Recommended by Emily Pothast
Situated in the picturesque village of La Conner, the Museum of Northwest Art is devoted entirely to regional artists. For the Masses is MoNA's first permanent collection exhibition devoted entirely to printmaking—processes for creating multiples such as etching, woodcut, and lithography. The exhibition features graphic works by artists such as Jacob Lawrence, Guy Anderson, Glen Alps, Jeffry Mitchell, and Helen A. Loggie, as well as an entire archival collection of a hand-printed art and literature journal called Bamboo, published in the 1990s. For the Masses provides a fascinating portrait of Northwest art history shot through the democratic lens of printmaking, and the Skagit Valley is a delightful place to spend a weekend.