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2016 Workshops Open!

2016 Workshops Open!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, exercise your right for access to the best in arts education! On this date, Centrum will open registration for virtually every 2016 workshop and summer camp. Programs are open on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t miss this opportunity to reserve your spot for a life-changing week of total immersion in the

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Consider a gift of support for Centrum!

Lifelong learning takes a village to support; from our devoted and generous donors to those who serve one another as faculty, chaperones, teachers, participants and volunteers.  We’re grateful for the thoughtful support that keeps our programs vital.  And today, you can help advance our mission with a charitable gift to support Centrum and our effort

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July 14 Free Readings: Skip Horack & Luis Urrea

During the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, a rich and diverse gathering of prose writers and poets read from their work. Readings are free, and open to the public at the Joseph F. Wheeler Theater. View the entire Readings schedule. Tuesday, July 14, 2015 7pm: Skip Horack & Luis Urrea Skip Horack is the author of the story collection The


Gary Kennedy Named Inaugural “Centrum Champion”

Port Townsend community leader Gary Kennedy was awarded the honor of being the Centrum Foundation’s first-ever “Centrum Champion” during the 2015 summer music festivals at Fort Worden State Park. Each year, Centrum will select a most deserving community volunteer, advocate, musician or artist to receive the award, and a commemorative plaque will be added, for display,


July 10 Free Fridays at the Fort Showcases Eduardo Mendonça

Bring a picnic blanket and some low-back chairs and enjoy Centrum’s annual Free Fridays at the Fort series. This lunchtime concert series on the lawn of the Nora Porter Commons is free to the public On Friday, July 10, 2015 at 12pm, enjoy the Brazilian musical stylings of Eduardo Mendonça. Mendonça is a Brazilian recording artist, vocalist,