Support our programs connecting arts and community

Northwind Arts Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that relies on the support of people just like you. Your donation is tax exempt to the extent allowable by law. Our Federal Tax ID is 02-0584427.

There are many ways you can support Northwind Arts Center and help sustain the programming we offer the community. Your donations provide:

  • Visual art exhibits in the Exhibit Gallery and the Artist Showcase
  • Art in the Library and Art in the Hospital
  • Partnership education programs like Through the Wall, Northwind Book Arts Group and the Summer Art Camp for Kids
  • Admission-free events, such as the Northwind Reading Series, Arts to Elders, PT Shorts, Art Port Townsend Studio Tour and much more

Each Annual Fund Drive, we have a financial goal for direct support of programs. A gift of any amount helps us reach that goal and keeps the community connected to the arts, which is the best gift of all. See our donor list from last year’s Annual Fund Drive.

$100 donation for new membership

Membership Levels

You become a Member of Northwind Arts Center when you donate $100 or more per year. Membership includes invitations to Members-only preview parties and other benefits. Donors and Members at all levels are invited to enjoy art exhibits at the arts center and to attend many free programs, including special arts lectures and presentations. Other benefits include a subscription to our newsletter, inclusion on donor recognition materials, and pride in knowing that you are supporting the arts center in its mission to connect arts and community.

1885 Circle $1,885 ($158/month) or more

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special online payment options
Member Levels
  • $1000
  • $750
  • $500
  • $250
  • $100
Donor Levels
  • Supporter $50 — $99
  • Friend up to $49

Ways to Donate:


Deposit cash in our Exhibit Gallery donation box, or, if you’d like a receipt and acknowledgment letter, make a donation at our reception desk. A staff member or Gallery volunteer will help.

Please direct any questions you have to

Thank you for supporting Northwind Arts Center!

Ways to Donate:


Donate using PayPal. We accept single and recurring (monthly) PayPal donations. Donate online now.

By mail

Donate a check by mail, with or without a Northwind Arts Center donation envelope, which you can pick up at the Arts Center, or by calling 360-379-1086.

Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

1885 Circle

The Northwind Arts Center 1885 Circle honors the history of the 1885 Waterman & Katz Building, and is Northwind Arts Center’s cornerstone, annual giving membership circle. Click here for details and special online payment options

Employee Matching Gifts

You can increase the impact of your donation through your company’s matching gifts program. We will gratefully coordinate the matching gift process with your company. Click here for a list of participating companies...

Business Sponsorship

Encourage your business to be our sponsor. Click here for more information...

Stock Transfers

Make a gift of stock, securities via IRA distributions and trusts directly to Northwind Arts Center's Edward Jones corporate account. Contact our financial advisor Alfred Bowman, (360)-379-2528 for details and account information. Or email Michael D'Alessandro for more information.

Legacy Gifts

Please consider joining our Legacy Society by including Northwind Arts Center in your estate plans and carrying on your commitment to ensuring Northwind Arts Center’s long-term service to the community. A local attorney has volunteered to answer your questions and to help you prepare a codicil to your will, should you require either. Click here for more information...

Tribute Gifts

Make a gift to celebrate a special occasion – birthday, anniversary, or holiday – and we will send the honored individual timely written notification of your generosity. You may also make a gift in memory of a loved one, and we will acknowledge your thoughtfulness to the family with timely written notification.