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 musician Mark Soltys on Friday, July 7th.
Jeffrey Moose Gallery is proud to announce an exhibition of work by printmaker, papermaker and painter Lea Basile-Lazarus for the months of June and July. Ms. Basile-Lazarus, originally from New Jersey, moved to Chicago where she received an MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago in 1979, with a concentration in printmaking. She has also studied at the prestigious Oxbow School of Art in Michigan, studying mono printing, silkscreen and paper making.
She has been making prints for over 40 years but also makes paper, which is the root of much of her current work. Paper pulp paintings and monoprints with added media form the bulk of the exhibit. She is a classic American abstractionist, though tiny houses and tree trunks appear occasionally. Her art relates to color field painters and abstract expressionists, with color, texture and grids used as primary subjects. After moving to Gig Harbor in 2020, she began to focus on the trees and several works in the show are composed around tall vanishing trunk forms reaching to the sky. Many of the new works are resplendent with bright, jewel-like colors, just in time for our gorgeous Northwest Summer.
The exhibition will run from Friday, June 2nd through Tuesday, August 1st. A reception will be held on First Friday, June 2nd from 6 to 8 PM. A Facebook walk through with the artist will run from roughly 5:20-5:40. On First Friday, July 7th, Ms. Basile-Lazarus will conduct a paper making demo from 6-8 PM. The Gallery is located at 181 Winslow Way East, Suite F.
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum – “Trees is a year-long exhibit celebrating an important Island resource. Trees have always played a central role in the life and culture of Bainbridge Island residents, from the Suquamish people to immigrant homesteaders to residents today. The exhibit features large-format photographs of champion and heritage trees around the Island. Photography by local photographer, Joel Sackett.
In fact, Trees received an Honorable Mention at the Washington Museum’ Association’s (WAMA) conference last week in Yakiima from the Association’s Board President: She loved the community recognition of land stewardship through an artistic and informative lens.” The museum is located at 215 Ericksen Avenue NE.
KiDiMu – 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.
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts (BAC) is proud to present an exhibition featuring four artists: Judith Ames, Gina Freuen, Hank Holzer, and Leigh Knowles Metteer. BAC is located 151 Winslow Way E.
Award winning artist, Gina Freuen has been a professionally working artist and educator with a full-time ceramics and mixed media studio in Spokane, WA for over 50 years. “The works that are on exhibit at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts are a direct result of the isolation prescribed during the Covid pandemic… I loved every minute, the quiet and focus spent in my studio regimen that seemingly was being forced on me… The influences on my work became my home, my gardens and my immediate family, children and grandchildren that surround me.”
Woodworking artist, Hank Holzer uses harvested wood from Bainbridge Island, the Kitsap Peninsula and other locations around the PNW to create his unique chairs. “Studying chairs through the ages, I find myself drawn to those where one wonders how the chair is held up. I like a mystery.”
Woodworking artist, Judith Ames presents her Soul Creatures exhibit. “After three decades of enjoying the sculptural possibilities of furniture making, in the last year, I have been focusing only on the delicious art part. Marquetry images of fish, birds, kelp, otters and crabs have long appeared on tables, beds and chairs. Now I have the pleasure of focusing only on the art pieces themselves.”
Linocuts by artist, Leigh Knowles Metteer presents Tools of the Trade Celebrating 200 years of hand tools that built America, and a lot of other places. “Tools of the Trade began with a sad looking Chip brush I found in the garbage can in my husband’s wood shop. Having served its purpose varnishing boat parts – it’s one moment of fame – it was unceremoniously discarded. Inexpensive and easy to obtain, who cares, expendable…but…”
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. The BIMA Spotlight runs from June 30th through September 10th. In addition to BIMA Spotlight, enjoy hands-on activities and live music with Mission Drift on First Friday.
Beginning June 30, 2023 (through September 2nd) the museum will stay open until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The effort builds upon BIMA’s success with extended hours on First Fridays. Not only will the galleries be open later, but the BIMA Bistro will be open and serve beer, wine, and snacks while the Museum Store will be open for shopping. BIMA is located at 550 Winslow Way E.
Furnish Bainbridge – is showcasing “Kisiwa” a small jewelry line designed by Seattle artist Gadea Pérez-Andújar. “Inspired by her travels and a love for clean minimalism and ancient jewelry, Kisiwa seeks to enhance the wearer’s own individuality. Each piece is produced by hand, with an emphasis on craftsmanship and is therefore unique. We will be featuring these beautiful pieces at our July 7th, First Friday Art Walk!” @kisiwadesigns Furnish Bainbridge is located at 400 Winslow Way E, Suite 110.
Conservatory Coastal Home – is a seaside inspired lifestyle shop with locations on Winslow Way and in Port Townsend. This month they are featuring the work of Lauren Love. They are located at 150 Winslow Way, E.
For up-to-date information on events, visit the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s online calendar at: https://bainbridgedowntown.org/events/art-walk/
*Images and logos provided by FFAW participating businesses, artists and BIDA
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