From Art Walks to Galleries: Your Guide to Exploring the Visual Arts on Whidbey Island

From Art Walks to Galleries: Your Guide to Exploring the Visual Arts on Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island is home to a *thriving* visual arts scene. Whether you’re an artist looking for an active community or you’re someone who appreciates the arts and loves going on art walks and studio tours (or of course, both!), you’ll find plenty to keep you busy. Keep reading for a quick look at where to get started on your Whidbey Island art adventures!  

8 Whidbey Island Spots With the Most Instagram-Worthy Views

8 Whidbey Island Spots With the Most Instagram-Worthy Views

It’s no secret: Whidbey Island is a gorgeous place to call home. From forests where sunlight streams through the trees to views of the shimmering Puget Sound with the majestic Olympic Mountains in the distance… we’ve got it all right here! If you’re looking for a scenic spot for a photoshoot or just somewhere you can enjoy a relaxing picnic with a picture-perfect setting, here’s a list of some of the most Instagram-worthy views right here on Whidbey Island.

A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Out on the Water to Explore Whidbey Island

A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Out on the Water to Explore Whidbey Island

You don’t need to own a boat or have years of sailing experience to get out on the gorgeous water that surrounds Whidbey Island! This post is all about helping beginners “get their feet wet” and learn how to take advantage of one of the very best things about living on Whidbey—having the shimmering Puget Sound right at your fingertips.

What's Happening on Whidbey: August 2019

What's Happening on Whidbey: August 2019

Whether you’re looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the sunshine or you want to get out and meet your neighbors (or both!), the rest of summer beings us some fabulous events and happenings on Whidbey Island! And, of course, at the end of the month we have the Oak Harbor Music Festival to look forward to, which I’m proud to be the title sponsor of for the third year in a row. Happy Summer!

Free & Fun Things To Do with Kids this Summer on Whidbey Island

Free & Fun Things To Do with Kids this Summer on Whidbey Island

If you have kids, then you’re bound to hear “I’m bored” once the newness of summer vacation wears off! We’re lucky that our island is packed with fun things to do, and we even have some fun options that are conveniently free. Keep reading for things you can do with your kiddos this summer on Whidbey Island, all without breaking the bank!

6 Small Live Music Venues to Check Out on Whidbey Island

6 Small Live Music Venues to Check Out on Whidbey Island

Sometimes a small, intimate live concert is just the perfect way to spend an evening—and it’s even better when you’ve got delicious beverages and treats within reach! When you’re in the mood for some live music, there’s no need to head to a huge concert hall thanks to our many coffee shops, bistros, and taprooms that regularly host local musicians. Here are just a few of the places on Whidbey Island that frequently host live music. Be sure to get out your calendar in case a few upcoming shows strike a chord!

3 State Parks To Go Camping at on Whidbey Island

3 State Parks To Go Camping at on Whidbey Island

Whether you’re coming in from out of town or you live on Whidbey Island and are looking for a scenic getaway that’s close to home, our island offers some prime opportunities for camping. From waterfront vistas to woodsy retreats that’ll feel like you’re miles and miles deep into the wilderness, Whidbey Island’s state parks offer a little bit of everything to discover and explore. Plus, a range of campsites means that both tent campers and RV “glampers” are all welcome!

Your Guide to Summer Camps on Whidbey Island: Sailing, Theatre, Language Immersion, & More!

Your Guide to Summer Camps on Whidbey Island: Sailing, Theatre, Language Immersion, & More!

Summer is right around the corner, and now is the time to sign kids up for summer camps on Whidbey Island! There’s something for every age and interest, and summer is the perfect time for kids and teens to try something new and maybe even pick up a new hobby. (Plus, these camps are sure to keep kids busy and prevent the inevitable “I’m bored!” comments from happening!)

Where to Donate Your Used Items on Whidbey Island

Where to Donate Your Used Items on Whidbey Island

Whether you’re in spring cleaning mode or feeling inspired after watching “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix, giving your home a deep clean can often mean accumulating a pile of stuff to donate! Luckily, Whidbey Island has several donation opportunities that make parting with things you no longer need or use as easy as possible. And not only will you end up with a tidy home, but you’ll be able to help those in need along the way!