I was fortunate to be part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Anacortes Arts Festival this year. They created a new street art area called, Gorilla/Guerrilla and I was asked to be the Guerrilla Coordinator. What fun that was. We incorporated this new street art theme into the working artist/Experience Art section of the fair and the crowd was soaking it up. We had close to a dozen painters from the Washington Plein Air group and few others out on the streets of Anacortes demonstrating their art. The artists enjoyed it so much that they asked to come back next year. It was a huge success!
This year, the attendance to the fair was phenomenal. The weather was perfect, bringing everyone out to enjoy it. Everyone was having such a great time. The compliments about the new Gorilla/Guerrilla and expanded Experience Art area, was overflowing. I felt such joy and pride to be involved with such an amazing and successful organization.
Since moving to Anacortes, I have discovered a part of myself that enjoys being involved. My tendencies of involvement lean towards the Arts. Not sure why, since I am not an artist, it's just how it happened. I admit though, that I get so much pleasure in being a part of the art community and I look forward to becoming a part of it, even in small ways.
Expressing Myself with - Volunteering and Appreciation.