Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, in partnership with SoundArts Project, presents Arts In The Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 2. The event will feature local artists painting, drawing, or sketching en plein air and will generate funds for the arts community on Bainbridge Island.

AHB is pleased to announce that Arts In The Park will feature the following artists: Diana Benjamin, Karen Chaussabel, Paula Ensign, Nancy Filsinger, Jan Frankina, Gigi Godfrey, Don Hazeltine, Kelly Johnston, Martha Jordan, Danis McDermott, Joanne Onorato, Michael Pontieri, Kara Sophie-Friis, and Pamela Wachtler!

These artists will volunteer their creative abilities, producing one or more pieces during a four-hour period on the lawn at Waterfront Park, while visitors will marvel as works of art take shape before their eyes. The newly created pieces will be on offer at a silent auction at Summer Showcase at BIMA from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. the same evening. All auction proceeds will benefit AHB’s Individual Artist Fund, which empowers local artists with the means to pursue their passions.

Arts In The Park will also feature an art sale, Flash Portraits, chalk drawing, live music, wine tasting, and local food selections, all in the pleasant surroundings of Waterfront Park. The event is part of this year’s “Celebrate Bainbridge” festivities. Sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, Bainbridge Island Rotary Club, City of Bainbridge Island, and Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, “Celebrate Bainbridge” will be an event-packed family weekend that kicks off with the Rotary Auction on July 1 and culminates in the Grand Old Fourth.

Are you an artist who wants to be featured in Arts In The Park? View our Call For Artists here. Although registration for the event officially ended June 26th, we have space for more artists and welcome your participation! Have questions? Email us at or give us a call at 206.842.7901.

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As the nexus of all things cultural on Bainbridge Island, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge supports aspiring and professional artists, students, educators and cultural organizations, including more than 20 local nonprofit groups.


Art transforms lives. AHB believes exploration through the arts and humanities creates knowledge, understanding and compassion in our world. Nurturing our local artists reveals and elevates creative potential. We provide opportunities for artists to prosper, our youth to learn through art, and the community to engage in collaborative events. The arts and humanities enhance our quality of life and create a vibrant, attractive place to live, work and visit.


AHB is the hub that helps the arts prosper and the humanities expand horizons for everyone. In our island community, the arts and humanities are integrated into all our activities, architecture, commerce, education and livelihood. At AHB we:

  • Promote and steward art in our shared public spaces
  • Place teaching artists in our local public school classrooms
  • Showcase the art of gardening through Bainbridge In Bloom
  • Host the popular Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival
  • Publish Currents arts magazine and an online Cultural Calendar
  • Present annual awards to rising young artists and longtime island contributors

The arts and humanities cultivate a high quality of life, provide significant economic impact, and create a vibrant, attractive place to live, work and visit.