BLUESCHOOL ARTS: Founder envisions a place for novices, inspiration

Karin Bolstad hugs Tammi Sloan in the main classroom and gallery space of Blueschool Arts in Clinton. Bolstad’s arts collective had its first gala last weekend. - Ben Watanabe / The Record
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Where others saw an area in decline, Karin Bolstad saw a dream and an opportunity. The 42-year-old Langley woman (whose name is pronounced car-in) and lifelong artist opened Blueschool Arts in Clinton, just off the highway and a block away from the commercial area in October 2014. The bright blue building is part studio, part classroom, part event center.


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Freeland blueberry farm expects 20,000 pounds from 2015 harvest

  • Mar 24, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Mar 26, 2015 at 8:10AM

Driving through Freeland on Highway 525, it’s likely you’ve seen the cart and banner advertising Mutiny Bay Blues blueberry farm. The farm itself is as unassuming as its marketing strategy, with a large old barn and acres upon acres of blueberry bushes situated on a property just off of Mutiny Bay Road. But by summertime, the farm will become a bustling hive of activity, expected to produce about 20,000 pounds of berries to be distributed to grocers and farm stands from Clinton to Oak Harbor.

Langley gets first slice from arts sale

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 6:00PM

Langley saw its first pay day for the sale of publicly-displayed artwork on Wednesday morning.

Big Port of South Whidbey bucks passed to local groups

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 4:00PM

Over $18,000 in grant money was recently awarded to various tourism and economy-stirring organizations by the Port of South Whidbey.

Governor visits Nichols Bros.: Inslee expresses optimism for fourth 144-car ferry

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 6:00AM

Washington’s top elected official was on South Whidbey yesterday visiting Nichols Brothers Boat Builders and getting his first peek of the Chimacum, the state’s newest 144-car ferry.

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