Arts and Entertainment

Whidbey Working Artists preps for spring tour

Whidbey Working Artists is preparing for the seventh annual Spring Art Studio Tour Saturday and Sunday, March 6 and 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

This free, self-guided tour will feature 38 artists at 24 working studios. Most artists will be demonstrating during the tour providing rare insight into the creative process and techniques.

An exhibit featuring one piece from each artist will be available for viewing at the Coupeville Recreation Hall in downtown Coupeville Friday, March 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., concurrent with the Coupeville Mussel Festival’s Mussel Mingle.

A color brochure with a map and artist information is available online at www.whidbeyworkingartists.com. Printed brochures with map are available before the event at most art galleries in Island, Snohomish and Skagit counties, or at the Coupeville Recreation Hall during the event.

Organizers say the diversity, quality, and creativity of art on the tour have fostered remarkable audience growth throughout the history of this event.

Whidbey Working Artists seeks to inspire and educate the budding amateur artist and provide awareness to the general public of the skills available locally from its talented members. In 2004 the group was formed to bring together the Whidbey artist community to promote a studio tour to be held each spring.

Now in its seventh year, Whidbey Working Artists includes artists representing a variety of media including painting, photography, encaustic, print, pottery, sculpture, fiber, jewelry, wood and multimedia. Visit whidbeyworkingartists.com for more information.

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