The free art exhibition at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, titled “Resilient & Creative,” showcases more than 70 works by 42 artists from across and beyond the North Olympic Peninsula. Ranging from photography to collage to watercolors to fused glass, the pieces express emotions sparked by this time in history.
The show, which is open through this weekend, “is part of an ongoing effort to shine a light on community resilience,” said Christine Loewe, the arts center’s executive director.
The center at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. in Port Angeles is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Sunday; admission is free to the indoor gallery and to the Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park surrounding it. The pieces in the show are for sale, with prices starting at $60 and most pieces less than $500. To see the exhibition online, go here.
“Resilient & Creative” is one of the things to experience on this last weekend of summer.
Here’s a sampling of these free and low-cost activities.
• Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road, Chimacum, has reopened its cider garden and restarted live music there.
Tonight the trio Three Wheels Turning — Micaela Kingslight, Samara Jade and Aimée Ringle — plays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a $5 cover at the door.
Saturday, the Cajun dance band Les Coeurs Criminels will play from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the same cover charge. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required at the door.
• The 19th annual Jefferson County Farm Tour is open for in-person visits Saturday and Sunday.
Seven farms, from Port Townsend to Quilcene, are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. while Finnriver Farm & Cidery will be open from noon to 9 p.m.
For addresses and details about the participating farms, see GetonTheFarm.org; information also can be found all weekend at Farm Tour Central, aka the Chimacum Corner Farmstand at 9122 Rhody Drive.
On the in-person tour, a $10 donation per carload is suggested and can be paid at any of the locations — but no one will be turned away.
For those who’d like to visit another set of farms virtually, an online presentation also awaits at GetonTheFarm.org.
• A Hidden History tour of downtown Port Townsend is set for 1 p.m. Saturday.
Key City Public Theatre performer Bry Kifolo leads this one-hour exploration of lesser-known aspects of the city’s past, starting from the Haller Fountain, Taylor and Washington streets.
Masks are encouraged on these tours, which are offered free every first and third Saturday of the month.
To sign up, visit PTMainstreet.org.
• The Keg & I, 1291 Chimacum Road in Chimacum, brings musician Matt Sircely over to play from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday with no cover charge. Vaccination cards are checked at the venue.
• The Blue Whole Gallery, 129 W. Washington St., Sequim, features local watermedia artists Julie Senf and Ryoko Toyama in a show called “Inspired by the Olympic Peninsula.”
The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.
• The Northwind Art Best Gallery, 701 Water St., Port Townsend, presents “The Printmaker’s Hand V,” a juried exhibition of hand-pulled prints.
In partnership with the nonprofit Corvidae Press guild in Port Townsend, the gallery is displaying about 60 works from 40 artists.
The show runs through Oct. 31 with gallery hours from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday.
Jefferson County senior reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz can be reached at 360-417-3509 or [email protected]