“Unofficial” First Friday Art Walk – October 2, 2020 – Celebrating Birthdays, Jazz and BIMA!

Winslow Way and surrounding area, Downtown Bainbridge Island
First Friday of every month, 6-8 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.

Bergh Images and Jeffrey Moose Gallery have been stalwart supporters of both the virtual shows and the re-openings last month and they’re at it again this month!

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 – Its Andy’s birthday in October, and he’s celebrating on Friday, October 2nd between 5PM and 8PM during the “unofficial” art walk with gourmet cupcakes for his visitors, as well as a drawing for a free 16×24 canvas print. In addition, if your birthday is in October, stop by any time during the month to receive a “birthday” discount on any purchase at the gallery.

Andy has also donated two items for the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art “Bid & Buy for BIMA” annual auction and fundraiser, which begins on Thursday, October 1, 2020 – click here for details about the auction.

Fine art photographer Andrew “Andy” Bergh exhibits his evocative images in eclectic genres, including landscape/nature, urban, and travel 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.

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 – Starting in 2017 the gallery began to shadow BIMA’s collaboration with the Within Earshot Jazz Fest by featuring jazz portraits. Their second show, in 2018, featured work by Poulsbo’s Cory Bennett Anderson. Local Jazz luminaries were featured including Ray Charles, Quincy Jones, Ernestine Anderson and Mildred Bailey. This year, Cory returns with a solo exhibit showcasing work from his career featuring a variety of personalities. “Cory Bennett Anderson: Prints and Paintings 2020” opens on First Friday, October 2nd, with a reception from 6PM to 8PM. A second event will take place First Friday in November.

Growing up in Vegas, Cory was spellbound by the enormity of celebrity names in neon. Taking a cue from his artist Grandma, and after studying art and graphic design at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he began to make portraits that combined a graffiti style, found, sometimes random text and textures. His powerful style was rewarded with sales and exhibits. His work has been shown in art fairs in Shanghai, Miami, Los Angeles and San Diego.

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.

With Black Lives Matter in our consciousness, The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art has him scheduled for a solo show next April on the theme of Social Justice. In a preview of that show, Jeffrey Moose is proud to feature his portraits of two giants of Black American history, John Lewis and Booker T. Washington.

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 also a proud supporter of “Bid & Buy for BIMA”, providing frame work and the donation of four art pieces.

The Jeffrey Moose Gallery is located at 181 Winslow Way East, Ste F, Bainbridge Island, WA 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 content provided by Bergh Images, Jeffrey Moose Gallery and the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association


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