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For nearly 75 years a beautiful Great Depression-era mural painted by “Northwest Mystic” artist Kenneth Callahan has been enriching the lives of postal customers in Anacortes, Washington. And for over thirty years this masterpiece depicting crewmen on a salmon purse-seiner has been misidentified with the name “Halibut Fishermen.” What’s interesting about this error is how it hints at the artistic struggles concealed in the layers of paint on Callahan’s canvas, compelling us to wonder if there is more to it… Continue reading
“The drum that beats inside our chest… is the Heart of Anacortes!”The Spoonshine Duo
“Anacortes, A Slice of Heaven on Earth… that is my mantra! I came to Anacortes for a day tour during a 2 week vacation in the area. I fell in love immediately! So here is what happened. I came to Anacortes for a vacation and never left! That was almost 23 years ago!!!”Mary E. Staley
“I believe the people who are here in Anacortes are meant to be here.”Chris Terrell