Art in the Park: Brazilian samba music by longtime Seattle group Batucada Yemanja will be the focal point this weekend at the Celebration of the Arts in Arlington this weekend. The musicians will be the first to perform on the instruments in the Sound Garden at 1 p.m. Sept. 14, before moving to Legion Park, 102 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington. Art in the park continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Paul Nyenhuis will open the show with his American Indian flute music. Singer songwriter Larry Murante will perform from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. There will be activities for kids.
“The Art of the Boat”: A festival celebrating the beauty of boats in painting, tapestry, knot art, written word and poetry, takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 in Coupeville. Art work by Whidbey Island artists will be on display and for sale at sites throughout Coupeville; writers will read from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Recreation Hall; a schedule will be available at the Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch St., Coupeville.
Cascade Valley Hospital: The work of three local artists is on display in “Scenes of Summer” at Cascade Valley Hospital, 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington. The artists are Jim DeFreece, Camelia Nahlik and Phil Lane. The display will be on view through Sept. 15.
Decoy show: The third annual Fall Decoy Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Best Western Convention Center, 33175 Highway 20, just north of Oak Harbor, on Whidbey Island. Admission is free. Entertainment includes a silent auction and a raffle. Call 360-678-4868 for details.
3231 Creatives Gallery: 3231 Broadway, Everett; noon to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. “The Machine” is a visual exploration of machinery and forms crafted from machines. The exhibit features the work of Michael Gardner, Stephen Lastat, Reg Akright, Don De Leva, John Olsen and Dan Ishler. Through Sept. 28.
Anabel’s Framing &Gallery: 2531 Broadway, Everett; 425-258-6402; www.anabelsgallery.com. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Cole Gallery &Artist Supplies: 107 Fifth Ave. S., Edmonds; 425-697-2787; www.colegallery.net. Andy Eccleshall’s oils will be on view through Sept. 16.
Edmonds Arts Festival Museum Gallery: Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds; 425-771-1984. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The work of Edmonds artist and photographer Jim Ballard is on display through Sept. 13. For more informaton, go to www.eaffoundation.org.
Edmonds Conference Center: 201 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds; 425-640-1243; email@example.com; [URL]www.edmondsconferencecenter.com/index.php;http://www.edmondsconferencecenter.com/index.php.
Edmonds Library: 650 Main St., Edmonds; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Everett Community College: The Russell Day Gallery, 2000 Tower St.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays; closed Saturdays and Sundayswww.everettcc.edu;http://www.everettcc.edu/. “Incommensurable Things,” works by Emily Gherard and Stephanie Pierce, will be on view from Sept. 23 to Oct. 25. The artists will speak at a reception from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 26.
Fisherman’s Market &Grill: 1032 W. Marine View Drive, Everett; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Sunday. The Art Loft Sisters, a group of like-minded women who promote new and emerging artists, present entries to “Art at the Island for Kids” through September. Works by Shannon Danks are also on view. A reception will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7.
Fogdog Gallery: 233 N. Olympic Ave., Arlington; 505-660-6825www.fogdoggallery.com;http://www.fogdoggallery.com; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Local artists in mixed media.
Gallery North: 509 Main St., Edmonds; 425-774-0946www.gallerynorthedmonds.com;http://www.gallerynorthedmonds.com/; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Hibulb Cultural Center: 6410 23rd Ave. NE, Tulalip; 360-716-2635www.hibulbculturalcenter.org;http://www.hibulbculturalcenter.org. “Ramp It Up: Shateboard Culture in Native America,” an exhibit from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, reflects the popularity and influence of skateboarding on American Indian culture. The show features 20 skate decks, videos and skateboards with Coast Salish designs.The show runs through Oct. 13 before continuing on its national tour.
Lynnwood Library Gallery: 19200 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood; Open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays, 425-670-5518.
Mountlake Terrace Library Gallery: 23300 58th Ave. W., Mountlake Terrace; 425-776-8722www.sno-isle.org;http://www.sno-isle.org. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. The work of photographer Syrinda Sharpe will be on display through Sept. 30.
Mukilteo Art &Frame: 11700 Mukilteo Speedway, No. 408, Mukilteo; 425-315-8506www.mukilteoartandframe.com;http://www.mukilteoartandframe.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
Ornamental Arts Gallery: 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105,Marysville. 425-422-5232OrnamentalArtsGallery.com;http://OrnamentalArtsGallery.com; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Susan Cohen Thompson will show her oils and watercolors, as well as recent ceramics, through September. Thompson is influenced by nature in the Ecuadorian Amazon and the Guatemalan jungle.
Port Gardner Bay Winery: 2802 Rockefeller Ave, Everett; 425-339-0293; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050www.schack.org;http://www.schack.org. “Generations”is the art of Tulalip artist James Madison, who is the 2013 Artist of the Year, traditional pieces with a contemporary twist. Joye Melby, 2013 Artist Advocate of the Year, shows her new paintings inspired by Japanese art prints. Both shows run through Sept. 21.
The Sisters: 2804 Grand Ave., Everett; 425-252-0480; 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.”Real and Abstract in Watercolor” by Art Dujardin, through Oct. 11.
Artworks Gallery at Greenbank Farm: 765 Wonn Road, C102, Greenbank; 360-222-3010artworkswhidbey.com;http://artworkswhidbey.com.
Bayview Cash Store: 5603 Bayview Road, Langley; 360-361-4145. “When Your Plow is Your Paintbrush,” a group show of artists interpreting life on the farm, runs through Oct. 30. The show is in conjunction with the Whidbey Island Farm Tour.
Brackenwood Gallery of Fine Art: 302 First St., Langley; 360-221-2978www.brackenwoodgallery.com;http://www.brackenwoodgallery.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays.
Garry Oak Gallery: 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor; 360-240-0222www.garryoakgallery.com/;http://www.garryoakgallery.com/; open daily 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., first Friday of each month, till 8 p.m. The gallery’s newest artists are Marcia Muchnick, free form pottery; Michael Watkins, photography; Ron Apgar fused glass; and Gay Shuell, carved and embellished gourds.
Matzke Fine Art Gallery: 2345 Blanche Way, Camano Island; 360-387-2759www.matzkefineart.com;http://www.matzkefineart.com. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends, weekdays by appointment. “Autumn Winds,” glass metal, stone and Northwest paintings. Artists include Mike Adams, Todd Horton, Anne Martin McCool, Jennifer Phillips, Susan Cohen thompson and Hioshi Yamano. Through Nov. 10. Opening reception with music by Ford Giesbrecht, 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 28.
Penn Cove Gallery: 9 Front St., Coupeville; 360-678-1176www.penncovegallery.com/;http://www.penncovegallery.com/www.ravenrocksstudio.com;http://www.ravenrocksstudio.com. “Songs of September: Elegant to Kicky Jewelry Designs” by Lynne Adams and Windwalker Taibi, hand-crafted neckwear of semi-precious gems, hand-dyed buffalo bone, blown glass and hammered metals through Oct. 3.
Taste for Wine: 5603 Bayview Road, Langley; 360-321-0515www.tasteforwinewhidbey.com;http://www.tasteforwinewhidbey.com; noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays. Janie Cribbs has been painting owls for a long time, mainly on found wood. Also, Maggie Hanley-Welles is a watercolorist whose many pieces are of local scenes or people or florals or abstracts.
Museum of Northwest Art: 121 S. First St., La Conner; noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday; 360-466-4446www.museumofnwart.org;http://www.museumofnwart.org. “Reflections: Selections From the Permanent Collection” runs through Sept. 29.
La Conner Quilt &Textile Museum: 703 S Second St., La Conner; 360-466-4288www.laconnerquilts.com;http://www.laconnerquilts.com[URL]. “Kaleidoscope: Fiber Embroidery by Liz Whitney Quisgard,” on display through Oct. 6. Regina Benson’s art quilts and textiles also through Oct. 6.[/URL]