Peninsula Art League Gig Harbor WA Peninsula Art League Gig Harbor WA PAL Heron art

Our 2018 Summer Art Festival
takes place July 21 & 22.
Artist applications are due Feb. 27
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Our 34th Annual Art Festival takes place July 21 & 22 on Judson Street near Gig Harbor's historic waterfront.

Call to artists:
Applicatations to show your work should be submitted via ZAPPLICATION. For a printable peek at the application click here: 2018 Art Festival Application.

High School students -- poster competition: We're also calling on local high school artists and graphic design students to submit ideas for our 2018 poster and other promotional materials. Students at Gig Harbor, Peninsula, Henderson Bay and South Kitsap High Schools, as well as home-schooled highschool-age students, are encouraged to submit an illustration suitable for use on a poster. A PAL representative will be in touch with art teachers in January with details.
Shelby Workman from GHHS created the "Blue Heron" illustration/collage -- shown above -- that was used on our 2017 festival poster.

In 2017, Timberland Bank was again our primary festival sponsor. We're deeply grateful for their support! Thanks also to the City of Gig Harbor for permitting us to use Judson Street and for promoting the festival.

Proceeds from the Art Festival provide art scholarships for local students and PAL members. Proceeds are also shared with the Gig Harbor community and out-of-town visitors through our art shows, workshops and other educational programs.

In 2017 we awarded art scholarships to Lillli Harrison and Hannah Marquardt from Peninsula High School; Matthew Traaseth and Lindsey Shaw of Gig Harbor High School and Breana Allen, Nora Foss and Chante Anderson from Henderson Bay. A requirement of our scholarships is that recipients must continue their art studies beyond high school. Our 2017 winners plan to study digital art, animation, concept art, design and photography, as well as combining art with other areas of interest. Congratulations and best wishes to these talented young artists!