This year we commissioned Carol Boudreau to create the 25th Anniversary Poster for the festival (see photo right).  Ms. Boudreau’s artwork was also chosen for the 2004 and 2005 festivals.  For those interested, Carol will have her own booth at the 2018 festival as well. 

Unframed ($25) and framed ($65) posters will be available for sale at the "Appetizer & Ice Cream Social" on June 8th, the "GCA BBQ" on July 13th and at the festival on July 28th, along with festival t-shirts at $20.  Members also can contact Mary Baker or Phil Stewart at 360 277-3673 to purchase posters.

All proceeds after prize money and expenses go to the GCA. Buy early, buy often and thank you for your continued support of the Grapeview Water & Art Festival.



As a native Oregonian, Carol has a deep love for Pacific Northwest landscapes.  Painting allows her to focus on and celebrate the things in life that she finds good and meaningful, and share them with her viewers.  The qualities of luminosity and high color intensity make watercolors especially exciting to her.  

Carol studied art at the University of Oregon, but for practical reasons switched to elementary education and spent the next 30 years teaching.  With the free time provided by retirement, her original enthusiasm for painting has been rekindled.  Carol’s goal is for her paintings to become the embodiment of a pleasant memory that can be lived over and over again.  For more details visit Carol’s website at: www.carolboudreauart.com.




 SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY JULY 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Always the Last Saturday of July and hosted by the Grapeview Community Association, this festival boasts a large art show celebrating artists from around the Pacific Northwest - featuring pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, woodworking, fabric arts and photography. There is also wonderful food, golfing contests, lots of free activities for children, and live music!  

Beginning at 10:00 AM, children can participate in a number of free activities, assisted by Deanna Foster, Outreach Coordinator, “Habitat for Humanity of Mason County” and other volunteers.  Nancy and Amanda Montgomery and their helpers have also been busy preparing crafts for children to enjoy.  Our volunteers will again assist youngsters in building creative wooden boats.  Over the winter, more than 300 wooden boat bases were prepared for the children to decorate.  Finally, test your golf skills.  Children and adults can attempt to make a hole-in-one on the festival's floating golf green or test their skills in the putting contest – plenty of fun for the entire family!

Join your friends and neighbors at The Grapeview Water & Art festival, held at the Fair Harbor Marina, located on the Grapeview Loop Road off Highway 3 just outside of Allyn.  See you there!

Giving Back to Our Community
Proceeds from the Grapeview Water & Art Festival go back into the community through scholarships and support for the Food for Kids Backpack program, Grapeview School, North Mason High School Grad Night, Faith in Action, Senior Services for South Sound, Habitat for Humanity, the HUB Center for Seniors, North Mason Giving Tree, the volunteer firefighters of Mason County Fire District No. 3 and other community events and services.

Volunteers Still Needed! 
Like all GCA events, the Water & Art Festival depends on volunteers each year to ensure the success of the event.  Volunteering at the Festival is a fun, social, and rewarding way to support one of the GCA's more important fundraisers.  We welcome you to join us!

GCA Water and Art Festival volunteer coordinator, Val Paulson, reports that more volunteers are needed. Until activity coordinators report, it is not known exactly how many or in what areas. In general; areas needing volunteers are set-up, take-down, children's activities, food booths and security.  If interested in volunteering, please contact Val Paulson at 360 275-6764 or paulsonscv@wavecable.com.