There is an artist in Anacortes who paints figures on wood and mounts them on the walls of downtown buildings. Many small towns do this; it’s a whimsical archive of the town’s history. The Anacortes artist copies many of the murals from local photographs, and cites them next to the picture.
I expected horseless carriages, World War I soldiers, green-grocers and the like. I was not expecting canoe-paddling drag queens.
I think, really, it’s the hands. Those white-gloved hands so exuberantly extended. I never did get a good photo of the face on the left, which means I have a reason to come back.
Some towns have an art-walk. Anacortes has a quilt-walk.
On casual count, Old Town has six antique malls.