Experience the soul of the Pacific NW while traveling along the Skagit Loop. The quintessential roadtrip mixtape for your next visit to the Skagit Valley consists of local artists, including Mount Eerie, The Lonely Forest, Karl Blau, The Drink Up, Honey, SiLM, The Sky Colony, Candysound, and Ever Ending Kicks.
In 1953, Life magazine, a hugely popular magazine not known for chronicling art, much less the godforsaken Pacific Northwest, featured Graves, Tobey, Callahan, and Anderson in a four-color spread dubbing them the “Mystic Painters of the Northwest” and their work, the “Northwest School.” It was the first flicker of recognition of artists from the West by the East Coast art establishment and suddenly they were acclaimed internationally.
The music scene in the Pacific Northwest has also had a renaissance. Skagit Valley, an aesthetically beautiful and quiet place to create music, is fertile ground for artists from Seattle and Portland. Catch some live music while visiting too. Most likely you will be hearing world-class bands in a venue of 50 people and hanging out with the artists after the set.
*Profits from the LOOP will go back to the artists who donated their songs.