Bainbridge Island Family Events this Weekend, March 10th & 11th!

Our Makeover Is Almost Complete!

Please join us for BAC Unwrapped, our weekend-long grand reopening celebration and launch of our new name—complete with ribbon cutting, artist demos, and a party. Help us celebrate our rich history as we unwrap our future.

BAC Unwrapped: 

Saturday & Sunday, March 10 & 11

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SATURDAY
10 am: Doors Open
11 am: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
12-5 pm: Artist Demos & Open House
5-7pm: Live music by Bainbridge’s own Cuban Heels! Snacks and adult beverages provided.

SUNDAY
11 am: Doors Open
11 am-2 pm: Artist Demos & Open House
2-5 pm: Family Lino Block Printing
Snacks and treats all day long!

 

Family Party!! Celebrate the Opening of Bainbridge Island Museum of Arts Spring Exhibitions!!

CaptureStart the morning by getting out every wiggle at a special ticketed concert featuring Grammy-nominated kindie band Recess Monkey. Then explore the always-free galleries where, around every corner, you’ll find Art in Action! projects led by area non-profit cultural organizations. Meet exhibiting artists, get a tour of BIMA’s extensive pop-up artists book collection, and find other surprises along the way! Stay into the afternoon to celebrate the opening of the new cycle of exhibitions.

Admission to the Museum is always free. No registration is required for Art in Action! activities. Morning concert is ticketed.

Concert: 10:30
$7 member / $9 general
Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/BIMARecessMonkey

Hands-on Art Projects: 11 am – 2pm
Free, no reservation necessary

 4th Annual Wildlife Baby Shower! 

Hosted by: West Sound Wildlife Shelter

Saturday, March 10th | 12-3pm

7501 NE Dolphin Dr. Bainbridge Island

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Spring is coming! Birds are chirping, frogs are croaking and we see more small animals out and around. Much of the wildlife are getting started on their families and beginning around the end of March and through the summer, WSWS will start receiving little baby wildlife patients. February starts with baby bunnies; April-May will bring us opossums and squirrels; May-June is ducklings, goslings, raccoons and eaglets; and June-July is songbirds, woodpeckers and owlets. After a brief break in mid-July, we will get a second wave of baby opossums and baby squirrels, and the first wave of gulls (did you know baby gulls have spots?). We expect to get 1,000 or more babies this year!

For a complete wish list, please visit our website at www.westsoundwildlife.org/howtohelp.html#wish.

This event is free and a fun activity for families! While you are here, visit with the Shelter’s wildlife ambassadors!

 

 

 

Fun Family Halloween Events on Bainbridge Island!

Spooky-Creatures-300x284Spooky Walk 

Saturday, October 28, 2017, walks beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Bloedel Reserve 

TICKETS: Only available through West Sound Wildlife Shelter click here to purchase 

Animal handlers will give you an up-close look at spooky and nocturnal creatures and explain each animal’s unique characteristics. Participating past animals included an opossum, a vulture and an owl.

Walks leave every 10 minutes and guests should purchase tickets for selected time slots. Afraid of the dark? Select an earlier walk. Like things extra-spooky? Choose one of the later times. Either way, please bring a flashlight to help maneuver your way along the paths.

 

 

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Battle Point Park

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 23-25

  • Rides leave every ten minutes starting at 6:00pm. (Arrive at least ten minutes prior to your scheduled time.)
  • $7 (includes tax) ages 3 & up; 2 and under free.
  • Registration required for your ride. Activity #541000.

Ride through the “haunted” pumpkin-lined trails of Battle Point Park, where ghosts, zombies, mummies and even historic figures emerge from the shadows. Make crafts and play games before your hayride and warm up afterwards with cider and cookies. This is a not-too-scary family friendly event. Event happens rain or shine. No Refunds. Parking off of Battle Point Road.

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Trick-or-Treat Bainbridge Downtown

Tuesday, October 31st | 4-6pm 

Winslow Way merchants join the festivities as thousands of masked superheroes, pirates, fairy princesses, and storybook characters descend on downtown for two hours of Halloween fun. Winslow Way will be open for pedestrian traffic only during the hours of 4-6 pm, with Bainbridge Island Police officers and members of Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs on hand to provide additional traffic management and crossing safety for little trick-or-treaters.

Spooktacular events are set throughout downtown, as shopkeepers up and down Winslow Way will be open to greet ghouls of all ages! The City of Bainbridge Island will once again be opening City Hall for trick-or-treaters.

Many thanks to this year’s sponsors: the City of Bainbridge Island and Cook Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS – A MEXICAN CULTURAL TRADITION HONORING AND WELCOMING HOME THE SPIRITS OF DECEASED LOVED ONES

This special event is sponsored by our very own Agents Jennifer Saez & Susan Lorenz!

Week long community celebration starts:

Saturday, October 28

  • 10:30-11:30am – Opening presentation, public remembrances and offerings.
  • 11:30am-2pm – Face painting, papel picado (cut paper), and tissue paper flower activities in the classroom. Sample Mexican hot chocolate and pan de muerto. Themed lunch menu available for purchase in the Bistro while supplies last.
  • 11:30am-6pm – Hosted ofrenda: public contributions to the altar.

Thursday, November 2

  • 4-6pm – Observation of Dia de los Muertos Holiday at the ofrenda.

October 29 – November 5 

  • 10am-6pm – Ofrenda/altar open to the public.

 

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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ON SALE NOW!

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.

FRIDAY SILENT AUCTION & PARTY

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SATURDAY LIVE ART AUCTION & DINNER

(SOLD OUT)

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)