Painting in History
It’s the SJ Historical Society, back with this month’s History Column…
July is an active month for island art lovers, with the Friday Harbor Art Market at Brickworks Plaza each Friday and the Summer Arts Fair, now in its 20th year, coming up on July 11. But the island was abuzz with art activity long before our current annual traditions were established.
Pictured here is a 1925 summer scene from the UW Friday Harbor Labs, taken during a plein air art class. Now, the King Farmhouse and other buildings at the San Juan Historical Museum have been subjects of paintings.
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