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    August 2021

    Bronze Sculpture workshop with Jeff Day

    Art Classes, Freeland
    August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Cloudstone Sculpture Park, 5056 Cloudstone Lane
    Freeland, 98249

    Bronze sculpture workshop with noted Northwest sculptor, Jeff Day, Friday & Saturday, August 13-14 & Saturday, August 28, 2021 Sculptor Jeff Day will lead a small workshop introducing lost wax bronze casting by teaching the elements of design as they apply to creating a bronze sculpture. In the process, participants will design, form, and finish a bronze sculpture of their own. 8/13 Friday, 6-8pm -  An evening meet and greet where Jeff gives participants an orientation to the concepts and…

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    Summer Night Series: The Complete Works of W.M. Shakespeare Abridged

    Langley, Performing Arts
    August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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    One event on August 14, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    One event on August 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    One event on August 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    One event on August 20, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    One event on August 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    One event on August 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm

    Whidbey Island Center For The Arts, 565 Camano Avenue
    Langley, 98260

    The entire canon of Shakespeare's plays in less than two hours? Rollick along with us as we attempt to distill the immensity of the Bard's genius into 90 minutes of roller-coastering, madcap hilarity. Fun for everyone, Shakespeare fan or not Directed by David Churchill.  

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    Capturing the Light in Watercolor with Lynn Ferris

    Art Classes, Coupeville
    August 14 @ 9:00 am - August 17 @ 4:00 pm
    Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
    Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

    Take your work to the next level! Light and shadow shouldn’t be afterthoughts in our paintings. In fact, good use of light and shadow is one of the best ways to take a painting from ordinary to extraordinary. In her signature workshop, “Capturing the Light,” Lynn will show students how to use light and shadow to design stronger compositions and bring drama to a variety of subject matter. She will be teaching ALL NEW lessons in her 2021 workshop, including how…

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    Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival

    Coupeville, Festivals, Outdoor Events
    August 14 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 15, 2021

    The 2021 Coupeville Festival will happen on August 14 and 15, 2021. Yes, we will look different - more vendor spacing, health precautions in effect, all guidelines regarding Covid 19 protocols will be followed that are in place at the time of the festival. But we will happen. And we welcome you and thank you all for your patience. See you August 14 and 15!

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    Making It & Painting It: Collage, Construction & Paint with Holly Roberts

    Art Galleries, Coupeville
    August 16 @ 9:00 am - August 20 @ 4:00 pm
    Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
    Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

    Master the elusive art of transferring images to create striking works in this unique workshop, which combines the arts of painting and applied imagery. We cover the basics of working with acrylic paints to establish powerful substrates (underlying layers) that allow you to build images through collage and different transfer techniques. Students learn several approaches to working with paint, as well as basic adhesion techniques and multiple transfer processes.  Along with photographs, you are encouraged to use any combination of…

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    Whidbey Plein Air Paint Out!

    Art Classes, Coupeville
    August 16 @ 9:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm
    Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
    Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

    Paint Out: August 16th – 19th, 2021 Artwork Submission: August 20th in the AM Sale and Reception: August 20th Weekend Art Sale & Exhibition: August 21st – 22nd Plein Air Artists! We want YOU next summer for our second annual Plein Air open event, August 16-19, 2021 on stunning Whidbey Island. For four days, come paint the beaches, forests, townscapes, and vistas that Whidbey affords, with an emphasis on Coupeville. We will then celebrate you and the art you have created by holding a…

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    The Color of Light with Arthur Meyerson

    Art Classes, Coupeville
    August 18 @ 9:00 am - August 22 @ 4:00 pm
    Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
    Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

    This renowned workshop is designed for both amateur and professional photographers who wish to strengthen their ability to see and work in color. Through daily shooting assignments, critiques and discussions, participants acquire techniques to become more sensitive to light and its effects on color, composition, texture, pattern, and design. While covering the use and quality of natural light, the main focus is on investigating color from a personal point of view. Arthur guides and inspires participants to help refine an…

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    Summer Open Studio Tour – Whidbey Working Artists

    *Islandwide, Art Galleries, Art Studios
    August 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 22, 2021

    Whidbey Island, Islandwide WA 98260 United States

    Whidbey Island is home to a large, vibrant, diverse community of artists. As an organization we believe that opening our studios offers visitors the opportunity to share in the process of how art is created and a glimpse of how artists inhabit their creative space. This shared experience between artists and visitors provides a stimulating creative conversation that enhances the arts while also educating and developing an appreciation for the handcrafted. View the studios at http://www.whidbeyworkingartists.com/

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    Meerkerk Gardens 2021 Bluegrass Festival

    August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Meerkerk Gardens, 3531 Meerkerk Lane
    Greenbank, 98253

    We welcome back our annual Bluegrass Festival to the Gazebo stage on August 21st! Bring your family and friends to Meerkerk Gardens to enjoy the great music of our Bluegrass musicians! New this year! The fine folks from DLUX BBQ in Freeland will be bringing their Fire Engine food truck and selling their pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, sodas and water. Who doesn’t love a BBQ and Bluegrass afternoon?

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    Fabulous Florals with Elizabeth St. Hilaire

    Art Classes, Coupeville
    August 22 @ 9:00 am - August 26 @ 4:00 pm
    Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
    Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

    In this course, we are going to paint and collage fabulous floral arrangements from life. Whatever your level of ability, you CAN paint flowers! They are organic, they are forgiving, they are colorful FUN shapes that have been the source of joy for many occasions and for many years. Because it’s about creative color and simple shapes! Join me for some mixed media experimentation and gel plate instruction!  Let’s paint together, let’s find joy in art, in collage, in blooming,…

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    Painting the Draped Figure with ZHAOMING WU

    Art Classes, Langley
    August 23 @ 9:00 am - August 26 @ 5:00 pm
    Whidbey Island Fine Art Studio, 813 Edgecliff Dr
    Langley, 98260

    Painting the Draped Figure ​August 23 - 26 $825 Skill level: intermediate to advanced ​In this 4-day workshop, Zhaoming will teach a traditional “painterly” technique of oil painting.  It will be applied to figure painting in an “alla prima” approach.  Emphasis will be placed on composition, color and understanding light on form.  It will include the process of producing appropriate values and edges to create mood and atmosphere. Students will be led into figure painting practice by observing Zhaoming’s demonstrations…

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    Summer Still Life – On Location with Mike Wise

    Art Classes, Coupeville
    August 27 @ 9:00 am - August 29 @ 4:00 pm

    WORKSHOP LOCATION: 560 Hill Valley Road, Coupeville WA private studio of Mike Wise   Join nationally renowned impressionist Mike Wise in his home studio on beautiful Whidbey Island to learn how to create luminous still life paintings from life reference. Students will use flowers and fruits from Mike’s own summer garden and the local farmers’ market to compose paintings that encapsulate the sumptuous beauty of summer with rich color, light and depth. Throughout this three day workshop, students will explore how…

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    Summer Night Series: Fiddles to Fiesta – Music of the Americas

    Langley, Music Events
    August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Whidbey Island Center For The Arts, 565 Camano Avenue
    Langley, 98260

    Whidbey Island Orchestra is proud to present "From Fiddles To Fiesta," a summer celebration featuring string, flute, piano, and percussion music from throughout the Americas. From the fiddle music of Appalachia and the Rio Grande all the way to the rhythms of Mexico and the tangos of Argentina, we promise a foot-stompin', dance-in-your-seat good time for all.

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    Summer Night Series: Improv with Billy

    Langley, Performing Arts
    August 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Whidbey Island Center For The Arts, 565 Camano Avenue
    Langley, 98260

    An evening of improvisation with WICA marketing director and improv-extraordinaire, Billy Tierney.

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    Summer Night Series: Bach Arias and Chamber Music

    Langley, Music Events
    August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Whidbey Island Center For The Arts, 565 Camano Avenue
    Langley, 98260

    Soprano Danielle Reutter-Harrah, organist Henry Lebedinsky, and violinist Tekla Cunningham join forces for a program of favorite Bach arias and chamber music, as well as music by composer in the Bach circle such as Pachelbel and Kreiger.

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    Expressive Dye Painting with Sue Benner

    Art Classes, Coupeville
    August 31 @ 9:00 am - September 4 @ 4:00 pm
    Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
    Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

    Make your marks, brush your strokes, and record it all on fabric. Bold and expressive use of Procion MX dyes is the goal of this workshop.  Sue teaches her layered painterly approach using direct application, mono-printing, and various other techniques.  Emphasis is also placed on developing sophisticated color combinations, using interesting tools, along with adding touches of metallic and opaque fabric paints.  Sue shares helpful hints, technical information, and her own variations. Skill Level: intermediate to advanced

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    September 2021

    Bold and Uninhibited: Oil and Cold Wax Painting with Serena Barton

    Art Classes, Coupeville
    September 1 @ 9:00 am - September 4 @ 4:00 pm
    Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch Street
    Coupeville, WA 98239 United States

    Creating abstract art with oil paint and cold wax medium is intuitive, bold, and full of discovery. Your pieces will take on lives of their own through the many layers of oil and cold wax you apply, addition of mixed media elements, and the areas you choose to scrape away. Each oil and cold wax piece is a result of a moment in time and space where elements converge in a one-time-only way. I’ll show you lots of techniques for…

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    Woodpalooza

    September 3 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until September 4, 2021

    An event every day that begins at 12:00 pm, repeating until September 5, 2021

    WICA Zech Hall, 565 Camano Ave
    Langley, 98260

    Woodworkers Guild Presents the 17th Annual “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza” Exhibition on Beautiful Whidbey Island The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild is pleased to announce the return of our “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA” Exhibition – the 17th Annual Show of Whidbey’s Finest Woodwork at WICA (Whidbey Island Center for the Arts). This year’s show promises exceptional work by eighteen of Whidbey’s best! September 3 - 5, 2021. Exhibition (free) open Noon - 5PM daily. Whidbey Island Center…

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    Oak Harbor Music Festival

    Festivals, Fundraiser, Music Events, Oak Harbor, Outdoor Events
    September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 4, 2021

    An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 5, 2021

    Dowtown Oak Harbor, SE Pioneer Way
    Oak Harbor, 98277

    A free, end of summer music festival featuring folk, rock, R&B, country, blues, jazz and more on the north end of Whidbey Island. Funds raised at the festival go to a scholarship for students interested in pursuing a career in music.

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    WHIDBEY ART MARKET

    September 4 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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    An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 5, 2021

    Whidbey Island Sculpture Experience (WISE), 1162 E Crescent Harbor Rd
    Oak Harbor, 98277

    Have you missed attending Whidbey Island art fairs and events? Well, we’ve missed you! We’re an informal and ever-changing group of Whidbey Island visual artists, coming together to share our art with you in a fun and safe setting. For 2021 we have planned five art market events: two on South Whidbey and three on North Whidbey. You’re invited to all of them. The spring and fall events will be indoors, in case the weather is challenging. The three summer…

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