Five themed journeys showcase working studios, and the artists' favorite restaurants, coffee shops, galleries, lodging and island hideaways
(TRAVPR.COM) USA - September 26th, 2012 - Whidbey Island, Washington, USA. Whidbey Island is a mecca for those who love and create art. Now with Whidbey Art Trail's new themed itineraries, art visitors can easily follow the path of their passions. The five itineraries include one- and two-day tours and include stops at Trail member wineries and farms, plus the Trail artists' favorite restaurants, lodging and sights.
The five art tours include:
- Shape Shifters for sculpture and wood;
- Outside the Lines for painting and print making;
- Art by Fire for pottery and blown glass;
- Pieces of Heart for mixed media; and,
- Weaving a Story for fiber and textiles.
Among the artist-recommended places are Fraser's Gourmet Hideaway in Oak Harbor, Saratoga Inn and Eagles Nest Inn in Langley, and Lovejoy Inn and Captain Whidbey Inn in Coupeville. There are several food recommendations throughout the island, located close to artists' studios. In addition, the Captain Whidbey Inn is offering an Art Trail visitor special, with discounts on regular lodging prices.
Pick up the complete Whidbey Art Trail brochure on the Mukilteo and Coupeville ferries, and at visitor centers, and retail stores throughout the island. Or download a Whidbey Art Trail map from the website.
Many studios are open every weekend during the fall season. Please call ahead if appointment is requested per brochure. Numbers and locations are available on the map.
Look for the bright yellow Whidbey Art Trail signs along island roads.