More than 120 artists and craftspeople will show and sell their work at this year's Art Festival. You'll see many familiar favorites and you'll also have a chance to meet many new artists who will be with us for the first time. We know you'll love what you see!
We'll also have music, food vendors and lots of cool activities for kiddos including face painting by local artists and art-making projects thanks to Arcadia Montessori School.
Special information for participating artists ~
For Artist set-up instructions, click here.
For Artist booth assignments, click here.
For the Artist booth locations map, click here.
For Festival Registration form, click here.
Students at all four local high schools were invited to submit artwork for this year's festival poster. South Kitsap High School art and graphic design students submitted more than a dozen ideas and PAL members selected the illustration shown above, which was created by Erin Hutchinson, a junior at South Kitsap.
Elizabeth Wolfser, also from SKHS, took second place. Third place went to SKHS senior Rachael Bauman. SKHS Graphic Design instructor Cathy Duttry also was honored as their teacher. Congratulations to all our winners for their fine work.
Many thanks to Key Bank for continued support of our organization and the Summer Art Festival, and for allowing us to present our Members' Summer Art Exhibition at their Judson Street branch. Thanks, also to the City of Gig Harbor for their ongoing support.
In 2012 & 2013 the Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival was voted Best Festival in the Region by readers of South Sound Magazine.
Profits from the Art Festival provide art scholarships for local students and PAL members. Our ArtFest proceeds are also shared with the Gig Harbor community and out-of-town visitors through our art shows, exhibitions and educational programs.
Our high school scholarship winners for 2013 were Darbey Womack, South Kitsap HS; Elizabeth Walther, Whitney Powell and Kenna Themer, Peninsula HS and Tyler Hooper and Kat Pearson, Gig Harbor HS. Congratulations to these aspiring artists!