A harp seal lying beside the Gulf of St. Lawrence is among the images in Bill Curtsinger's show at the Grover Gallery  in Port Townsend through Oct. 31. (Photo by Bill Curtsinger)

Art shows, performances set this weekend across Peninsula

A pair of art and craft showcases — one indoors, the other outdoors — planned for this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula, offer arrays of handmade creations. Lovers of art, nature and musical theater will also find performances and exhibitions, both online and at local venues.

When making plans to attend, it’s a good idea to check the presenter’s website and social media pages to ensure the event is still on.

Here’s a cross-section of activities.

• The 50th annual Crafts by the Dock fair brings three dozen vendors to the Pope Marine Plaza at Madison and Water streets in downtown Port Townsend.

The fair will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday with booths spaced 5 feet apart and masking strongly encouraged, said organizer Donna Harding.

“We have new woodworkers, and we have a woman who makes sculptures out of old hardback books,” Harding said. The sculptor, Pamela Tirao, carves the pages, while “they’re still books. It’s pretty cool,” she added.

Vendors are coming from all over Western Washington, Harding said, adding that musicians are welcome to come and busk around the fair.

Studio Bob will host the fifth annual Fiber Arts Exhibition during the Port Angeles Second Saturday Art Walk.

The opening night and artist reception at the studio, 118½ E. Front St., Port Angeles, is open to the public from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The Loom bar will be open to fully vaccinated patrons during the event, too.

This non-juried show features fiber art ranging from spinning, felting and weaving to quilting, crochet, rug punching and costumes; a collection of vintage kimono is also on display and available for sale.

This Sunday and again on Sept. 19 at Studio Bob, artist demonstrations will go on from noon to 4 p.m. The studio is also open to those who want to visit by appointment. To arrange a time, contact Cabled Fiber & Yarn at 360-504-2233.

“Broadway in your PJs,” a one-hour musical revue starring local performers, is held over through this Saturday.

Tickets are available — by donation — to the online show through the presenter, Ghostlight Productions: www.ghost lightwa.org.

Virtual Wooden Boat Festival 2020 videos are presented online through Sunday for free public viewing courtesy of the Northwest Maritime Center.

Since the 2021 festival was canceled, a flotilla of short and longer videos from last year’s virtual event can be found here. These include features about small-boat adventures around the globe and tours of tall ships and boat shops.

Marrowstone Vineyards hosts its last outdoor concert of the season with the Kelly Carpenter band from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Admission is free while food and drink will be available for purchase at the winery, 423 Meade Road, Nordland.

Undersea photography by former National Geographic journalist Bill Curtsinger is on display at the Grover Gallery, 236 Taylor St., Port Townsend.

The gallery is open noon to 5 p.m. daily, with more information at Northwind.org.

To join Curtsinger for a private tour of his work and hear the stories behind the photos during Meet the Artist Mondays at 5 p.m., email [email protected].


Jefferson County senior reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3509 or [email protected] news.com.

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