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Anacortes plans downtown creative arts district

 


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,...



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