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Kitchen Culture Brings the Flavor of Cajun Culture to the Northwest

Kitchen Culture Brings the Flavor of Cajun Culture to the Northwest

Guided by Southwest Louisiana food gurus Toby Rodriguez and Bryan Kyzer; Louisiana’s award-winning music supergroup The Revelers; and hot two-stepping duo Corey Porche and Sally Freund, Centrum will host Kitchen Culture – an authentic Cajun culinary, music and dance event – from May 6-10, 2015, at Fort Worden State Park. Kitchen Culture combines the music,


Resident Elizabeth Evans Set to Publish “As Good as Dead”

Congratulations to former Centrum Resident Elizabeth Evans on the recent publication of her new novel “As Good As Dead” scheduled for publication March 3, 2015 by Bloomsbury Books. I have had the wonderful experience of staying at a Centrum cabin on three occasions. The first time would have been back in the early ’90’s, in


Centrum Announces 2015 Officers

Centrum Foundation is pleased to announce new Board officers for 2015, effective January 1.  Port Townsend community leader Carla Main will serve as the President of the Board in 2015 and will be joined by local residents John Wilcox (Vice-President), Leah Mitchell (Secretary) and Sequim resident and Port Townsend business owner, Aldryth O’Hara (Treasurer). Locating


Artist Residencies
A Call for Artists & Writers

Calling all artists, all mediums!  Centrum has 434 acres of parkland replete with studio spaces, 3-bedroom residences, theaters, printing studios, writing studios, meeting spaces and more!  Week-long artist residencies are available, year-round.  Please visit our Residencies page for complete information!


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


Bob Mintzer & Regina Carter join 2015 Jazz Faculty

Centrum is honored to announce two new appointments for its 2015 Jazz Port Townsend festival.   Click here for complete details!   Regina Carter is a master of improvisational jazz violin. Though her work draws upon a wide range of musical influences — including Motown, Afro-Cuban, swing, bebop, folk and world music — she has crafted a signature