Anacortes plans downtown creative arts district
May 24, 2022
An alliance of Anacortes arts groups has applied to ArtsWa, the state panel for designation of creative district status in the historic downtown area, a process outlined during a one-hour public meeting at the Anacortes Community Theatre May 18.
“A creative district has been a dream of ours,” said Anacortes Community Theatre President T.J. Fantini, who noted that the arts are just now rebounding from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We were one of the first industries to shut down,” he said, “and we were one of the last to come back.”
Developed by the state legislature five years ago,...