Art, drama, dance on tap this weekend

Art, drama, dance on tap this weekend

Like a flock of multicolored sheep turned loose, the Handwork Studio artists are bursting out of their studio off Port Townsend’s Hastings Avenue this Saturday for the Handwork Marketplace, a downtown convergence of creativity.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Cotton Making, 607 Water St., this party brings jointly wearable, purposeful and summary art made mainly in Port Townsend.

“We have two artists from Portland, [Ore.], who utilised to stay in this article,” mentioned orchestrator Lisa Leporati, adding 1 artist every single from Tacoma and Kingston are also signing up for in.

“This calendar year we hand-picked additional of the artists,” added Jenny Mayeda, who operates with Leporati at the Handwork Studio.

On Wednesday night the pair were attaching stones and sand pounds to a towering, indigo-dyed sculpture that will preside around Saturday’s market.

Admission will be $2 to benefit The Benji Venture, which features plans for youth psychological well being ( Leporati claimed she desired to support a area group, and it was an simple selection to select this 1.

Handwork Market’s listing of collaborating artists consists of, but is not limited to, Jesse Joshua Watson, Martha Worthley, Erin Scabuzzo, Tininha Silva, Jodi Ericksen, Kata Golda, Charlotte Cooper, Makenzi Wrinkle, Suzanne Margaret, Dessa McFadin and Nicole Larson. Information are located on the Handwork Sector Facebook site.

Other artwork types abound this December weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula. Here’s a cross-portion of what is out there.

• The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center Makers Market place hosts 31 artisan vendors at the middle, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

The industry is open up from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays by way of Sundays right until Dec. 19, with prolonged several hours on some evenings. To come across out a lot more about other Wintertide functions at the good arts heart, see or cellular phone 360-457-3532.

• The Port Townsend Ballet, a nonprofit college, provides “The Nutcracker” at 5:30 p.m. tonight and at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Wheeler Theater at Fort Worden Condition Park, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend.

Tickets are $20 by way of

• “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley,” a new romantic comedy, opens tonight at the Port Angeles Local community Playhouse, 1235 E. Lauridsen Blvd.

Motivated by Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” this participate in is about Mary, the bookish, single center sister who is coming into her own.

Curtain instances are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Tuesdays and 2 p.m. Sundays by Dec. 19.

To purchase tickets, pay a visit to and be completely ready to present proof of full vaccination at the door.

• The Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra with featured soloist Maria Powell invites the community to its dress rehearsal tonight at the Chimacum Superior College auditorium, 91 West Valley Highway, Chimacum, at 7 p.m.

Admission is no cost even though patrons need to demonstrate proof of vaccination at the door.

The orchestra’s winter concert Saturday evening is marketed out. For much more about the firm, see

• “Winter Wonderland” is the topic of December’s Port Ludlow Artwork League show at the Port Ludlow Bay Club, 120 Spinnaker Spot.

An artists-of-the-thirty day period exhibit is also on display screen at Port Ludlow’s Sound Group Lender, 9500 Oak Bay Street, and on the web at

This thirty day period the demonstrate stars artwork league volunteers — additionally jeweler of the month Sheryl Goldsberry’s “shattered glass” creations in honor of women of all ages.

• The Port Townsend Gallery presents its December highlighted artists: Kristen Wade, Andrea Guarino-Slemmons, Martha Collins and Shirley Moss, at its area at 715 H2o St., Port Townsend.

The location is open up 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. day-to-day and by appointment.

• The Olympic Peninsula Art Affiliation invites the public to its are living and on line members’ clearly show and actions. Initial is the opening reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at Sequim Museum and Arts, 544 N. Sequim Ave.

Then in-man or woman viewing of the members’ artwork exhibition is open up 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays by means of Saturdays via Dec. 18 and all over again from Jan. 19-30. Online, see www.opaa or

OPAA also has its fundraising auction occurring on-line by Dec. 17 at income gain the group’s scholarships and group systems.

• The Olympic Peninsula Ukulele Strummers (OPUS) will play Olympic Theatre Arts’ revamped Accumulating Hall, 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, tonight through the Initially Friday Art Stroll starting up at 5 p.m.

Songs from the 1940s by way of the ’60s will fill the place admission is totally free.

• The Gallery-9 artist cooperative provides painter and cloisonné jewellery artist Linda Lundell and woodworker Robin McKann this thirty day period.

The gallery, 1012 H2o St. in Port Townsend, is open up 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday via Monday.


Jefferson County senior reporter Diane Urbani de la Paz can be attained at 360-417-3509 or [email protected] dailynews.