First Friday Art Walk – August 4, 2023

_Art Walk August 2023 (4)Winslow Way and surrounding area, Downtown Bainbridge Island
First Friday of every month, 6 to 8 PM

Spend an evening experiencing all that downtown Bainbridge has to offer. Many galleries, shops and businesses will be participating this month showcasing the art of our talented creative community. Afterwards, stop by one of our many restaurants for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, or dinner.

Enjoy an evening with a stroll through downtown visiting your favorite businesses and restaurants, shopping for gifts or items for yourself and your home. The walk begins on Winslow Way (near the ferry terminal) from 6PM to 8PM, see below for a taste of what some of our local businesses are doing:

Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Festival – 2023 Raffle Tickets available in front of Eagle Harbor Book Co. First Friday Art Walks from June through September.

Music on the Green is back! Every Friday through September 1st, join local musicians for great music at the Winslow Green Gazebo from 6pm to 8pm. Join musicians Allswell on Friday, August 4th.Quilt Festival and Music on the Green images FFAW 2023

Jeffrey Moose Gallery  is proud to announce our annual exhibition of paintings by indigenous artists from Yuendumu in Australia’s Central Desert. Receptions will be held on First Friday, August 4th and First Friday, September 1st from 6 to 8 PM. Jeffrey Moose will deliver a short talk at both events. A Facebook livestream will run from 5:20-5:40 on both dates for those unable to attend.Jeffrey Moose Gallery August 2023 Aboriginal Art

Dot paintings are images rendered from an aerial perspective that use symbols to represent people, animals, plants, weather systems and other forms to tell ancient creation stories. In their original form, these stories are part of the Song Lines, complex sets of story-poems recited in rhythmic patterns that link sacred places across the Australian continent. The Gallery is located at 181 Winslow Way East, Suite F.

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is proud to present two exhibits: “Trees” with large-format photographs of heritage and champion trees on Bainbridge Island, taken by local photographer Joel Sackett; and “Our Community: Past to Present” featuring 13 different communities on Bainbridge Island: African American, Business, Faith, Filipino American, Food, Forestry, Indipino, Japanese American, Maritime Transportation, Military, Pickleball, Pride, and Suquamish. The museum is open from 5p-8pm on First Friday and refreshments will be served. The museum is located at 215 Ericksen Avenue NE.BIHM August 2023

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts (BAC) is proud to present their FOUR ARTISTS Exhibit August 4- 27, 2023

Selene Santucci was born and raised in Seattle, in a lively Italian family. After college she spent eight months travelling through Europe where she fell in love with art. She went on to obtain a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and later a Master of Fine Arts degree. From 1986 to 1998 she taught at WSU as an adjunct faculty member in the art department and was responsible for courses in beginning and advanced painting, drawing and figure drawing. She has also been in over 100 group shows and has had 32 solo and two person exhibitions. Today, Selene lives in Palouse where she spends seven to eight hours a day in her studio painting.

Joanne Shellan grew up in the Pacific Northwest where her father and grandmother both painted. Although she always felt comfortable creating art, she didn’t learn to paint properly until she was 40. She took a watercolor class and fell in love with the medium. Later she moved from watercolor to oils and then acrylics, which became her new love. Her paintings have won dozens of awards and have been featured in several solo and group shows. Her work was featured in the Governor’s Mansion in Olympia, the Museum of History and Industry, Evergreen Hospital, Strom Jewish Community Center and is represented by several fine art galleries.

BAC August - 3 - 2023Denise Harris was raised in California and studied at the Art Center College of Design, receiving a Master’s Degree in Design and a teaching credential from California State College in Los Angeles. After moving to the Pacific Northwest, Denise founded Flying Penguin Design, a business which includes a design studio and a silk-screening facility. In recent years, Denise has worked on logos, poster design and the creative solution to numerous projects including hand carved business signs for the Lynnwood development, a mobile for the foyer at Bainbridge Performing Arts, and an ongoing series of small fanciful sculptures made out of wood, metal and stones which have been shown at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. As a compliment to her vocation as a designer, she has built a full-sized Gypsy wagon, traveled the world and sings in the choral group Side by Side. She is active in theatre as a set designer and stage performer and also plays the Concertina and Ukulele!

Gretchen Hancock has been painting in oils and acrylics and watercolors for over thirty years. She often paints on location, but do the majority of her work in the studio, working from sketches or photographs that she’s taken. When she paints from photographs, she reworks the photos on the computer, sketching directly and reshuffling elements digitally. She also works directly from still life material stolen from her kitchen. She enjoys painting places that she knows and sees every day. Recently, she’s been painting small still life oil paintings on an (almost) daily basis.

Saturday, August 5th, join Joanne Shellan for Art Talk and demo in the gallery with from 1-2 pm. BAC is located 151 Winslow Way E.

KiDiMu and National Night Out August 2023KiDiMu – Join KiDiMu for First Friday Art Walk on Friday, from 1-7pm! All kids and kids at heart are invited to come create art and play. This is a “Pay-What-You-Will” at the door event. KiDiMu is located at 301 Ravine Lane.

KiDiMu will also be hosting a play area at the BIPD’s National Night Out on August 1st at Town Square.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA)  – presents BIMA Spotlight, their first-ever juried group exhibition. Six jurors reviewed approximately 3,400 artworks, submitted by 606 artists from the Puget Sound region. The result is a diverse salon-style show, filling the majority of BIMA’s two gallery floors. BIMA Spotlight is part of BIMA’s 10th Anniversary celebration and runs from June 30th through September 10th.

BIMA-Spotlight-300x250 June through .....Beginning June 30, 2023 (through September 2nd) the museum will stay open until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (this includes the BIMA Bistro, serving beer, wine and snacks, and the Museum Store).  BIMA is located at 550 Winslow Way E.

BIMA Block Party – Saturday, August 5th from 12pm to 9:30pmCome celebrate BIMA’s 10th anniversary with 12 bands, art, food and free entry to BIMA and KiDiMu. The BIMA Block Party will take over the entire Island Gateway development with four stages of live music and free entry to both BIMA and KiDiMu (Kids Discovery Museum). Free offsite parking is available, click here for more details.BIMA Block Party 2023 social media image

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to host artist Claudia McKinstry – Claudia’s drawings and paintings celebrate the beauty, color and complexity of the natural world. She works in several mediums, including oil, watercolor, and egg tempera. Realogics, located at 240 Winslow Way East.

Madrone Goods will host the photography of Norris Frederick, they are located at 118 Madrone Lane N.

Danger will host the work of artist Sandi Bilinski. Born and raised in Canada, Sandi and her family moved to Bainbridge ins 2014. Similar to the beautiful landscapes of Canada, Sandi draws upon Bainbridge and the Pacific Norwest’s natural beauty to create inspired paintings of land, sea and sky. Danger is located at 285 Winslow Way E.


For up-to-date information on events, visit the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s online calendar at:

FFAW Fob Fridays and BIDA logoFob Fridays – many local businesses downtown are participants in Fob Fridays (Bainbridge Island Senior/Community Center members receive 10% on Fridays with their BISCC fob).

Bainbridge Island Downtown Association (BIDA) coordinates the First Friday Art Walk, as well as many other events, click here for a full list of ongoing events.

*Images and logos provided by FFAW participating businesses, artists and BIDA

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