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Jerron Paxton Named Artistic Director of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival

Jerron Paxton Named Artistic Director of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival

Centrum is delighted to welcome Jerron Paxton as its new Artistic Director of the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival & Workshop. Now in its 23rd year, the Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival takes place July 26-August 2, 2015 at Fort Worden State Park. Paxton succeeds Artistic Director Daryl Davis who, since 2012, has served to


You can make a difference; Thank you for your support

Thank you for supporting world class teaching opportunities for creative artists of all ages.  Your support allows Centrum to provide $150,000 per year in scholarship assistance for participants in need. We also have a brand new feature beginning now.  You can make a recurring gift monthly of any amount and feel great about supporting the


Kitchen Culture – Food, Music & Dance 

Centrum is proud to announce the launch of a new gathering, May 6-10, 2015. We’re calling it Kitchen Culture, and each year, we plan on putting together a FUN experience featuring the artists, music, food, and dance of a specific region of the world. In 2015, for our first gathering, we will celebrate the unique


2015 Workshop Registration Now Open

Beginning November 4, it’s your time to choose. 10 immersive workshops; a lifetime of inspiration. Starting Tuesday, November 4, 2014, participants may reserve their spot at any of Centrum’s programs at Fort Worden State Park. Centrum’s inter-generational, immersive workshops bring together aspiring and master artists to foster creativity, find and provide mentorship, and build community


Creative Nonfiction Workshop Nov. 6-9

We write memoir and other forms of creative nonfiction to explore meaning in our human experiences and observations. To do this and gain insight, we must not only relive our experiences as we write them, but shape these experiences for the page. What to include? What to leave out? Where to start and where to


Wooden Boat to be auctioned at Centrum Gala!

The most versatile of the famed Martin Marine Company’s fleet from Maine (now known as Alden Rowing), the “Appledor Pod” simultaneously introduces the sliding seat to more conventional rowing AND to sailing!  Hand built by Arthur Martin, this sixteen foot beauty is designed to be drier in rough waters and easier to take into strong