Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival is an annual two-day event that showcases films and filmmakers with a connection to Bainbridge Island. This year, Celluloid celebrates its 20th anniversary. The festival will take place November 17-18, 2018 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre.

Since 1999, Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival has brought hundreds of local films to the silver screen. To celebrate this legacy, we’re offering up a selection of quirky favorites from two decades of Celluloid. Revisit the highlights of this quintessentially island festival!

For more information on the festival and to see the film lineup for the retrospective, visit celluloidbainbridge.com.

The Opening Night Reception will take place at 5pm at the Marketplace at Pleasant Beach. Guests will enjoy fine food and drink and the company of Bainbridge Island author Jonathan Evison. After the Reception, head across the street to the Historic Lynwood Theatre for an exclusive screening of “The Fundamentals of Caring,” the 2016 film based on Evison’s best-selling book “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.” Evison will host a Q&A after the film.

Tickets to the Opening Night Reception are on sale now!

The Festival Retrospective will take place all day Sunday at the Historic Lynwood Theatre. Revisit the highlights of this quintessentially island festival with films like “Boomtown,” “Outsourced,” “The Gefilte Fish Chronicles,” and “Birth of a Salesman.” The retrospective is co-curated by Kathleen Thorne, the festival’s founder and mastermind, and TJ Faddis, former long-time manager of the Lynwood Theatre. From feature-length dramas to documentaries, comedy shorts, and experimental music videos, the films in this year’s lineup represent the creativity, the hilarity, and the heart that have defined Celluloid from the very beginning. Admission is FREE all day Sunday.

And check out the interview with Kathleen Thorne and TJ Faddis on What’s Up Bainbridge from BCB:

Hosted by frequent Celluloid organizer and film buff John Fossett, the conversation digs into the origins of the festival and describes some of its highlights.

We’ve got a new logo, a new mission, and a new project!

Arts & Humanities Bainbridge debuted a fresh look last weekend at the Farm to Table Harvest Supper for the Arts. The exciting new logo signals the organization’s evolving role in the island’s cultural sector.

Throughout 2018, we’ve been having conversations with our partners in the cultural sector and with people throughout our community about how best AHB can serve Bainbridge Island. What we’ve heard is that, while the opportunities to experience arts and culture on the island are plentiful, what’s missing is a central resource that allows island residents and visitors to tap into our community’s creative culture in all its dimensions. The arts are so vibrant here: what if there was an easy way to get connected to the full breadth of what our community offers?

AHB has been at the center of the cultural sector for 30 years. We’re uniquely positioned to lead the way toward a more cohesive, integrated, and inviting arts culture on Bainbridge Island. We heard you, and we’re working on some innovative solutions.

While we’ve always been “the nexus of all things cultural on Bainbridge Island,” we’re focused on new ways we can fill this role. To match this effort, we’ve come up with a new mission statement:

We connect you to the abundance of creativity in our community to empower and inspire.

We’re committed to bringing Bainbridge Island’s arts and culture right to your door, making it available for you to reach out and see, hear, and feel every day. Our new projects will do just that. Stay tuned for more information about the resources we’ll be rolling out in 2019, and in the meantime, keep an eye out around town for our new logo!

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.