About NW Art Beat
Skagit Artists, a 501 c 3 0rganization, invites artists from Skagit, Island, San Juan, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties to join our 17th annual open studios tour, July 17 and 18, 2021. NW Art Beat is a free, self-guided tour of Skagit
County art studios featuring juried artists from these five counties. This event showcases the extraordinary talent of local artists and gives the public an insider view on how it all happens. Art must be shown in a working studio located in Skagit County. The artist’s studio or place used for display must be appropriate for public visitation. If you do not have a studio in Skagit County, or your studio is not appropriate for public traffic, please include a request to be hosted by another artist as part of your application. If your application is accepted and a suitable studio in which to show your work is not available all fees will be refunded. Artists are responsible for insuring their own work and space for the tour. Galleries or other rented spaces will not be accepted. Active, working studios that share space with a gallery may be included, but work must be presented in the studio space itself.
STUDIO TOUR DATES
July 17 and 18, 2021, 10AM to 6PM
Call for Artists
The 2021 Call for Artists opens Jan 8, 2021 and closes Feb 26, 2021. Artists accepted into the 2020 Studio Tour, canceled by Covid, do not need to reapply this year. Contact us >
Invited artists were notified of the jury results by March 15, 2021.
Learn more about the jury process and our 2021 jurors >
The deadline for invited artists to submit their participation fee was March 31, 2021. If invited, the participation fee is $175 for Skagit Artists members and $250 for non-members (plus a refundable sign fee). Vew terms and consitions and submit your participation fee >
Offset your participation fee and line up some Sponsors for Skagit Artists!
The cost for an artist to put on and promote NW Art Beat is approximately $350. And aponsorship donations are needed to keep participation fees affordable. Skagit Artists members can offset participation fees by obtaining Sponsorship donations. For each Sponsorship dollar obtained by May 15,
2021, 50 cents of the participation fee are eligible for a refund. Details on how to obtain the refunds will be provided to accepted artists. An artist can receive up to $175 refund. Offsets are not transferable. Learn more about Sponsorship>