Lummi Island artists open their studios for the Artists’ Holiday Studio Tour

People can view the work of about 25 Lummi Island artists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 8-9, during the annual Lummi Island Artists’ Holiday Studio Tour.

Visitors can drive or bike around the island to 14 open studios and galleries to see and purchase paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, pottery, quilts, clothing, knitwear, photography, jewelry, fine furniture, note cards, glass, metalwork and stonework.

To reach the island, take exit 260 off of I-5, go west on Slater Road, then left again at Haxton Way to the ferry dock at Gooseberry Point. The Whatcom Chief ferry departs Gooseberry Point at 10 minutes past the hour for the 8-minute ride to Lummi Island, and leaves the island on the hour.

When there are too many vehicles, the ferry will return for a second run to clear the dock. The round-trip ferry ride is $13 for car and driver and $7 per person or per bicycle and rider. Accompanied children 12 and younger and passengers age 12 to 19 ride free.

Tour maps available are at The Islander Store and online at lummi-island.com. Watch for balloons marking each tour location. Details: 360-758-2815 or 758-7121.