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. This year’s Arts at the Port theme is “Resonance”.
Arts at the Port will kick-off at the free Opening Event on Saturday, July 29 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 31 – August 3 from 9-5 and during Festival hours August 4-6.
Arts at the Port presents up to $12,500 in awards. See the 2016 Award winners.
The 2015 Art Opening
Juror Pablo Schugurensky is the founder of META ARTE, a consultancy that works with private collectors, philanthropists and public art collections. His background includes Director of the Microsoft Art Collection and lead for the Washington State Arts Commission Art in Public Places program. He is the President of the Board of Artist Trust, a non-profit organization serving individual artists in Washington State. Schugurensky 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 will feature an installation exhibition, “Resonance”, created by three diverse artists – Kandis Susol (paper, mixed media), Hannah Alex Glasser (ceramic) and Susan Singleton (hand made paper, mixed media).
Emerging Artists will replace our traditional Youth Art Show in 2017. 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.