If you have an interest in painting then the Front Street Gallery fin Poulsbo is an excellent gallery for fine art, which is conveniently located in the heart of the city. If you are arriving from Seattle, you can simply travel by ferry to Poulsbo and as well as partaking in a visit to the Front Street Gallery you can also enjoy a lot of other activities such as shopping, dining, and even boating in areas close by. There is also an Art Walk from Poulsbo on the Second Saturday of every month while those with an interest in arts and antiques may enjoy the Auction and Slug Hunt which is held during the month of August each year.
The Front Street Gallery is a large gallery that is full of crafts and fine arts and a tour of the gallery provides an opportunity to view both contemporary and traditional painting as well as woodwork sculptures, stunning jewelry, ceramics and much more. With the wide range of exhibits, the Gallery will be sure to widen your horizons, whatever your interests, and has also hosted a variety of temporary exhibits. These include the recent “Coming Home” themed work from Carolyn Kieckhaefer and Dawn Henthorn, who are renowned artists in the world of ceramics with unusual rather funky designs from the former.
The gallery launched its Art Walk campaign with the aim of offering a golden opportunity to encourage local artists to exhibit their work. In addition to this exhibition, you can also shop and dine along the way so this is an excellent social opportunity to enjoy with friends. In addition to the traditional exhibitions, the Front Street Gallery also offers opportunities for young artists to exhibit their work and this has proved very successful as there are 3 local winners who were awarded Slug Scholarship for up and coming Kitsap Artists in 2013. The total award is worth $3000, which is a great start for any struggling artist to help them get themselves established for the future. The winning paintings are on display in April each year at a grand opening ceremony around the 13th April during one of the bi-monthly Art Walks. On display throughout the year you will find the exquisite paintings of Riley Butler, a successful artist who graduated from the local Kingston High School as well as boxes of light and wooden clocks from another local artist Kaitlyn Duarte.
The gallery prides itself on nurturing local artists from an early age and its mission is to give the artistic youths in the community the support they need to fulfill their talent as well as a venue in which to display their work. If you come into this category and would like to apply for a scholarship then applications are available direct from the gallery. These should be submitted along with a portfolio of your work which will then reviewed by a jury headed by a chair person who will decide how your application will proceed.