Maple Hall lit up by Art's Alive


November 15, 2023

People viewing art.

Coizie Bettinger

ANOTHER ONE IN THE BOOKS: ART'S ALIVE 2023 – The 38th annual exhibit of regional artists powered through Saturday's electrical outage and saw its last visitors – and sales – Monday.

When power failed in La Conner late Friday night and Saturday, the cell phone flashlights came out at Art's Alive.

"It was art in the dark," said La Conner Arts Foundation board member Sheila Johnson – at least in the Invitational Show on Maple Hall's main floor. Upstairs, natural light flooding through the windows made the Open Show pieces easier to see on Saturday. Entrance table volunteers fielded the question "When will the lights come on?" over and over.

After some false starts, the question was answered about 3 p.m. and "art in the light" resumed.

Maple Hall was packed when the show open...

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