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WaterWorks Gallery

315 Argyle Ave, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9556
+1 360-378-3060
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Great way to get to know local artists

We had stopped in to see the works of talented local painter, Debbie Daniels. The gallery is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Partypoodle
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Seal Beach, California
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This is a very unique are gallery that has been in business for over 30 years. We made a small... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2017
Allen_W225
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St. Augustine, Florida
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WaterWorks Galley is San Juan Island’s premiere gallery for contemporary artwork. Established in 1985 with the concept of showcasing artists based in the the Pacific Northwest and the San Juan Islands. A recent addition is Art jewelry. The work of the gallery’s painters and sculptors reflect the unique Northwest experience. Artists and their visions evolve and change, stimulated by the changing times we live in. Cheers
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“fine art” (2 reviews)
“ruth” (7 reviews)
“artists” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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315 Argyle Ave, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-9556
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had stopped in to see the works of talented local painter, Debbie Daniels. The gallery is bright and has samples of many locals. If you're a collector, this is a must-see.

Thank Partypoodle
Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is a very unique are gallery that has been in business for over 30 years. We made a small purchase that will be the one unique thing we bring back from our trip. Don't miss a visit to this shop if you are in...More

Thank Allen_W225
Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience in the gallery. Now you have a unique piece of art that will always remind you of Friday Harbor and the gallery. Best Ruth

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Ruth is the proprietor and has an eye for beautiful things. She has some extraordinary sculpture, jewelry and paintings in her gallery. Unfortunately she is an elitist who looks down on certain groups and may not answer one's question honestly. I rate the quality of...More

Thank Divenfly4fun
Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Wow. That's such an interesting statement. I believe we are all elitist of some kind. We all take a preference for something and specialize in something. AS to answering questions, I do believe just because the question has been asked, does not always need to...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

As a gallery, there are some good artists and some adequate ones. What distinguishes this gallery though is the insulting manner of the woman behind the counter.More

Thank Carol S
Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Wow, We are pleasant, kind and helpful to all folk, even those in a bad mood. And do not look down at anyone regardless . I think sometimes people are having a bad day and come into the gallery to look at the beautiful works...More

Reviewed 6 November 2016

Some of my favorite memories from trips around the world come back to me when I wear jewelry brought back from those places. I just added exquisite earrings from this gallery to my travel memories collection. They are in the same fine arts league as...More

Thank Robin J
Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Wow, thank you for your review. The gallery has works hard to represent unique contemporary works by Pacific Northwest artists. This particular show, The Art of the Earring is wonderful to see as it represents the diversity in the world of jewelery. The juried show...More

Reviewed 26 October 2016

This gallery is amazing. So many gorgeous pieces of art to choose from. I loved the jewelry. Unique pieces you won't find everyone else wearing. Ruth, the owner is so helpful. I will definitely be going back for both the art and the experience of...More

Thank Lisa Z
Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2016

Thanks so much for taking the time to review the gallery, we do appreciate your kind words and your business.

Reviewed 8 October 2016

This Gallery features Tim Schumm. This artist is so powerful. Art is very personal and unique, but a Gallery who can feature artist of such talent says a lot.More

Thank Bmel9999
Ruth O, Manager at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

Ah Tim Schumm, amazing Canadian artist the gallery has been showing for 27 years. He paints very colorful, energetic paintings of the Pacific Northwest. Truly wonderful. So glad you knew his work, and now are aware that WaterWorks Gallery represents this artist. Remember to check...More

Reviewed 8 August 2016

We stopped in at this cute little gallery on our last day and were fortunate to stumble into an opening for two artists. Great variety of original art pieces!

Thank Rachel77079
Ruth O, Manager at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

Why thanks for stumbling in and enjoying your discovery of Waterworks Gallery.

Reviewed 15 October 2015

Ruth is a connoisseur and a professional and she knows how to choose artists that will intrigue and inspire. I attended an opening the other night and was impressed with the quality of the art and the number of pieces and artists represented in such...More

Thank Daficionado
Ruth O, Owner at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2015

Why thank you for your thoughtful review. It's so nice to be acknowledged and so wonderfully appreciated. Look forward to your next visit to the gallery and further conversation about all things art. Best

Reviewed 7 October 2015

Last month a group of friends and I visited WaterWorks Gallery for the first time. We were all impressed with the diverse selection of art, sculpture and jewelry. Chatting with the owner was fun and informative, not only for her gallery but for directing us...More

Thank BaaBah
Ruth O, Manager at WaterWorks Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2015

I remember your group of gals! What fun. You'll were here for a special event. I'm delighted that you stopped by, enjoyed the gallery and yes your birthday gal, got an amazing pair of earrings. So glad you had as much fun as I did....More

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