There is a fantastic arts scene in the San Juan Islands, from Friday Harbor art galleries to the popular Orcas Island studio tour to a variety of local artisans. Discover San Juan Island pottery, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, glasswork, carvings, and more when you visit our magical North Pacific island archipelago! Here are just a few of our favorite places to discover unique San Juan Islands art during your stay here at the Tucker House Inn!
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San Juan Islands Museum of Art
For San Juans Island art and art history, head to one of Friday Harbor’s most popular museums. The San Juan Islands Museum of Art is located within a unique architectural structure and hosts even more unique pieces of art inside! Discover both historic and contemporary pieces, ranging from oil paintings and watercolors to photography and mixed media. Inspired by the beautiful surrounding landscapes of the San Juan Islands, these creations reflect lush glens, coniferous valleys, volcanic rock formations, and clear emerald seas, among other local scenery! An abundance of one-of-a-kind local artwork awaits within these walls.
The Waterworks Gallery in Friday Harbor features contemporary art and jewelry inspired by the Pacific Northwest. Offering an intimate art experience, this favorite local gallery offers pieces for the inspired browser and the serious collector. Here, you will discover a rotating collection of art from local and regional artists as well as a magnificent jewelry gallery.
Take a trip to Orcas Island to discover the largest collection of art from San Juan Islands artists! At the Lambiel Museum, you will discover this extensive private collection featuring work from 1915 to the present. Paintings, drawings, murals, photography, etchings, and ceramics are just a few media you will encounter. Two buildings and the grounds showcase this wonderful art on a waterfront property. In addition, the museum features two architectural follies: a round Greek Doric Temple and a grotto. Open for guided tours, the Lambiel Museum is a must-see art haven in the San Juan Islands!
Arctic Raven Gallery
Arctic and Northwest Coast Native artwork is on display at Friday Harbor’s Arctic Raven Gallery. An inspirational collection of fine native art includes Indian masks, wood carvings, and prints representing the Coast Salish, Kwagiulth, and Makah nations, among others. Sculptures in stone, bone, and ivory stand among bentwood boxes, orca bowls, and more. You will see the name-giver of the gallery, the arctic raven, repeated within many works of art here. This symbolic bird stands for the resilience of the northern Native cultures. At this San Juan Islands art gallery, you will discover the history of a rich culture as well as local art!
Our Historic San Juan Island Inn Features Local Art for Sale!
The Tucker House Inn of the San Juan Island Inn Collection is a favorite Friday Harbor bed and breakfast. Guests come as strangers, leave as friends, and return as part of the extended family when they stay at the Tucker House Inn. Our historic bed and breakfast is located in a quiet residential neighborhood, yet is still just steps away from the Friday Harbor ferry landing, restaurants, and shops. While the exterior boasts unique architectural details, the interior is full of island charm and local art in our guest room and common areas that is for sale. Discover paintings and photographs by San Juan Islands artists right here at the Tucker House Inn that will make perfect one-of-a-kind gifts or souvenirs. Browse our accommodations to find the room, suite, or cottage to best suit your vacation needs!