First Friday Art Walk – January 6, 2023

FFAW January 2023 courtesy of BIDAWinslow 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:

Jeffrey Moose Gallery  is proud to announce the continued exhibition of work by Jennifer Angaiak Wood for the month of January. Ms. Angaiak Wood has exhibited at Stonington Gallery in Seattle and shown her work in events at the prestigious Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Autry Museum in L.A and, most recently, at Sacred Circle Gallery, Seattle, WA, part of Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Jennifer Angaiak Wood at Jeffrey Moose Gallery January 2023Center. In 2020, she was awarded two significant fellowships, the Nia Tiero Pacific Northwest Art Fellowship, which supports development for indigenous artists internationally, and the MAC Fellowship, a regional effort which was established to “empower highly-motivated emerging and mid-career artists looking to transition from undiscovered to established, self-sustaining professionals”. She is recognized as a carver in the Yup’ik tradition, the same one that influenced Miro, Picasso and others in the early 20th century, spawning the idea of Surrealism. She is also a painter and printmaker. This marks her first solo exhibition.

A reception will be held on First Friday, January 6th from 6 to 8 PM. The exhibit will run through January 31st. A Facebook livestream walk through will broadcast from approximately 5:20-5:40 PM Friday, Jan 6th.

Bergh Images Fine Art Photography – January is just chockful of wonderful events to supplement the upcoming First Friday Art Walk (Jan. 6).  To name just a few: National Bubble Bath Day (Jan. 8); National Needle in the Sky - Bergh Images January 2023 FFAWRubber Ducky Day (Jan. 13) (one of my personal favorites); and Beer Can Appreciation Day (Jan. 24).  To help celebrate these special occasions, 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 “Seattle Icons,” as owner/photographer Andy Bergh will be highlighting some of his stunning shots from the Emerald City.  The gallery is located at 400 Winslow Way E, Suite 115.

Furnish Bainbridge – is showcasing the work of Corinne Carbone. Corinne’s abstract paintings are dominated by bold shapes and strong colors, expressed in layers and textures. Furnish Bainbridge is located at 400 Winslow Way E, Suite 110.

KiDiMu general art walk imageKiDiMu – Join KiDiMu for First Friday Art Walk on Friday, from 1 to 7PM! This month they will be making snowflake prints! All kids and kids at heart are invited to come create art and play. This is a FREE event, click here for tickets.

BAC Logo 2021Bainbridge Arts & Crafts (BAC) – will be showcasing the work of Patti Warashina in an exhibit titled “Clay and Print”. 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. BAC will host a First Friday Opening reception on Friday from 6 to 8PM. BAC is located 151Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA

BIMA Logo - Stacked - Coral 2021Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) – Join BIMA for Kitsap-based Latin Jazz band WEPA. WEPA has been creating music together for 15 years and even teach salsa dancing as part of their concerts!

Also at BIMA: Look Again: Early-Stage Memory Loss Guided Art Discussions – BIMA Invites individuals living with early-stage memory loss and their care partners to enjoy a facilitated art discussion in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Look Again provides an opportunity for individuals living with dementia to access and express memories, practice or regain their communication skills, externalize emotions, and relieve stress and anxiety.

Look Again uses a combination of Visual Thinking Strategies and other facilitation techniques to support an engaging and accessible discussion. To learn more about how Visual Thinking Strategies can support individuals living with memory loss, click here. Prior registration is not required; however, they ask groups larger than three to contact them at creativeaging@biartmuseum.org before attending.

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

BIDA logo 2021Bainbridge 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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