First Friday Art Walk – March 1, 2024

Art Walk March 2024 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:

Jeffrey Moose Gallery  proudly presents works on paper by artist Anne Greenwell. A reception for the exhibition will be held on First Friday, March 1st from 6 to 8 PM.

FFAW February 2024 - Anne Greenwell at Jeffrey Moose Gallery“I first showed Greenwell’s dazzling compositions back in 2009 when she and her family were living in Richland and her husband was working in a government energy lab,” Jeffrey explains. “The rollicking kaleidoscopic compositions reminded me of the landscape along the Columbia River, but with a wild twist: inspired by fractals, Sacred Geometry and psychedelic art of the 60’s and 70’s. Originally a textile artist, it’s easy to imagine the artist transposing quilt patterns into more fluid graphic 2D compositions.”

She works primarily on paper with a variety of media: many types of markers, acrylics, pens and pencils. As she explains, aspects of her work are driven from studying perspective. Often her grids suggest complex three-dimensional spaces.

Though trained and still employed as a nurse, Greenwell has found art to be a compulsion and has woven it around her professional life, participating in group shows in the 80’s and 90’s in NYC, Chicago, Dallas and Austin before having a child in 2000. She has exhibited in Washington State since 2008. She recently said that she wanted to “…make something big and something little. I want it to feel like it’s moving. The world needs more color and light!” The Gallery is located at 181 Winslow Way East, Suite F.

BAC March 2024Bainbridge Arts & Crafts (BAC) is proud to present the works of sculptor, David Eisenhour and painter, Christian Carlson.

David Eisenhour is an artist living and working on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. He was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania and after graduating from high school spent four years in the army. Two of those years were in Germany where he discovered his first artistic medium – black and white photography.

Upon returning home, he moved to Virginia, where he was hired as a fabricator doing welding, assembly and finish work on sculpture, and in 1986 he cast his first sculpture in bronze. In 1992 David moved to Washington to join the guild at Riverdog Fine Arts Foundry. Here he worked in all phases of the casting process with many famed Northwest artists and was greatly influenced by these interactions. In 2003 David left Riverdog to work full time on his own art.

The majority of David’s sculpture is cast in bronze and he has also worked in steel, and stainless steel. He has and continues to experiment with additional mediums including stone, found objects, concrete and coal and printmaking.

Christian Carlson is a painter and architect who has practiced in New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle. His approach to both forms and the dialogue between them has evolved across decades. Initially interested in conceptualism and twentieth century modernism, his work has quieted and focused into a sustained meditation. As a painter and naturalist, he spends much his time now in solitude, walking, kayaking and painting.

Seven years ago, Christian moved from Seattle to Mount Vernon in the Skagit valley of Washington State which has proven decisive in clarifying the artist’s project. Though many of his paintings now reflect the intersection of land and sea, these are not paintings of existing places, but simply the sense of being alone and quiet in utter vastness (information provided via his website). BAC is located 151 Winslow Way E.

Furnish Bainbridge is pleased to host artist Michael Doyle – Michael will host a reception from 6-8pm at Furnish Bainbridge, located at 400 Winslow Way E, Suite 110.

KiDiMu general art walk imageKiDiMuJoin them for First Friday Art Walk each month from 1pm – 7pm! They offer First Friday Art Walk as a “pay what you will” day thanks to generous community members like you! KiDiMu is located at 301 Ravine Lane.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA)  – BIMA is enhancing the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s Friday Art Walk with a new addition: the First Friday After Party Concert Series, starting in March and running from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

First Friday After Party at BIMAThe spring lineup boasts talents like King Youngblood, Day Soul Exquisite, and Mark Pickerel, ranging from rock to neo-soul. They will also host Pop-Up Artists and Art in Action workshops. Sponsored by the PRISM Fund for Cultural Programs & Celebrations and the City of Bainbridge Island, these events aim to foster community engagement and appreciation for contemporary art in the Puget Sound region. These ticketed concerts ($23 members/$25 general admission) will follow BIMA’s free Art Walk activities from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Click here for tickets. BIMA is located at 550 Winslow Way E.

Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty – Will exhibit the work of artist, Shirley Sakatani. A lifetime immersed in creativity inspires Shirley to teach others with a step-by-step method in painting in a variety of settings.  Her paint workshops include fun and colorful advice to students of all ages and is part of her ministry to share her gift of art.

Aside from the large paintings of florals, landscapes, koi and historical art, Shirley wields oils into realistic, heart-warming portraits of pets; clients rave about the animation and personality captured in these smaller works.

Her style is a blend of strong composition, impressionist couplings, capturing light, layering and pushing colors, and emphasizing feeling over detail. The technique ranges from an explosive and wild view of nature to a graceful and warm embrace of creation. Information courtesy of her website: About | Shirley Fine Art (shirleysakatanifineart.com) Sotheby’s is located at 240 Winslow Way E.

Coldwell Banker / Bain is pleased to host photographer Sandy Pavey – Coldwell Banker Bain office located at 380 Winslow Way NE Suite 103.

Millstream – will feature the work of artist Christopher Mathie. In addition, Millstream art gallery and store carries a wide variety of unique artwork, clothing, glass and ceramics, décor, jewelry and more. All pieces are created by local artists as well as artists throughout the Pacific Northwest. They are located at 122 Winslow Way E.

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FFAW Fob Fridays and BIDA logoFor 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.

*Images and logos provided by FFAW participating businesses, artists and BIDA

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