The Port Townsend art community has a wealth of networking opportunities and outlets for both instruction and marketing. if you are looking for help in promoting your art locally, these are the groups to get in touch with.

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Organizations and Groups

Centrum - A Celebration of the Arts. People of all ages gather at Centrum to learn and celebrate traditional and classical music, writing, jazz, dance, theater, and the arts. Centrum is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1973, located at historic, scenic Fort Worden State Park.
Phone: 360-385-3102. TICKETS (800) 733-3608

Key City Public Theatre - Port Townsend's premier theatre, feeding minds and fostering friendships for over 50 years. KCPT creates quality theater for and by the community in Key City Playhouse, an intimate setting for provocative and dynamic performances. Our year-round season includes classics, contemporary plays, musicals, Shakespeare in the Park, Playwrights' Festival, WordPlay reading series, and PT Shorts. Artistic Director, Denise Winter. Playhouse and Box Office, 419 Washington St., 360-385-7396. Administrative Offices, 1128 Lawrence St., 379-0195.

Northwind Arts Center - The Northwind Arts Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization dedicated to promoting the arts in our region by sponsoring educational programs, lectures, readings, and workshops, and by providing juried and invitational venues for displaying the work of regional artists, both visual and literary. 701 Water Street.

Port Townsend Arts Guild
Donna Harding
PO Box 246, Port Townsend
Phone: 360-379-3813

Port Townsend Art Commission
540 Water Street, Port Townsend

Port Townsend School of the Arts - Port Townsend School of the Arts offers people of all ages and skill levels opportunities to learn collaboratively with artists of exceptional talent, enthusiasm, and vision through classes, workshops, and other programs. We endeavor to excite the imaginations of all learners, build their confidence, and hone their skills, so as to unlock their own personal expression and experience the joys of making art. We also strive to infuse our school with an inventive spirit, and to vitally weave the appreciation and making of art into the everyday lives of both individuals and communities. Building 306 on Fort Worden Campus, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360-344-4479, Email:

Port Townsend School of Maritime Art - The Port Townsend School of Maritime Art teaches drawing, painting and photography in a workshop setting, with local and visiting artists in a maritime environment. Contact Jan Halliday at

Quimper Arts - Monday weekly figure drawing sessions (morning & afternoon) - $15.00 to visitors at Masonic Temple (uptown behind Post office).

The Paradise Theatre School and Artist Salon - The Paradise Theatre School and Artist Salon is committed to the development and support of experimental and contemporary performance for the educational benefit of the residents of rural Jefferson County and its visitors.

161 Center Road, Chimacum, WA 98325
Phone: 360-643-3493

Urban Sketchers - Hosts free (with rare exceptions of a small fee if required by the venue, but there is alway a free option available) sketching events twice monthly: the second Wednesday and last Saturday of the month, 10:00am to 12:30pm.  Our mission is to show the world our beautiful area with art. There is no competition or judgment; all are welcome - beginners to established artists - using any media they choose. We post our sketches on our facebook and flickr pages to share with public.
Contact: Barb Kurland, 360-316-9947

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