Our fall fundraising event is coming up, and it’s not your average gala.

Arts & Humanities Bainbridge will present our annual fundraising event on October 6, 2018. We’re calling it the Farm to Table Harvest Supper for the Arts, and we’re doing something a little different from the galas you might be used to. Leave your dinner jackets at home: this time, we’re drawing on our little island’s rural roots for inspiration.

Guests can look forward to a variety small plates catered by Fig & Spice. The island caterer aims to use locally sourced all natural and organic ingredients to create a truly “farm to table” dining experience. With small plates in hand, attendees will be free to mix, mingle, and explore the farm. We’ll have lawn games, a wine toss, freshly-pressed cider, and a (brief) live auction. The Fabulous Fenderskirts will provide vintage rock’n’roll music, and the acrobatic antics of a troop of tumbling scarecrows from Olympic Performance Group will entertain and impress.

The festivities will take place in the rustic-chic milieu of the Boundy Farm. We’ll be spending time in the charming barn and, weather permitting, around the grounds of this working farm in the autumn evening; casual and comfortable dress is encouraged.

The Harvest Supper will also be an opportunity for AHB to share insights into the exciting developments we’ll be rolling out in 2019 and beyond. Take a seat on a hay bale, enjoy delectable fresh food, and celebrate and support the arts with our community!

Tickets are available here. Please get yours by October 1st.

AHB would like to thank Tarelle Parker for the custom cornucopia artwork (see above).


PAC opens the polls for the 2018 Something New People’s Choice Award!

Iris Flare by Lin McJunkin and Milo White

Have you noticed the bold new sculpture art around town? It’s Something New, brought to Bainbridge Island by our Public Art Committee. Something New aims to provide both a dynamic public art experience and an ongoing opportunity for sculptors from around the Pacific Northwest to exhibit their work. The project brings a collection of sculptures to three outdoor sites around Winslow for a yearlong exhibition. The three exhibition sites are permanent; however, the artwork on display at each one is not! Instead, a new collection of sculptures will be selected and rotated in annually, offering residents and visitors to Bainbridge Island “something new” year after year.

The three sculptures in the first year of this exciting exhibition are: Hand in Hand by Will Robinson (installed at Waterfront Park); Three Color Spires by Gerry Newcomb (in the harborside plaza at the southern end of Madison Avenue); and Iris Flare by Lin McJunkin and Milo White (along Winslow Way near its intersection with Ericksen Avenue). The pieces were officially unveiled at the First Friday Art Walk on July 6. These engaging works of art will enrich our community spaces until summer of 2019.

You are invited to cast a ballot for your favorite piece. If you haven’t seen the sculptures yet, make sure to do so ASAP, then tell us which is your favorite! Voting is open through December 31, 2018. Ballots may be cast online or in person. Vote online here! Paper ballots can be found and submitted at AHB’s office in the Marge Williams Center or at Bainbridge Island City Hall. The recipient of the People’s Choice Award will be announced in early 2019. In addition to the prestige of being voted the community’s favorite piece, the award includes a $1,000 prize.

 

 

More information on the pieces, the project, and the Public Art Committee can be found on our Public Art Committee page.


Thanks for another wonderful Bainbridge in Bloom! The annual Garden Tour celebrated its 30th year June 2nd and 3rd, 2018.

What does 30 years of the Bloom mean? It means three decades of showcasing the incredible level of artistry that members of the island community bring to the craft of gardening and landscape design. Three decades of introducing visitors from around the region and across the country to the unique beauty of Bainbridge Island. Three decades of celebrating the joyful abundance of summer in the Pacific Northwest. Thanks to all the garden owners, docents, artists, musicians, volunteers, sponsors, business owners, and visitors who made Bainbridge in Bloom a success!

Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, the tour took visitors behind the hedges and fences of six stunning island gardens. In addition to fabulous flora and breathtaking landscape design, each garden featured charming performances by an array of local musicians. This year’s gardens were: the European Woodland Garden; the Sophisticated Urban Garden; the Glass Art Garden; the Paradise for Plant Collectors; the Expansive Private Garden; and the Tranquil Water Sanctuary.

Visit our Bainbridge in Bloom page for more details and pictures from the event.