WEEKEND: Port Townsend Gallery Walk has maritime flair Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND –– As worshipers of wooden boats descend on the city, artists of worldwide acclaim will display their work inspired by watercraft and wood during the city’s monthly Gallery Walk on Saturday.

Sculptures, paintings and mixed-media works will be displayed at walkable venues in town, with refreshments and artists on hand to join the public.

William’s Gallery, 914 Water St., will feature the final gallery display as owners Bill and Wendi Metzer retire after 10 years of running the gallery.

Wearing their trademark Victorian duds, Toot Sweet, a local clarinet ensemble, plays at April Fool & Penny Too, 725 Water St., will provide free aural entertainment during the Gallery Walk.

The free circuit of galleries and shops is from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Venues include:

■   Simon Mace Gallery, 236 Taylor St.: Open air paintings of boatyards will mark the Wooden Boat Festival, joining oil painter Alfred Currier’s landscapes of the Skagit Valley.

Also on display is the work of Anne Schreivogl, including her “Film Festival” painting that will be used for this year’s Port Townsend Film Festival, posters of which will be for sale.

Wood carvings of Portland’s Stan Peterson will also be on display.

■   Port Townsend Gallery, 715 Water St.: Brett Aniballi’s photographs of Olympic National Park join Janice Gruber’s summer floral scenes for this month’s display.

■   Daily Bird Pottery, 1011 Water St.: Custom cups designed and scrawled with marine scenery will be available, including a wide-bottom mug, with part of the proceeds benefiting the schooner Adventuress.

■   Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson St.: “Shadows and Flight” features Martha Pfanschidt and Helga Winter’s wax, paper and wooden creations of a world, as Winter says, “seen from 30,000 feet.”

■   Max Grover Gallery, 820 Water St.: Julie Read’s “First Big Show” has 30 wacky, colorful paintings on display.

■   Gallery 9, 1012 Water St.: Japanese-inspired iridescent, metallic layers grace the art and jewelry of Kathy Constantine, this month’s feature artist.

■   Pippa’s Real Tea, 636 Water St.: The international Surface Design Association’s North Peninsula chapter will show its twisting of fibers, fabric and other extrapolations of textiles, woodworking and wire bending with a display during Gallery Walk.

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