3. Experience Community at Brickworks Plaza
Restored in 2013, the Brickworks—taking its name from its original, historic role—is now a center for cultural life in Friday Harbor, with a large hall and outdoor plaza for concerts and community gatherings. On Saturdays, don't miss the San Juan Island Farmers' Market where you can find the freshest local ingredients, meet the farmers, eat delicious baked goods and other foods cooked on-site, and listen to great music.
4. Discover Friday Harbor's Creative Side
The new SJIMA offers quarterly exhibitions of fine visual art from around the world. A beautiful front atrium shows fascinating art installations, and galleries in the main building show paintings, prints, drawings, sculpture and more, from a diverse collection of artists such as William Morris, Ansel Adams and Ai Weiwei. The museum's mission is to connect people with art that inspires, challenges, and enlightens.
Explore Friday Harbor's public art, including the stainless steel "Fluke" by Micajah Bienvenue, just behind the ferry lanes, and murals on the outside of The Whale Museum, and on a wall in Sunken Park near the ferry landing. Browse art galleries, or watch a performance at the San Juan Community Theatre. In the summer, Music in the Park and Music on the Lawn draw dynamic on and off-island musicians. Check our calendar of events for more information.