If you want to tap in to your inner art lover, look no further than Whidbey and Camano Islands. The islands are home to a variety of artists who share their creations through various galleries and events. Several of their works will be on display during the largest single event on Camano Island, The 16th Annual Camano Island Studio Tour.
For two weekends in May 48 artists, 31 studios and three galleries open their doors to give visitors a chance to learn about the art process, see artists in action and acquire works of art. There are many different types of art featured on the tour, including ceramics, glass, jewelry, sculpture, photography and more. The self-guided tour not only gives you a chance to mingle with the artists, it’s also an excuse to enjoy the scenery and beaches of Camano.
A must-see stop on the art aficionado’s list should be the Matzke Sculpture Park. Surrounded by nature, the trees, flowers and lawn come together to form a beautiful setting for more than 75 sculptures by various American and international artists. Throughout the ten-acre park you’ll see bronze, stainless steel, stone, wood and glass transformed in to exotic works of art. Changing seasons and different times of day mean you’ll never see a sculpture in the same light twice.
Celebrate the art and culture of Whidbey and Camano Islands with a weekend trip this May! The Camano Island Studio Tour takes place Mother’s Day weekend and the following weekend each year, from 10am to 5pm. The Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park
is open on the weekends from 10am – 5pm.