The San Juan Islands Museum of Art celebrates ninth Anniversary on Valentine’s Day

Submitted by The San Juan Islands Museum of Art

On Valentine’s Day in 2015, San Juan Islands Museum of Art opened its doors for the first time. The museum will host a ninth anniversary celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 14, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wine and prosecco will be available for purchase and desserts will be provided. The event is free to the public, no reservations required.

The Artists’ Registry Show is currently on exhibition. The museum hopes to see you there.

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Also, Family Art Days are running through Feb. 24!

All workshops are free and open to children (five and older) accompanied by at least one adult (family member, friend, or mentor). These workshops offer the opportunity for both the children and the adults with them to participate in hands-on art activities led by artists in the stimulating environment of the museum.

Don’t miss this chance to attend a workshop led by artists participating in the current Artists’ Registry exhibit at SJIMA and will include brief visits to view the artist’s works on display.

February Upcoming Family Art Days:

Time: Each workshop runs from noon – 2 p.m.

Location: 540 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250.

Register: For more details and to register go to

Class size is limited, early registration is highly recommended.

Feb. 10, Francie Hansen will lead a workshop called, Amazing Assemblages. Hansen, well-known for her Trashion Fashion shows at the county fair, finds treasures in what other people discard.

Feb. 17: Lauryl Gaumer and Derek Castro, artists whose studio is Friday Harbor Fabrication (for custom metalwork) will team teach their workshop Sketching Something Sculpturally.

Feb. 24: The final workshop of this series, My Bird, will be presented by Nadia Larson, who has an extensive background both as a watercolor artist and as a high school art teacher.

Family Art Day Sponsors:

The Stocker Foundation, San Juan Island Community Foundation, Suzy Wakefield, Leonie Griswold, April Ford, Kiwanis Club, and the McMillan Family.

About San Juan Islands Museum of Art: At the San Juan Islands Museum of Art, we celebrate artists, creativity, community and generosity through exhibits, education, and events. Located on beautiful San Juan Island in the Pacific Northwest, SJIMA connects islanders and visitors from around the world through powerful and timely museum exhibits and programming. Learn more: