The Bainbridge Creative District Executive Committee (BCDEC) is pleased to announce its capital funding plaque has been installed at The Ravine Stage. Part-funding for this stage was provided by the Bainbridge Creative District (BCD) through a capital funding grant from Washington Arts Commission (ArtsWa).
As a follow-up to Margaret Millmore’s article, published June 22, entitled, “Welcome to The Ravine – A slice of history combined with enchantment,” the BCDEC is highlighting the role ArtsWa plays in our district. As a creative district, ArtsWa supports the arts, artists, and arts facilities. In this case, a permanent stage for musical performances at The Ravine, allowing our district to impact our creative economy directly.
L to R: Stefan Goldby (Bainbridge Chamber & BCD co-chair), Erika Thayer (The Ravine owner), Inez Maubane Jones (Arts & Humanities Bainbridge & BCD co-chair)
Here is an excerpt from Margaret’s June 22 article:
Erika designed the layout for the courtyard area and employed the skills James Rudolph, who created the stage in the community courtyard behind the Winslow facing shops. Several large boulders, used as a retaining wall, were already there, and James “carved” the stage floor to follow their path. Part of the funding for the stage came from the Bainbridge Creative District, which will be launching on July 3rd. Surrounding the stage, you’ll find a variety of comfortable seating, where you can enjoy ice cream from Emma & Otto’s, tacos, tamales, and empanadas from the Taco Barn, sweets from the Tea Shop, and a variety of libations. There is open space for dancing, and tables and chairs with umbrellas for shade (or a respite from the rain). Whimsical rock art, created by Ethan Currier, can be found throughout the courtyard.
Come and EXPERIENCE the Bainbridge Creative District on Sep 10 at THE BRIDGE FESTIVAL – Waterfront Park from 11am-10pm. Visit bainbridgecreativedistrict.com for more details.
Why The Bridge Festival?
The Bridge Festival supports the goals of the Bainbridge Creative District by:
1. Fostering collaboration between cultural organizations and local businesses.
2. Promoting our community’s creative identity.
3. Increasing tourism and bringing new visitors.
It also contributes to the goals and policies of the Cultural Element of the COBI
Comprehensive plan such as:
1. “Cultivate partnerships among the arts and humanities, economic development
2. “Support artistic, historic and cultural events, institutions and places for sharing the
Island’s unique built and natural character with residents and visitors; and
3. “Foster a climate that enhances the Island’s national reputation as a center of
What is a creative district?
ABOUT MARGARET MILLMORE. Margaret Millmore is a supernatural fiction author and blogger, living on Bainbridge Island with her husband, Bryan. Her first published works were flash fiction, The Welcome Home and Untitled – Luke N. Goode, which were featured on Bay Area artist, Kenny Mencher’s blog. In 2011 she published her first full length novel, since then she’s published a three book series, another novel and her current series (via Next Chapter Publishing – formerly Creativia Publishing) What Haunts Me (Ghost Killer Book 1); The Edge of the Cemetery (Ghost Killer Book 2), which was awarded the August 2016 Book of the Month award by Long and Short Reviews; and What Hunts Me (Ghost Killer Book 3). The majority of her books are set in San Francisco where she lived—previous to island life—for over 26 years. Her preferred writing genre is supernatural fiction, with the exception of her time-travel novel, The Dragonfly Door. In addition to her novels, Margaret writes a blog, called The Island Wanderer – which focuses on people, events and businesses on Bainbridge Island: https://theislandwanderer.com/blog/. All her books can be found on her website and her Amazon Author page.