The culture of Orcas Island is vibrant and unique; benefiting from a diverse group of artists and musicians who come here to find inspiration amidst the pastoral surroundings. Check out the impressive Orcas Theatre & Community Center. The Crow Valley School and Orcas Island Historical museums record and present over one hundred years of local history. Take a Washington State Ferry to Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands for one of the most beautiful cultural experiences in the Pacific Northwest.
The Hall, located on beautiful Madrona Point in Eastsound, has been a natural community gathering place since it was built in 1891. The Hall is host to a variety of classes, dances, wedding receptions, art fairs, fundraisers, birthday parties and community events.
Call 360-376-5640, Eastsound, Orcas Island
Harpist/Pianist Lisa Carter performs with Emy Carter on violin and Paris Wilson on violin for a truly classical romantic sound for your wedding. The classically trained trio can perform many classical pieces, but are very talented in composing and arranging popular songs that can be performed at your wedding. Please visit our website at almostclassicalmusic.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Call 360-376-2187, Eastsound, Orcas Island
Hosts an Annual Summer Festival and seasonal concerts with musicians from around the world. Alos provides music education.
Offers plays, training for actors and directors, and hosts theatrical events. (Cultural Description) The purpose of The Actors Theater of Orcas Island is to enhance the quality of life on Orcas Island by providing quality theater experiences for the residents of Orcas Island and other areas in the State of Washington and providing for the training and education of Actors, Directors and others involved in theater productions and by providing an opportunity to demonstrate and improve their skills by participating in theatrical productions. (Non-Profits Description)
Call 360-317-5601, Orcas Island
An old time string band and then some. Without the least amount of hesitation, The Olga Symphony has been known to strum, pluck, pound on, blow into, blow over, squeeze or shake a significant variety of instruments. The type of music they play includes Old Time fiddle tunes, Celtic folk, old obscure ballads, swing tunes, everything from Jimmy Rodgers to Irving Berlin.
A non-profit chamber orchestra that includes musicians of all ages. Added url from the oicf nonprofit directory. Still no facebook. 7/24/15 (Kelsey)
Call 360-376-6579, San Juan County, Washington
Pure and Simple Music
Pure & Simple Music was founded in 1989 by pianist/composer Christopher Peacock and his wife Jaylin. As a performer since 1980 at Rosario Resort on Orcas Island in Washington State's San Juan Islands, Peacock often had requests for a recording of his unique, simplistic style. His first release, Island Time, began what Peacock calls "a record label committed to pure acoustic sounds with simple melodic styles." This "Pure & Simple" sound is inspired by the beauty and tranquility of the San Juan Islands.
Call 800-240-7873, Orcas Island
Promote the advancement and education of Fine Arts.
Friday Harbor, San Juan Island
Orcas Island Community Band
A volunteer band that plays for public events and promotes traditional and modern band literature.
Call 360-376-2202, Orcas Island
Orcas Open Arts
Sponsors artists' residencies and art education activities.
Call 360-376-7577, Orcas Island
Perpetuate the artistry, craftsmanship, and knowledge of maritime traditions.
Call 360-376-5881, San Juan County, Washington
The Orcas Island Historical Museum is unique in being the only object-based, interpretive heritage facility for the island, with a permanent collection comprised of approximately 6000 objects, paper documents and photographs. Call our office for open hours.
Call 360-376-4849, Orcas Island
Offering internet, wifi, ebooks and audiobooks, and a comprehensive collection.
Call 360-376-4985, Orcas Island
Features concerts, plays, art exhibits, and childrens' events year round.
Call 360-376-2281, Eastsound, Orcas Island
Promotes and integrates artistic resources of the county for the creative development and education of the community.
Call 360-376-4567, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island