Art Port Townsend

2017 19th Annual Port Townsend Arts Festival

Northwind Arts Center and the Port Townsend Arts Commission present our annual Port Townsend Arts Festival. The schedule of events includes visual arts, literary events, workshops, lectures, and an artist studio tour.

Art Port Townsend – 2017 Calendar

June 11 Deadlines:
1) Enter artwork in Expressions Northwest juried exhibit 
2) Join the studio tour (click for details...)
Aug. 3 Expressions Northwest - Juried exhibition opens – 11:30 am (click for details...)
Aug. 4 Awards ceremony and reception - 5:30 pm
Aug. 5 Juror Susan Warner lecture
Aug. 8 Ekphrastic Write-In - Authors are invited to experience the artwork and be inspired to write a piece (click for details...)
Aug. 24 Ekphrastic Evening - Authors read their work reacting to and inspired by the exhibition (click for details...)
Aug. 26-27 Artist Studio Tour - 2 days from 10 am - 4 pm (click for details...)
Aug. 27 Exhibition closes

 2017 Art Port Townsend prospectus  

Juried Regional Art Exhibit - Expressions Northwest

This is an exhibit by artists from Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, and Alaska. The juror will select pieces to include in the show from artist’s submissions. (click for details...)

Studio Tour

This is an opportunity to visit local artists, observe demonstrations, and discuss the creative process throughout an intensive weekend of art. (click for details...)

Lectures and Performances

During this festival month there will be activities including music, poetry, lectures, workshops, and theater.

Your Support

Please support this event with your special donation and be listed in the annual brochure. (click for details...)

Northwind Arts Center 2017 Annual Sponsors

Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar, Dr. David Chujilian, Frameworks NW, Kostelec Law Office

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Please consider opening your studio to visitors during this celebration of the arts. We welcome your application below. DEADLINE IS JUNE 11.

ENTRY FEE: Your Studio Tour application process is not complete until your payment is received by Northwind Arts Center. Artists participating in the Studio Tour are not required to be current members of Northwind Arts Center, so there are two payment options:

A fee of $95 if you are a current 2017 member
A fee of $130 which automatically makes you a Northwind Arts Center member at the Friend level for 2017.

Pay online

OR by mail or brought to:
Northwind Arts Center
701 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Artists participating in the Art Port Townsend Artist Studio Tour agree to allow Northwind Arts Center to use images of their artwork for our website or for social media, and they may also be reproduced for advertising, marketing, and promotional purposes for this event or future events without consent of or notification to the artist or the artist’s agent.

Studio Tour Application Form

 * indicates required field

This is a brief general description of the art medium, like "Oil Painting", "Metal Sculpture", or however you want to describe your artwork.

This is a brief, one-paragraph description of what visitors can expect to experience when they visit your studio. We emphasize education: artists are encouraged to demonstrate and/or talk about the work and process.

Provide the best directions to your studio; indicate any special parking requirements.

Provide a brief Artist Statement that describes your artwork.

Please refer to the Digital Image Requirements page prior to submitting image files.

Acceptable file types: jpg,jpeg.
Maximum file size: 2mb.

Send up to 7 additional images to for use on the website.

Every studio location will be provided one official Art Port Townsend Studio Tour sign with the studio number on it, to direct visitors to your studio. If you need additional signs to help visitors find you, indicate how many additional (un-numbered) signs you need.