125 artists from throughout the Northwest will be showing and selling their work at this year's festival. We'll also have a variety of food vendors, live music and lots of art-making activities for children thanks to the nice people at Arcadia Montesorri School and Curious By Nature Preschool. And if you'd like to try your hand at some sidewalk art, wander down to the waterfront and "Chalk the Harbor."
Important information for participating artists:
~ To find your booth number, click here.
~ For a map showing booth numbers & locations click here.
~ For load-in and setup instructions click here.
~ For a map of the shuttle route click here.
~ For a down-loadable postcard to send to your patrons click here.
PAL members' art show -- During the festival, artwork by PAL members will be on display at the nearby Key Bank. We appreciate Key Bank's on-going support of our organization.
The illustration for this year's poster and other promotional materials (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 got honorable metion. Congratulations to all these students for their fine work.
Many thanks to Key Bank for continued support of our organization and the Summer Art Festival, and for hosting our Members' Summer Art Exhibition during the festival. Thanks, also to the City of Gig Harbor for their support.
For the second year in a row, our 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. In 2011, PAL scholarships were awarded to high school students Crysta Olsin (PHS) and to Grace Chakerian and Kelly Williams (GHHS) to help them continue their art studies.