People & Places

West Sound has an incredible number of talented artists, interesting people, fascinating places and popular destinations. We love to share their stories with our readers. These articles are only a sample of what we have in WestSound Home & Garden magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version to see all of what we have to offer!

Gallery Row Art Gallery

Gig Harbor’s Gallery Row — A Place for Diverse, Cool Art

In 1988, a small handful of artists got together and rented a space in the old Shoreline building where Marketplace Grille is located today in downtown Gig Harbor. Gretchen Wilbert (a former mayor of Gig Harbor) was their landlord, and very supportive of … read more

A stage was added to the hall as one of the several improvement projects through the years.

Preserving a Piece of Key Peninsula History

When Washington became the 42nd state in November 1889, the Key Peninsula celebrated in style. Earlier that year, the community had come together to build the Vaughn Library Hall as a dance floor for the 4th of July celebrations on land donated by … read more

The library at the Schiphol, Amsterdam's airport, is a place to get comfy. (Photo courtesy Schiphol Media Library)
Travel Tips

10 Tips for Acing Your Next International Trip

Maybe you’re planning a trip to Croatia to see the Instagram-worthy walls of Dubrovnik. Or to Portugal because everyone raves about its food and budget-destination status. Or perhaps to Peru to see Machu Pichu before limits are imposed on daily tourist visits. You’re … read more

Santorini at sunset
Travel Bug

The Greek Island You Never Knew You Needed to Visit — Antiparos

We always hear about the well-known and touristy Greek islands such as Crete, Corfu, Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes. All of these islands have an abundance of beauty but also an abundance of tourists. Some, an overabundance. And then there is Antiparos. Where, you … read more

Seabeck Landing General Store

Historic Waterfront Mercantiles — The Heart of Their Communities

It’s the kind of business where the same regulars hold court each morning over coffee — a place where you can drop by to pick up a carton of milk and check out the community bulletin board, and find a water bowl pit … read more

Master Potter Dan Barnett — Blending Beauty and Durability through Clay Art

Entering a clay artist’s workspace can be an experience in sensory overload, with so much to see, absorb and understand. There are bags and buckets of clay, buckets and pots of glaze, bowls of slip and stains, work tables, large pieces of mechanical … read more

CVG

The CVG Showcases Juried Art from Around the State

One of the most prestigious juried art shows in Washington takes place right in West Sound. Bremerton’s Collective Visions Gallery organizes the CVG Show every year, attracting hundreds of submissions as well as visitors to the exhibit. The 2018 show had nearly 900 … read more

Seabeck

Seabeck — A Touch of New England

The Seabeck community has one of the most interesting histories in the state of Washington. Marshall Blinn and William Adams founded the community around 1856, when they sailed into the harbor after a trip from Maine that took them 196 days to complete. … read more

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