Downtown Gig Harbor is strung out along the water, with shops and restaurants luring browsers. Head to the head of the harbor for a number of galleries, including Ebb Tide Gallery of Gifts (7809 Pioneer Way, 253/851-5293, www.ebbtidegalleryofgifts.com, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. daily), a cooperative gallery with the works of local artists, and Gallery Row (3102 Harborview Dr., 253/851-6020, www.gigharborgalleryrow.com, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Mon.–Sat., noon–5 p.m. Sun.), a working art gallery featuring 15 local artists and offering lessons and commissions.
© Ericka Chickowski from Moon Washington, 8th edition