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welcome1The Cultural Arts Foundation NW, a non-profit organization since 1985, has been dedicated to encouraging the arts, furthering creative potential, and involving the community in the enjoyment and appreciation of the arts in Kitsap County. Through support and sponsorship of the annual Poulsbo Arts Festival and the Art in the Woods Studio Tour, CAFNW showcases the achievements and varied talents for the enjoyment of all our residents and visitors alike.

Through our Scholarships and Grants program, we aim to advance the creative talents of artists in all facets of the arts including, but not limited to, music, dance, drama, sculpture and visual arts. We continue to aid the Kitsap County schools in encouraging art in the kindergarten through eighth grade classrooms. In addition, we also offer grants to adult artists.

Please Note: We are changing the timeline of offering grants/scholarship to May 1 and September 1.  Just twice a year.  The grants/scholarships received by the above dates will be reviewed by the grants committee prior to the May 1 and September 1 meetings.  The board will decide on them at the May and September meetings, which are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
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For over 21 years the Poulsbo Arts Festival (previously Arts by The Bay) has been celebrated on the beautiful waterfront park in downtown Poulsbo on the third weekend in August. A must see event every year.
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Art In The Woods is a unique, self-guided studio tour throughout the North Kitsap area. The second weekend of November each year visitors are invited into the actual studios to see and purchase current work, view demonstrations of the processes and visit with the artists.
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CAFNW is dedicated to the
enhancement and encouragement of the arts in Kitsap County. To this end, the CAFNW board created the availability of grants and scholarships to support artists in school or pursuing professional artistic development.
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Upcoming Events:

August 16th -12p.m. to 6p.m.
August 17th -10a.m. to 6p.m.
Aughts 18th – 11a.m. to 5p.m.
November 8th, 9th & 10th 2019
10am to 5pm each day