to claim your project.
The PBY Naval Air Museum is a great way to see many of the artifacts and memorabilia related to Whidbey Island's Military History. The museum even has a restored PBY Catalina on display across Pioneer Way from the museum.
Established in 2008, Rob Schouten Gallery showcases top quality painting and sculpture, as well as fine art glass, jewelry, ceramics, encaustics, woodworking, printmaking, and fiber arts. The work of more than 30 of Whidbey Island’s finest professional artists is on exhibit at the gallery.