“Art Wave” Student Art in the Stores in Uptown/Downtown
Port Townsend in May
For the month of May, Historic Districts’ merchants are showcasing student artwork for “Art Wave!” The artwork is created in the Port Townsend School District in grades K-12. The annual art exhibit is on display at businesses in Uptown and Downtown with over 400 pieces of art installed as part of this promotion.
The “Art Wave” exhibit celebrates children’s creative expression through art and is a collaboration with participating Port Townsend businesses. The funds raised will help support diverse offerings by PT Artscape including the Teaching Artists Programs in Grant Street Elementary, Blue Heron Middle School, and Port Townsend High School, and professional development for teaching artists and classroom teachers. PT Artscape also supports Centrum’s Tales, Texts and Theater Program for the sixth grade, as well as special projects and materials.
NEW THIS YEAR, TAP INTO YOUR CREATIVITY! Purchase tickets here!
Join us at “ArtZone” a Paint n’ Sip Party to benefit Arts in the Port Townsend Public Schools. The Port Townsend Main Street Program invites adults (21+) to tap into their creativity at a new fundraising event on May 24th from 5-7 pm. The class will be led by Jesse Watson, an award-winning local artist who is known for his colorful landscapes and portraits. See his work at www.jessewatson.com. The fee is $50 and includes all materials and refreshments. This art party will be held in the Kuhn Building at 1044 Water Street (former Sport Townsend space).
Proceeds will help support PT Artscape’s offerings including the Teaching Artists Programs in Grant Street Elementary, Blue Heron Middle School, and Port Townsend High School, and professional development for teaching artists and classroom teachers. PT Artscape also supports Centrum’s Tales, Texts and Theater Program for the sixth grade, as well as special projects and materials.
Special thanks to Beverly Malagon and Alchemy Bistro & Wine Bar for assisting with this event.
Once again this year, PT Artscape Donation Jars will be in select stores; all proceeds from the jars will go directly to art education programs in the Port Townsend School District. –Thank you merchants and please donate!
PT Artscape is in its 19th year of providing visual and dramatic arts in the Port Townsend Public Schools, grades K-12. Consortium programs integrate the arts into the regular classrooms, help teachers enhance their curriculum through the arts, expand student access to and experience with the arts, and provide instruction and mentoring to artists who wish to teach their art. Over the years, program offerings have evolved with the changing and increasing interest and engagement of teachers. The Port Townsend School District is the lead agency for the Consortium activities which are funded through a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission
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