Vitalize Kitsap (VK) presents Somewhere Under the Rainbow, a unique art installation and immersive silent disco. This show will be one of the first events of its kind at the new Buxton Center for Bainbridge Performing Arts.
The production between Vitalize Kitsap (VK) and Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) brings to life an undersea world sure to dazzle your senses, ignite your imagination, and inspire childlike wonder! Guests will be able to donate for headset rentals so they can enjoy an auditory experience while exploring original art created by the members of Vitalize Kitsap. Come dressed in under the sea attire, or just wear your dancing shoes and dance the night away at a silent disco.
The event is from 5-9pm (with a sensory-friendly hour from 5-6pm), on Friday, November 3, 2023. No reservations are necessary, headset rental by suggested donation. This is an inclusive event and is open to the public for people of all ages and abilities.
With support from a grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Cultural Funding, this event is the product of two years of planning and preparation. Extend your First Friday ArtWalk for this unique experience, it will be a night to remember!
Expanding Art & Culture
In 2022, Vitalize Kitsap received a two-year Art & Culture grant from the City of Bainbridge Island Cultural Funding Committee. The purpose of the grant was to create a one-of-a-kind theater production in partnership with Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA). As Kellie Creamer, Executive Director of Vitalize Kitsap told us last year, “We’re so honored to have Elizbeth Allum, BPA’s Education Coordinator*, joining us each week to help us bring our original theatrical production to life. She instantly understood the strengths of our members and has innovative ideas about how we can amplify our voices and play into our individual strengths to produce an inclusive dramatic experience that will engage the wider community.” Kellie also noted that our disabled friends and neighbors are a vibrant part of our cultural community’s life, “and we’re grateful to the COBI Arts & Culture grant and our partnership with BPA for helping us bring this alive locally.”
Vitalize Kitsap is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that empowers personal growth and fosters community inclusion for teens and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. VK offers opportunities for our members to pursue their goals, build connections, and learn essential life and job skills. Creative self-expression and exploration are part of daily programming year-round!
Vitalize Kitsap rents the social hall at Seabold Church on Bainbridge Island, where most of their programming takes place. Click here to visit their calendar with weekly program descriptions.
Additional services include transportation, personal care, skilled nursing care, respite care*, staff and family consultation*, and Bainbridge School District Adult Living Program services.
*Washington State Department of Social and Health Services, Developmental Disabilities Administration. For more information visit: https://www.vitalizekitsap.org.
*Elizbeth Allum is now BPA’s Executive Director
If you’d like to learn more about VK, visit our previous article: Vitalize Kitsap – Inspiring people with intellectual and developmental disabilities for more than 20 years! | THE ISLAND WANDERER
*Information and images provided by Vitalize Kitsap
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