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 9 Deadline for entering artwork (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 - 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. 

2017 Juror: Susan Warner - over thirty years of management, arts administration, and museum education experience. Now at Museum of Glass in Tacoma, she has curatorial, education, and Hot Shop responsibilities, and serves as the museum’s major gifts officer. Read more about her in the Prospectus document (see above).

Studio Tour

This is an opportunity to visit local artists, observe demonstrations, and discuss the creative process throughout an intensive weekend of art. Read more about it...

Lectures and Performances

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

Please support this event with your special donation and be listed in the annual brochure. Read more about how to help...


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

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.