…and cut! Another year of Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival has come and gone. Thank you to all of the filmmakers, festival attendees, and volunteers who made the weekend a success!

Presented by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival is an annual two-day event that showcases films and filmmakers from Bainbridge Island and the greater Pacific Northwest. Films are screened at the Historic Lynwood Theatre. This year, Celluloid Bainbridge once again offered festivalgoers a smorgasbord of quality films both homegrown and from across our great region. Click to see this year’s full lineup of films.

The weekend kicked off Saturday evening with an Opening Night Reception at Manor House Restaurant. Festival attendees mixed with visiting filmmakers and industry professionals while enjoying fine food and drink. After the reception, the festival headed across the street for a screening of the festival’s featured films: “The United Guys Network,” a comedy short from Vancouver, BC director Tabatha Golat; “The Story of Bainbridge,” a 1960s-era documentary tour of Bainbridge Island produced by the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island; and “Another Man’s Treasure,” a documentary about the Rotary Auction directed by the island’s own Steve Stolee.

Saturday’s festivities were followed by a full day of screenings on Sunday. The festival presented a delightful and eclectic mix of drama, documentary, comedy, student films, and more. Many filmmakers were on hand to chat with the audience and answer questions about their work.

Check out celluloidbainbridge.com to see photos from this year’s event. You can still hear BCB’s episode of What’s Up Bainbridge that highlights the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival. It’s a conversation with festival organizers Producer/Director James Forsher and Librarian John Fossett. What do Elvis, Salvador Dali and yoga have in common? Find out here!


Our third ‘Camerata’ musical fundraiser was last Sunday, October 15th, 2017. Thanks to musical guests the Rolling Bay Stones and everyone who came!

On October 15th, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge and friends welcomed the arrival of fall with another musical celebration. In a twist on the classic Camerata, which originated in Renaissance Italy and traditionally presents small chamber orchestra or choir performances, we dedicated the autumn event to the Blues!

The fundraiser concert featured island favorites Mark Hoffman, Jeremy Rothbaum, and Brent Grossman performing together for the first time as a trio as “The Rolling Bay Stones.” They played us the Blues in two evening sets at Rolling Bay Hall.

In addition to fine blues music, the event included food from the barbecue and a selection of wine and beer. The mouth-watering southern-style menu of pulled pork sliders, corn pancakes, slaw, and banana puddingwas accompanied by fine wine from Rolling Bay Winery and island-crafted ale from Bainbridge Island Brewing Company.

To promote the event, AHB was interviewed by Bainbridge Community Broadcasting. You can still hear the interview, which contains more information about the event and some snippets of the Blues, here.

Proceeds from the Camerata will benefit AHB’s mission “to create an environment on Bainbridge Island in which the arts and humanities flourish.”

Did you join us for last week’s First Friday Art Walk?

We hosted an exhibition of artwork created at Arts In The Park, the plein air arts event we helped put on at Waterfront Park in early July. The ground-floor conference room of the Marge Williams Center, where AHB has its offices, was transformed into a pop-up gallery that welcomed visitors with food, wine, and of course great art.

The show included work by: Diana Benjamin, Karen Chaussabel, Paula Ensign, Nancy Filsinger, Kara Sofie, Gigi Godfrey, Kelly Johnston, Martha Jordan, Danis McDermott, Joanne Onorato, Michael Pontieri, and Pamela Wachtler. All of these artists donated their time and creative energy to make Arts In The Park an unforgettable afternoon, and our First Friday Art Walk exhibition gave community members the opportunity to celebrate the incredible artwork that came out of the event. Proceeds from the show went to support AHB’s Individual Artist Fund, which empowers local artists with the means to pursue their passions.


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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.