Connecting Artistic Community in the Bainbridge Creative District
Arts and Humanities Bainbridge invites you to the 2023 Bridge Festival. Join us in a free, week-long celebration of the arts and cultural milestones found in the walkable Bainbridge Creative District, September 30th through October 6th
The Bridge Festival is filled with art, music, dance, sculpture, crafts, museums, galleries, wineries, makers and more.
Come for a day…or come and stay.
Many creative organizations and small businesses will be participating, with open-house events throughout the week. Stay tuned for more information.
Bridge Fall Arts Festival Events
Saturday 9/30 - Friday 10/6
"2023 Bridge Fall Arts Festival:Connecting artistic community in the Bainbridge Creative District."
KOMO / SEATTLE REFINED
2023 BCD Poster Artist
“I am a multi-disciplinary artist based in Seattle, Washington. I was born and raised in Gold Country, California. I fell in love with the outdoors from my many adventures in the Sierra Nevada mountains. I moved northward to new frontiers, and packed the Poppy State’s cheerful disposition. My paintings draw influence from Chinese landscape paintings, Japanese woodblock art, and Californian Impressionism.”
“This painting captures the view from the summit of Mt. Ellinor, one of my favorite climbs in the Pacific Northwest.”
The Bainbridge Creative District
The Bainbridge Creative District is situated a mere 35 minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. The ferry trip in itself is a bucolic journey across the beautiful Puget Sound. Upon arriving in Bainbridge, the Creative District is just steps away, located within the bustling downtown Winslow core. Our district makes for both a perfect day trip for visitors and a year round cultural destination for local residents.
Immediately upon arriving in the district from the ferry terminal, visitors will find the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA). The museum is always free and features contemporary art & craft of the Puget Sound Region. The Museum is accessible by ramps and elevators and if a wheelchair is needed to enjoy the museum, a loaner one can be borrowed at the reception desk.
Just one block away, the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is committed to documenting, preserving, and sharing the unique history of Bainbridge Island. Their collection of cultural material is extensive and gives insight into the people, events, issues, places, and stories of the island’s collective past. The museum’s exhibits range from the indigenous population of the Suquamish people, to the Japanese internment, through to current day photographs of mask-clad Bainbridge residents enduring the Covid pandemic.
Bainbridge Island is home to a large and diverse community of visual artists, writers, performing artists and craftspeople. Our goal is to give visibility to our local artist community and help to provide opportunities for artists to prosper.
Bainbridge features a First Friday Art Walk, which brings our community together on a monthly basis to celebrate the arts. On a twice yearly basis, Bainbridge features an island-wide Studio Tour, a self-guided art show in which art aficionados can visit artist studios, meet the artists and directly purchase artwork. Once a year, the annual Bainbridge Quilt Festival takes place at the Winslow Green. We have a large community of makers.
With our large community of musicians, an array of stellar classical and jazz performances can be found at First Sunday Concerts hosted at the Waterfront Park Community Center, at the Bainbridge Apothecary and Tea Shop, Winslow on the Green, and outside Blackbird Bakery, just to name a few.
We invite you to join Arts & Humanities Bainbridge for the 2023 Bainbridge Creative District Bridge Festival, where AHB will celebrate and amplify our creative community in a week of festivities from September 30 through October 6th. If you are observing an anniversary or planning a special occasion during this week and would like to be included in our robust marketing campaign, please join us. For more information on how to participate, go to www.bainbridgecurrents.com or contact AHB Interim Executive Director Jackie Muth at email@example.com.