Sky Art Week is now in its eighth year. Our mission is to challenge participants to enjoy Skykomish and surrounding nature with fresh eyes, through a week of creativity and explorations in visual art. One key to our continued success is the experience of having participants of all ages work and play together. Each year, an energizing environment for collaboration occurs, and a stronger community is created in the spirit of fun.
When Art Week started in 2010, Skykomish was in the final stages of a huge oil clean-up and it could have been easy to overlook the natural beauty of the town. Introducing more art was a great way to be reminded of the historic buildings, wild river, lush forests and spectacular mountains, just a few of the reasons why this town is so unique. People are inspired by this place and want to see it thrive. It’s a great incubator for creative ideas in art, technology and science.
Besides creative residents from the town, participants in Sky Art Week come from Skykomish Valley, Seattle, Olympia, Eastern Washington and further afield. The culminating art exhibit in Maloney’s Store has become a celebration for the whole town.
The event is organized by artist and teacher BeAnne Hull, with support from 4Culture, the Town of Skykomish, the Skykomish Historical Society, and many friends of Sky Art Week.