San Juan Islands Museum of Art Offers Docent-led Tours

From the San Juan Islands Museum of Art

Contributed Photo/SJIMA. “My Heart is Open” by Winnie Brumsicle with Docent Elizabeth Thomas.

The wait is over.

The San Juan Islands Museum of Art is now offering tours during regular museum hours.

The rollout of this long-awaited program was delayed by the pandemic. 

Led by an experienced docent, private tours offer an in-depth look at the museum’s exhibitions, bringing a rich conversation about the art and artists on view.

Arrange your visit to explore a specific theme, special exhibit or to experience increased exposure to art.

Visitors can view the museum’s popular Artists’ Registry Show through May 31.

Over 60 artists from the San Juan County islands exhibit their best new studio work which includes paintings, sculpture, textiles, jewelry, glasswork, printmaking and more.

Contributed Photo/SJIMA. Christopher Umierski ceramic vessel with Docent Ditte Jensen.

Steve Jensen‘s “Voyager” transforms the Atrium Gallery, imbuing it with light and the aesthetic traditions of his Norwegian forebearers. For him, the image of the boat symbolizes a voyage or journey, possibly to the “other side” or into the unknown. His exhibit is also on view until May 31.

Tours can be customized to meet your group’s needs.

To explore this program, go to to check available dates and hours. Then fill out a request form at at least two weeks in advance.

We will respond to your request within three business days. Reserve your tour now for visits starting April 25.

Student tours for K-5 require a ratio of one chaperone per five students. For 6-12, we require a minimum of one chaperone per 10 students. All students under the age of 18 are admitted free. Chaperones pay the entry fee if not a museum member.

Adult groups who are not museum members pay the entry fee of $10 per person. Museum members always have free admission and Mondays are “pay-as-you-can” days. If your group is larger than 20, please contact us to discuss your needs.

For more information, contact or 360-370-5050.

Museum hours are Friday-Monday 11-5. We are located at 540 Spring Street in scenic Friday Harbor, WA.

All exhibits and events will be in compliance with any pandemic restrictions and schedules. SJIMA has all COVID protections in place for your safety and that of our staff and volunteers. You will be asked to wear a mask. Should you not have one, we will provide one.

Posted on April 23, 2021 at 5:30 am by

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