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 Museum of Art (BIMA) – DogEar Festival 2022 is BIMA’s three-day festival, a joyous celebration of artist’s books, print works, letterpress, and the curious world of book arts. With drop-in activities, live music, demonstrations, presentations, and panel discussions, this festival is a packed weekend with all things artist’s books and printmaking! The festival will feature:
- Rita’s Traveling Bookstore and Textual Apothecary (family-friendly)
- Artist Books, Book Artists, and Stories from the Library of Congresswith Mark Dimunation
- Steamroller Printing with Wayzgoose Kitsap (family-friendly)
- Speak Up! Speak Out!Activism in Printmaking (online)
- Conversation with Amos Kennedy
- Vehicle for Expression: La Prose du Transsibérien with Kitty Maryatt
- Self-serve Typewriter Poetry (family-friendly)
- Let’s Raise Our Racial IQwith Robin Holder
- Partners in Print: Plein Air Printing Parlour (family-friendly)
- Queer Writers Reading
- Pochoir Demonstration and Presentationwith Kitty Maryatt
For additional information and details on the festival, click here. BIMA is located at the corner of Hwy 305 and Winslow Way.
Island Life Artisan Gifts – June is in bloom! Come celebrate the coming of summer during the Art Walk on Winslow. There’ll be live music on the new outdoor stage behind the shop, and of course the usual libations inside as you peruse new art and goods. Remember your dads and grads and show them some Bainbridge love! Island Life is located at 488 Winslow Way E.
Jeffrey Moose Gallery Painter and paper marbler Len Eisenhood will exhibit a series of tree themed works for the months of May and June. A reception will be held on Friday from 6-8pm. The gallery is located at 181 Winslow Way East, Suite F.
Scrappy Art Lab at the Moonlight Market in Town Square – grab the kids and stop by the Scrappy Art Lab booth for fun kid activities from 5-9pm.
Bergh Images Fine Art Photography To celebrate Father’s Day (June 19), National Hug Your Cat Day (June 4), and for good measure National Onion Rings Day (June 22), Bergh Images is having a month-long sale in June, commencing at the upcoming Art Walk on June 3. Patrons will receive, among other things, a ten percent (10%) reduction on any single metal, fine art acrylic, or canvas print, and a one-third (33%) reduction on all matted prints at the gallery. Wine, small bites, and live music (courtesy of their neighbor Furnish Bainbridge) will be provided too, along with the usual drawing for two complimentary 18×24 matted prints ($105 value).
Owner/photographer Andy Bergh recently started writing “Island Images,” a monthly article for Currents Online (Arts & Humanities Bainbridge). With a different theme each month, Andy features images which are uniquely “Bainbridge Island-centric.” Look for his soon-to-be-published latest story at https://www.bainbridgecurrents.com/, which will be featuring six evocative Black and White images of Bainbridge Island, and then come view the actual prints at the gallery. As always, Andy and his wife Carol guarantee they are even more attractive in person! The gallery is located at 400 Winslow Way E, Suite 115.
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts Will feature 2 new exhibitions from June 3 to June 26: Pride: Each Others and Our Own. Featuring guest curator Alexis L. Silva, Roldy Ablao, Alex Britt, Monyee Chau, Jae Eun Kim, Chloe King, Abraham Meza, and Lourdez Velasco. All are LGBTQ artists of color, most fresh out of college, many recently graduated from the Cornish College of Art:
- Alexis L. Silva is a Seattle-based Salvadoran American artist, writer, and curator who works through the means of performance, installation, and photography.
- Alex Britt is a mixed Indigenous (Nansemond Nation) and white artist based in Seattle, WA (Unceded Duwamish land). Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah (Ute and Shoshone lands), Alex moved to Seattle to create art within a more open and welcoming community.
- Chloe King (b.1999, lives and works in Seattle) is a multidisciplinary artist who works in between painting and photography. King’s work is born from her experience as a mixed-race queer woman from a small, predominantly white town.
- Monyee Chau (they/them) is an artist with a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, based in Seattle, WA. Monyee explores a journey of personal and collective healing through means of labor, through a lens of queering their Taiwanese/Chinese identity.
- Roldy Aguero Ablao is a queer mixed artist and cultural practitioner from the island of Guam, he graduated from the University of Washington in 2006. He is inspired by the stories and myths of the Oceania, weaving in themes of memory and renewal as an underlying foundation for his practice.
- Abraham Meza is a first-generation Mexican American queer artist. Born and raised in the Las Vegas desert, he moved to the Pacific Northwest to expand his horizons. Abraham explores the aftermath of a hyper religious upbringing that obstructed his view on family and faith.
Additional artists include Marilyn Bergstrom, Art Grice, and Kim Simonelli:
- Marilyn Bergstrom is an accomplished artist who has produced art in the Northwest over the last 50 years. She has shown her work at festivals, exhibitions, galleries, and museums.
- Art Grice is an architectural and fine arts photographer based on Bainbridge Island, WA. He has been involved with photography and the arts all his life. Art has taught photography classes and workshops at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver School of Art, NW College of Art, and other venues.
- Kim Simonelli was born in Portland Oregon in 1944. He attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis MD and The University of Washington, School of Architecture. Kim has devoted most of his time since 2009 pursuing a long-term interest in art, such as abstract metal sculpture and occasionally takes time off to do some abstract paintings in acrylic paint and assorted mixed media.
- Also featuring musician Adam Torres, playing a keyboard mix of classical, contemporary, and Latin American music. https://www.adamttorres.com/our-story
For up-to-date information on events, visit the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s online calendar at: https://bainbridgedowntown.org/events/art-walk/
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