Past Events & Exhibitions
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Virtual ArtBites: The Magic of Light Art
Saturday, January 23 at 10am via Zoom
We think of ArtBites as an intense little appetizer: the perfect bite-sized pop of inspiration to invigorate your senses and leave you wanting more. Join us for a conversation with several of the innovative Northwest artists whose striking light art creations are featured in our current Wintertide Light Art Experience.
Wintertide Makers Market
Event Dates: December 5 – December 20
For three weeks, shop for local handmade gift items in a unique setting. Whether you visit the market in person or online, you’ll find wonderful gifts and have the satisfaction of knowing your purchase will support local makers and further the Arts Center’s mission of connecting people to the arts.
Undersea Garden: A Voyage of Wonder and Imagination
Exhibition Dates: September 12 – November 15
Presented by Tangled Fibers, a collaborative group of four Olympic Peninsula fiber artists. Using fiber, color, texture and whimsy, the Tangled Fibers artists will create kelp, tide pools, octopus, sea stars, nudibranchs, jellyfish and other forms of life found under and over its shores. Tangled Fibers dedicates the exhibit to the diversity of the Salish Sea—a celebration of the patterns, colors and textures of sea life.
Studium Generale | Strait Art: An Anthology of Exhibitions from the Upper Left-Hand Corner
November 5, 12:30pm via Zoom
Studium Generale will celebrate the publication of Strait Art: An Anthology of Exhibitions from the Upper Left-Hand Corner, a book of essays by the late Jake Seniuk, artist and longtime director of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, and stunning images of the art and photography these essays engaged.
The Light Side of Art: Virtual Fundraiser
Celebration of the Arts: October 10–17
Virtual Event: October 17 at 6pm via Zoom
We invite you to join us for a week-long celebration of the arts and how they make our community and our world a better place—and an opportunity for friends like you to support our mission of connecting people to the arts right here in Port Angeles.
Virtual ArtBites: Creative Collaboration
Friday, September 25, 6–8pm
This intimate lecture series exists to foster vibrant dialogue about topics that relate to the arts. Our Creative Collaboration event featured the artists from the Tangled Fibers group—an established group of artists who have collaborated over the past four years, and the artists behind our Undersea Garden exhibition. Together, we dug into the heart of creative collaboration and what makes this such a potent approach to art-making.
Summertide: Solstice Art Festival
June 20 — September 22
Celebrate summer solstice with the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center! New artwork has been installed in Webster's Woods Sculpture Park and an updated park map and virtual tours are available online. Enjoy the park and its art collection while practicing safe social distancing all summer long.
Well+Being: A Juried Small-Works Exhibit
July 11 – August 30
This juried exhibit features works that broadly explore issues relating to physical and mental health—including but not limited to overall health and wellness, healing and recovery, public health, chronic illness, disability, addiction, and of course the impacts of Covid-19.
Virtual ArtBites: Art + Healing
Friday, August 21, 6–8pm
This intimate lecture series exists to foster vibrant dialogue about topics that relate to the arts. Our Art & Healing conversation was guided by expert presenters including two exhibiting artists from the Well+Being exhibition and the Adult Outpatient Supervisor from Peninsula Behavioral Health.
Earth: An Abstract
Virtual Gallery & Curatorial Talk
April 18 – June 28
Honoring the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, this exhibit features 50 abstract artworks that reference the natural world: celebrating the earth’s beauty and diversity, exploring the science of the natural world, and addressing the environment’s very real vulnerability.
Obsessed: The Art of Nerd-dom
January 11 - March 15
Reclaiming the once-pejorative term “nerd” to mean anyone who obsesses over created content, we’re taking a glimpse into the artistic side of nerd culture and our innate desire to expand upon the creative content we love. With artwork ranging from literary illustration to comics to game design, this exhibit celebrates the irrepressible creativity and playfulness of nerd culture in the Northwest. Hosted by PAFAC and NOLS Port Angeles Main Library and Co-curated by Sarah Jane & Ginny Holladay.
Fine Arts Game Night
Saturday, February 29, 4–7pm
FREE Event—Invite your friends!
The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Anime Kat, and Meeples of Sequim are partnering together to provide a night of fun with Fine Arts Game Night. Join us at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center during the current exhibition, Obsessed: The Art of Nerd-dom. Bring your own board game or enjoy one of the ones provided. There will also be a raffle available to win some board games! Special thanks to our generous sponsor D6 Arena!
ArtBites: The Art of Nerd-dom
Friday, January 24, 6–8pm
Join us for this intimate lecture series, paired with gourmet fare and vibrant dialogue as we take a glimpse into the artistic side of nerd culture and our innate desire to expand upon the creative content we love.
Wintertide: Light • Art • Experience
Enjoy this FREE winter arts festival, with lighted outdoor installations, hands-on art experiences, and a holiday makers’ market.
Holiday Makers' Market
December 5–22 | 10am–4pm, Thursday–Sunday
Extended Evening Hours: December 14, 19, 21
Purchase local handmade gifts and support artists and the arts in our community.
Wintertide Opening Festivities
Saturday, December 14 | 4–7pm
4–5pm • VIP Members’ Cocktail Hour and 2020 Event Preview
5–7pm • Public Reception & Artists’ Talk & Tour
Explore Webster‘s Woods and enjoy outdoor light sculptures.
Holiday Makers’ Market open until 7pm.
Luminaria Making Drop-In Session
Thursday, December 19 | 5–7pm | $5 per luminaria • pay on the day of
Drop-in session for participants to design and decorate one or more weatherproof luminarias. Holiday Makers’ Market open until 7pm.
Winter Solstice Celebration • Fire in the Night
Saturday, December 21 | 6–8:30pm
We’re celebrating the longest night of the year with warm drinks, glowing crowns, live poetry, and a fiery finale at 8:19pm—the exact moment of winter solstice.
Holiday Makers’ Market open until 8pm.
New Year‘s Journal Workshop
Saturday, January 4 | 1–3 & 5–7pm | $10 per person • purchase ticket in advance
Guided session where participants will design and create a tiny journal to set intentions and record reflections through each month of 2020.
Taking It In: Steve Belz Solo Exhibition
October 12 - November 24
"Through abstraction, I translate my visions of botanical shapes and landscapes into beautiful organic forms and surfaces to increase the viewer's emotional connection with nature."
PAFAC Benefit: Explore the Dark Side of Art
Saturday, October 26, 6–9pm
$50 | Tickets are Limited
We will provide a spellbinding evening of thrills and revelry—a night to indulge your senses and experience the darker side of the arts. *Suited for ages 15 and over.
Victoria Gallery Excursion
Saturday, October 19, All Day Event
$40 | Tickets are Limited
Venture north to Victoria, BC with us! We will tour two exhibits at the Legacy Art Gallery, We Carry Our Ancestors and Urban Regalia, before continuing on to the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria's exhibit, Unformable Things.
Fifty Fifty Fundraising Raffle
August 17 - September 29
Tickets available at the center throughout the exhibition.
Support the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center—purchase your ticket and enter to win half the proceeds!
Art Bites: But is it ART?
Friday, September 27, 6 - 8pm
$20 | Tickets are Limited
Join us for this intimate lecture series, paired with gourmet fare and vibrant dialogue. We will dig deep and explore how we can engage with all kinds of art-—especially pieces that may be unfamiliar, confusing, or challenging.
2017 & Earlier coming soon!