Experience our community’s abundance of creativity like never before.

Our community’s rich creative culture is an essential piece of what draws people to Bainbridge Island and why many choose to make this place their home. There’s something special about the way the arts blossom here.

However, we know it can be hard to keep abreast of everything that’s happening in the cultural sector – exhibitions, concerts, classes, plays, lectures, art walks, film screenings, poetry readings, and more. And with such a diversity of galleries, museums, nonprofit organizations, and creative individuals active in our community, sometimes seeing the forest for the trees can be a challenge. But we believe there’s something invaluable about tapping into the island’s creative spirit. We also believe that it should be easier to do. That’s why Arts & Humanities Bainbridge is introducing Currents Online.

Starting in June, Currents Online will make it possible for the first time to experience the full breadth and depth of Bainbridge Island’s creative culture in one easy-to-use resource. Never want to miss an event or performance again? Visit the interactive events calendar and sign up for the weekly Currents Online newsletter. Curious about all the island’s artists, musicians, and performers? Discover your neighbor’s creative genius in the Artist Directory. Ever wondered about the sculptures and murals you’ve seen around town? Explore the island through the Public Art portal. Want to land the lead in the next play or find a bass player for your new band? Get connected to a wealth of opportunities and resources. Currents Online will offer you these tools and much more. Best of all, every part of the platform is free to use.

All the elements of the island’s cultural sector are interwoven. You should be able to experience them that way. You already know and love parts of our creative community. Now with Currents Online, you can get to know the whole thing.

Creative connects us. Experience it.

Currents Online is coming June 13, 2019.

“Let’s Talk About Race” with Clyde Ford

On Monday, April 29, Bainbridge Island welcomed Clyde Ford for a free public discussion. Titled “Let’s Talk About Race,” Ford’s presentation engaged community members in the sometimes uncomfortable but ever crucial conversation about race and racism in modern America. The discussion helped demystify these challenging topics, which although rooted deeply in American history and as urgent today as ever are seldom addressed through open, curious, and in-depth dialogue. Attendees gained some simple tools to get comfortable talking about race and start conversations off their own. The event was a presentation of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau program in partnership with Arts & Humanities Bainbridge and Bainbridge Island School District and took place in the Bainbridge High School Commons. AHB would like to thank Clyde Ford, our presenting partners, and the community members who attended and participated in this eye-opening evening.

Something New 2019

The Public Art Committee is calling for submissions for the SECOND round of outdoor sculpture installations in our Something New project!

Iris Flare by Lin McJunkin and Milo White, part of Something New 2018

Have you noticed the bold sculpture art around town? It’s Something New, brought to Bainbridge Island by our Public Art Committee. Something New is a public art exhibition sponsored by the PAC and the City of Bainbridge Island’s Public Art Program. The project provides both a dynamic public art experience and an ongoing opportunity for sculptors to exhibit and sell their work.

This year’s exhibit, to be installed in mid July of 2019, will place sculptures in one of up to three outdoor locations in downtown Winslow, Bainbridge Island. The platforms at each site are permanent. However, the artwork on display is not. Instead, a new collection of sculptures is selected and rotated in annually, offering Bainbridge Island “something new” year after year.

The Public Art Committee is accepting submissions for the 2019 – 2020 Something New exhibition now! See the Call for Art here and submit via CallforEntry.org. All sculpture artists residing in the Pacific Northwest region (WA, OR, and ID) are eligible to submit. The Submission Deadline is May 3, 2019.