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 musicians Sharks of the Salish Sea this Friday, September 1st.
Jeffrey Moose Gallery is proud to announce our annual exhibition of paintings by indigenous artists from Yuendumu in Australia’s Central Desert. A reception will be held on First Friday, September 1st from 6 to 8 PM. Jeffrey Moose will deliver a short talk at both events. A Facebook livestream will run from 5:20-5:40 on both dates for those unable to attend.
Dot paintings are images rendered from an aerial perspective that use symbols to represent people, animals, plants, weather systems and other forms to tell ancient creation stories. In their original form, these stories are part of the Song Lines, complex sets of story-poems recited in rhythmic patterns that link sacred places across the Australian continent. The Gallery is located at 181 Winslow Way East, Suite F.
Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is proud to present two continuing exhibits: “Trees” with large-format photographs of heritage and champion trees on Bainbridge Island, taken by local photographer Joel Sackett; and “Our Community: Past to Present” featuring 13 different communities on Bainbridge Island: African American, Business, Faith, Filipino American, Food, Forestry, Indipino, Japanese American, Maritime Transportation, Military, Pickleball, Pride, and Suquamish. The museum is open from 5p-8pm on First Friday and refreshments will be served. The museum is located at 215 Ericksen Avenue NE.
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts (BAC) is proud to present two exhibits, “Reconciling by Caroline Cooley Browne, and “Subtext” by Susan Singleton.
Caroline Cooley Browne is a fiber artist who has had her work exhibited at numerous galleries and museums, including BIMA and BAC.
Susan Singleton’s inspiration springs from the natural world with its intricate simplicity, balance, textures, scale and light. Using handmade papers and paint, she builds her artwork as layered architectural surfaces, each piece a unique portal recording time, light and air.
Her large-scale Ziggurats and other works of art have been included in Smithsonian Institute artist collaborations, and graced the lobbies and walls of some of the most beautiful hotels, museums, galleries, and private residences around the world. She resides at Grindstone Harbor on remote Orcas Island. (Source: About the Artist — Susan Singleton)
Come Celebrate BAC’s 75th Anniversary! Saturday, September 9th from 10an – 6pm. Giveaways, Raffles, tunes by DJ Sidecar and activities all day for all ages! BAC is located 151 Winslow Way E.
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 Island Museum of Art (BIMA) – In addition to their regular exhibits, BIMA will have a performance by Bloedel Creative Residents Kuf Knotz and Christina Elise performing their signature HipHop, Soul and New Age music.
BIMA Spotlight, their first-ever juried group exhibition runs through September 10th. 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.
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.
Furnish Bainbridge – is showcasing the work of Corinne Carbone. Corinne’s abstract paintings are dominated by bold shapes and strong colors, expressed in layers and textures. Furnish Bainbridge is located at 400 Winslow Way E, Suite 110.
Windermere Real Estate Bainbridge Island will be the work of Tina Anderson, from her website, Tina says, “I want my art to contribute to a new dialogue about climate change in a way that will provoke without being judgmental. Through the traditional subject of landscapes, I’ve focused on severe weather events and wildfires as subjects in order to emphasize that this is our legacy. Unless we act, this is our new normal. We can continue to be apathetic and stymied, or we can start the discussion about how we can create a better future.” Tina has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pacific Lutheran University and a career in User Experience Design. Windermere is located at 249 Winslow Way East, Suite 400.
Fletcher Bay Winery will host artist Roberta Nelson. From the FBW website, “Her work encompasses surface design processes of coloring, patterning and structuring of fiber, fabric and metal. This includes the imaginative manipulation of materials using techniques such as dying, painting, printing, stitching, weaving and felting. Finished work includes highly textured two- and three-dimensional pieces.” Fletcher Bay Winery Winslow Tasting Room is located at 500 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/
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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