First Friday Art Walk – February 3, 2023
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:
Amelia Wynn Winery Bistro will be showing new work from artist Wendy Armstrong. Wendy will be exhibiting her Europe inspired paintings, “Continuing with my ‘aging Gracefully’ theme these current paintings are images from recent trips to Portugal and the Azores Islands – The History and elegance of old Europe draws us in, steals our hearts and imaginations.” They are located at 390 Winslow Way E.
Jeffrey Moose Gallery is proud to exhibit painter and Bainbridge Island High School art teacher, Mary Rowland. Mary’s work will be on exhibit at the Gallery for the months of February and March. Mary received a BA from Macalester College, St. Paul, MN and an MEd from Arizona State University, and has taught at BHS since 2003. When not teaching, she is painting or printmaking in her second story studio out on Point No Point in Hansville, with an expansive view on Puget Sound towards Whidbey Island. Birds and other critters make it into her compositions frequently, but so do humans, sometimes as portraits, sometimes as outlines.
A reception will be held on First Friday, February 3rd from 6 to 8 PM. The gallery will Livestream a walk through with Mary between 5:20 and 5:40 on Facebook. The exhibit will run from February 3rd to April 4th. The Gallery is located at 181 Winslow Way East, Suite F.
Bergh Images Fine Art Photography – If you think the upcoming First Friday Art Walk (Feb. 3) and Valentine’s Day (Feb. 14) are the only noteworthy events this month, you would be wrong! Also on tap are National Read In The Bathtub Day (Feb. 9), National Do A Grouch A Favor Day (Feb. 16), and – ta-da! – the always popular National Margarita Day (Feb. 22). To help rejoice these special events, Bergh Images will have a month-long sale on custom-matted prints (33% off); custom-framed B&W prints (20% off); and any single metal, acrylic, or canvas print (15% off). Wine and small bites will be provided, along with the usual drawing for two complimentary 18×24 matted prints ($120 value). The special focus this month is “The Cotswolds,” as owner/photographer Andy Bergh will be highlighting some of his stunning shots from one of the most scenic areas in England. The gallery is located at 400 Winslow Way E, Suite 115.
Island Life Artisan Gifts Is very excited to introduce mixed-media artist Anna Okrasinski-Maddox into the shop for the very first time. Anna became an artist to explore life’s deepest questions through a variety of mixed media. Her newest exploration is art you can wear! Flotsam Studio jewelry is inspired by rusty treasures washed up on the shores of the Puget Sound, weathered coffee cans, old decorative tins, and a love of reusing and repurposing old junk. Meet Anna during the Art Walk, watch her create some of her collage works, and perhaps make a little something yourself! Island Life will have treats, beverages, and libations. Bring your Valentine, your Galentines, or just your sweet self, for some creative fun and unique gifts for your loved ones. Island Life is located at 488 Winslow Way East.
KiDiMu Join KiDiMu for First Friday Art Walk on Friday, from 1 to 7PM! This month they will be painting ceramic conversation hearts! All kids and kids at heart are invited to come create art and play. This is a FREE event, click here for tickets.
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts (BAC) will be showcasing the work of Patti Warashina in a continuing exhibit titled “Clay and Print”, which will be on display until February 14th. Patti is known for her creative ceramic sculptures of narrative and figurative art. Her work has been shown in collections at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. In addition, The Walker Trio will be playing for the event. BAC will host a First Friday Opening reception on Friday from 6 to 8PM.
First Saturday at BAC: Amore! A ticketed fundraising event – Treat yourself to an evening featuring live demonstrations by jewelers Jodi Lyle, Karin Luvaas, and Passiko True.
- When: Saturday, February 4, 6:00-8:00 pm
- Where: Bainbridge Arts and Crafts
- Ticket Price: $35.00 per person
- Enjoy delicious food and specialty chocolates by L’Atelier.
- TR Music by acoustic guitarist Laura Silverstein
- To purchase tickets, visit: https://www.bacart.org/bac-virtual-store/
BAC is located 257 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) Join BIMA for this First Friday as they celebrate Black History Month: Each First Friday you will find the Museum activating its galleries through music, art & food after hours from 6 – 8 PM as part of Art Walk. This month they’re celebrating the start of Black History Month with Black Love Market present in the Galleries for a special pop up with curated vendors. Come vibe to a live performance by Darion Dotson and grab a bite at the BIMA Bistro with food inspired by Ghetto Gastro – Black Power Kitchen. Find more pop ups and activities throughout the BIMA Store and galleries at First Friday. SEE ALL BLACK HISTORY MONTH EVENTS ≫ BIMA is located at 550 Winslow Way E.
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty – Presents the works of local artist Patricia Dalesandro. Patricia is a native Chicagoan, who now calls the PNW her home. She studied art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and went on to a career as an Art Director. Today she continues her career in the ad industry, but over the last several years she’s been exploring the joy of painting again. Her work has been shown at Cafe Senso in Seattle and at local art walks on Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo. Sotheby’s is located at 240 Winslow Way E.
Coldwell Banker Bain will be showcasing the work of “Iconic Neo-POP” artist, Cory Bennett. Cory combines pop themes, iconic images and neo-expressionist techniques to his create art. Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV, Cory’s unique talent combines urban “street” style with the use of found-media, per his website, “each painting allows the viewer to step into a nostalgic dream and the creative mind of the artist.” CB Bain is located at 380 Winslow Way E, Suite 103.
Kelly Johnston Art Gallery & Studio – Using water soluble oils and gouache, Kelly combines fluid brushstrokes and both bold and bright colors in her landscape-based paintings. Her abstract style represents the wondrous movement and depth of light on the water and the playful nature of the clouds in the skies. Her studio is located at 270 Madison Avenue South.
For up-to-date information on events, visit the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s online calendar at: https://bainbridgedowntown.org/events/art-walk/
Fob 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.
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