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:
Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to host artist Lily Bobek – Lily’s abstract paintings draw out the various colors of land and sea in peaceful worlds of reflection inspired by Bainbridge and the PNW. “I love creating mysterious abstract worlds and landscapes,” she said. “I love discovering scenes that I didn’t intend. It’s the unknown element that brings life for me when I’m creating an abstract painting. I like to offer freedom of imagination to the viewer to interpret. I love to hear what each viewer sees and feels.” If you’d like to learn more about Lily and her work, visit our previous article here. Lily will host a reception from 6-8pm at Realogics, located at 240 Winslow Way East.
Coldwell Banker / Bain is pleased to host artist Dinah Satterwhite – Living in the beautiful PNW, Dinah loves to capture vivid color photos and print them on canvas and metal so they pick up the crisp details and abundant colors found in nature. In addition to her art, Dinah hosts the biannual BI Studio Tour. Come see her work showcased Friday, June 2nd, 6pm – 8pm at the Coldwell Banker Bain office located at 380 Winslow Way NE Suite 103.
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.
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 Diane Culhane and Kimberly Morris. Diane says “The foundation of my work is serious play. This process bounces around the surface of the canvas, forming layers of color. My work captures the visual place between speech and silence.” Diane and Kimberly will host a reception from 6-8pm on June 2nd. The exhibit will run until July 2nd.
Join Diane for the First Saturday free workshop, June 3, 1-2 pm. Diane’s in-gallery workshop draws from her book “If You Can Doodle, You Can Paint”. Diane will guide the group to make playful doodle line drawings, then demonstrate how to incorporate them into a painting. BAC will provide materials for this interactive, free workshop! To reserve your place, please call the gallery at 206-842-3132. BAC is located 151 Winslow Way East.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) – Stop by the newly redesigned BIMA Bistro, which now includes a Pegasus Coffee espresso bar and enjoy a stroll through the galleries to see the current exhibits:
- Indigenous Strength & Wellness
- Micki Lippe: Loosely Hinged
- Karen Kunc: Forms & Forces
- Odyssey Middle School Vision Quilt Project: Addressing Gun Violence Through Art and Storytelling
Live music with DJ Reverend Dollars spinning some fun tunes from 5 – 8 PM.
Create your own vinyl stickers in celebration of Pride Month, with a special menu in the BIMA Bistro featuring Ottolenghi Middle Eastern Turkey Meatball Sandwiches.
Tickets are still available for BIMA Bash 2023: A PASS10NATE AFFAIR – Friday, June 9th and Saturday, June 10th click here for details and purchase. BIMA is located at 550 Winslow Way East.
The Bainbridge Public Library is proud to present a continuing exhibit, “Misconceived”, by artist Mark Johnson – the exhibit will be available for viewing until June 15th. To read more, visit our previous article on Mark here: https://theislandwanderer.com/join-the-bainbridge-public-library-for-the-may-2023-first-friday-art-walk-featuring-artist-mark-johnson/
Madrone Goods will host artist Keith Erps, they are located at 118 Madrone Lane N.
Eagle Harbor Wine Co. – Last Friday EHWCo. opened their new tasting room on Winslow Way and Eriksen, stop by to enjoy a flight and soak in the ambiance of their new space. The tasting room is located at 400 Winslow Way, Suite 115.
Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Festival – 2023 Raffle Tickets available in front of Eagle Harbor Book Co. First Friday Art Walks from June through September.
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).
*Images and logos provided by FFAW participating businesses, artists and BIDA
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