We connect you to the abundance of creativity in our community, to empower and inspire
Arts & Humanities Bainbridge has one mission: to connect you to the remarkable abundance of creativity on Bainbridge Island. That's why we launched Currents Online. This new community cultural platform builds on the decades-old legacy of Currents Magazine, our quarterly print arts and culture review. It’s designed with islanders in mind and will enhance our shared quality of life by bringing the rich world of island arts and culture to you anytime, anywhere.
But our story began at a different time, and under a different name. Over thirty years ago, like-minded artists came together and did something bold. They formed a non-profit organization to serve arts and culture on Bainbridge Island. Called the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council, this 501(c)(3) nonprofit came into being in 1986.
Throughout our history, the organization has provided a wide variety of services to the island's cultural community. Many of them will be familiar: we hosted the Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour; managed the Public Art Committee which oversees the City of Bainbridge Island’s Public Art Program; initiated the Bainbridge Island Arts Education Consortium, known today as the Arts in Education Program; presented the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival; and published and distributed Currents Magazine across the island.
Our organization was renamed Arts & Humanities Bainbridge in 2014. Alongside Currents Online, we continue much of our longstanding work to support cultural sector organizations and island artists and continue to act as a fiscal sponsor for other fledgling nonprofit arts organizations.
For more information about AHB, our Board of Directors and Staff, and the work we’re doing now, please visit us at ahbainbridge.org.