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Artist Profiles

Whidbey Island artist profile Peggy Moe

Artist Profile: Peggy Moe

Local artist Peggy Moe makes whimsical paper flowers that can brighten any space, and she enjoys teaching others how to do the same.

“Somebody once asked me to do some bouquets for the Women on Whidbey (WOW) Conference,” explains Peggy. “Then other people saw that and now I’m giving a class, teaching other women how to do this.”…

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Judith Adams Poetic Apothecary artist profile

Artist Profile: Judith Adams

Judith Adams is an English-born poet who has lived in the United States since 1976. Adams has published four books of poetry and recorded several albums of her work, and her poems have been published in numerous magazines and anthologies.

Adams has taken poetry to patients at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and held readings at the Frye Art Museum and Third Place Books in Seattle….

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Whidbey Island artist profile Pat McVay

Artist Profile: Pat McVay

Pat McVay is the local artist behind some of Whidbey Island and the Pacific Northwest’s most recognizable sculptures. He is also responsible for several business signs around the island, including the iconic “Welcome to Whidbey Island” sign at the Clinton Ferry Terminal. He is quick to explain that he was one of 10 artists who worked collaboratively on that sign….

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Art Events

Village by the sea storytelling festival

Village by the Sea Storytelling Festival

Location: Langley

The second annual Village by the Sea Storytelling Festival expands to a 2-day event this year. You’ll find two shows, three storytelling workshops for teens and adults, and one performance for children.

Storytellers for Festival 2020 include Anne Rutherford and Norm Brecke from Portland; Rebecca Hom from Walla Walla;…

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Holland Happening carnival and parade Oak Harbor

Holland Happening

Location: Oak Harbor

Holland Happening celebrates the many cultures that have come together in Oak Harbor. You’ll find (and hear) a carnival, food, vendors and much more all along the downtown waterfront. Or you can peruse the beautiful artwork from local students displayed in store’s windows.

The carnival runs Thursday through Sunday. You can pre-purchase your carnival tickets at the Oak Harbor Chamber….

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Penn Cove Water Festival in Coupeville

Penn Cove Water Festival

Location: Coupeville

The Penn Cove Water Festival is a FREE family festival celebrating the Pacific Northwest Native culture. The festival features canoe races, music and dance entertainment, storytelling, and arts and crafts vendors. There are also educational displays by other non-profits exhibiting ways we can appreciate and protect the local environment.

For more information visit: http://www.penncovewaterfestival.com…

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Whidbey Telecom Directory Covers

In support of our wonderful local artists and creative community, Whidbey Telecom runs a yearly Directory Cover Contest. Check out the past winners below.

2019 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2019
2018 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2018
2017 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2017
2016 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2016
2015 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2015
2014 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2014
2013 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2013
2012 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2012
2011 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2011
2010 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2010
2009 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2009
2008 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2008
2007 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2007
2006 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2006
2005 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2005
2004 Whidbey Telecom phone book cover contest winner 2004

Congratulations, Sarah Bird!

The 2019/2020 Telephone Directory Cover Contest winner is Sarah Bird of Oak Harbor. The contest theme was “Life on the Beach,” and that sentiment was perfectly captured in Sarah’s winning entry. Her photograph features her black labrador Tali frolicking on the beach at Joseph Whidbey State Park. The directory is now available in the Freeland Customer Experience Center. Phone books can also be found in the 30+ free courtesy phone locations throughout Whidbey Island, Hat Island and Point Roberts.