First Friday Art Walk – October 6, 2023

Art Walk October 2023 (9)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:

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 PNW artist Theresa Stirling. Theresa is self-taught artist, who creates luminous textured beeswax art with a sophisticated organic and modern allure. Her pieces are custom and one of a kind. In addition to her artwork, Theresa offers online encaustic art courses and custom commissions. To learn more, visit her website: THERESA STIRLING art studios. They are located at 150 Winslow Way, E.

Len Eisenhood at Jeffrey Moose Gallery October-November 2023Jeffrey Moose Gallery  is proud to present Len Eisenhood: Signs of Welcome, Paintings from Bloedel Reserve, 2023 – Painter and paper marbler Len Eisenhood will exhibit a series of works for the months of October and November. Mr. Eisenhood created the new work during his current residency at Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. Once the estate of a timber mogul, the Reserve is exquisitely landscaped and is rated as one of America’s ten best botanical gardens. During his residency as a “Community Creative” Mr. Eisenhood has painted dozens of works on paper that he marbles himself and conducted workshops that include making art, journaling and confronting our intimate relationship with Nature.

A Facebook Livestream will be broadcast from approximately 5:10 to 5:30 with the artist providing a walk-through commentary on works in the show. At 7pm, Mr. Eisenhood will deliver an informal talk about his 2023 Residency as a “Community Creative” at Bloedel Reserve. The Gallery is located at 181 Winslow Way East, Suite F.

October 2023 BACBainbridge Arts & Crafts (BAC) is proud to present Fresh Talent 3, guest juried by Richard Notkin. This annual October Exhibition is in its third year and will run from October 6th through the 29th. Richard T. Notkin (born October 1948 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American ceramic artist. He earned a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute in 1970, studying under Ken Ferguson. In 1973, he received his MFA from the University of California, Davis, where he studied under Robert Arneson. Notkin lives and works in Washington State but formerly was based in Helena, Montana and is especially known for his reinterpretations of traditional Yixing pottery. His work consistently reflects anti-war and pro-environmentalist themes. His works are often sculptural interpretations of classic ceramic forms like teapots and tile-based murals, but without any functional aspect. His work features a high level of surface detail made with the assistance of complex plaster molds, magnifiers, and a variety of small-scale tools.

In addition to Fresh Talent 3, BAC is excited to present Soft Sculptures (made of hollow murrini glass and wire) by Kait Rhoads as part of “Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience”

Kait grew up on a ship in the Caribbean with her family, where developed a deep affinity for biological systems. “I lived surrounded by nature; the liquid light and aquatic life imprinted upon my senses. The sculptures I create emanate from my early experiences within and curiosity about the natural world,” Kait says in her BAC artist statement. “While exploring the waters around Bali, I experienced the extraordinary biodiversity and extensive architecture of coral colonies there. This has been a deep influence on my sculptural forms and process of making.” She also notes that the “The cold, deep green waters of Puget Sound are a more recent source of inspiration in my work.  Since moving to the Northwest over two decades ago, my fascination extended from coral colonies to kelp forests.” Kait’s exhibit will also run from October 6th through the 29th. BAC is located 151 Winslow Way E.

KiDiMu general art walk imageKiDiMu – 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.

First Friday at BIMA general imageBainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA)  – Grab a glass a wine or a bite to eat in the BIMA Bistro and celebrate the opening of Linda Okazaki’s exhibition Into the Light, the Faces & Places Artists’ Book exhibition, and admire works from BIMA’s Permanent Art Collection.

Beginning June 30, 2023 (through September 2nd) the museum will stay open until 8:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (this includes the BIMA Bistro, serving beer, wine and snacks, and the Museum Store).  BIMA is located at 550 Winslow Way E.


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.


FFAW Fob Fridays and BIDA logoFor up-to-date information on events, visit the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s online calendar at:

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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