Encourages, stimulates, supports and promotes creative expression by individuals, groups and community…
Upcoming 2015 Events
45th Annual Fall Art Show
October 9, 10, 11, 12 ~ 10 to 5 pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday ~ 10 to 3 pm Monday
Long Beach Depot Building & PAA Office ~ 3rd North & Pacific Hwy (north of Dennis Co), Long Beach, WA
Our oldest, continued art event! The historic Long Beach Depot Building, with its natural light and high ceilings provides our show with an extra touch of oomph! Our PAA office, just steps away, is an inviting venue for Inspired Creations…the perfect combo! We expect up to 45 artists to exhibit in this annual show. The People’s Choice Ribbon has the honor of being top award in the show, with visitors handed a ballot to vote for their favorite work. The winner of this public vote will be announced at the Artists’ Reception, held Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5 pm…public invited of course! Inspired Creations Shopping Experience, featuring art and art inspired work for same-day purchase, allows even more work from the exhibiting artists to be on view. An art raffle, of member and public donated work, benefits the PAA High School Graduate Scholarship Fund and Art Enrichment Program. See you at the show!
Free admission ~ street parking is available!
The PAA tour map is copyrighted…use without written permission is prohibited.
8th Annual Studio Tour
November 27 & 28 ~ Peninsula Wide
Held over Thanksgiving Weekend, this two-day event encompasses 20 locations, from Ilwaco to Surfside.
PAA artists open their studios to the public for demonstrations, sales and the chance to see art in the making. Some studio locations will host more than one artist and several PAA member owned galleries and art related shops will be on the tour as well. All offer the chance to “talk art” with PAA artists. White, black and red PAA Art Event signs clearly mark the way to the next studio. Free Studio Tour maps, with additional directions and information are available closer to the date of the event at several locations as well as in the November 25th Chinook Observer, on our Facebook page and on our website. This is a great way to see the peninsula and to introduce visitors and locals to our art community while finding unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for the holiday season!
PAA has added new signs to help you travel from one location to the next. Our regular Art Event signs will be joined by these Studio Tour signs to announce the next spot to stop!
Peninsula Arts Association awards an annual scholarship of $1000 to a high school graduate from the Naselle Grays River or Ocean Beach School Districts. The scholarship may be used to further the student’s visual art education in college, purchase supplies, media or equipment to enhance their artistic endeavors or pay fees for art related workshops. The award is determined by a process of application, grade point average, letter of interest and intent regarding art, references, a portfolio of completed art work and interview with the Peninsula Arts Association Scholarship Committee.
Peninsula Arts Association is committed to encouraging art throughout the local community of artists, students, seniors, residents and visitors. We support many community activities such as the 4th of July Parade, Community Christmas Tree ornaments, Santa’s Workshop (all Ocean Park area events), the Summerfest Program in Long Beach, art related projects at local schools and more. We have re-designed our Art Box Program to better serve the area’s teachers with art supplies and curriculum compatible lesson plans available to “check out” according to their (the teachers) busy schedules. We also serve as a clearing house of information about the many area art happenings through our Facebook page, web site and with bulletin emails to membership. PAA strives to bring the joy of art to as many people as possible through exhibitions and sponsored art events. Our Art Enrichment Program is ever changing to meet the needs of our community.
Due to the kind and generous offer from the City of Long Beach, we now have a home base to hold meetings, store all the basics needed to put on an art show and conduct art workshops. Member workshops, called Meet Ups are in process and public workshops for all ages will first be offered this summer. Our green and white office is located just behind the Old Train Depot in Long Beach.
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PAA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.