Blues, Davis, Guy

Everything You Need to Know: The 2016 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival

Join the fun as Centrum transforms Port Townsend into a blues mecca again in 2016! August 3-6 we celebrate the culmination of a week of learning in community with passionate tradition bearers in acoustic blues. Artistic Director Jerron Paxton has gathered an amazing community of musicians who were either born into blues traditions or became bearers of

Fiddle Tunes

Peter McCracken - 1979

Centrum Announces the Peter McCracken Heritage Fund for Traditional Music

In recognition of the 40th Anniversary of the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Centrum board president Carla Main, executive director Robert Birman and Fiddle Tunes’ Artistic Director Suzy Thompson are pleased to announce the creation of a permanently-restricted endowment fund for Centrum, named in perpetuity in honor of Peter McCracken, longstanding Program Manager at Centrum.



2016 Jazz Port Townsend Mainstage Shows Friday & Saturday

The 42nd incarnation of Jazz Port Townsend provides the perfect opportunity to soak up a weekend of jazz in a seaside paradise and participate in a wide array of mainstage and nightclub performances. Grammy-winning Artistic Director John Clayton inspires a true sense of family that during this special week of events that showcases internationally-known performers in new



Free Literary Readings from the 2016 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference

During the 2016 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, a rich and diverse gathering of prose writers and poets read from their work. Unless otherwise noted, all readings take place at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden State Park Sunday, July 17, 2016, 7:15 p.m. Sayantani Dasgupta; Jonathan Evison Monday, July 18, 2016, 7:00 p.m. Joy Passanante; Sam Ligon Tuesday, July



October 23: Emerging Artist Residency Open Studio

Front yard “free” piles will become sculpture fodder and sea breezes will catalyze creative inspiration as six diverse artists move into Fort Worden this month and prepare for an open studio event set for Sunday, October 23, from noon to 4:30 p.m. in Building 205. “I’m guided by what I find,” Satpreet Kahlon, 27, of Seattle,

Young Artists


Scholarship Deadlines for Youth Programs

Explorations Scholarship Deadline: January 25,2016 Notifications the week of February 1 Explorations is Centrum’s immersive, week-long program for middle schoolers.  Students are introduced to the world of arts and ideas, creative risk-taking, and personal development. It’s a total learning environment that challenges the mind and body in equal measure. Each day features four workshop sessions where