Kite Trains – Arches & sport kite stacks

Amy Curry, Event Director

Registration at 8:00am , judging at 10am

Field A

Awards will be given in four categories: Trains, Ohashi Arches, European Arches and Stunt Kite Stacks. The longest arrangement plus other awards will be
given at the judges’ whim. For Stunt Stacks, awards will be given for the Most Colorful and the Best Routine. Music is not necessary. Stunt kite stacks are from 3:00 to 4:30.

Kite Train Workshop

Sponsored by the World Kite Museum

Amy Curry, Event Director

1:00 – 3:00 pm

Activities Tent

You and your family can make a kite train of three brightly colored kites, and learn about how to create trains of your own at home! Fee for the workshop is $5.

Kids’ Kite FLYING

Sponsored by the World Kite Museum

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Activities Tent

Fly your very own kite, kids! We’ll pair you with an experienced kite flyer and show you how!

Michael Goddard Featured Flier 2017

Following a multi-disciplinary art and design education in the 1960’s, Michael spent over 20 years in the professional world of design. First as an interior designer, then as a
graphic designer and photographer, ultimately establishing his own UK design company. Michael has throughout his professional career maintained a strong interest in fine art.
Exhibiting his paintings and drawings in art galleries, including London, Manchester and Amsterdam. In addition to working in the field of design he spent 25 years working within
education, lecturing in visual communication and new media design. The chance discovery of David Pelham’s Penguin book of kites in the early 1980’s was the catalyst to him
spending the next 35 years exploring the remarkable world of kites. His inspiration for kite design in the early years came from frequent visits to the British Museum in London,
where a whole world of ethnographic design presented the opportunity to develop colorful surface design for his kites. In the late 1990’s Michael’s teaching of the use of color and
composition lead him towards a more personal abstract approach in his work. Inspiration came from the urban environment, architecture and his travel to other countries.
While using contemporary materials such as carbon fiber and rip stop, he also frequently uses painting, photography and printing techniques to create his kites.
Before constructing a kite he produces many design ideas in sketchbooks, believing that drawing plays an essential part in the development of ideas. He has over 30 sketchbooks in his collection.
Since 2004 he has traveled extensively with his kites, as guest kite flyer at kite festivals including Australia, Canada, Kazakhstan, South Korea, Israel, India, Thailand, Malaysia and across Europe.

More about Michael’s kites can be found at



Call to Artists:

Official 2017 Festival Poster Contest

2016 Kite Festival PosterPrint the 2017 WSIKF poster competition guidelines and artist information form.  These will need to be signed and returned with your entry.

Artwork must be submitted by January 4th, 2017. 

Artwork will be on public display at the World Kite Museum. The winning poster will be selected by the Kite Festival Committee in March 2017.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Holli at the World Kite Museum, 360-642-4020 or by email:

If you would like to view the past poster winners, they are on display at the World Kite Museum and on our WSIKF Poster Contest page.

Thank you!

Here’s the fine print:

  • Limited edition printing will consist of 300 posters to be signed and numbered by the artist. Printing and proofing will be the responsibility of the kite festival poster committee.
  • Entries must be delivered to the World Kite Museum, 303 Sid Snyder Drive, Long Beach, WA by 5pm Monday, January 4th, 2017.
  • Please include this signed and dated document with your entry.
  • Please do not mat or frame your entries.
  • It is the artist’s responsibility to sign and number the prints as soon as they are received from the printer.
  • The Artist will receive 15 non-numbered posters which are not to be available for sale until after the Kite Festival.
  • The artist will receive a payment of $750 payable within 30 days of completion of all signing and numbering of posters. An additional commission of $2.00 per poster sold through 8-31-17 will be paid by September 15th. The final payment will be made by January 20th. There is no commission due on any poster sold after January 1st
  • The artist may elect to buy any unsold posters after January 1st. The price would be cost plus 10% (cost of poster printing & the tube & caps).
  • WSIKF retains the rights to print/publication.
  • The artwork shall be: 18 inches high by 24 inches wide or 24 inches high by 18 inches wide. 
  • The title block will be added by the Kite Festival.

Raise the Roof Ruckus!

CRaise the Roof Ruckus - detailsome, meet friends old and new, preview the latest exhibits, and enjoy an evening of frivolity!

It’s community fun night at the World Kite Museum! 

This year’s event is set for March 11, 2017.  Save the date!

This casual evening will be filled with family fun while raising funds for needed work on our roof.  Come out and enjoy with us!