Island Studios

Island Studios, Friday Harbor: Address, Phone Number, Island Studios Reviews: 4.5/5

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Robert77096
Missouri City, TX264 contributions
Nice local artists
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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kiffieh
Belleair Beach, FL20 contributions
Always a good stop
Sep 2020
Our third year in a row to San Juan Islands, and we always look forward to browsing and buying something at Island Studios! Very nice people work there and they are helpful.
Written September 29, 2020
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Kevin R
Seattle, WA548 contributions
A brilliant way to separate visitors from their money
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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jmh8846
Chicago, IL19 contributions
Disrespected both a customer and an artist they represent
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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ThorKat
9 contributions
A wonderful experience.
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, TN15 contributions
Well worth a visit
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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Chris L
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States9 contributions
Best little art studio on the Island!
Dec 2018
When I walked into Island Studios, I was greeted by the owner who was eager to let me wander through the beautiful shop and gander at all the lovely custom pieces. Everything is so unique and the back garden area is lovely. I walked out with 2 prints, a book and some jewelry. If you want that special unique gift or piece. This is the place to go!
Written May 7, 2019
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Jonask
2 contributions
NO CHILDREN ALLOWED.
Dec 2018 • Family
This place is just awful and the staff incredibly rude. If you don’t want children in your store, just put up a sign instead of yelling at a five year-old for looking at something (not touching, grabbing, breaking) anything. Their stuff is overpriced and mediocre junk. Parents (or anyone else) stay away from this place.
Written December 29, 2018
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161smortan
Aromas, California, United States41 contributions
Great diversity of arts and craft
Oct 2018 • Friends
This studio had a lot of diversity of items. There was also a good range of price points. Many beautiful items to look at and enjoy!
Written October 12, 2018
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Deborah J
Laguna Beach, CA27 contributions
Absolutely top notch customer service!
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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