Art Wave student art displayed this month

PORT TOWNSEND — During the month of May, 30 merchants throughout the historic district are showcasing student artwork for “Art Wave!”

The artwork, created by Port Townsend School District students in grades K-12, is an annual art exhibit on display in merchant windows in Uptown and Downtown.

“Art Wave” celebrates children’s creative expression through art and is a collaboration with participating Port Townsend businesses.

Funds raised will help support diverse offerings by PT Artscape including the Teaching Artists programs at Salish Coast Elementary, Blue Heron Middle School and Port Townsend High School, as well as professional development for teaching artists and classroom teachers.

PT Artscape is in its 25th year of providing visual and dramatic arts in the Port Townsend Public Schools, grades K-12. It is sponsored by Port Townsend Main Street.

Consortium programs integrate the arts into regular classrooms, helping teachers enhance their curriculum through the arts, expanding student access to and experience with the arts, and providing instruction and mentoring to artists who wish to teach their art.

Over the years, program offerings have evolved as the interest and engagement of teachers have increased.

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.

PT Artscape also supports Centrum’s Tales, Texts, and Theater Program for the sixth grade, as well as special projects and materials.

For more information on PTArtscape or Art Wave, please visit PTArtscape.com or ptmainstreet.org.

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