The Ravine logoResidents and visitors alike have a new music venue in the heart of Bainbridge Island’s historic main street on Winslow Way. The Stage at The Ravine is now open and hosting live acts, thanks in part to advocacy and capital from the newly accredited Bainbridge Creative District.

Owner of the Bainbridge Apothecary and Tea Shop, Erika Thayer, designed the layout for The Ravine courtyard area and used the skills of local artist James Rudolph to create the stage, which was built with wood trimmed around surrounding boulders to keep the natural appearance flow.

Ravine Stage - Stefan Goldby, Erika Martha Thayer, Inez Maubane Jones image courtesy of AHBThe stage will host various musical arts, further supporting the island’s creative economy, which is the mission tasked of the BCD – to advocate for the arts and make the island a thriving place to live, work and visit. As a creative district, the BCD can support such ventures like The Stage at The Ravine through funding from the Washington Arts Commission (ArtsWa), which provides direct funding for the arts, artists, and arts facilities.

The RavinePart of the capital funding for the permanent stage came from funding generously provided by the as part of grants secured by the BCD. Part of the capital for this permanent stage came from the capital funding provided by Washington Arts Commission (ArtsWa).

A plaque signifying the collaboration between Thayer, Rudolph and the BCD has been installed at The Ravine.

About the Bainbridge Creative District – Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (AHB) is Bainbridge Island’s cultural hub. AHB bridges the arts and business communities by leading the Bainbridge Creative District (BCD) and promoting Bainbridge’s vibrant arts and culture through our online media platform,  The BCD is co-chaired by AHB and the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce with direction from an executive committee consisting of The Chamber, Visit Bainbridge, Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, the Bainbridge Island Lodging & Hospitality Association, the City of Bainbridge Island’s Multicultural Advisory Council, the Bainbridge Island City Council, Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community, and Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Visit for more information.

If you’d like to learn more about The Ravine, read here: Welcome to The Ravine – A slice of history with a side of enchantment | THE ISLAND WANDERER

*Information provided by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, images provided by AHB and Margaret Millmore

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