Island Studios
Island Studios
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4.5
50 reviews
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Very good
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Kevin R
Seattle, WA699 contributions
Sep 2020
Sometimes a local gallery really understands what the casual tourist wants. We spend a lot on name artists including Jacob Lawrence, Marvin Oliver and others. However, when you are visiting a place like Friday Harbor, you are looking for approachable art, featuring local artists whose are reflects the area. This places features whales, seascapes plus wildlife inspired art and glass and ceramics. You also don't want to spend thousands. This place fits the bill. Great photographs, nice block prints etc. There is something for everyone. This is what a local gallery should be like.
Written September 20, 2020
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edradour36
Friday Harbor49 contributions
Jul 2011 • Solo
Island Studio presents for sale some of the best arts and crafts of San Juan Island and vicinity. It's the perfect place to find that meaningful souvenir of your trip to the islands, something you can wear, hang on your wall, or add to your table settings, as most of the work here is functional in some way. Even if you don't buy, you will certainly enjoy a walk through the beautifully displayed creations.

From memory, here is what I saw: stemware with native designs; room divider with fluted old RCA red label records; hand-dyed and hand-woven rugs, scarves and hats, made from wool from island sheep; photos and paintings of local sights; whimsical lamps; gorgeous jewelry and wooden bowls; and, in the back outdoor garden, drawing gasps from the two visitors who entered with me, pottery and spectacular flower plantings.

There are two commercial operations that must not be missed on San Juan Island; the alpaca farm is one, Island Studio is the other.
Written August 4, 2011
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Deborah J
Laguna Beach, CA27 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
From buying a piece of art in Island Studio to receiving it at my home, I was so impressed with the professional way all was handled. I would recommend this gallery to all who visit lovely Friday Harbor and want to take a souvenir back. The gallery has a wide selection of art and jewelry and has something for all budgets.
Written September 22, 2018
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jmh8846
Chicago, IL19 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
While browsing here with friends I found a book of prints by an artist whose style amused me. My buddy was talking with someone when I approached her to show what I’d found. Turned out that my friend was talking with a staff member who commented that she didn’t like the style of art in the book and expounded that the artist created other “real art” that was less “cartoonish”. I was taken aback! In one instance she disrespected both the artist represented in the gallery and the taste of a potential customer. As a rule, I always buy from an independently owned store instead of online retailers but for this rude staff person I made an exception. I handed the book back to the pretentious staff person and while standing at the counter informed my friends that I’d found the book online and announced when the online purchase was complete. There are other beautiful things in that shop but I won’t support a gallery that disrespects its artists or patrons in this way.
Written September 28, 2019
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Travelnat
United States135 contributions
May 2018 • Friends
A large studio/gallery featuring different art mediums from a large variety of local Artists. Very kind staff. A large collection of paintings, photography, glass work, and jewelry inspired by the island and its wildlife, there is something for everyone to appreciate.
Written May 13, 2018
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184debf
Delmar, DE14 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
Every artist community could use a place like this.
Lots of great local art and crafts for sale at reasonable prices.
Found some really great smelling locally made soap and beautiful cards that had scenes of the island.
Written June 10, 2015
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Richard F
Bothell, WA90 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
My Wife and I have always made a point of purchasing our last item to take home from Island Studios. Last year we chose a Large Hand Blown Glass Spirit Ball, and this year we chose a Hanging Glass Abstract Heart from the very the very Artist that was working the Front Counter (Cashier). Both are beautiful pieces we will treasure forever. Of course the Studio contains a wide variety of art forms from, Photography, Hand Blown Glass, Jewelry of every sort, Hens & Chicks in beautiful and entertaining pots, Paintings, Wood Works and the list just go's on. This stop is highly recommended, because a large portion of the art being sold is done by many various local artist.

Sincerely! Richard F.
P.S. Check out the "Koi Pond" out back, breath taking Koi!!!
Written June 5, 2015
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Robert77096
Missouri City, TX316 contributions
Jul 2021
Cool store showcasing the works of many local artists. Pictures, painting, sculptures and other artwork. Worth your time to browse for sure.
Written July 20, 2021
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ThorKat
9 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We purchased two prints and some pottery here. There were pieces by several artists to choose from, and the variety of items made shopping a great experience. The employee who assisted us was very knowledgeable and helped us find the pieces we were looking for, as well as helping us locate a specific artist online so we could get a customized piece.
Written August 29, 2019
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JJ0693
Nashville, TN19 contributions
Jun 2019
Amazing art in a multitude of media. And the people working that day were very nice and we had a great conversation about life on the island. Make time to stop here while in Friday Harbor.
Written July 1, 2019
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