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

Presented by GICCA

“Enriching and Connecting our Island Community”

Design Changes Coming to GIA

With the changing of the season, our website will be changing as well. Over the next couple of months you will notice the website taking on a new and improved look! We have decided it is time for a clean up and to also make the site a bit more modern. Don’t worry though, the site will still be colorful! We are still making decisions on the exact direction but here is a sneak peak at some design concepts: new logo, color palette, and typography.

Let us know what you think! 

Artist of the Month: Marietta Harrigan

This month we get to learn about Guemes Island’s Marietta Harrigan. She is a painter who beautifully captures her surroundings. Her tools are oils and pastels, and the results are exceptional pieces of art. The colors and contrasts are visually stimulating and bring pure joy to the observer. Read more about Marietta HERE.

October’s Feature: Trunk or Treat

This month’s feature is about the return of Trunk or Treat! Devon is on the look out for people who want to decorate their car’s trunk and hand out treats and trinkets to Guemes Island kids on Halloween. MORE INFORMATION

October’s Themed Art Feature: Autumn Colors & Spooky

The month of October is all about celebrating the beautiful colors of autumn and all the spookiness that comes with it! One of our artists, Kara Simons, has an extreme love for Halloween and all things spooky and frequently shows that in her ceramic pieces. Take a look at all the other spooky art or artwork filled with the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows of autumn HERE.

Kara Simons

Winter Art Studio Tour

The 2022 Guemes Island Art Studio Winter Tour is Saturday, December 3 from 10:00 to 4:00. A total of ten studio sites with 27 Guemes Island artists included in this year’s tour. The tour will showcase artistic styles and a variety of mediums including ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, wood and more!


“Emma’s” will offer coffee, fresh baked goods, and snacks at the Guemes Island Community Center Hall beginning at 9:30 am with an outside window or inside ordering. The popular drive-through “Soup to Go” will return at the Guemes Community Church with soup, bread, and dessert for $5.


More information to come on November 1st!

Upcoming Artsy Holidays & Local Events

View our calendar HERE or click on each event for more details


Fiesta Latina at MoNA: Oct 2, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Life Drawing at Buxton’s in Anacortes: Oct 5, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Public Art Talk: The Art of Rebellion at the MoNA: Oct 9, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Guemes Island Fiber Arts Group Meeting: Oct 16, 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Life Drawing at Buxton’s in Anacortes: Oct 19, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

National Day on Writing: Oct 20

Watershed Art and Discovery Day in Mt. Vernon: Oct 22 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

International Artist Day: Oct 25

International Animation Day: Oct 28

Halloween: Oct 31

3rd Annual Trunk or Treat: Oct 31, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Glassblowing classes available at Beacon Glass Center!

Want to learn how to glass blow?! Donna McCord of Beacon Glass Center is now offering classes by appointment. If you are interested, please send an email to to learn more!

“We believe blowing glass connects people with their joy!”

Beacon Glass Center