Walk through town

and experience ART SHOWS located at the below listed merchants as well as LOCAL ATTRACTIONS and events!
Visit the many local ART GALLERIES and CULINARY TREASURES wile you walk through town.
Some of the merchant art shows will have artist demonstrations, artist receptions and live music. See details below!

2017 MERCHANT EXHIBITS:

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Africa Mama
105 S. 1st St.

Event Details:  International ethnic gift shop of Atieno Kombe will feature a special guest artist during store hours, Friday-Sunday at 10-5pm.

Caravan Gallery
619 S. 1st St.

Event Details:  Local artist, Stephanie Banaszak is featured at Caravan Gallery during Art’s Alive! 2017 in La Conner.  Using line drawings as inspiration for her art, Stephanie experiments with acrylic paints, pigment, and wax layered onto natural and found objects, resulting in an organic feel with contrast of surreal color.  Open Friday-Sunday at 10-6pm.

Christianson’s Nursery
15806 Best Rd.

Event Details:  Holiday Open House begins Friday at 5-8pm with wine tasting and French crepes; Saturday and Sunday, 10-4pm with visual and culinary artists: Fat Dragonfly, Isola Handmade Originals, Suzi’s Glass Studio, Beach Castle Sweets, Connie Funk Mosaics, Klt:works, Crepes Guy, Julie Schei, Tracy Shchaffer, Bob Bowling Rustics, and Verso Jewelry.

Earthenworks Gallery
713 S. 1st St.

Event Details:  Celebrating 40 Years in Business:  All weekend long discounts and prizes to honor this special occasion.  Saturday – Artist Demonstrations; Anniversary Celebration from 3:30-5:30pm with champagne and hors d’oeuvres and Live Music.  Sunday – Artist Demonstrations and serving cookies all day.  It is our intention to host a lively weekend celebrating our Anniversary and great Artisans from across America.  Open Friday-Sunday at 10-5:30pm. 

Fine Feathered Friends
101 N. 1st St.

Event Details:  Photography by Rosi and Wes Jansen, Nancy Vogel’s Acrylics, Laurie Potter’s Watercolors, Ed Flitcroft’s Acrylics, and photography by Marlin Greene and Lynne Greenup will be on display on Friday at 10-5pm, Saturday at 10-6pm, and Sunday at 10-5pm.

FORUM Arts
721 S. 1st St.

Event Details:  FORUM Arts will be exhibiting the work of Todd Horton October 7 – November 5.  A local painter, Horton lives on his boat on the Samish River in Edison and works in Bow.  Horton’s imagery speaks to a “magical poetical realism that is once enigmatic and literal.”  His work has been featured at the Museum of Northwest Art and Whatcom Museum, and has received multiple awards and honorariums.  FORUM is delighted to hold an artist talk, “A Conversation with Todd Horton” Saturday, November 4 at 2pm.  FORUM Art Hours:  November 3, 4 & 5, 11am-5pm.

Kiwanis Chowder by the Channel
306 N. 6th St.

Event Details:  Kiwanis Chowder by the Channel fundraiser will be held on Saturday from 3-6pm at the La Conner Middle School Gym.  Sample chowder from 12-15 local  restaurants and vote for Best Chowder.  $8/ticket includes chowder, bread, dessert, and a drink.  Other exhibits and activities will accompany the event to support the La Conner After School Program.

La Conner Pub and Eatery
702 S. 1st St.

Event Details:  Featuring master artist, Bob Patterson on Saturday at 3-5pm.

La Conner Retirement Inn
204 N. 1st St.

Event Details:  Paintings by retired nurse-artist Abby Nydegger and artwork of residents at La Conner Retirement Inn will be displayed at 10-4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

La Conner Sips
608 S. 1st St.

Event Details:  Listen to live music on Friday at 6-8pm; enjoy sustainable, biodynamic, organic wine tasting with vineyard manager and winemaker for Naches Heights Vineyards – Phil Cline, who will be pouring a selection of his wines on Saturday at 2-4pm – $5 tasting fee.

2017 MERCHANT EXHIBITS:

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La Conner Weekly News
119 N. 3rd St.

Event Details:  The paper is glad that Nancy Crowell’s photographs are brightening its office during Art’s Alive!  Among other recognitions, Nancy has twice won the Art’s Alive! People’s Choice awards.  Nancy will discuss her photography, whether for news or for art, Saturday at 1-5pm.  View the photos Friday-Sunday at 1-5pm. 

Mary Davis Vintage Lighting
402 N. Morris St.

Event Details:  Silhouette artist, Sharyn Sowell will cut profile portraits for $25 per person on Saturday at 11-5pm.

Museum of Northwest Art
121 S. 1st St.

Event Details:  Exhibits include Mel Katz: Choices; Raven Skyriver: Submerge; and Hidden Narrative: Artwork from the Permanent Collection.  Open Friday and Saturday at 10-5pm and Sunday at 12-5pm.

Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum
703 S. 2nd St.

Event Details:  Celebrating 20 years! Creative Passions & Stitch: Five Harker Diploma Students; Photographs & Memories – Invitational on Friday-Sunday at 11-5pm.

Razzle Dazzle Gifts & More
128 S. 1st St. Pier 7

Event Details:  Northwest artist’s works available for purchase and celebrating Art’s Alive! with Refreshments and Hors d’oeuvres on Friday-Sunday at 10-5pm.

Ruby Sue’s Tea Shop
710 S. 1st St.

Event Details:  Featuring Janie Cribbs of Freeland, WA.  A self-taught artist will be showing her ongoing series of OWL paintings created mostly on found beach wood.  Her artful Owls have strikingly human expressions and a quiet magic animating each piece.  A connection between nature and humanity that is effortless and playful.  Also featuring Christopher Tuohy of Camano Island, WA.  Christ is multitalented in dance, music, theatre, photography, and painting.  Come and see his whimsical approach to nude art.  You would agree his subjects appear to be dancing.  Live music Saturday 1-4pm.  Come and indulge in Art, Music, Fresh Fudge and Tea!  Shop hours 11-5pm.

Salon Rouge
623 Morris St.

Event Details:  Acrylic paintings by Jill Dougall will be shown at Salon Rouge at 10-6pm on Friday and at 9-5pm on Saturday.

Seaport Books
106 S. 1st St. Suite F

Event Details:  Author of children’s books, Carole Schaefer will speak about the challenges of writing for children and read from several of her books.  Ideal for children to meet an author.  Marion Melville, bead artist of Stonelace Jewelry, demonstrates creating eyeglass holders and necklaces from semi-precious stones; lapis, amethyst, turquoise, jasper, labradorite, agate and citrine.  Saturday, 1-3pm and Sunday, 1-4pm.

Skagit Artists at La Conner Civic Garden Club
622 S. 2nd St.

Event Details:  Juried art show at the La Conner Civic Garden Club features works from artists in Skagit, Island, Whatcom, Snohomish and San Juan counties.  Opening reception and awards on Friday at 5-9pm; juried art show on Saturday at 10-6pm and Sunday at 10-4pm.

Skagit County Historical Museum
501 S. 4th St.

Event Details:  “In the Valley of Mystic Light”  exhibit is based on the book by Rita Hupy and Claire Swedberg on the work of local artists.

The Wood Merchant
709 S. 1st St.

Event Details:  The Wood Merchant has offered the Pacific NW’s best selection of the highest quality hand-crafted woodworking for 36 years.  Representing 200 craftsmen, carrying a wide range of products from affordable gifts to custom furniture.  We are sponsoring two renowned artists.  Woodworker, Gary Leake will be demonstrating some of his furniture making techniques on Friday at 10-5pm.  Gary is always on the lookout for one-of-a-kind pieces of timber, each of which provides its own inspiration for a finished piece of furniture art.  John Ebner will be at The Wood Merchant on Saturday at 10-5pm to visit with customers and sign his artwork.  Considered the area’s most collected artist, John has painted and studied the area for the past 35 years.

 

 

 

 

 

2017 SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS:

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Museum of Northwest Art

www.museumofnwart.org

121 S. 1st St.

Mel Katz: Choices; Raven Skyriver: Submerge; and Hidden Narrative: Artwork from the Permanent Collection.  Open Friday and Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 12-5pm

Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum

www.laconnerquilts.org

703 S. 2nd St.

Creative Passions & Stitch: Five Harker Diploma Students; Photographs & Memories – invitational.  Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11-5pm

Skagit County Historical Museum

www.skagitcounty.net/museum

501 S. 4th St.

“In the Valley of Mystic Light” exhibit.  Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11-5pm

Skagit Artists – Juried Art Show

at La Conner Civic Garden Club

www.skagitartiststogether.com

622 South Second Street  

Open Friday 5-9pm, Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 10-4pm.

Kiwanis Chowder by the Channel

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The annual “Chowder by the Channel” fund raiser will be held on Saturday from 3-6pm at the La Conner Middle School Gym.

Directions: 306 N 6th ST, La Conner, WA 98257.

Local restaurants present their signature Chowders for sampling, and YOUR vote for the Best Chowder of Skagit Valley – $8/ticket. 

Please come and help the Children of La Conner at the “Chowder by the Channel”