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Address: 540 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: +1 360-370-5050
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Description: IMA (San Juan Islands Museum of Art) A short walk from the ferry, IMA is...
IMA (San Juan Islands Museum of Art) A short walk from the ferry, IMA is the first art museum in the San Juan Islands. Along with a revolving repertoire of major exhibits of fine visual arts and workshops, IMA also offers a forum for local artists to display their work as part of its Artists Registry. IMA raises and distributes money to support art in the Friday Harbor elementary and middle schools, and runs the popular free "Family Art Days" program every Saturday in July and August in the orchard beside the museum. IMA is a registered 501 C 3 nonprofit organization and depends on donations, memberships, fundraising and a cadre of experienced, capable and dedicated volunteers. Please visit us online to see the current exhibition news.
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Small, but a worthwhile visit

Even though small, the museum is very professionally done. We lay on the floor in the Atrium exhibit and had this really nice experience of what it would be like to lay on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Even though small, the museum is very professionally done. We lay on the floor in the Atrium exhibit and had this really nice experience of what it would be like to lay on the ocean floor with water, currents and sounds floating above us. It was a lovely.

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Friday Harbor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Full disclosure...my wife and I are Docents at IMA. The artists brought in to display for the public, free of charge, is simply outstanding. You'd expect to find this gem in Seattle, San Francisco, or New York but here in Friday Harbor? No way. Well guess what? WAY! It's an easy walk up Spring Street from the ferry terminal. Take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

IMA (San Juan Islands Museum of Art) is a short walk up the main street of town from the ferry dock. It’s a small, but very professional, arts museum housed in a beautiful modern glass-fronted structure near the top of Front Street. The San Juan Islands are known as an artist community and I believe this is the islands’ preeminent... More 

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Davenport, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I visited Friday Harbor today and and went to IMA for the first time. I was blessed to be able to see the Susan Middleton "Spineless" exhibit. Wow, I was in awe! I saw images of creatures I have never heard of or seen in my life. There is also an amazing woodcut exhibit by Luigi Rist. The door to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

I came to Friday Harbor specifically for the Susan Middleton exhibit & was amazed! Beautiful work to see in person in a wonderful location. I will definitely be back and definitely recommend checking out IMA!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Calling this a "museum" is a bit of a stretch, but as a gallery for displaying the works of local artists it's more than adequate. All-in-all, a nice addition to the arts scene on the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

The museum is truly a blessing to our community and to the visitors of the island. Community engagement and a desire to be more than a snooty gallery make it a place to visit for locals and international travelers alike.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

While visiting the museum I placed an order for a soon to be published book by Kurt Wenner, the featured artist. The musem charged my card and despite months of unanswered phone messages, I have never received my book nor a refund. No apologies, no explanations. What a terrible experience. I have told everyone I know to avoid this rip... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

This is the first time Kurt Wenner has had a solo show but I am sure not the last. The gallery attendant was so friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about the exhibit and the artist. What a treat.

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Address: 540 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250
Phone Number: +1 360-370-5050
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  San Juan Islands  >  San Juan Island  >  Friday Harbor

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