2017 MERCHANT EXHIBITS:
105 S. 1st St.
Event Details: International ethnic gift shop of Atieno Kombe will feature Saeed Abbas, special guest artist who will lecture on West African traditional music and demonstrate on several musical instruments on Sunday, 11/5 at 1-5pm. Also offering Taste of African Chai! Store hours are Friday-Sunday at 10-5pm. https://saeedabbas.wordpress.com/about/
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.
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.
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.
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.