CAMANO ISLAND, Wash. – April 13, 2022 – The 24rd annual Camano Studio Tour kicks off Friday, May 12 through May 14 returning in its traditional Mother’s Day weekend with an encore weekend taking place May 20-21. This beloved local tradition has become one of the top tourist events for the region, attracting art lovers across the Puget Sound and beyond.
According to tour director, Tracy Stevens, one of the reasons the tour attracts both new and returning visitors is because the event continually presents a diverse mix of emerging and established artists across all manner of visual art disciplines and mediums in a juried format that holds participants to a high artistic standard.
“It’s always a thrill to see new artists join the tour as our community continues to grow as a destination for artists,” Stevens said. “By connecting our established artists with those new to either Camano Island and Stanwood or to the Camano Arts Association (CAA), we offer a truly unique experience for tour visitors every year who have grown to trust that this juried event truly represents the best artistic talent in the region.”
According to Stevens, Camano Island and Stanwood has become a beacon for artists in the Puget Sound. With nearly 100 members of the Camano Arts Association, the tour has created an opportunity for artists to find new audiences while also learning from each other as they work on their unique expression.
This year the tour will feature 24 studios and more than 30 artists, in addition to the five participating galleries. Visitors can navigate the stops along the way using the tour’s interactive map or they can pick up a printed brochure and map at the three visitor centers on the island, each studio venue, and local community businesses. Visitors can also identify studios and galleries juried into the event by the CAA sandwich board signs located outside each venue.