Bloom tickets going fast, musical lineup is set!

AHB presents ‘A Musical Tribute to Gardens,’ June 4-5

Sights, scents and mellifluous sounds will abound, as Arts & Humanities Bainbridge pays “A Musical Tribute to Gardens” in this year’s Bainbridge In Bloom Garden Tour, June 4-5.

Now in its 28th year, this premiere annual event will showcase five island gardens inspired by settings in France, Japan and other beautiful locales, and the hardworking home gardeners.
Each setting offers a story personal to the gardener, and a lush mix of native and exotic plants set on the grounds of inviting island homes.

New this year, Bainbridge In Bloom offers continuous musical accompaniment throughout the tour. From classical to bluegrass and other genres, fine music will enhance the garden experience, with both local and regional performers featured.

The musical lineup is now set — see a schedule of this year’s featured performers here.

Advance general admission for the self-drive tour (except for one garden, with access provided by shuttle due to parking restrictions) is $35 for one day, $60 for both days, available at Also available on Bainbridge Island at Bay Hay & Feed and Bainbridge Gardens.

Read the whole story here!

We are Arts & Humanities Bainbridge

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The Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council has adopted a new name – Arts & Humanities Bainbridge – and created a new logo in collaboration with design students at the Northwest College of Arts & Design (NCAD).

A new name was discussed on and off for several years, but over the last year, the stars aligned, resources arose, and hours of discussion with board, staff and community members led to a conclusion.

Our name was too long for the technology age, BIAHC too guttural, and people constantly confused us with another long-time Bainbridge Island institution.

We chose to go with our essence – Arts & Humanities – which best describes our rich field of endeavor and cannot be lost. Since serving the Bainbridge Island community is at the heart of our mission, “Bainbridge” remains as shorthand for all its people.

Working with Georgia Brown’s class at NCAD, we chose Morgan Louise Michels to create our logo and collateral materials. Morgan is a senior studying for her BFA in visual communication with majors in graphic design and illustration. We send her, Georgia and the 10 other students who worked on this project a giant thank you.

Some things have not changed. We’ll still provide community programs and events, plus services for artists – both professional and aspirational – teachers and cultural organizations.

Our beliefs remain the same.

  • Art transforms lives.
  • Humanities exploration creates knowledge, understanding and compassion.
  • Collaborative relationships among Bainbridge Island’s cultural organizations benefit the entire Bainbridge Island community.
  • 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.

AH Bainbridge!