Events in Downtown come in many forms. Many are sponsored and/or produced by the Downtown Association's Promotion Committee throughout the year. In addition, our members often have an in-store event that they would like to promote and there are events created by various civic organizations that are centered in the "Heart of the Community... Downtown". We hope you enjoy your time in Downtown Port Angeles and will return often.
Saturday Market at the Gateway 10:00-2:00
Scarecrows come to Downtown: October 25-Nov 9th
Scarecrows have popped up in the windows or guarding the doors of downtown businesses. People are asked to vote for their favorite through November 9th. Stores with scarecrows are Sweet & Salty Yogurt, 116 N. Lincoln, Necessities & Temptations 217 N. Laurel, Elliott’s Antique Emporium 135 E 1st, EZ Pawn 113B W. 1st, Cabled Fiber Studio 125 W. 1st, Bay Variety 135 W 1st, and NW Fudge & Confections 108 W. 1st , Mathews Glass, 117 N Lincoln.
Ballots for voting can be found at each of the locations.
- Reminder -
from Port Book & News
Reading this Friday evening at 7PM in the Carver Room of the Library -
Molly Gloss "Falling From Horses"
It has been said that "Molly Gloss is one of the best writer's you've probably never read." Taking great care to evoke a sense of time and place and give depth to her characters - generally strong women of the West - she has published five finely crafted novels in nearly 30 years. Molly Gloss has received the "Whiting Writer's Award," the "Oregon Book Award," the "Pacific Northwest Bookseller's Award," the "James Tiptree, Jr. Award," and the "Pen Center West Fiction Prize."
Unlike her other works which are set primarily in the Pacific Northwest, "Falling From Horses" takes place mostly in Hollywood in the late 1930's and is told in the voice of a strong and resourceful male character. You can refer to the fine article in today's Peninsula Daily News written by Diane Urbani de la Paz for more details. It has been more than six years since we last had the honor of hosting Molly Gloss. Come early and help us welcome this distinguished writer back to our town.
The next day, Saturday the 8th, will be the Annual Reading for Hunger Relief. Peninsula College Faculty and the North Coast Writers Group present original work to raise money for local Food Banks. Admission is free but canned food and donations are appreciated. A five dollar donation will get you a chapbook of the evening's readings.
You should know that the North Coast Writers Group hosts ts own literary series, "First Tuesday," at Wine on the Waterfront. You should check them out. But first, come and hear some of their members at the Hunger Reading.
Second Weekend Nov. 7-8
Studio Bob at 118 1/2 E. Front St. will host the "Brush Off Challenge". Six artists will be given a different subject suggested by the audience, and will have 20 minutes on the Alle" Stage to paint a 32x48 inch painting that will be judged by the audience. Artists will be able to choose their music while they paint. This is a performance/speed painting show. Besides voting on the best painting, audience will be able to participate in a drawing for one of the paintings. The tip jar for the artists will be out on the stage and winner takes all. Painting will start at 6 pm sharp and voting on best painting and the drawing for paintings will be after all artists have finished. Two artists, Doug Parent and Jeanette Painter will "kick" things off and four more will be drawn from a hat. Artists that would like to participate should contact Bob Stokes at 415-990-0457 or at the event before 6:00. Artists should bring their own brushes everything else is supplied.
Studio Bob will be open from 5:00- 8:00 (or whenever we finish) on Saturday, November 8th.
Harbor Art located at 110 E. Railroad Ave. Harbor Art is a local artist collective with an incredible variety of art including sculpture, prints, paintings, pottery, recycled inner tube purses, scarves, and jewelry. Come and meet our two newest jewelers- Suzy Killins and Jenna Muru. Artist reception is Saturday, November 8th, from 5-8.