Come to Whidbey Island and have a transformational art experience with us in 2024!

The following slides showcase but a sampling of the wonderful kinds of art you can make at the Pacific NorthWest Art School

Fiber Arts Workshops

Multi-media Fabric
with Betty Busby

Mixed Media Workshops

Found and Gathered
with Seth Apter

Painting Workshops

Figure it Out
with Traci Owens

Photography Workshops

The Color of Light
with Arthur Meyerson

Click on a workshop to see "DEPOSIT", "BALANCE", or "FULL" cost

Thursday, April 25th, 2024 - 7pm @ PNWAS

Cultural Futures is a FREE funding, policy, and advocacy workshop for cultural businesses and supporters!

This spring, we invite you to join your local partners for Cultural Futures! Cultural Futures is Inspire Washington’s annual post-State Legislative Session tour when we visit communities to share what happened during the 2024 Legislative Session. It's our job to alert you to new funding and policy opportunities.

Visit the Cultural Futures page at to learn why this work is so important!

*Extended Dates* for the All Island Juried Art Show! April 12th - 21st, 2024

Dear Artists and Art Lovers: We are excited to announce that the All Island Juried Art Show is moving from the Fall to the Spring!
← Winning Poster Art by Meredith Cannon

🌷We'll see you in April🌷

    • Art Reception & Sale: 6pm-9pm, Friday 4/12
        • Tickets still available at the door!
    • Weekend Art Sale: 10am-4pm, Saturday 4/13 - Sunday 4/14
    • Extended Weekday Art Sale: 10am-2pm, Monday 4/15 - Friday 4/19
    • Extended Weekend Art Sale: 10am-4pm, Saturday 4/20 - Sunday 4/21
    • Art pick-up: 4pm-5pm, Sunday 4/21
    • Art pick-up: 10am-2pm, Monday 4/22

2024 Whidbey Plein Air Paint Out: August 12th - 18th

  • Monday, August 12th – Thursday, August 15th: Plein Air Paint Out, all-day painting hours, locations all around Whidbey and Camano Islands
  • Thursday, August 15th, 4pm – 6pm @ Pacific NorthWest Art School (PNWAS): Artwork Submission. *Please have art already framed and frame-hanging wire attached across back of frame*
  • Friday, August 16th, 6pm – 9pm @ PNWAS: Gala Evening and Awards
  • Saturday, August 17th – Sunday, August 18th, 10am – 4pm @ PNWAS: Weekend Art Sale
  • Sunday, August 18th, 4pm – 5pm; Monday, August 19th, 10am – 4pm: Artwork Pickup

🌻 See you this summer! 🌻

"Fantastic Fiber through the Ages" - Museum Art Exhibition, January - June 2024

Come visit the Island County Historical Museum, located at 908 N W Alexander St, Coupeville to peruse this exhibition which will feature felt pieces, surface design work, art quilts, weaving, samples of spinning, indigenous work, and artifacts from the museum's vast collection. Local artists' work will be spotlighted alongside nationally known fiber artists' work. Admission is free. Several of these artists will also be teaching workshops at the Art School this year so come down to the waterfront and take a tour through the museum!


The Pacific NorthWest Art School, a 38-year-old not-for-profit organization located on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA, is dedicated to bringing exceptional visual arts education to our community and beyond. We bring nationally and internationally known instructors to our students in the mediums of fiber arts, mixed media, painting, and photography. We also strive to provide scholarships, and free and/or low-cost art workshop opportunities to our local community and beyond, in addition to these exceptional workshops.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement

PNWAS aims to be inclusive to all participants of PNWAS interactions to ensure a welcoming, safe, and respectful environment by reflecting the diverse interests of our students, faculty, and visitors. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for all, regardless of gender, age, gender identity, race, health status, national origin, relationship status, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion. Bias, disrespect, or non-inclusive behavior of any kind will not be tolerated.


15 NW Birch St
Coupeville, WA 98239

Office Hours:

9am-4pm, Monday to Friday


Phone: 1(360) 678-3396
Toll Free: 1(866) 678-3396

Our 2023/24 Supporters

We would like to say ♥ THANK YOU ♥ to these organizations for supporting the Arts!