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On December 8, 2018, The Heart of Anacortes storage room, which housed the sound and lighting equipment, was burglarized and, sadly, much of the sound equipment was stolen, including soundboards and related electronics, main speakers, monitors and microphones. We are asking for your help to replace this equipment so that we all can continue to feel the beat at the Heart of Anacortes. CLICK HERE to donate.

The Heart of Anacortes is a magical part of our area that has been providing a venue for art, music and community since 2011. In 2017 a sound and light system was purchased by the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts (a 501C3 org.) to be stored and used primarily at The Heart for events such as music, poetry slams, fundraisers, benefits, open houses, library programs and numerous concerts, including the library's Manieri Jazz & Swing concerts and the City of Anacortes Free Summer Concert Series.

REFA is a non-profit organization so your contribution would be considered tax deductible.

Rick Epting PhotoIn 2006, friends of the late Rick Epting formed the Rick Epting Foundation for the Arts and continued his legacy of supporting the Arts in Skagit County with a showcase of local talent and humor.

Rick Epting  was one of the founding members of both the Lincoln Theatre Center Foundation, the Skagit Performing Arts Council (SPAC), and appointed by the Governor to serve on the Washington State Arts Commission. He was also instrumental in the restoration campaign for the Lincoln Theatre and the planning and organization for McIntyre Hall in Mount Vernon. Rick was a proud supporter of Arts groups and organizations in Skagit County until his untimely death in August 2005.

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Our Mission

To enhance the quality of life in Skagit County and surrounding areas through the arts.

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