Our Roots

Camano Arts Association, or CAA, began in 1999, as the brainstorm of island artists seeking a venue in which to showcase their work.  Decades later, the success of that first art studio tour, has created a mecca of talented fine artists, living and working on the island. On beautiful, bucolic Camano Island, Washington,  CAA artists are inspired every day to make art, while also providing arts advocacy, art education, and holding the successful annual art studio tour, drawing thousands of visitors. Welcome!



Helping The Community

At CAA, we are dedicated to efforts in helping our community connect with art. We promote art and art making  by engaging with the community through myriad channels including: sponsoring a major, free studio tour each year; placing art in public places; mentoring art students at the local high school; working with other local arts organizations and private for-profit arts businesses; and working with private businesses to create economic opportunities associated with art events.  Read more here.


Reinforcing our Commitment

CAA believes that the Arts are vital to an enriched, healthy life, and a strong community. A major goal of CAA is to fiscally support and strengthen the art community to make it sustainable; thereby ensuring we make a lasting and positive impact on our community.  We are proud to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. Learn more about our work by getting in touch with our team today.


One Step at a Time

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive on implementing outreach to our community through art education. Education is something that we take seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact.  

CAA's Scholarship Funds are awarded to graduating senior art students attending colleges and universities, to pursue higher education in art.  Read more about our programs here.

After the first brush-stroke, the canvas assumes a life of its own; at this point, you become both governor and spectator to your own event.




Get to Know Our Artists

Artwork by Kathy Hastings


Artist and Painter

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