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The Arts Matter.
Your Gift To Centrum Matters.

The Arts Matter.
Your Gift To Centrum Matters.

I can say with certainty that without the Centrum blues festival I would never have continued singing.   Christina “TeenyDeets” Dietz, Age 24, Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Participant since 2014, Musician, Teacher, Aspiring Horticulturalist Back in 2014, I was 21 years old and lived in Chimacum, Washington. I was someone who felt lost, over-worked, underfed.

2018 Workshop Registration Now Open

Get ready to sign up for Centrum’s 2018 workshops at Fort Worden. Learn and play with the world’s top artists. Find inspiration in our inter-generational community. Financial aid (scholarship, worktrade) is available for many Centrum workshops; be sure to apply if you need assistance. Explorations Register Online Winter YAWP Register Online Spring YAWP Register Online

In Memoriam: Vernie Colt

With heavy hearts, but with gratitude for what was truly an uplifting friendship and association for many years, the Centrum community says goodbye to Vernie Colt, who passed away last week at the age of 79. Vernie worked as an administrative assistant at Centrum for six years. She answered phones and logged data right up

Make It A #GivingTuesday

As a Centrum supporter or participant, you know the value of our programs. Our workshops and festivals transform peoples’ lives and impact many families from one generation to the next. Simply put, there is nothing quite like Centrum anywhere in the world. On #GivingTuesday – join your fellow Centrum community members and give to support

Lucy Congdon Hanson’s ‘Fork’ Heads to BIMA

If you saw a fork in the road, and it was 14 feet long and speeding southward, you saw the work of Port Townsend sculptor and past Centrum board member Lucy Congdon Hanson, who shipped her piece to the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art last week to be displayed in the main lobby through February

THANK YOU for a great Summer at Centrum!

The entire Centrum family wishes to thank all those who came out to enjoy summer events at Centrum!  It has been a stellar season and the memories shall endure.  We invite you to support our mission with a charitable gift of support.  Also, feel free to browse our thousands of images from Centrum workshops as