Presented by Guemes Island Community Center Association (GICCA)
“Enriching and Connecting our Island Community”

Presented by GICCA

“Enriching and Connecting our Island Community”

Welcome to the new “COMMUNITY” page that merges Public Art with a new “Creative Speak” column. 

We are growing and changing to best meet the art needs of the island with an expanded opportunity for art related news and updates. We listened to your comments and have divided the Community page into two sections to best connect with the interests of our viewers.

Creative Speak offers updated art news for the Guemes Island art world! Creative gatherings, fun happenings, inspirational opportunities, crazy events, and interesting people may be found here. We need your input to add content to this section! 

Send an Email to GuemesIslandArt@gmail.com with your suggestions.

Devon LeBoutillier

Art for Sale!

“Art for Sale” is a December event to purchase holiday gifts and to support Guemes Island artists. Shop online or in person during the studio tours!

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Devon LeBoutillier

Art for Sale!

“Art for Sale” is a December event to purchase holiday gifts and to support Guemes Island artists. Shop online or in person during the studio tours!

READ MORE »

Gather with your fellow Guemes Island Artists. Share artistic knowledge, skills, and techniques from the world of sketching, drawing or painting… Or just come to chat and get creative. This is the place to find those friendly gatherings so check back to see what is new!

Fiber Arts at the Hall

Let’s get together and gather for some fun and socializing – all while working on our personal Fiber Arts projects and getting re-inspired and re-energized in the company of others.

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Northwest Art Alliance is featuring Guemes Island Art from February through May of 2021, with a continued presence on their Small Community Focus page.

Every month GIA would like to offer a short art history lesson on a piece of Guemes art. We are excited that our collection of Public Art keeps growing and we have shifted to a monthly featured theme, color, or medium of public art… check back to enjoy the changes. Send your suggestions or public art photos to GuemesIslandArt@gmail.com

Public Art History Lesson

Where did Santa go?


Did Santa head to Arizona for the winter? Along South Shore Drive, where the road takes a sharp turn, a little silver trailer had been the home for Santa for many years. The island history buffs have heard stories that were never confirmed. A piece of history is now missing, and it is believed that Santa was tired of the wet winter weather and probably retired to Arizona or Southern California.

As the connection to island art and so this part of history is not lost, inquiring minds want to know what was the origin of this missing Santa? To add to the myth or mystery… what to you recall? Was this Santa scary… or strange… or mystical… or just part of a Guemes legend?

Where did Santa go?


Did Santa head to Arizona for the winter? Along South Shore Drive, where the road takes a sharp turn, a little silver trailer had been the home for Santa for many years. The island history buffs have heard stories that were never confirmed. A piece of history is now missing, and it is believed that Santa was tired of the wet winter weather and probably retired to Arizona or Southern California.

As the connection to island art and so this part of history is not lost, inquiring minds want to know what was the origin of this missing Santa? To add to the myth or mystery… what to you recall? Was this Santa scary… or strange… or mystical… or just part of a Guemes legend?

This Month's Public Art Feature:
"Festive & Winter"

December’s public art feature shows artwork related to this festive time of year and the chilly PNW winters.

Send your public art photos to guemesislandart@gmail.com with “PUBLIC ART” as the subject.