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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  2024

Aug. 16th. - 18th. 


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.       


Sponsorships &

Caro  Wilding Scholarship

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.

Community Sponsors


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

View Our Sponsors

Art in the Woods


Nov. 8th. - 10th. 


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.

Donate Now!​ 


Your donation to the Cultural Arts Foundation NW will support our youth scholarship program for the arts. This year over 30 student’s scholarships were granted, explore their skills in music, dance, and fine arts. With your support we can expand this offer to more children in North Kitsap area!  Thanks for your donation!

Poulsbo Makers Faire


June 28th. - 30th. 


This event is designed to highlight our DIY community and appeal to a broad spectrum of makers ranging from robotics, 3D printing, woodworking, arts, crafts, and more! On the Poulsbo waterfront park last weekend of June

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