Whidbey Island Bus Tour

Whidbey Island Bus Tour: International Sculpture Day
April 22nd, 8:30am-6:30pm

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Take a luxury ride in our comfortable buses, complete with bathroom facilities, departing Bellingham at 8:30 am with stops in Mt. Vernon, Anacortes and Oak Harbor. The tour will include stops at Freeland Art Studios, Langley, and Cloudstone Sculpture Park. Each destination will include festivities celebrating International Sculpture Day. 

$55 Adult • $45 Senior • $35 Student 

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Events:

The town of Freeland will hold a Grand Opening unveiling of a permanent New Outdoor Sculpture Garden to celebrate International Sculpture Day. The unveiling will take place at the Freeland Art Studios located at 1660 Roberta Ave, Freeland, WA on Saturday, April 22nd at 11am. The general public is invited to join in the planned celebration. The studios will host sculpting demonstrations while participants chat with masters-of-their mediums in working studios beginning at 10:15am and will continue throughout the weekend. The Artisans produce original works of art in stone, bronze, metals, clay, glass, mixed media, and water in motion.

Within 3 miles from the center of Freeland stands Cloudstone Sculpture Preserve. Fifteen acres of sculptor Hank Nelson’s work will be open to the public from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23. It is a must-see to believe. It contains a kaleidoscope of over 200 sculptures ranging from giant steel fabrications and acre-size earth works, to sinuous granite, marble, and lapis lazuli carvings. There are hundreds of carved granite sculptures including monumental Dakota Mahogany granite monoliths— some over eight feet high and weighing over 24,000 pounds. A gallery on the preserve houses sculptures of bronze and other materials that are available for purchase. A walking tour of the preserve allows the visitor to forge a unique connection with the sculpture, nature, and the artist.

“Village by the Sea”, the city of Langley proclaims Saturday, April 22 International Sculpture Day. International Sculpture Day is a world-wide celebration involving hundreds of artists, organizations and institutions in over 20 countries championing sculpture and is annually observed on or around April 24. An awards ceremony in Langley will recognize the body of works by internationally recognized sculpture artist, Georgia Gerber for her contribution to our communities in support of public art, arts organizations and service organizations. A guided tour of Langley public art will follow the ceremony.

For more bus tour information contact Frank Rose at (360) 730-6483

 

Schedule

8:30 am: Depart Bellingham from Sculpture Northwest Gallery: 

9:00 am: Burlington and Mt Vernon pick up: Chuckanut Park and Ride: Burlington, WA

9:30 am: Anacortes pick up: Anacortes Park & Ride: 8147 S March Point Rd, Anacortes, WA

10:00am: Oak Harbor pick up: intersection of E Whidbey Avenue and Highway 20 in the vicinity of the El Cazador Restaurant: 32195 State Route 20, Oak Harbor, WA 

10: 45 am: Arrive Freeland Art Studios

12:15 pm: depart Freeland Art Studios

12:35 pm: arrive in Langley at Main Street Boy and Dog Park

2:30 pm: depart Langley

2:50 pm: arrive at Cloudstone Sculpture Park

5:15 pm: depart Cloudstone Sculpture Park

Reverse pick up, return to Bellingham at 6:45 pm

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