If you love living in Anacortes, and if there’s a place, quality, person or reason that makes you feel that way — you may want to participate in the new project - “Post-Art to Anacortes.”
On a blank postcard, you’re invited to “Get creative,” and do some doodling or draw a picture, write a poem, compose a song or create a collage — and then send it to a growing collection of postcards that will be shared with the whole community. Your card will show up online, and perhaps also in a display or in print somewhere in town.
“You can keep it simple, or go into detail — but by putting what you want to share about Anacortes on the project's postcards - it will become part of an effort for both residents and visitors to look at our community in a new way,” according to Zachary Wight, the creator of the Post-Art to Anacortes project. The project grew after Wight presented his idea to the Anacortes Arts Commission and then began implementing some of the commissioners' advice.
The cards are free and available at locations around town. The mailing address is already printed on the card — “All you need to do it put a stamp on it and send it on its way,” Wight said.
Some cards are already posted online at postarttoanacortes.com (or on Instagram or Facebook). You can look there for some inspiration, or dream up your own way of illustrating something you love about Anacortes. Wight predicts that the on-going project will, “create points of interest, strengthen our sense of place and foster creativity in Anacortes.”
As an artist and small business owner himself, Wight believes that "Post-Art to Anacortes is meant to show that everyone can create something that will make a positive difference in another person's life. Anacortes, with its focus on the arts is the perfect place and has the perfect community to do this." Both locals and visitors are invited to participate. Each card is numbered as a way to help the donor keep track of his or her postcard entry by recording the number before it’s mailed.
You can find Post-Art to Anacortes cards at the following locations: How It Works, Rockfish Grill, Scott Milo Gallery, Johnny Picasso Coffee Shop, Pelican Bay Books, The Good Stuff Arts, Watermark Books and Burton’s Jewelry.
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