Bob Stokes began to host monthly art events at his downtown PA venue, Studio Bob, in 2007. He has been a steady presence in the art community, hosting various shows, offering performances, and bringing people together while supporting the arts for over 14 years.
The pandemic has hurt many businesses and Studio Bob is one of them. Though the business is operated on a small monthly budget, it has had no revenue for almost a year and it is in need of a financial boost to survive. Studio Bob falls through the cracks regarding any type of emergency financial assistance (grants, PPP loans, etc.)
Studio Bob began with art exhibits and has expanded its offerings to include a wide range of art shows, as well as community outreach, student art shows, and affordable space for private gatherings:
Monthly art shows:
Bring Your Own Art Event (yearly)
Brush Off Challenge Event (yearly)
Photography group show (yearly)
Erotic Art Show (yearly)
Fiber Art Show (yearly)
High School Students
Historical Port Angeles
Kiwanis special needs benefit show
Individual/ group artist showcase
Drink and Draw (monthly)
Music, including Upstage and JFFA sponsored events
Story Slam/Open Mic
This project is unique in Port Angeles and is responsible for building a sense of community for all who have visited. Young artists have been inspired and encouraged. The community would be a poorer place without Studio Bob and the positive impact it has had for the past 14 years.
This fundraiser is initiated by friends of Studio Bob and we are aware of the financial stresses the studio is under. A relatively small amount of money will help keep the place open for the benefit of the entire community. Please help with any donation you can.