This year’s 31st annual Peninsula Art League-sponsored Gig Harbor Summer Art Festival played to large crowds braving the blistering hot days of the venture. Sunday registered 92 degrees along the Judson Street site of the festival.
The Gig Harbor Kiwanis Club was there with a flaming red vintage Ford Mustang for which many grabbed up raffle tickets — prepared to wait until the October unveiling of the winning ticket. There were well-attended food booths galore, yet Kelly’s, just down Pioneer Way, had waiting lines for its well known ice cream goodies. Key Bank, one of the event’s sponsors, again displayed artists’ works for public viewing. A substantial area was also available for kids to romp in under the watchful eyes of booth sitters.
Shielded from the sun in fabric-covered booths, 129 pottery creators, jewelry fashioners, metal sculptors, water color, oil, acrylic, and other media artists showed off their creations. Booths featuring works from wood workers, photographers, an outdoor cedar furniture vendor, metal workers, wearable art, glass art, straw hats and fiber art enjoyed the interest of a continuing stream of visitors.