Often referred to as Puget Sound’s largest artists colony, Whidbey Island is home to numerous working artists, writers, and performers. These include many well-known painters, sculptors, glass artists, woodworkers, metal workers, mixed media artists, photographers, authors, poets, actors, musicians, culinary artists, vintners, and wineries.
Whidbey Island has 58,211 residents (according to the 2000 census), and welcomes thousands of visitors each year.
Visitors to Island county:
- Spend $129.9 million per year
- Pay $9.3 million in taxes per year
- Generates 2,340 jobs
The target market for Whidbey Life Magazine is the artist, the supporter of the arts, the visitor to Whidbey Island, and the local resident. The market extends to all of Whidbey Island and surrounding communities such as Mukilteo, Everett, Lynnwood, Seattle, Anacortes, Marysville, Edmonds, Bellevue, Port Townsend, all visitors, and those who have a connection to Whidbey Island.