Anacortes Arts Foundation

We Support

The organizations named under We Support promote musical art through performance.  For further information use their contact information.

Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble's performances are like a musical tour of Croatia, bringing the art of Croatian  songs, dances, celebrations, and costumes to the concert setting, community fairs and festivals, and the classroom. Visit their Web site for complete information.

Fidalgo Culture is a committee of the Anacortes Arts Commission.

The Skagit Early Keyboard Museum (SKEM!) - A Private Collection

Tamara Friedman & George Bozarth, Curators

At the Skagit Early Keyboard Museum, located in historic La Conner, Washington, you’ll be able to see, hear, learn about, and play on the pianos and other keyboard instruments that Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, and Brahms knew and loved so much.

Curated by historical keyboard artist Tamara Friedman (MM, Mannes School of Music) and music historian George Bozarth (Professor Emeritus, University of Washington), the original and fine replica instruments at SEKM! include concert-quality Baroque and Classical clavichords, a Baroque Lautenwerck (gut-strung harpsichord favored by Bach), and numerous square and grand fortepianos in the contrasting Viennese and English traditions dating from 1795 to 1867 – Johann Andreas Stein (1780), Anton Walter (1795), Nannette Streicher (1804), Johann Fritz (1814), Nannette Streicher (1820) Conrad Graf/Ignaz Bösendorfer (1830) and John Broadwood (1805), Kirkman (mid-19th century), Chickering (1867), Erard (1869).

Upcoming Events - During the months of November and December SEKM! will be offering Student Workshops for music teachers and their students. 2½ hour sessions. Now taking requests for Saturdays, November 16 & 23, December 7, 10 am & 2 pm, and Sundays, November 17 & 23, December 8, 1 pm. $20 Student – Piano Teacher & Parents, FREE. Register as soon as possible. Three Workshops/weekend necessary, so please help us to spread the word to other piano teachers. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Guemes Chamber Music Series endeavors to provide amazing chamber music with world class talent for you to enjoy on beautiful Guemes Island and in Anacortes. Contact Director Karie Prescott at their Web site for information about their summer and December concert series.

The Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents period instrument chamber music from six centuries in numerous venues around the Salish Sea. More information at their Web site or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..