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English Boom

It’s a park where nature is slowly taking back signs of human activity. Years ago the English Lumber Company stored tree logs here, a facility called a “boom.” Portions of the storage facility still stick up out of the water.

The Gallery in the Woods

It’s a gallery and it’s a park. But, to its creator, it’s a canvas. The outdoor sculpture garden and gallery is art and nature coming together to create a unique space on Camano Island.

KOMO-TV: Art Thrives Here

The Whidbey and Camano islands arts scene is a mosaic, a tapestry. It’s a jumbled splash of colors and objects and words, sounds and pictures and…stuff!! KOMO4’s Mary Nam talks with “Whidbey Life Magazine” publisher Sue Taves.

Oak Harbor PBY Museum

Oak Harbor’s new PBY Naval Air Museum is a showcase for Whidbey Island’s naval aviation history. Located on Pioneer Way, the museum is an easy-to-find resource for those curious about the seaplanes that came to call Whidbey home and naval aviation in general.

Artist Portrait: Georgia Gerber

Her best known work is Rachael, the life-sized bronze piggy bank at Seattle’s Pike Place Market. But, this Whidbey Island artist has created a lifetime of sculptured whimsey that is now displayed around the globe.

Sculpture of 2 cats (foreground) and woman in work clothes sitting on the floor working on a sculpture (background)

Artist Portrait: Georgia Gerber – part 2

Georgia Gerber’s particular style of art isn’t a solo act. There’s a hard working team behind those bronze sculptures that come from Whidbey Island and impart their own special whimsey in public and private spaces from Tokyo to the Northwest to a single street in Wichita that has 31 of her sculptures. Meet the team and gain a further appreciation … Read More

Comcast: South Whidbey

Sabrina Register explores the southern half of Whidbey Island. Among the sights: Spoiled Dog Winery, Sue Taves Sculpture, Greenbank Farm, Music for the Eyes, Pickles Deli, Paradise Found Fiber Farm.  Please note that since this video was made, Paradise Found has closed, but there are other fiber farms you can visit.

Deception Pass Bridge and the waters of Deception Pass.

Comcast: North Whidbey

Comcast’s Sabrina Register brings us a day filled with everything from history to food in this tour of North Whidbey. She visits scenic parks, has great food visits a farm and two museums for a busy day of fun.

Admiralty Head Lighthouse

Admiralty Head Lighthouse at Fort Casey State Park on Whidbey Island links us to a simpler, but sometimes more dangerous time.