Who Reads Whidbey Life Magazine?


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.

Whidbey Life Magazine readers can enjoy new content in the following ways;

  • Online magazine (this website) – home to an ongoing variety of lively feature stories, blog posts by local artists, a virtual gallery, and news about events on Whidbey Island. New content is added weekly.
  • Whidbey Life This Week– our free weekly online newsletter highlights the new stories, blog posts, and community news added to the website. The newsletter establishes weekly contact with readers via email and encourages them to read full articles online.
  • Twice yearly print issues– Professionally written feature stories about Whidbey Island’s people, artists, organizations, places, and activities. Gorgeous photography and high-quality materials make this collectible magazine an aesthetic delight. Our readers are enchanted by the uplifting evergreen stories found in our Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter editions.