Learn. See. Grow.

Join us in beautiful Port Townsend, Washington.
Explore our robust catalog of classes, workshops, and lectures, offered online and in person.
for adults for youth
Visit Jeanette Best Gallery and Grover Gallery for inspirational works of art and one-of-a-kind treasures.
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News & Upcoming Events


Fresh & Cool: new work for a new winter


Dec 3-January 28

An exhibit curated by The Grover Gallery Group and focused on showcasing local artists, highlighting the influence of teaching artists and their impact on the creative community.

The Grover Gallery Group includes: Tracy Bigelow Grisman, Larry Crockett, Max Grover and Julie Read.


Small Expressions 21 


November 18, 202--January 2, 2023

A juried exhibit of small format artworks from artists working in the Pacific Northwest region.

NOW IN ITS 21ST YEAR, Small Expressions is an annual small works juried exhibit open to artists from the Pacific Northwest region. While these works may be small in size, measuring no more than 16 inches in any direction, they are expansive in variety, style, and medium—including jewelry.

The exhibit is designed to celebrate and encourage handmade art buying for the gift giving season. We think it’s true, great things come in small packages! 


Winter/Spring Catalog

New Winter/Spring Catalog has 50+ courses, workshops and more!

Online and in-person programming in a variety of mediums at our school in beautiful Fort Worden State Park.

There’s something for everyone. Make art, make friends!



Carolyn Heryford Watts: Paintings

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Our Mission

Cultivate creativity. Grow artists. Inspire community well-being through art.

Find us in three locations throughout the Port Townsend Creative District

Jeanette Best Gallery

701 Water Street
Downtown Port Townsend

A main tourist thoroughfare, memorializes a well-loved local artist and features two large, light-filled and highly trafficked exhibit spaces.

Grover Gallery

236 Taylor Street
Downtown Port Townsend

A charming street level exhibit space and a highly curated collection of one-of-a-kind smaller handmade treasures, jewelry and gifts by local and regional artists.

Northwind Art School

Building 306 in the Creative Corridor
Fort Worden State Park

An experiential learning in a retreat setting for artists offering classes and workshops that include painting, mixed media, seasonal youth camps, and so much more.

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We Acknowledge

We exist on the ancestral homelands of the S’Klallam, Suquamish, Makah, Chimakum, and Twana/Skokomish nations, as well as other nations who met, traded, and made art here. Native peoples have cared for these lands from time immemorial and continue to do so today. We express our deepest respect and gratitude.

Northwind Art

Port Townsend, Washington 98368

Jeanette Best Gallery &
Main Offices: 
701 Water Street
Grover Gallery: 236 Taylor Street
Art School: Fort Worden, Building 306

Gallery Hours: Thursday—Monday, 12 to 5