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THANKS to community supporters our grant program has provided over $60,000 in grants to local artists, art and music events, and arts organizations over the last 15 years and we've given out 15 scholarships to local high school students enrolling in collegate arts programs.

Please check out our Helping The Arts page to see what grants we've provided and the Events page to view past events.



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. Our mission is to help raise money that is needed for Organizations, Scholarships, and other non-profit groups, to promote and encourage live performance shows and to provide ongoing support for local artists in the community.

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 through the arts.

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