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
  • Mar 27, 2015 at 4:23PM

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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Whidbey General Hospital expansion plan revealed

  • Mar 28, 2015 at 2:00PM

Saving old growth trees while still maximizing parking was one of the top concerns about Whidbey General Hospital’s expansion project, revealed for the first time this week.

U.S. Rep. Larsen to visit Coupeville

  • Mar 28, 2015 at 12:00PM

Congressman Rick Larsen will hold a town hall in Coupeville next week.

Survey open for Whidbey farmers’ thoughts

  • Mar 28, 2015 at 10:00AM

The Whidbey Island Conservation District is asking farmers to participate in a survey to establish how state, county and local organizations can better serve their needs.

Input sought for hazard mitigation in Island County

  • Mar 28, 2015 at 8:00AM

A draft multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plan for Island County is now complete and officials are seeking public input.

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