First art walk of 2018!

Come celebrate the week of the new year with Art!  

This evening, January 5th 6-8pm!  

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Bainbridge Island Downtown Open House November 26

shop-98110Downtown Open House: Saturday, November 26 from 10am-6:30pm. Enjoy festive seasonal shopping, complimentary holiday music, hot cocoa and free horse-drawn carriage rides! Then, from 5-6:30pm, enjoy the community tree lighting, Santa and live holiday entertainment!

Bainbridge Block Party August 21!

13422222_10154121557111598_759854435049785317_oFollowing a successful pilot block party event, our next Bainbridge Block Party is scheduled for Sunday, August 21. Please note the change in time for the event; it will begin earlier than the June event, at 12:00 noon. Winslow will be closed from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 pm. from Isla Bonita to Madison. Music will be provided by DJ Brant Butte. Thank you to KicKee Pants for once again serving as a sponsor. Karin Lehotsky (Lollipops) is again coordinating vendor sign ups and is still recruiting those interested. Please contact her at: karinphoto@mac.com or 206 780-9012. Posters promoting the event will be available and distributed the week of August 1 and there will be a file for businesses to share through social media.

Bainbridge Island Sidewalk Sale August 5-7

13765941_10154227724211598_8197293380003030384_oMark your calendars, the Downtown’s Annual Sidewalk Sale is this weekend, August 5-7! Stop by downtown Bainbridge to catch some amazing deals and support your local businesses!

Partner Meeting Recap- July

Many thanks to Cheryle Elmquist and Christopher Ortiz for heading up the July Partner Meeting at BIMA. If you were unable to attend the meeting, we hope you will make the next one! Just a reminder; the next Partner Meetings will be September 21 and November 16. Meetings are held the third Wednesday, every other month.  A few highlights from the July meeting:

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Steve Johnson, co-chair of Island Power, discussed alternatives to PSE and whether public power is right for Bainbridge Island.

Jon Rose, President of Olympic Property Group, laid out the plan for the Bainbridge Landing project to be built behind Harbor Square as well as introducing an idea for a sculpture walk that would wind through downtown.

Nicole Niehaus (Sweet Deal) gave an update on August Block Party preparations.

Karin Lehotsky announced new dates for the Sidewalk Sale, August 5, 6, and 7. This is being promoted on the BIDA Facebook page and we encourage you to share it on social media.

Art Walk; keep an eye out for the blasts which are sent a few weeks before each Art Walk, asking for participants. Please also let us know whether you would simply like to be permanently on the list of participants.

Council member Wayne Roth talked about “Bainbridge Prepares”, a three-day emergency preparedness event which will be held September 28 – October 1.