At the waterfront park in downtown Poulsbo
Poulsbo Arts Festival 2024
Aug. 16Th 17th 18th

Friday:         Noon – 6 PM

Saturday:   10:00 AM – 6 PM

Sunday:      11:00 AM – 5 PM

FINE ART – Original Paintings & Prints; Note Cards – Original and Unique


Raffle drawing to be held on Sunday, Aug 18th at 4pm. Need not be present to win!

For over 35 years the Poulsbo Arts Festival has been celebrated on the beautiful waterfront park in downtown Poulsbo on the third weekend in August.  There is something for every family to enjoy – including original fine art, prints, note cards, jewelry, photography, metalworking, ceramics, fabric arts and woodworking. Raffles of artwork, demonstrations, live music, dance and much more complete a fun weekend at the park. This event is sponsored by the Cultural Arts Foundation North West (CAFNW).

Third Wednesday of the Month

Jan. 17th – Old & New – An opportunity for you to share with us an example of your artwork from the past (Old), to what your artwork looks like today (New).
Feb. 21st – PAL Board Secretary Judy Guttormsen will demonstrate how to “Make Your Own Concertina Sketchbook”.
March 20th – Lesson & Challenge: PAL member Jan Lytle will provide a lesson of how to create a Collage painting by providing papers and glue for members. Challenge Announced: Challenge is to paint or draw a Monochrome Painting/Drawing and bring it to the April 17th meeting.
April 17th – A Monochrome Painting/Drawing Challenge was issued at the previous Third Wednesday meeting. The challenge was to paint or draw a Monochrome Painting/Drawing using ANY ONE COLOR, subject of your choice, and to bring your artwork to this meeting.
May 15th – Bill Fulton, PAL Webmaster, will be giving a Watercolor demonstration
June 19th – Name This Painting – an activity lead by Pal member Valerie West. Bring your artwork to the meeting and receive help in arriving at a name for the painting.
July 17th – David Repyak, a teacher and artist, will be giving a presentation on composition with a little color theory.
August 21st – Andy Mabra, from Amanda’s Art-Yarn shop in Poulsbo, will be demonstrating Needle Felting.
September 18th – Carol Durbin, a local artist from Port Ludlow, will be giving a demonstration on Japanese Brush Painting – Sumi-e.
October 2nd – PAL Annual Meeting
October 16th – Demonstration & Challenge: PAL member Ingrid Amirault will be giving a demonstration on art composition, perspective & value. Challenge Announced: Challenge is to paint or draw a Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Winter Painting or Drawing and bring it to the Nov. 20th meeting.
November 20th – A Thanksgiving, Christmas or Winter Painting/Drawing Challenge was issued to you at the previous Third Wednesday meeting. The challenge is to paint or draw at home a Thanksgiving, Christmas or Winter artwork and to bring it to this meeting.
December 4th – PAL Annual Christmas Luncheon and Gift Exchange

Plein Aire season is coming upon us!
A group of us PAL folks will be meeting every Friday between 10am- noon May to September in a pre-specified location – see 2024 calendar below.

Plein Aire is a french term meaning painting out in the open air. It is an invigorating process where we have the opportunity to capture the moment. Often in a loose impressionistic manner. It aids in seeing color, value, large shapes. It aids in loose painting techniques. It improves your drawing skills and your composition skills. And it’s fun.

PAL painters will gather, we’ll decide on what we want to paint that day and then we’ll paint, draw or take pictures. Afterwards we gather again, show each other our work and talk about whatever we discovered that painting day.

Bring your camera, sketch book, pencils, colored pencils, markers, paints and easels. Whatever suits your fancy. Just come out and gather your own image and inspirations. If you can make these paint outs, we welcome you. If not, then we hope to see you on the next paint out.

MAY 3 – Fish Park Finn Rd Poulsbo
MAY 10 – Silverdale Old Town Waterfront Park
MAY 17 – Port Gamble (Puget Sound Parking Lot)
MAY 24 – Eglon Beach and Boat Launch
MAY 31 – Seabeck Flat Land Big Beef Creek Bird Watching

JUNE 7 – Kingston Waterfront Boat Launch area
JUNE14 – Shine Tidelands Park
JUNE 21 – Foul Weather Bluff Preserve (Sand Dollar Beach) Hansville
JUNE 28 – Adam Park B.Is

JULY 5 – Seabeck Community Conference Center
JULY 12 – Private Residence Indianola ( Address to come)
JULY 19 – Hansville Lighthouse Point No Point
JULY 26 – Port Ludlow Burner Point

AUGUST 2 – Fort Ward by Lynnwood B. Is.
AUGUST 9 – Marrowstone Mystery Bay State Park
AUGUST 16 – cancelled; see you at the PAL Booth at the Poulsbo Arts Festival
AUGUST 23 – Port Gamble – Meet in the Puget Way Parking Lot
AUGUST 30 – Lazy C. Farm B. Is. address to come

SEPTEMBER 6 – Fat Turnip Farm Eglon Rd Hansville
SEPTEMBER 13 – Fay Bainbridge Park
SEPTEMBER 20 – Poulsbo Gazebo
SEPTEMBER 27 – Winslow Waterfront Park

OCTOBER – TBD if we still are wanting to continue and weather is co-operating.