Arts and Culture
Performing Arts and Music
Preforming arts thrives in Port Orchard and live theater productions are regular attractions offered at the Western Washington Center for the Arts. The South Kitsap High School is also well known for their excellent drama program productions, as well as their music program. Each summer residents and visitors swarm to the Waterfront Marina Park in downtown Port Orchard for the free Concerts by the Bay series. Additionally, a downtown 1920s’ art deco movie house shows independent, art and classic films.
Art Galleries, Antiques, and Museums oh my…
Many artists call Port Orchard and rural South Kitsap home. The Sidney Art Gallery & Museum is a well established venue for artists, as well as quilters. The 103 year old Gallery building which displays the works of northwest artists is the only designated National and State historic site in Port Orchard. The Gallery’s museum as well as the nearby Log Cabin Museum features vignettes of early South Kitsap life and of the “Orchard” family. Several nationally known authors including Debbie Macomber and Gregg Olsen call South Kitsap their home.
The greater Port Orchard area is also well known for its antique and vintage collectibles stores, as well as several commercial art galleries. Across Sinclair Inlet in Bremerton you will find the Puget Sound Naval Museum, the Kitsap Historical Museum and the historic USS Turner Joy which is available for boarding as well.
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