Sidney Museum and Arts Association

A nonprofit organization

Pablo Picasso said “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” Art is something that truly nurtures the human spirit. It takes a lot of hard work and talent to create art. It brings together people from all different backgrounds. Art and culture have the ability to enhance the quality of life for a community. Art and history can bring about a personal enjoyment, intellectual stimulation while simultaneously providing public involvement. 

The Sidney Museum and Arts Association, a nonprofit organization founded in 1970, is dedicated to preserving local history and promoting arts. SMAA established and maintains the Sidney Art Gallery, the Sidney Museum and the Log Cabin Museum in Port Orchard, WA.  The Sidney Art Gallery and the Museums have been closed or open by appointment only since March 2020 due to COVID and in 2022 hopes to be open at least each weekend.

Located a block up the hill from downtown Port Orchard and the marina, the Sidney Art Gallery is a terrific place to find artistic treasures by renowned and emerging artists. The Gallery features a bi-monthly exhibition of works of Northwest artists, from brilliant stained glass to nostalgic watercolors. Creative gifts are offered for all occasions: original paintings, prints, pottery, sculptures, wood carvings, metal and iron work, blown glass and jewelry. 

The Sidney Museum is located on the second floor of the Sidney Gallery building. Built in 1908, it was the first Masonic Temple building in Port Orchard. The Sidney Museum includes a general store, school, doctor's office and hardware store. Housed in the town's original Masonic Hall, the Gallery and Museum are ordinarily open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. As a result of the coronavirus - COVID-19, for the safety of our volunteers and community, we are open by appointment and we hope to be open each weekend.  We will open back fully as soon as we are able.  

The Log Cabin Museum is located just up Sidney at 416 Sidney Avenue. Built in 1914 by Allen Bartow for his wife, Louise, it houses the "Orchard Family" and shows life in early Port Orchard. The roses that bloom in the front of the cabin each year were planted by Louise.  The Log Cabin Museum is open from May to September, Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (and always by appointment).   The museum features changing exhibits of home life in South Kitsap during the past 100 years as well as items typically used and tells the ongoing story of the Orchard family, a family of mannequins. Admission is free, although donations gratefully accepted.

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Organization name

Sidney Museum and Arts Association

other names

Sidney Art Gallery & Museum; Log Cabin Museum

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Arts & Culture


PO BOX 1399



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