Peninsula Arts Association

Encourages, stimulates, supports and promotes creative expression by individuals, groups and community…

Upcoming 2015 Events

Winning 2014 NW Garlic Festival Poster

Winning 2014 NW Garlic Festival Poster “Bluebird of Garlic Happiness”, by Bonnie Lou Cozby

34th NW Garlic Festival Poster Reveal – Change in Event Time and Location!

Unveiling of the Northwest Garlic Poster Winner

June 20 ~ 10 am ~ NW Garlic Festival Main Stage~ 25815 Sandridge Road.

This is the first time collectors may purchase the year’s NW Garlic Festival Poster at the PAA tent, as an opener for the Garlic Festival.  The silent auction for the original will begin immediately after the reveal, and it will end on Sunday at 2:30 pm.

34th NW Garlic Festival

June 20 & 21

Wilson Field ~ 25815 Sandridge Rd, Ocean Park, Washington
The year’s poster is available to purchase at the festival! The limited edition, signed and numbered run of 100 posters are packaged with backboard, clear bags and certificate of authenticity. The price is $20 and all profit from the sale of the poster is designated to benefit the PAA Infrastructure Fund…monies are to used to maintain, repair, improve and expand the materials needed to present art events to the public.




Old Fashioned 4th of July Parade ~ Sidewalk Chalk Give-Away

July 4th ~ Ocean Park, WA

PAA members march the parade route pulling red wagons filled with sidewalk chalk…over 1000 pieces…and encourage children along the way to “make art”! When the parade is over, the streets are filled with their artistic endeavors. Take a moment after the parade to view their work.


Starving Artist Sale

Date and location to be determined

Some of the best bargains in town! Traditionally, this sale provided funds for PAA’s Scholarship Program. A percentage of the sales continue to do so, but it also allows artists the chance to clear out their studios. Art, art supplies, frames, paper, canvas, books and more at rock-bottom prices. The Starving Artists Sale is a fun and casual day, allowing conversation with various artists and exceptional shopping.



Download the 2015 Fall Poster PDF

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!


Take a look at last year’s Studio Tour!

 Download the 2014 Studio Tour Map PDF

Download the 2014 Studio Tour Artist Catalog PDF

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.


Art Enrichment

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.