Arts at the Port is the crown jewel of the Festival, showcasing regional contemporary fine art exhibitions. It is located at the far north end of the Festival, in the historic waterfront Port Transit Shed Event Center. The 2018 Arts at the Port theme is “Essence”.
Arts at the Port will kick-off at the free Opening Event on Saturday, July 28 at 6:00 pm. Come be among the first to view this year’s exhibition and enjoy wine, music and nibbles. The exhibition will also be open July 30 – August 2 from 9-5 and during Festival hours August 3-5.
Arts at the Port presents up to $12,500 in awards. See the 2017 Award winners.
The 2015 Art Opening
Michael Monroe is jurying our 2018 Arts at the Port Juried Fine Art Exhibition. Monroe has been involved with the contemporary American studio craft movement for over 50 years. In addition to his current status as Director Emeritus of the Bellevue Art Museum, Monroe served as Executive Director of the American Craft Council, a 30,000 member national organization and has many professional distinctions and honors. Monroe will jury a group of regional artists, showing bodies of work, working in both 2D & 3D.
The Allen Family Focus Gallery showcases the work of regional artists, invited by the Festival Curatorial Team. This years Gallery, “Animalia”, will feature the work of an outstanding group of artists – Robert McCauley, Shelley Muzylowski, Rik Allen and Lanny Bergner (collaboration).
For the second year, we will feature a gallery of invited Emerging Artists. This area will feature work from high school and young adult artists. We will institute a mentoring program that will foster young artists who are interested in pursuing art as a career, and offer the opportunity for selected artists to show alongside their professional peers.