Have a Happy and Safe Holiday…

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Bainbridge Island Winter Studio Tour!

bist-w16-brochure-th Friday, Saturday & Sunday | 10-5

The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour invites you to celebrate the beauty and craftsmanship of local, handmade art. The Studio Tour has enjoyed great success since 1984, and we hope you’ll experience it for yourself soon!  We’re sure you’ll enjoy meeting the artists and discussing their work and vision in person.  Find those unique one of a kind holiday gifts and know that you are supporting the local economy and artists to thrive!

To find out more information visit www.bistudiotour.com



Shopping & Helping

This Sunday, peruse Winslow Green shops to the sound of seasonal music by Bill Eckel’s band, “Washington Natural Brass.” While you’re there, consider picking up a gift for someone in need this year.

We’re grateful to the many c0mpanies and organizations on Bainbridge and in the surrounding area that provide for those less fortunate during this holiday season. Maureen & Edward Buckley took a donation Les Schwab of Poulsbo, which collected donation on behalf of Toys for Tots. Other organizations, such as Helpline House on Bainbridge Island, provided much-needed food and clothes for those that might otherwise go without this holiday season. Volunteers and donations are always welcome.

The team at Buckley & Buckley Real Estate wishes you and your family and safe and happy holiday season this year.

Entertain Your Family & Friends this Holiday Season

At interior home decor boutique OneKingsLane.com, Co-Founder Susan Feldman shares some of her secrets for dazzling guests and relatives alike.

A healthy mix of metallics, says Susan, can dress up or dress down your table. They can add a splash of color and sparkle to any table setting.

For a more casual feel, keep it simple, with just a piece or two of metallic tableware in the arrangement. For more splash, add candlesticks, gold silverware, and unique place cards for each guest.

As a finishing touch, don’t neglect a well-stocked bar. Susan says, “I line my bar, which is usually a console table I reposition for the party, with a runner that matches the dinner table to make them feel more related. My other go-tos are a mix of sparkling glassware layered on a tray and a decorative piece with a bit of height, like this sunburst objet. It’s nice when everything isn’t totally utilitarian.”

Concerts, Tours, & Plays, Oh My!

There are an endless array of activities in which to participate on the Island this month.

On December 4th and 5th, enjoy the sound of the Olympic Girls’ Choir and the Bainbridge Youth Chorale as they perform “Hear the Bells Ring” at 2pm on Sunday, December 6th at Bethany Lutheran Church. If you’re like me, and can’t get enough of the sounds of the season, you can hear more from the Bainbridge Chorale on the 12th and 13th of December at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, December 19th at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, and December 27th, when they’ll again be at Rolling Bay Presbyterian.

If you’re searching for local live theatre, look no farther than Bainbridge Performing Arts, which debuts the classic Disney play “Mary Poppins.” On Thursday, December 3rd, enjoy a preview of the musical at whatever price you can pay, beginning at 7:30pm. Regularly scheduled performances will be held on Fridays and Saturdays between December 4th and December 20th at 7:30pm, with a Saturday matinee on December 5th at 3pm, and Sunday matinees at 3pm.

  • Adults – $27.00
  • Senior – $22.00
  • Youth, Students, Military, Teachers – $19.00

If cost is an issue, reduced tickets are available through Helpline House.

December is Buzzing in Winslow!

From the Christmas House near Port Madison, open every weekend until Christmas to Seasonal music from a live brass band on Winslow Green (December 19th), December on the Island is full of winter delights.

The month begins with the First Friday Art Walk along Winslow Way, Erickson, Parfitt, and Madison, on December 4th, and is closely followed by Bainbridge Island’s Winter Studio Tour and the 22nd Annual Christmas in the Country, both self-guided tours of historical homes, sixty-four artists and nine art studios on the Island.

The First Friday Art Walk, organized by the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, is held from 5pm to 8pm. This month, the Bainbridge Public Library will highlight the work of artists Susan Wiersema and Lynnette Sandbloom.

The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour invites you to celebrate the beauty and craftsmanship of local, handmade art. A twice-annual, free, self-guided art show, the Studio Tour has enjoyed great success since 1984. Regional artists jury in to the summer and winter art shows, and sell their work at Island artists’ studios and historic community halls. When you visit the studios, you’ll see some works in progress, raw materials, tools, and perhaps some inspiration mixed in with a little sawdust. Meeting the artists and discussing their work and vision in person is sure to be an enchanting experience. By visiting and shopping at the Tour, you are not only buying hand-crafted works of art, you are also supporting the local economy and helping artists to thrive.

Christmas in the Country is a 22 year tradition on Bainbridge, held the first Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of December. A juried art show, this celebration of the Christmas season supports home based business entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, artists, authors, and musicians. The map of venues includes pony rides at Countryman Stables, a visit with Santa, and the opportunity for incredible family memories. Venues are open for visitors from 10am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and from 11am to 5pm on Sunday the 6th.