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Whidbey Island artists earn grant dollars

Four Whidbey Island residents were recently awarded $500 grants from the Whidbey Island Arts Council. The four winners of the WIAC Artist Grants are Freeland resident Debra Calkins for fiber arts; Oak Harbor resident Dan Ishler for ceramics; Langley resident Gary Shallock for watercolor and Langley resident Anne Smidt.

The four grants are awarded annually by the WIAC to island residents working in the visual and performing arts. For more information on the Whidbey Island Arts Council grants, scholarships, and activities please visit, For specific information regarding this year’s granting process, contact

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