Join the Bainbridge Public Library “Art is Happening” – September 2019 First Friday Art Walk – Friday, September 6th, 5pm – 8pm

The Bainbridge Public Library is dedicated to spreading the joy of reading and the discovery of ideas with not just our local community, but visitors from near and afar. In addition, the library is fortunate to house beautiful local works of art both inside and outside the building. Each month the library celebrates a local artist (or artists) with an exhibit, which opens monthly on the Island’s First Friday Art Walk tour, and includes a reception hosted by the featured artist.

For the second year in a row, the Bainbridge Island Library is proud to present “Art is Happening”, a celebration of several local artists’ work. Patrick Gulke, a local artist himself (and a library associate/assistant), is coordinating the show, and will host a reception, along with many of the featured artists on Friday, September 6, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm. Because this is a special event, the exhibition will “spill over” into the main library for First Friday only, and opening night will be extended until 8pm.

In 2016, Patrick consulted with the library to host a group art show, he’d already done a solo exhibit and assisted in organizing a teen art show, so he was ready to try something new, something bigger! The 2016 show was a hit and they decided to do it again in 2018 for the First Friday Art Walk. They opened the show up into the gardens and the main library, with interactive art projects, artists display and various other demonstrations. This year the show will feature (hyperlinks included if available): Greta Berquist, Jamie Brouwer, Virginia Davison, Heather Griffin, Curtis Hughes, Joanne and Steve Trick, John Wiens, Susan Wiersma, Stephanie BC, Jackie Bush-Turner, Sean Carleton, Karen Cornell, Chris Demarest, Allison Garrison, Nat Godfrey, Marilynn Gottlieb, Drew Kunz, Michael Pontieri, David Repyak, Nicole Schluter, Kristin Tollefson, Sara Tuminello, Diane Walker, Carl Yurdin, and many more. Genres will include painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, quilters and more.

Even though the show is less than a week away, it is still evolving, and is expected to be as wonderfully creative as last year.

You can view the exhibit throughout the month of September during regular library hours and on the library website,

As always, thank you for supporting your Bainbridge Public Library and local artists – Linda Meier, art coordinator. If you have interest in exhibiting your work, feel free to contact Linda at

***Library content and logo provided by Linda Meier, Bainbridge Public Library
***Additional images provided by Patrick Gulke


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