Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC)
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Coming soon: Our meetings will be live-streamed on the Town's YouTube Channel.
The Friday Harbor Arts Commission (FHAC) was established in November 2014 and exists to support the community's vision of art as essential to the quality of life and the cultural enrichment of our residents and visitors.
The eight-member commission was formed to foster excellence, vitality, and diversity in--and accessibility to--the arts. The FHAC achieves this by advising the Town Council on the acquisition, placement, and maintenance of public art and by promoting public participation and partnerships in the visual, performing, and literary arts.
- Meeting schedule:
The second Tuesday of the month at 3:30 p.m.
Agendas and Minutes
- Agendas are posted prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
- Next meeting: 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 11, 2022, in Council Chambers.
Enter the 2023 Poetry Garden Contest!
Your poem could be selected for display in one of four poetry gardens in the town of Friday Harbor. Winning poems to be displayed April 2023-2026 and published in a limited edition booklet. Adult and student divisions. No entry fee.
Visit our current poetry gardens and pick up a free copy of the 2020 winning poems at Town Hall!
A Living Island mural project completed
The newest addition to the Town's public art collection is a joyful tribute to the smaller flora and fauna of our island ecosystem. This 235-foot mural was installed in August 2021 on Blair Avenue using a multi-layer process that created quite a stir.
- Friday Harbor Arts Commission Guidelines (PDF)
- Friday Harbor Arts Commission Ordinance, Policies and Procedures (PDF)
- FHAC Member Application - fillable form
- FHAC Member Application - print and fill form
- DiscoverArtInFH WalkingTourMap (2019)
- Public Art Catalog (2022)
- FHAC PublicArtProjectProposalForm 06012018
- FHAC PublicArtProjectProposalFILLABLE Form 06012018
- Blair Mural-news story (2021)
- Poetry Gardens Book announcement (2020)
- Poetry Gardens Project (2020)
- EdwardWarbassSculptureProject-TheStory (2020)
- EdwardWarbassSculptureProject-ConceptToCompletion (2020)
- Marjorie Walker Art Installation-Breezeway Park (2018)
- Marjorie Walker Art Installation-news story
- Marjorie Walker Essay
- WWI Art Installation-Breezeway Park (2017)
- WWI Art Installation-news story
- Sunken Park Mural-news story