125 artists from throughout the Northwest participated in our 2013 ArtFest. Shoppers enjoyed live music, food, kids art-making activities and lots of high quality hand-made arts and crafts,
Our 2014 festival will take place the third weekend in July. Screening for 2014 artists will take place in early spring. Details will be posted on this website in January. Stay tuned.....
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 mention. Congratulations to all these students for their fine work. The Call for Student Artwork for our 2014 festival poster will be announced in November, 2013 and submissions will be due March 1, 2014.
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 two years 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.
Our high school scholarship winners for 2013 were Darbey Womack -- South Kitsap; Elizabeth Walther, Whitney Powell and Kenna Themer -- Peninsula HS and Tyler Hooper and Kat Pearson -- Gig Harbor HS. Congratulations to these aspiring artists!