Port Townsend Arts Commission


The Arts Commission promotes and encourages public programs to further the development and public awareness of and interest in the arts, and to act in an advisory capacity to the city government in connection with the artistic and cultural development of Port Townsend.

Arts Commission Awards and Sponsored Programs

2017 Recipients
2017 Recipients
Germaine Arthur and Steven Scharf
2016 Recipients
2016 Recipients Louie and Selena Espinoza
with Arts Commission Member
Lisa Wentworth

More Pictures of award sponsors and recipients


The Arts Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month from 3:00 to 5:00 PM in the 3rd Floor Conference Room, City Hall, 250 Madison Street. Members: Owen Rowe (Chair), Dan Groussman, Dominica Lord-Wood, Matt Miner, Nhattaleah Nichols, Kris Morris, Stanley Rubin, Mayrann Tapiro, and Lisa Wentworth.

Contact address: PTAC, 250 Madison Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368, or Email.


The Port Townsend Arts Commission is dedicated to supporting the arts which have a recognized quality and a significant connection to the City. It is our mission as an appointed city commission to facilitate public arts programs that enhance the cultural life of its citizens.

Please download the funding forms by clicking on the link below. These forms can filled out on your computer or printed out and filled in by hand. To expedite the process, please attach your forms to an email (email address is listed on the form).

Public Art

The City of Port Townsend Art in Public Places Policy and Procedure document is to provide for the City of Port Townsend's One Percent for Arts Program and other public art funding sources, and accession and deaccession of gifts as pertains to placement of visual art on publicly owned property.

Leafwing by Russell Jaqua