The Registry is for visual artists within Port Townsend and East Jefferson County, Washington. This is an evolving list and may not be current for all entries.

 

Name City Contact Medium
Tamera Abate PT 360-379-1050 Clay Artist
Diane Ainsworth PT 360-379-9620 Oils, Watercolor
Diane and Peter Allen PT 360-385-2389 Graphic and Fine Arts
Mark Wade Allen PT 360-385-4495 Email Painting, Mixed-Media, Fabric/Woven Art
Ruth Apter - One Hundred Horses PT 360-385-1477 Email Raku-fired Ceramic Animals and Tiles
Pat Austin PT 360-379-8873 Poetry, Writer, Printmaker, Painter, Mixed Media
Barbara Babcock PT 360-385-4186 Watercolors, Impressionist
Barbara Baker PT 360-385-4617 Watercolors
Christine Barr PT 360-385-3657 Wall Sculpture, Witches-Sticks
Don Barr PT 360-385-3657 Porcelain, Sculpture, Bronze
Jacquelyn Barr PT 360-385-3657 Painted Silk Screen Tri-folded
Marion Bartl PT 360-385-9266 Watercolor, Monoprints, Mixed
Kim Becker Fay PT 360-379-0384 Metal Art-Jewelry/Wall Pieces
Brenda Beeley PT 360-821-8088 Email Clay Masks, Sculpture
Rae Belkin Port Ludlow 360-437-9442 Email Painting, Mixed Media
Lisa Benshoof Quilcene 360-765-4459 Sculpture and Poetry
Lori Bernstein PT 360-385-2227 Visual 3D - Teacher
Sally Binns Quilcene 360-765-3079 Photography
Walter Biondi Port Ludlow Email Oil Painting, Author
Michael Biskup PT 360-379-4893 Paintings and Drawings
Amy Blackman PT 360-379-1450 Graphic Design
Elizabeth Blake PT 360-509-0807 Email Oils, Watercolors, Illustration in Mixed Media
Dahti Blanchard PT 360-385-1028 Specialize in Medieval/Renaissance
Marjorie Bonar PT 360-385-7394 Silk Painting and Dyed Clothing
Nancy Botta PT Email Handcrafted Beach Glass Jewelry
Mary Bradley PT 360-379-3733 Email Poetry
Debra Brochin PT 360-379-1934 Email Acrylic, Mixed Media, Printmaking
Ela Brickson PT 360-385-9693 Upholstered Art Furniture
Margery Brown PT 360-385-7991 Oil, Pastel, Acrylic, Watercolor, Colored Pencil, Batik
Rebecca Burt-Evans PT 360-385-9687 Poetry/Prose Writer
Carapace Arts
Sarah Ohman and Mark Twain Stevenson
PT 360-385-9037 Email Sculpture and bronze casting
Lucy Carpenter PT 630-399-0137 Email Oil painting, ceramic sculpture, steel sculpture
Jessie E. Carrasco PT 360-385-6613 Realistic Portraits/Landscapes
Pamela Catley PT 360-385-9693 Artful Reupholster Vintage/New
Donna J. Caulton PT 360-379-5465 Email Paintings and Prints
George J. and Helen and Chechopoulos
Nordland Email Pottery, handmade Ceramic Tiles and Murals
Peggy Christensen PT 360-385-1315 Visual 2D
Fusa Mastui Coleman PT 206-712-9023 Pottery
Lois Coleman PT 360-385-2869 Scenics and Abstracts
David Conklin PT 360-344-3383 Photography
Nancy Cowan Port Ludlow 360-437-1417 China Painting
Joyce Cox PT 360-385-1967 Decorative Painting, Needlework
Leslie Cox PT 360-385-6588 Oils, Linoleum and Wood Cuts
Denise Coxen PT 360-379-1585 Watercolor
William Crook PT 360-385-7092 Painting
Diane Gale PT 360-316-9627 Email Pottery, Woodfired and Glazed pottery for kitchen and home
Nan Dickinson PT 360-344-3378 Design, Build Children's Furniture
LB Driver PT 360-381-5089 Email Painting (Mixed Media), Writer
Kate Dwyer PT Email Reverse Glass Painter
Sandra Dodson PT 360-379-0699 Email Oil, Pastel Paintings
Thorne and Dorine Edwards PT 360-385-3596 Drawing, Painting, Pottery, Sculpture, Printmaking
Frank Eliel PT 360-379-2696 Oil, Pastel
Dale S. English PT 360-379-8432 Watercolor, Acrylic, Batiks
Donna English Chimacum, 360-732-0590 Oil, Pastel, Acrylic
David Eisenhour PT 360-379-8478 Email Sculptor
Craig and Caroline Erickson PT 360-379-2576 Email Graphic and Interactive Design
Janet Tarjan Erl PT 360-301-9309 Email Watercolor and Oil Paintings
Barbara Ewing PT 360-385-3151 Clay, Functional Ceramics
Kimm Fay PT 360-379-0384 Email Painting, Clay, Mixed Metal Jewelry
Dana Fickeisen PT 360-385-4255 Painting, Sculpture, Mixed Media
Jeremy Fields PT 360-385-5609 Email Graphic Design, Illustration, & Fine Art
Karine Fisher PT 360-385-4193 Acrylic, Paintings, Collages
Josh Freier PT 360-385-6032 Sandpaintings, Stain Sand Lamp
Norma Fried PT 360-385-9309 Visual 2D
Diane Gale PT 360-316-9627 Pottery, for the home and kitchen
Rachel J. Gaspers PT 360-385-6910 Sculpture in Glass/Cement
Theresa Gibson PT 360-385-1138 Dollmaker, Playwright, Music
Johanna Goering PT 360-379-1625 Wildlife Photography
Joan Goff PT 360-385-9462 Photography
Vicki Ledray Grabicki PT 360-385-6152 Email Paintings
Susan Grant PT 360-379-0947 Email Fine Art Photography
Danelle Greer PT 360-301-4770 Email Tile Mosaics & Mixed Media
Max Grover PT 360-385-3037 Email Acrylic Paintings & Children's Book Illustration
Janice J. Gruber Port Ludlow 360-437-9266 Oil, Watercolor, Florals, Landscapes, Portraits
John Hansen PT 360-379-0186 Classic Hand-Bound Blank Books
Lucy Congdon Hanson PT 360-379-9444 Email Painting, Sculpture
Jack Hardie PT 360-379-0175 Photography
Maitland Hardyman PT 360-385-0848 Painting, Sculpture, Drawing
Rose Harris PT 360-385-4067 Poetry
Jay Haskins PT   Charcoal Pastels, Acrylic Ink
Laurie Henderson Chimacum 360-732-4680 Painting
John Holm PT Email Acrylic
Phoebe Huffman PT 360-385-7071 Ceramic Sculpture
Marjorie K. Illman Nordland 360-385-4854 Email Painting
C.G. James PT 360-379-4048 Email Oils, Multimedia
Lois James Port Hadlock 360-437-0422 Handmade Paper, Collage, Artist Books
Linda Jarvis Chimacum 360-732-4523 Email Mixed Media, Sculptures, Assemblages, and Paintings
Steven R. Johnson PT 360-385-4067 Photography, Philosophical Landscapes
Twila Joyce Nordland 360-379-9604 Painting, Mixed Media
Sy Kahn PT 360-385-9499 Writer, Poet, Theater Director
Catherine Kane PT 360-385-3870 Porcelain, Pastel Portraits
Tyber Katz PT Email Statuary Sculpture/ Cats & Pugs
Carol Kenealy Port Hadlock 360-385-7619 Email Fine Art One-of-a-Kind Beaded Jewelry
Rita Kepner Nordland 360-385-5971 Email Sculpture, Drawing
Peter Kinney PT 360-379-8764 Scrimshaw Art (Fosil Ivory)
Andi Kostka PT 360-385-9613  
Mike Kowalski Nordland 360-379-9691 Wathercolor, Figures, Landscape
Eileen Petrie Ladendorf PT 360-379-0384 Handmade Paper (Native Plants)
Paula Lalish Nordland 360-385-4265 Folk Harp Music
Patsy Lamberton PT 360-385-1051 Photography
Counsel Langley PT 360-379-4943 Email Painting
Liz II La Shelle PT 360-379-9329 Painting, Mixed Media
Andrea Lawson Port Hadlock 360-385-1379 Email Oils, Drawing, Printmaking
Tim Lawson PT 360-440-7660 Email Sculptural Fine Furniture
Keith Lazelle Quilcene 360-765-3697 Fine Art, Nature Photography
Joshua Lee PT 360-385-2397 Custom Wood Handcrafted Furniture, Toys, and Accessories
Lou Le Hurdy Port Ludlow 360-437-0905 Sculptures in Wood/Marble/Clay
Marchia B. Lewton PT   Fiction Writer/Poetry
John Liczwinko PT 360-385-3515 Email Sculpture
Liz Lindstrom PT 360-385-6647 Poetry
Evelyn Livingston PT 360-385-2063 Fiction
Carol Toyne Long PT 360-385-1983 Paintings, Ceramics, Mixed Media, Beaded Wearables
O'Neil D. Louchard PT 360-385-1594 Painting, Multi-Media Sculpture
Carolyn Joy Love PT 360-385-7166 Acting, Comedy, Inspirational Writer
Nan Lovington PT 360-385-7324 Watercolors, Mixed Media, Acrylics
Deedra Ludwig   Email Encaustic, Mixed Media Paintings, Site Specific Installations
Michel G. Malter Chimacum 360-732-4166 Expressionist, Acrylic Painter
Mark Mandell PT 360-385-5962 Photography
Carole Marshall PT 360-379-5466 Poetry, Fiction
Glen D. Martin PT 360-385-7975 Painter, Landscape/Portraits
D. Kevin Mason PT 360-379-6803 Email Photography, architectural details
Michel Matter Chimacum 360-732-4166 Acrylic Painter
Aretta McClure Quilcene 360-765-4034 Photography
Bill McClure Quilcene 360-765-4034 Photography
Nancy McDaniel Chimacum 360-732-0271 Email Silver Jewelry/Dichroic Glass, Other Media
Paul McMahon Port Ludlow 360-437-2010 Photography
Beverly Michaelsen PT 360-385-1311 Email Figure Drawing and Painting, Fiber Arts
Bonnie G. Morrow PT 360-385-5652 Email Oils, Acrylics - Abstracts
Arliss Newcomb PT 360-385-7150 Stone Sculpture
Michael Nordstrom Port Ludlow 360-437-9511 Ceramics
David North PT 360-385-0277 Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, Printmaking
Susan Ogilvie Port Hadlock 360-437-0416 Landscape Pastels
Sarah Ohman PT 360-385-9037 Email Sculpture
Linda Okazaki PT 360-385-5204 Email Painter, Printmaker
O'Vivian PT Email Artist, Writer, Portraits, Oils, Mixed Media, Impressionist & Surreal
Sammie Parker Port Hadlock 360-385-2668 Photography
Yvonne Pepin-Wakefield PT 360-385-4561 Email Painting, Architectural Art Installations
Rima Phillips PT 360-385-4737 Beadwork, Baskets
Noa Piper PT Email Painter, Printmaker
Ellie Polk PT 360-379-4069 Oils
Lynda Pollard PT 360-370-0650 Plant Markers, Garden Plaques, Ceramic Flower Pots
Laura K. Poponoe PT   Mixed Media, Collage, Oil, Acrilylic
Tony Porto Chimacum 360-732-4487 Poetry on Wood Plaques
Ron Ramage PT 360-385-1060 Mixed Media Drawings
Julie Read PT 360-464-8273 Acrylic Paint
Susan Redue PT 360-379-2240 Paint, Design with Dyes on Silk
Ellen Reichart PT 360-385-4646 Painter, Sculptor
Lucille Reinen PT 360-379-0451 Drawing, Painting, Mized-Media Sculpture
Wally Reisland Chimacum 360-732-4656 Photography
Art Reitsch PT 360-379-4041 Black and White Fine Art
Lisa Rhodes PT 360-385-4798 Photography
Martha M. Richards PT 360-385-3815 Watercolor, Oil Painting
Cavin Richie Port Ludlow 360-437-2384 Email Bronze Jewelry & Sculpture
Diane Roberts PT 360-385-2764 Fused Glass, Stained Glass
Sharon Lia Robinson Port Townsed 360-379-6412 Email Mixed Media, Art, Poetry, Creative Dance
Patt Roche PT Email Weaving, Watercolor, Beadwork & Rosemaling
Seth Rolland PT 360-379-0414 Email Custom Furniture and Functional Art
Pat Sandmann PT 360-385-5857 Pastel Landscapes and Portraits
Sharon Saindon PT 360-344-4096 Metal Design
Anne Schneider PT 360-379-8752 Photography
Henner Schroder Chimacum 360-732-7522 Email Glass and Steel Sculpture
Jennifer Schwarz PT 360-379-9165 Woodcarving, Custom Furniture
Jack Scott PT   Porcelain
Carl Sebastain PT 360-379-1073 Maritime, Historic, Watercolor
Richard Shipley PT 360-385-9024 Photography
Thom Sisk PT    
Sheila Smith PT   Pastel, Collage
Peggy Smith-Venturi PT 360-385-6010 Mixed Media Sculpture
Donna Snow Port Ludlow 360-437-0592 Email Collage/Mixed Media and Book Artist
Janice Speck PT 360-385-4519 Working with Felted Wool
Carol Heath Stabile PT 360-379-9708 Email Painting, Photography, Pastel, Graphic Design
J. Kent Stansbury Port Ludlow 360-437-2902 Photography, Painting, Watercolors
Kurt Steinbach Nordland 360-385-1045 Email Sculpture in Most Materials
Seth Stephens PT 360-385-4675 Watercolors of Pacific Northwest
Mark Stevenson PT 360-385-9037 Email Sculpture, Metal Casting
Lisa Stout PT 360-385-6417 Email Painter and Writer
Sandra Stowell PT 360-385-6417 Email Paint, Print, Mixed Medium
Jolene Sunding PT 360-379-5450 Email Watercolor, Acrylic, & Mosaic
Marianna Sullivan PT 360-385-0762 Email Painting: Pastel, Watercolor
Eric Swangstu PT 360-385-9562 Email Painting
Heinar Tamme PT 360-385-5250 Paintings - Watercolor/Oil
Judith Tavenner PT 360-385-5172 Woodworking: Small Scale, Asian Influence
Kif Thacker Chimacum 360-732-7354 Photography
Lea P. Thompson PT 360-385-4508 Contemporary in All Media
Mark E. Thompson PT 360-385-4412 Steel Sculpture, Pottery
Don Tiller PT 360-379-5450 Email Acrylic & Oil
Jim Tolpin PT 360-385-5247 Fine Wood Furniture
Luke J. Tornatzky PT 360-531-0054 Email Pastel
David Turner Nordland 360-379-6926 Email Watermedia Painting
Nan Toby Tyrrell     Poetry, Piano
Marilynne Urquhart PT 360-379-5230 Photography
Richard Jesse Watson PT 360-385-7805 Email Children's Book Illustrations
Jim Watson-Gove PT 360-379-0391 Email Painting, Poetry, Small Press Publishing
Michelle M. Waye PT 360-385-3253 Email Pyrographed Gourds
Deja Webster PT 360-385-2662 Email Photography, Unique Basket Making
Girane White PT 360-385-7895 Realistic Oil and Watercolor
Sylvia White PT 360-379-6833 Email Basketry, Mixed Media
David Whitney PT 360-385-6190 Cultural Portraiture, Landscape
Diana Whitney PT 360-531-0480 Email Oil, Acrylic
Cathie Wier PT 360-202-0677 Email Fiber, Weaver
Marian Wiederrich PT 360-385-0674 Email Painter, Mixed Media, Writer, Poetry, Playwright, Sculptor, Prints, Cards, Lecturer
Helga Winter PT 360-385-3722 Email Turned Wood
Georgia Wood PT 360-385-6384 Visual 2D/3D
John Woodman PT 360-379-9453 Photography
Stephen Yates PT 360-385-4330 Email Paintings, Prints, Mixed Media
Andrea Zeusche Port Hadlock 360-379-2607 Watercolor, Florals

PT Gallery ShowGallery Walks are a favorite here in Port Townsend. Occurring the first Saturday of every month from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., art galleries and venues in the downtown waterfront district show off the work of local artists. Informal and enticing, the art Gallery Walks encourage exploring the many nooks and crannies of the town's historic center. The walks are sponsored by the many galleries and venues, and a consortium of artists. A truly unique happening and all you do is show up downtown and start walking!

Visit the local Art Galleries >>

Gallery Shows and Exhibits in the Event Calendar >>

Port Townsend Shorts, presented by the Port Townsend Arts Commission, are monthly readings of short stories. Talented local actors read aloud from selected works every Gallery Walk Saturday and often repeat on Sunday in the Pope Marine Park Building next to City Dock. Local artworks on display, free admission! (donations are accepted).

A self-guided tour of art studios in Port Townsend and Jefferson County takes place each year during Art Port Townsend in August.

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The spoken word, the written word, poetic justice and recently published books, Port Townsend has more than its share of local authors and poets.

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Creative Writers, Books, Poetry

Copper Canyon Press - The Press publishes poetry exclusively and has established an international reputation for its commitment to its authors, editorial acumen, and dedication to expanding the audience of poetry.

Seb Nielson - Local author

Jim Tolpin - Cabinetmaker-turned-journalist who has written a number of award-winning books on woodworking.

Eric DelaBarre - Saltwater Taffy a story based in Port Townsend about a group of kids going on a treasure hunt.

The Egg and I - Betty Mac Donald fan club

Mary Lou Sanelli - She is the author of seven poetry collections and a number of books including Among Friends: A Memoir, Small Talk, Falling Awake: A Collection of Essays, Craving Water, The Immigrant’s Table, Women in the Garden and Close at Hand

Turtle Press / Pangolin Papers - Pat Britt
PO Box 241, 5162 Flagler Road, Nordland, WA (on Marrowstone Island)

Northwind Reading Series - Bill Mawhinney 437-9081
2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m., Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water Street, Port Townsend

Books about Port Townsend and the Olympic Peninsula

Loop the Loop by Dashley L. Graham

Port Townsend (Images of America: Washington)

159485047X">Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula: National Park/Coastal Beaches/Southwest Washington (Done in a Day)

Moon Olympic Peninsula (Moon Handbooks)

Hiking Olympic National Park, 2nd: A Guide to the Park's Greatest Hiking Adventures (Regional Hiking Series)

Day Hike!: Olympic Peninsula, 2nd Edition: The Best Trails You Can Hike in a Day

Hidden Washington: Including Seattle, Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Olympic Peninsula, Cascades and Columbia River Gorge (Hidden Travel)

Olympic Peninsula/ Washington Coast, Road & Recreation Map, 10th Edition

The Olympic Peninsula: The Grace and Grandeur

The Olympic Rain Forest

Native Peoples of the Olympic Peninsula: Who We Are

Exploring Washington's Wild Olympic Coast

Best Places Destinations Olympic Peninsula

Fly-Fishing Guide to the Olympic Peninsula

Olympic Peninsula Loop: Heritage Corridor Tour

Steelhead Fly Fishing on the Olympic Peninsula: The Color of Winter

The Untamed Olympics. the Story of a Peninsula

Field Guide to the Cascades & Olympics

Across the Olympic Mountains: The Press Expedition, 1889-90

Olympic Mountains: A Climbing Guide (Climbing Guide) 4th Edition

Pioneers of the Olympic Peninsula

The Creaky Knees Guide Washington: The 100 Best Easy Hikes in the State

Western Lighthouses: Olympic Peninsula to San Diego

Insiders' Guide to Olympic Peninsula (Insiders' Guide Series)

Washington Off the Beaten Path, 8th: A Guide to Unique Places (Off the Beaten Path Series)

Olympic Mountains Trail Guide: National Park & National Forest 3rd Edition

The Fisherman's Prayer: Stories, Poems, and Prayers from the Olympic Peninsula

Olympic Peninsula Rivers Guide: Fishing, Floating, and Recreations on the Peninsula's best streams

Olympic Peninsula: Road to Hurricane Ridge

Walks and Hikes in the Foothills and Lowlands: Around Puget Sound (Walks and Hikes Series)

Where to Retire, 7th: America's Best & Most Affordable Places (Choose Retirement Series)

The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest (Vintage Departures)

Dandelion Growing Wild: A triumphant journey over astounding odds by American marathon champion Kim Jones

The Dog Lover's Companion to the Pacific Northwest: The Inside Scoop on Where to Take Your Dog

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: ptschoolofthearts@gmail.com

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 ptsmarts@olympus.net

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

Charming movie theaters, classic films, current blockbusters and great popcorn...you'll find plenty of choices for film in our small community. We have theaters located in both our historic uptown and downtown districts and even a local drive in! In September is the Port Townsend Film Festival.

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Theaters and Film Festival

The Rose Theatre and the Rosebud Cinema
235 Taylor Street, Port Townsend
Movie Info 360-385-1089, Business Office 360-385-1039

The Uptown Theatre
1120 Lawrence St., Port Townsend
360-385-3883

Wheel-In-Motor Movie Drive-In
210 Theater Rd. (off Hwy 19), Port Townsend
360-385-0859
Open April-November

Port Townsend Film Festival - Annual event with feature films, documentaries and classics from around the world. Held in late September each year. Women & Film is held in April.

Movies Filmed in Port Townsend

Not only do we have delightful venues for watching films in Port Townsend and an established Film Festival, but we have also been the movie location for some great films. Perhaps you dream of making a film yourself - a chance to capture a glimpse from behind the lens, or perhaps strut your stuff in front of the camera, whatever you dream...the possibilities are endless. Lights, camera, action!

An Officer and a Gentleman - drama/love story (1982)
A favorite with Debra Winger and Richard Gere in a military love story. This romantic classic was filmed at Fort Worden, the Tides Inn, the Town Tavern (now Water St. Brew Pub), Port Townsend Paper Mill and various other Port Townsend locations and on Whidbey Island.

You Can't Win - (2016)
A drama set in the 1920s hobo underworld and centered on the unusual friendship between an adventurer and a young prostitute.

Talking Heads - documentary (2009)
A locally produced documentary by filmmakers, Kristina Whipple and Gabe Van Lelyveld with over 300 interviews which asks people of all ages and backgrounds 'Who are you?' and 'What do you want out of life?' Interviewees are presented from youngest to oldest, creating a patchwork of individuals and outlooks on life. 'Talking Heads' screened at the 2009 Port Townsend Film Festival and the 2009 Local Sightings Film Festival in Seattle, WA. The film is based on a 1980 documentary of the same name by the late Krzysztof Kieslowski.

The Ring - thriller (1998)
Dreamworks aquires remake rights to The Ring after a Fine Line deal failed to materialize. Ehren Kruger, who wrote the script to the Tim Robbins vehicle Arlington Road, has signed on to pen the screenplay, with Gore Verbinski (The Mexican) directing and veteran gore artist Rick Baker providing the corpses. The story revolves around a reporter investigating the latest urban myth-- a videotape that kills whomever watches it. Now with only a week left before her own life runs out, this reporter must solve the riddle of the videotape and break its deadly curse.

800 locals signed up as extras when casting agents were in town during the fall of 2001 (15 locals were chosen). Filming began November 7th at Fort Worden State Park and continued in early December near the Quincy Street dock.

Enough - drama/thriller (2002)
Jennifer Lopez (J. Lo) and Billy Campbell came to town to film this Columbia Pictures production. Locals were cast as extras and Port Townsend streets filled with crews and Hollywood glitz for a week of filming during the summer of 2001. (PTguide's webmaster got to meet JLo!!)

The Egg and I (1947)
Author of the popular "Egg and I" book and the "Ma and Pa Kettle" series, Betty Mac Donald lived near Port Townsend. Our local video stores has the famous classic "The Egg and I" available to rent. See the Betty MacDonald Fan Club
Coast Starlight
Film crews from Thailand were here June 2000 filming a made-for-Thailand-TV Movie about a "love interest" that develops on a train trip. The Port Townsend scene involved the male lead (Touch Natakuatoong) pacing impatiently at a bus stop, apparently waiting for the female star (Ning Kulasatiee) to arrive.
Farewell to Harry (2002)
Filmmakers searched all over the country for the backdrop for this 1940's tale of one man's dream to turn an old hat factory into a vaudeville house. Writer/director, Garrett Bennett, grew up on nearby Bainbridge Island and heard about his grandparent's residence in PT which lead him to chose this location. This film was shown in the 2001 Port Townsend Film Festival.

Practical Magic (1998)
Based on the novel 'Practical Magic' by Alice Hoffman. Much of the movie was filmed on San Juan Island and the main town on "Maria's Island" (home to the Owens women) was portrayed by Coupeville on Whidbey Island. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing and Sandra Bullock in a delightful tale of two sisters with a bewitching background. San Juan Island residents were extras in the movie, and the house, cabin and set were built at San Juan County Park and land nearby. Filmmakers shopped at the PT Antique Mall for bottles and knick-knacks to use as props for the movie.

Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Beautiful snowy and haunting scenes in this film starring Ethan Hawke, Max von Sydow and Rick Yune, with some of the scenes filmed near the old ferry landing in downtown Port Townsend next to the old cannery building at Quincy Dock. They transformed the entire Quincy Street area by removing all the power and telephone lines and then replaced it all!

Years of the Beast (1981)
Christian "end time" rapture filmed in PT. See the Sarah Rush Fan Club.

More films shot in Port Townsend

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