Jazz Takes over Bainbridge Island this Fall!

Picture1Jazz takes over Bainbridge Island!

BIMA proudly announces the first annual Within/Earshot Jazz Festival for the whole month of October.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is proud to announce its partnership with the legendary Earshot Jazz Festival to bring you the first Within/Earshot Jazz Festival, a powerful immersion for music lovers of all ages and experiences into America’s most unique, indigenous musical art form.

For more information visit www.biartmuseum.org


2016 Bainbridge Island Museum Of Art Auction~ June 10-11

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June 10, 2016 – 6pm

Come show your support for BIMA at the 2016 Auction Weekend kick-off event!  Please join in on a night of Hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and live music, while bidding on a alluring collection of silent auction items.

Tickets are $50 per person.


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June 11, 2016 – 5:30pm

Food on Film at BIMA

During the month of April (and the first week of May), the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is hosting a series called Food on Film, which begins with an optional dinner and features a culinary themed film. It highlights a selection of seven delicious, food-themed films that are sure to make your mouth water. Our curators will try to capture a representative view of films that reflect food as an essential part of the human experience.

Movies begin at 7pm every Tuesday in April, and admission is $10. Dinner is an additional cost.

Highlighted Films Include:

Babette’s Feast – April 12th

Big Night – April 19th

Eat Drink Man Woman – April 26th

Sideways – May 3rd


St. Patrick’s Day Fun (And Other March Activities)

Bainbridge Island students of art between 5th and 8th grade are encouraged to register for and participate in BIMA’s After School Art Class. On Mondays from 2pm – 4pm, the BIMA classroom becomes a studio for young art.

Learn technique from professional local artists, concentrating on different styles of art with each visit.

  • March 14th – Drawing from Still Life
  • March 21st – Design with Pattern: Color and Form
  • March 28th – Mask Making

Students can participate for $25/session; all materials will be provided.

Bloedel ReserveCelebrate St. Patrick’s Day at one of the greenest places on Bainbridge Island! Andy Navage, Director of Horticulture at Bloedel Reserve, will spend two hours guiding a beautiful informational tour for locals and tourists alike. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about local foilage, this is the tine to do it! Held on St. Patrick’s Day (Tuesday, March 17th), at 10:30am.

Treehouse Cafe, located in Lynwood, is hosting Hunter’s Moon on March 17th, beginning at 4:00pm, for 21+ only. Hunter’s Moon brings together four internationally touring and recording musicians for a once-a-year multi-instrumental trans-Atlantic session. William Pint has been a prominent figure in Seattle Celtic bands since the 1970’s, when he relocated from Milwaukee. A first rate singer, guitar, bouzouki and mandolin player, he now tours the world with Vashon Island (WA) native Felicia Dale, who plays whistle, hurdy gurdy and bodhran. Mike Freeman started life in Manchester (U.K.) and now lives and tours from Kilkenny Ireland. He brings percussion of all kinds to the mix, along with guitar and mandolin. He tours with Alaska-born Tania Opland, a multi instrumentalist who lists guitar, hammered dulcimer, violin, recorders and mandolin among her armoury of instruments, and who possesses a voice of great clarity and depth.

Instrumentally superb, vocally magical, this combination is a Celtic powerhouse – it’s an Irish music party you don’t want to miss. The band has been the mainstay of St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at FX McRory’s landmark Pioneer Square pub for many years, but refurbishment at the venue this year means Hunter’s Moon are on the loose!



First Friday Art Walk

Tonight is First Friday Art Walk on Bainbridge Island. And with all the festivities, here are just two of the special events happening.

Bainbridge Bakers Featured Artists

During the month of March, Bainbridge Bakers will display the work of three local artists with different approaches to art – Susan Ericksen, Mary Lynn Smaaladen and Joanne Schoener Scott. Stop by Bainbridge Bakers on the Green to meet the artists during First Friday Art Walk from 6 to 8 p.m.

Doughnut House Community Art Platform @ Stephens House Special Needs Foundation

Stephens House presents an Open Art House tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at 191 Winslow Way. The event will feature local artists, healthy, ethnic, as well as deep-fried sugar-coated foods and improvisational music. Artists include: “Super” Bowls by Janely, Puppetry by Annie Lukins, Objects of Eternal Fascination by Cara, Revisions Mosaics by Marianne, Sgraffito by Kathryn Owen & Isobel Coney, “Heart Attack” interior decorations by Jay, Feast by Psychideli, Presence by Elena, “Palpitations” by African Drum Circle.

For more information, call 206.660.3246.

Attention cinephile’s! Manhattan Short Film Festival on Bainbridge September 28th

MANHATTAN SHORT is a cinematic celebration that occurs simultaneously across the globe, bringing International short films to great venues and allowing the audiences to select their favorites. Audiences at each venue will be handed a voting card upon entry to each cinema and asked to vote for the one film they think should win. http://www.manhattanshort.com/info.html

Venue: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Auditorium Two Shows: 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Admission: $10.00 each (refreshments provided). Purchase tickets: http://bpt.me/805856

Sawa Fujii: Contemporary Koto

JACLab is honored to present one of Japan’s leading koto musicians, Sawa Fujii at the beautiful Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.  Aside from being a master of the contemporary style for koto music, Sawa Fujii is also a member of the Ginmeikai School, which plays koto and shamisen in the classical jiuta style.

For more information, click here.

We Are So Happy To See You BIMA

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art — with a focus on regional art, especially work from the western side of Puget Sound — opened Friday, June 14. How one woman raised more than $15 million and spent five years making her art-museum idea a reality: http://seati.ms/11Vcl5F

(Photo by Mark Harrison / The Seattle Times)

Happening Right Now – The Grand Opening of BIMA

Celebrate the opening of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art!

The Art Museum Opens! Gather on the plaza (weather or not) for the
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 11:15 am. Enjoy Musical entertainment and brief speeches from respected dignitaries.   Doors open at noon and art museum closes at 6:00 PM

Entertainment* line-up for Opening Day festivities:

  • Bainbridge Symphony Brass, 11 a.m.
  • Color Guard: Collin Hyde Post 172 American Legion
  • Tentative Walrus, 12:15 p.m.
  • Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, 1:15 p.m.
  • The Suquamish Tribe Song & Dance Group, 1:45 p.m.
  • Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival Performers, 2:15 p.m.
  • Chele’s Kitchen, 3:15 p.m.
  • Paundy, 5:00 p.m.

*show times are approximate.

The Bainbridge Symphony Brass will greet visitors to the plaza in front of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art prior to the ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:15 a.m.

IMPORTANT: parking is restricted at the art museum for only people needing special assistance. Frequent shuttles will be provided by the art museum and parking will be off-site (for more information click here.) We encourage walking and biking to the celebration event.

Did You Know?

** The much anticipated Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) will hold its grand opening on Friday, June 14th. The ribbon cutting ceremony will commence at 11:15 am & the museum  will officially open its doors at noon.

** Rotary Auction time again. Saturday June 29th

** We are excited to announce that Carrie Schmitt, the talented artist for this year’s Bainbridge in Bloom poster, will be exhibiting her larger works at Buckley & Buckley Real Estate for the remaining month of June. Visit her website at: www.CarrieSchmittDesign.com