Arts & Culture

Best of August Art Festivals Around the Sound

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From the waterfront of Whidbey Island to the quaint community of Sumner, there are musicians, artists and food vendors celebrating all August long.

Proctor Art Fest
Friday and Saturday
August 5 and 6
Proctor & 26th
Tacoma, WA
http://www.proctorartsfest.com

This will be the 15th edition of the Proctor Arts Festival. It starts Friday, August 5th with a sidewalk sale by area merchants. Many feature items up to 70 percent off regular prices. Saturday, August 6th is the festival itself. It will feature live music, the Bite of Proctor, more than 100 booths of all sorts and descriptions, Kid’s Fun Fest, Top Dog Contest, Parade and fun galore. A juried art show features the work of artists from around the region.

Anacortes Arts Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
August 5, 6 and 7
505 O Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
360.293.6211
http://www.anacortesartsfestival.com

One of the oldest and largest arts festivals in the northwest celebrating 50 years in 2011. The festival features 250 booth artisans, a fine art exhibit, ethnic and regional foods, music on multiple stages, youth activities and demonstrating artists.

Sumner Arts Festival
Friday and Saturday
August 5 and 6
Main Street
Sumner, WA
http://www.sumnerartsfestival.org

Arts and Crafts, Music Stages, Food Court, Children’s activities. 38 years of quality, handcrafted and unique items in one of the largest southern Puget Sound area art festivals.

Historic Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival
Saturday and Sunday
August 13 and 14
Historic Waterfront
Coupeville,Whidbey Island, WA
http://www.coupevilleartsandcraftsfestival.org

Over 200 artists, live musical entertainment, kids activities, food vendors and more. The Festival is renowned for its primary focus on quality arts and crafts, handmade by artisans from the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Downtown Renton Art Walk
Saturday, August 20
South 3rd
Renton, WA
http://www.artsunlimited.org

A day of great art, food, music, events, freebies and discounts. See paintings, multi-media, pottery, sculpture, crafts and photography displays from over 100 local artists.

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