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.
2023 Festival - July 15 & 16th
Come Join Us for the 2023 Summer Art Festival!
Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
We have an exciting lineup of 120 art and craft vendors, a literary corner, a food court and kids’ activities plus the return of live music! 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 handmade excellence and original artwork.
Our kid’s corner will have hands-on art projects along with face painting and a fun vendor making animal shaped balloons for all to enjoy.
Our food vendors include a variety with barbeque, pizza, hot dogs, kettle korn, smoothies, cannoli and waffles on a stick. Be sure to grab a bite before strolling through the street viewing the art.We are bringing back the music this year and will have seven bands at the main stage playing throughout the festival. The line-up includes Charlie Cardinal, Hook Me Up, Jonny Duvall, Go Three Trio, Sweet Mary , Lori Olsen Krumkaka and Jean Lenke.
We will be offering free shuttle service on Saturday and Sunday from the Franciscan Medical Center on Kimball Drive to Judson Street.
For questions, contact Festival Chair: Heide Solandros. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured Artists - 2022
Many of the artists you loved from 2022 will be joining us this year along with new artists!.
Click the image to see the artist name and visit the artist’s website.
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.
Our 2022 scholarship winners were: 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 community to the artist and art to the community.