Some of the best artists in the region call Kitsap County home and a number of programs throughout the county support established and emerging artists, and provide the public with ample opportunities to view the work of old favorites and talented newcomers. Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, and Silverdale all host regular art walks, where area businesses stay open late and serve as temporary art galleries for local painters, sculptors, photographers, and other artisans. A number of superior art galleries call Kitsap County home, such as the Amy Burnett Gallery in Bremerton, the Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Gallery on Bainbridge Island, and The Front Street Gallery in Poulsbo.
Kitsap boasts a number of organizations and venues that cater to theater and music lovers as well. The restored Admiral Theater in Bremerton brings a cornucopia of musical performances to the area and the Bremerton Symphony delivers classical music offerings throughout the year. In addition, a number of local and regional theater groups exist in the county and perform everything from Shakespeare to show tunes. Visiting one of Kitsap County's many museums is a perfect rainy day activity. Whether you enjoy history, science, ethnic art, or art by local artists— there are quality museums to keep you busy for weeks.
Kitsap also has a large number of Farmers Markets in numerous communities and a growing local agriculture and foods network.