Department of Safety, in Anacortes Washington, first opened in 2002 as an arts and events space that focused on Sustainability, Art/Creativity, Community, Phenomenology, and making real some ideas they believe in.
The DoS will soon be closing its doors after 8 years of noteworthy exhibitions, events, site-specific installations, residencies, and extensive show calender. There will be a farewell celebration on January 30th, 2010 featuring The Microphones, LAKE, Karl Blau, and Arrington de Dionyso.
It was a very difficult decision for all of those involved, but the time is now. This project was never meant to last forever. The DoS has been a miracle in so many ways. We’d like to thank everyone for their support throughout the years and for the recent outpouring of kindness. We still need your help to give this place the proper send off. Come and celebrate the DoS!