“Unofficial” First Friday Art Walk – November 6, 2020 – The Holidays are coming and our local businesses are here for you! Read on to learn what’s on offer.
Winslow Way and surrounding area, Downtown Bainbridge Island
First Friday of every month, 3-8 PM
Although the official First Friday Art Walk, produced by Bainbridge Island Downtown Association and sponsored by the City of Bainbridge Island has yet to resume, some businesses downtown continued the tradition on a virtual basis during the last several months, and as re-opening guidelines permitted, they began welcoming the public back into their galleries and shops.
Featuring Bergh Images, Jeffrey Moose Gallery, PLUM, Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, and BIMA
Many other businesses will also be open, please check the link below for more information and enjoy an evening downtown shopping local and supporting our island businesses.
Please note: to adhere to social distancing guidelines, businesses will only allow a limited capacity of patrons in their shops/galleries (generally, 4-5 people at one time).
Per state health order 20-03, a facial covering must be worn in both indoor and outdoor public spaces (when you’re within six feet of people outside your household) to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community safe and our businesses open.
Bergh Images – Fine art photographer Andy Bergh has been busy with his camera lately, and has added several new images to his gallery. His evocative images in eclectic genres, including landscape/nature, urban, and travel are available in different mediums of metal, acrylic, canvas, and custom-framed B&W prints. Matted prints are featured in two sections, “local” and “travel”, and range from Bainbridge Island, the Olympic Peninsula, Seattle, the United Kingdom, and Europe. In addition, he has updated his online store, adding 3 new pictorial galleries, which celebrate the beauty of Bainbridge Island, the PNW, and the Olympic Peninsula, with more galleries coming soon.
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances the gallery will not be open on Friday, November 6th, however, the online gallery is always open, click here to view all his work.
Andy also created a wonderful new Facebook group called Bainbridge Island Images which features photographs taken of various places on Bainbridge Island – the group is private (please be sure to read the guidelines), and welcomes both professional and novice photographers who are excited to share their images of life on Bainbridge Island.
Bergh Images is located at 400 Winslow Way East, # 115, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 (across from the Streamliner Diner).
Jeffrey Moose Gallery – Featuring a solo exhibit by Poulsbo’s Cory Bennett Anderson. While Mr. Anderson’s collaged images are based on borrowed photographs, the experience of his work is far more complex; the inclusion of carefully selected text screams out to give context, and fabric and wallpaper cement adds luscious texture to the surface, helping to create a sense of motion.
Jeffrey has had a long and storied career in the local art scene here on Bainbridge Island and in Seattle. The gallery offers not only an amazing selection of artwork, but also custom framing and restoration work (to learn more about the services offered, click here).
The Jeffrey Moose Gallery is located at 181 Winslow Way East, Ste F, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
PLUM – Winter is here and so is their new selection of wonderful clothing and accessories: knit hats with poms to keep you warm and cozy, fleece-lined gloves in fun colors and patterns, fall sweaters and layering tops in beautiful designs and colors, and designer socks from Kate T. Williamson of THIS NIGHT. They also offer a variety of gifts, books, jewelry, home and holiday décor for every taste, style and budget.
It’s raining cats and dogs…face masks that is! Enter to win their giveaway of two sets of cat and dog face masks (entries can be done via email, or at the store – enter by 11/12/20 to win).
Stop by the store on Winslow Way or visit their online shop – they offer both curb-side pick-up and delivery.PLUM is located at 124 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts (BAC) – BAC is one of the earliest non-profits supporting the arts on the island, providing education and community outreach through classes, programs and artist lectures, as well as mobile art projects for our senior and disabled community. In addition, they’ve continuously nurtured and supported young local artists via their youth outreach program and through various scholarships. Many of these young creatives have become accomplished artists over the decades because of their affiliation with BAC.
Each month, BAC holds group exhibits which begin on First Friday and run through the entire month. Their November 2020 exhibit, Taking Shape is a sculpture exhibition featuring explorations in a range of materials, by Wally Bivins, Leah Gerrard, Heather Griffin, Anne Hirondelle, Jan Hoy, Phillip Levine, and Philip McCracken. To learn more about these artists, click here.
They will also hold an Artist Talk and Demo with Leah Gerrard on Saturday, November 7 at 1 pm. Seating is limited. Please call 206.842.3132 to reserve your spot.
The gallery also offers an amazing selection of art, jewelry, sculpture and gifts, all perfect for that special someone.
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts is located at 151 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) – Although BIMA won’t be open late on Friday, they are open daily to visitors from 10am to 5pm. The museum houses several special exhibits and a carefully curated permanent collection of art and craft from artisans throughout the Puget Sound Region, as well as a feature displaying the unique and burgeoning world of Artist’s Books.
The Museum Store offers a wonderful selection of one-of-a-kind locally-made artworks, home goods, jewelry, apparel and accessories, stationary, books and “just for fun” items for adults and children – it’s the perfect place to find unique holiday gifts, and shopping at the store directly supports the artist that created each item.
The BIMA Bistro is also open with limited seating, take-out and out-door dining options, hours are 10am to 3pm.
BIMA is free to all visitors, and is located at 550 Winslow Way E., Bainbridge Island, A 98110
To find out if your favorite shop or restaurant is open, and what their guidelines are, click here to visit the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s website.
For additional information on supporting our local businesses, click here to visit the SOS Bainbridge Island website.
*Images and logos used with permission from Bergh Images, Jeffrey Moose Gallery, PLUM, BAC, and BIDA and the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association