Northwind Arts Center and the Port Townsend Arts Commission present the 18th annual Port Townsend Arts Festival in August 2016.

This year the schedule of events includes visual arts, literary events, workshops, lectures, and an artist studio tour.

Art Port Townsend – Calendar

August 4 Juried Show Exhibition Opens – 11:30 am
August 5 Juried Show Awards Ceremony and Reception – 5:30-8 pm
August 6 Juried Show: Patricia Watkinson Lecture – 1 pm
August 6 Art Walk – 5:30-8 pm
August 9 Ekphrastic Write-In – 7 pm
August 12 Artists Showcase Reception: Seeing Red – 5:30-7:30 pm
August 13 Songwriters Showcase presents Hank Cramer – 7-9 pm
August 25 Ekphrastic Reading (Poets reaction to the Juried Show) – 7 pm
August 27-28 Artist Studio Tour – 10 am to 4 pm
See the sidebar menu for list of Participating Studios or go to the Studio Tour Artistspage for a complete listing of artists with images.
August 28 Juried Show Exhibition Closes – 5:30 pm

Juried Regional Art Exhibit

This is an exhibit by artists from Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alaska. The juror will select pieces to include in the show from artists’ submissions.

Artist Studio Tour

The tour offers an opportunity to visit local artists, observe demonstrations, and discuss the creative process throughout an intensive weekend of art, August 27-28, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Lectures and Performances

During this Festival month there will be activities including music, poetry, lectures, workshops, and theater.