Whidbey Island has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to creative people! And for established, professional artists and craftspeople, there are a number of existing shows and venues - from the Whidbey Art Market and Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival, to the tour of studios in the Whidbey Art Trail, to the variety of galleries in Langley and elsewhere.
But there aren't many opportunities for emerging creators to showcase their work. So we're creating a market just for them!
Mollie has been boarding and training dogs for many years, but she also has a real talent for pet photography. Some of her work will be on greeting cards, shown for the first time at the market!
Kelly is a pen and ink artist with a full time life, who resides in the Coupeville area. The drawings are created using .038 and .005 mm fineliner ink pens and micron or similar ink pens. Each drawing takes between 20 and 60 hours to complete based on color and density. The subjects are usually ordinary miracles shown in a new perspective. The drawings encourage the viewer to delight in the shadows and dance in the highlights.
Up A Rope Macrame provides handmade macrame pieces. Functional art like coasters, keychains, and wine totes are available. Various wall hangings including wreaths and trees of life are all made with care. Of course, there will be many plant hangers to choose from. Come by and see the other wonderful pieces.
Most of the ingredients for Soulsun Organic botanicals are wildcrafted on Whidbey Island and are blended with organic oils. The tinctures contain 80 proof vodka. Much time, care, dedication and love go into each of my products, from the botanicals to the hypertufa bowls and birdbaths I create. The macrame pieces use driftwood and 100 cotton string, and the tie dyed ones are dyed by hand in small batches. I like to infuse magick and whimsy into my products, and each one is either small batch or one-of-a-kind. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Local Whidbey Artist. I do a combination of hand-painting and napkin decoupage on just about any surface you can think of from local shells and rocks, to coasters/trivets and canvas.
All types of intricately made doll clothes!
We have always dreamed of living a simple, low impact life where we can teach our daughters the benefits of hard work, a love of their environment and an equality with all creatures. We have finally begun to realize that dream! At Harbor Acres, we make beautiful Goats Milk Soap, Lotion, Beard Balms, Soaking Salts, Candles, Wax Melts and more. We strive for quality over quantity and make all our products in small batches.
River Rain will be displaying "In your dreams", a series of driftwood fairy houses crafted in this last year. They are inlaid with crystals and lit with fairy lights. Each one detailed and created from the heart. Flower crowns with crystals and Garden suckers with edible flowers will also be displayed. River Rain's Sanctuary sits at Saratoga Beach in Langley and is open to guest by appointment. Come see where I create magic. Sit among the rocks and crystals, relax and come have tea!
Whidbey Moments are painting-like photo art that the artist Mark Kochanski captured, creatively enhanced, and provides as high-quality puzzles, canvas bags, and photo prints. Living near Greenbank, Mark has designed his imagery to allow visitors and residents alike to connect to their own fond memories of Whidbey Island and share them with family and friends.
Lovingly crafted multimedia art: handmade jewelry and accessories, cards featuring Badeah’s original photos of Whidbey Island’s wildlife and scenic beauty, hand-embellished cards and gift bags, miniature paintings, stocking stuffers, ornaments, and more!
Birdhouses and bird feeders
Fun and functional art glass, including lanterns, nightlights and more, plus teas made with no artificial or natural flavorings, using as many organic ingredients as we can source!
An eclectic mix of handcrafted jewelry, smudge sets and other spiritual tools. Playful, fun, feel good item made with love from my heart to yours!
Tangible items of sellable quality that are handmade by an artist or craftsperson who lives on Whidbey Island and has not vended at a professional show, been a featured artist at a restaurant or other exhibit, or vended at multiple art/craft markets.
Like any other art show, there is a jury process, but it is primarily to make sure that your items fit the criteria above, and to make sure we don't end up with 10 jewelrymakers or 8 pen & pencil artists who sketch wildlife. We'd like to showcase a wide variety of items! We also want to ensure that you're at a place in your art to move forward with becoming a professional - that lovely difficult time between getting to know your craft and doing it for a living at least part-time.
If this isn't quite where you're at, but you'd still like to vend, sign up for the monthly flea markets where almost anything goes!
This will take place indoors at Greenbank Farm's Barn A. To have the widest variety of art possible, we are restricting vendors to only one space.
Each space is 7x12, and includes an 8' table and two chairs. The vending fee is $50 and includes a feature here on the website and our Facebook page. There is no sales percentage, only the fee for the space. Setup is from 9-10 am, and teardown is 2 to 3 pm. If the barn is available on the 27th, we may be able to do set up space infrastructure ahead of time.
The State of Washington requires a temporary sales tax certificate if you're only selling at 1-2 events a year, and this does include art shows and craft markets. More information can be found at https://dor.wa.gov/open-business/business-types/temporary-businesses.
The organizer will not require a copy of your certificate.
If you have something very large and/or heavy (say, bronze sculptures or concrete garden art), you are welcome to still have a space as long as you can bring something physical of your work with you. From there, you can distribute business cards, flyers, etc.
There is also an option to instead create a feature advertising your work and contact information. It will be posted here from a week prior to the event to the month prior to the next market, and on our Facebook page. Again, any items we feature would have to match the show criteria above. A single picture and up to 250 words is $15.
Use the Contact Us form below to send us more information about what it is you create, and we'll contact you shortly! Decisions will be finalized within 7 days of receipt of pictures and description.