Applications for artists closed on Mar. 1 for this year's Art Festival. Accepted artists and crafts vendors will be notified by Mar. 22.
We are now accepting applications for Food Vendors. For a food vendor application, click here.
Students from local high schools have submitted artwork for this year's poster and we will select the winner at our March membership meeting. The winning illustration will then be used on all our promotional materials for the 2014 Art Festial including posters, rack cards and t-shirts.
Our 2013 poster art (shown here) was created by Miranda O'Sullivan from South Kitsap High School. Second and third place went to Matthew Colescott and Jerry Curry respectively, also from SKHS. Kelly Wall from Henderson Bay HS in Gig Harbor received an honorable mention. Congratulations to all these students for their fine work. High school students who have an idea for this year's poster should contact your school's art teacher for information.
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.
The Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival has been 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!