The Cultural Arts Foundation NW, established in 1985, is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the arts, advancing creative potential, and involving the community in the enjoyment and appreciation of the arts in Kitsap County, WA.


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.

Poulsbo Arts Festival

Aug. 19th. - 21st. 

Poulsbo Arts Festival has been celebrated for 25 years on the lawns of the beautiful Poulsbo waterfront park on the third weekend in August. Complete with fine art and craft booths, music program and raffle, it’s a must-see event.       

Art in the Woods


Nov. 11th. - 13th.



Art In The Woods is a unique, self-guided studio tour taking place on the second weekend of November
every year. Visitors are invited into North Kitsap working studios to meet the artists, see new work and
view demonstrations - and purchase treasures.

Grants & Scholarships



CAFNW is dedicated to encouraging Kitsap County artists in all facets of the arts including, but not limited to, music, dance, drama, sculpture and the many forms of visual arts.
We offer scholarships for students and grants for adults seeking to further their knowledge, skills and understanding.

Event and Org Sponsorships

CAFNW is dedicated to the enhancement and encouragement of the arts in Kitsap County through arts-based organizations that provide community events.

Community Sponsors

CAFNW also accepts sponsorships to support our work. Check out our current sponsors, or contact us about sponsorship opportunities.