Upcoming Events

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 2023 winner (with text added) — “Cosmic Fish” —  was painted by Jack Sandford from Henderson Bay High School.

His art teacher, Danielle Chornoma, was also recognized. The other winning illustrations were submitted by Aria Schumacher (2nd Place) and Arrow Wehmeir (3rd Place.

2024 Festival - July 20th & 21st

Come Join Us for the 2024 Summer Art Festival!

Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

We have an exciting lineup of over 100 art vendors, a literary corner, food court, activities for kids, music, and a beer garden! The amazing array of art includes paintings and photography along with pottery, wood and metal art, garden art, jewelry, fiber art, glass and basketry.  This art fair represents modern, traditional, and emerging work.  We are committed to showcasing excellent and original artwork.

We are offering free shuttle service on Saturday and Sunday from Gig Harbor High School to Sehmel Park.

For questions, contact Festival Chair:  Colette Smith at palpresident28@gmail.com