The Poulsbo Arts Festival was held past weekend at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park, a 35-calendar year tradition of celebrating numerous artists in and all-around the Viking metropolis.
This calendar year, 40 local artists experienced their get the job done on show and out there for invest in. Folks perused and bought jewellery, photography, metalwork, ceramics, woodworking and fabric art, among numerous much more choices. There were being also raffles of artwork, demonstrations and stay music.
“We have a single of the nicest areas for an arts and crafts exhibit on the grass in entrance of Liberty Bay,” claimed Greg Enright, president of Cultural Arts Basis Northwest.
There was potentially even far more pleasure about this year’s occasion due to the fact last year’s was canceled thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whilst situation prices are increasing regionally and nationally, occasion organizers encouraged folks to use masks and retain their length as necessary.
Above the decades, the competition has been given assist from the city, Community Performs and downtown outlets, Enright mentioned.
“Many of the galleries truly attain out to some of the artists to be part of or provide their operates calendar year-round in their shops,” he mentioned, introducing there had been 5 new types this 12 months.
Though most of the artists are from Kitsap County, there had been a handful from other parts, which includes ceramic artist Bob Haley of Eugene, OR, who has been part of the festival for more than 30 several years.
In addition to the artists, stay music was performed all over the period of the 3-day pageant consisting of 13 artists who played for an hour each individual.