The first known Wayzgoose, thrown in 1681, was a boozy summer feast hosted by a Letterpress Printer for his Print Shop employees. The printing community embraced this annual tradition, often sharing a harvest goose… hence the name, Wayzgoose.

 Today, the Wayzgoose has been reimagined as a public arts festival. At Wayzgoose Kitsap, 24 local artists will print hand-carved linoleum blocks like the one below with 2 full-size steamrollers!


We are on a mission to excite, engage and strengthen our community through the power of art. Our annual festival is for the people and by the people: Big art. Made in the streets. With love in our hearts.


We see a world in which people use art as an effective and valued means of connection, to express their experience, and create change. We believe in the power of art to transform lives.

Board of Directors

Rachel Bearbower, President
Erin Hatch,
Vice President
Bree Coolbaugh, Secretary
Spring Munsel-Gideon, Treasurer
Frances Lee,
DEI Director
Lynda Sherman,
Art & Education Director

Marit Bockelie, Executive Director
Hadley Cook-Dryden, Program Coordinator