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Welcome to Camano Island's first tiny free art gallery located at 196 Maple St. Here art is for fun and for free. The gallery features original artworks and beautiful keepsakes that are finding a new home.
How to Leave Art and Keepsakes in the Gallery
We're looking for small original works or keepsakes you want to share with the greater community - paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, craft work or whatever else is your original creation or a beautiful keepsake that needs a new home. Artists, this is an opportunity to share drawings, studies, sketches, samples, maquettes - anything not destined for galleries. It's also an opportunity to re-home keepsakes from your collections.
Simply come to 196 Maple St., Camano Island, and position your work in the gallery. If the gallery seems too full, bring your work up to the front porch and put it in the box for that purpose. We expect high turnover because of the number of walkers and visitors to AirBNB in the...
| ||There is an opportunity for artists to have tiny solo shows in the gallery. The shows last 10 days and during that period the gallery is locked to secure your artworks. (Unfortunately the work is not insured while in the gallery unless you have your own insurance.) One solo show per month is anticipated.|
| ||In case a kid is inspired by the Gallery, free basic art supplies are always available. Kids are welcome to bring work to display in the Gallery.|
| ||Opening April 1, the gallery will be busy throughout the month. So many wonderful artists are displaying and offering work. So many interested patrons are enjoying the work as they stroll by.|
| ||Enjoy your absolutely free tour of the gallery. Items change throughout the day. And please do not take our mannikins, easels and bitty little dog.|
| ||The gallery was ready and waiting for opening day. A nice crowd of neighbors and friends came together and shared art and took art.|
BlogA New Rock GardenA new rock garden has been added near the Tiny Free Gallery to display and offer the many delightful painted rocks donated to the gallery. Come take a look at the changing landscape of rock and shell art. Many thanks to the rock painters.
Camano Studio Tour, June 25-27, 1-5
The Annual Studio Tour, sponsored by the Camano Arts Association, is this Friday through Sunday, June 25-27 from 10-5 daily. See www.camanostudiotour.com for full details. The tour features four galleries, including Matzke Fine Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, pictured here, and 16 artist studios on Camano Island and in Stanwood.
The Gallery Rocks On
The Madrona neighborhood on Camano Island fronts a rocky beach. When the waves come in on a stormy day, you can hear the rocks rolling back and forth getting rounded and smoothed as they do. So painted rocks are found everywhere on Camano Island, including right here in the gallery.
An Itty Bitty Bunny Hops Into the Gallery
Yesterday, a giving person with a touch of humor, added an itty bitty bunny to the gallery. This bitty bunny joins our little menagerie of Itty Dog, Bitty Kitty, bear and beaver. Oscar, the mannikin, particularly likes bunny because it looks at him so adoringly.
It's Too Hot!
Oscar and Marcel and the resident animals complained about all but expiring from the 100 degree plus temperatures in the gallery on a sunny afternoon. West facing, the gallery heats up in the afternoon making it inhospitable to some kinds of art. Yesterday, Greg, who built the gallery, came by to create a way for the hot air to ventilate into the "attic" and then to the outside.