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Art’s Alive made big comeback this year

 

November 17, 2021

OPEN SHOW WINNER FROM 36TH ART’S ALIVE – Visitors voted Lynn Zimmerman’s painting, “Misty Morning,” the winner among the over 30 pieces on display from local and regional artists. – Photo courtesy of La Conner Arts Foundation

Local art lovers turned out in force for Art’s Alive 2021.

Almost 1,100 people attended the four-day event in Maple Hall Nov. 5-8. This was the 36th annual show since Black Swan Café owner Martin Hahn, Art Hupy and a group of artists that included Ed Kamuda and Michael Clough held the first Art’s Alive in the Gaches Mansion in 1985.

Since then, the show has been organized by town merchants, the La Conner Chamber of Commerce and the La Conner Arts Commission.

“The town literally rescued the show,” said Sylvia Strong. She directs the La Conner Arts Foundation, which now prod...



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