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Festival Poster


Every year we hold a contest for art students at our local high schools to give us their ideas for our festival poster. We look for the drawing, collage or illustration that best conveys the idea of Gig Harbor as an artsy, creative place. Art League members select the winning image. Monetary awards are given to the first, second and third place winners, and also to the art teacher whose student took first place. Our 2022 winner (with text added) — “Mountain, Bridge and Fish” —  was painted by Rakha Hendra from Gig Harbor High School.

Rakha and his family recently immigrated to Gig Harbor from Indonesia. His art teacher, Alyse Yeaman, was also recognized. The other winning illustrations were submitted by Danielle Chornoma from Henderson Bay HS (2nd place) and by Gwen Anderton of Gig Harbor HS (3rd place).


Proceeds from the Art Festival are used to fund scholarships to art students from our local high schools, to fund scholarships to Peninsula Art League members continuing their artistic learning, and to fund art shows, workshops and other educational programs for Gig Harbor and surrounding areas.

We’re pleased to announce our 2022 scholarship winners: Farris Hovater of South Kitsap High School; Skye Sears of Peninsula High School, and Audrey Allen and Samantha Shaw of Gig Harbor High School. Congratulations to these young artists as they continue to grow and thrive in their artistic careers.

The Peninsula Art League’s mission is to bring art to the community and community to artists.

2022 Festival

The return of Summer Art Festival in 2022 was a success in every way.

There were more than 100 art and craft vendors, a literary corner, food trucks and kids’ activities — and the 2023 festival promises to be even bigger and better while also bringing back the music! 

Artist application information for the 2023 Show:  

Deadline to Apply is February 28th, 2023

Application can be made through

For questions, contact Festival Chair:  Heide Solandros.                         Email: 

Featured Artists

Click the image to see the artist name and visit the artist’s website.


THANK YOU to the City of Gig Harbor and Timberland Bank for your continued support of the Peninsula Art League and our annual festival!

Peninsula Art League with Mayor Markley
L to R: Heide Solandros - Festival Assistant,
Lucy Rau - Festival Chair, The Honorable Tracie Markley – Gig Harbor Mayor, Colette Smith - Peninsula Art League President