The Fall Camerata is a few weeks away…

Come hang with Arts & Humanities Bainbridge on October 15th as we welcome the arrival of fall with another musical celebration. In a twist on the classic Camerata, which traditionally presents small chamber orchestra or choir performances, we’re dedicating the upcoming autumn event to the blues!

The Rolling Bay Stones. From L to R: Mark Hoffman, Jeremy Rothbaum, Brent Grossman.

The fundraiser concert will feature island favorites Mark Hoffman, Jeremy Rothbaum, and Brent Grossman performing together for the first time as a trio as “The Rolling Bay Stones.” They’ll play us the blues in two evening sets at Rolling Bay Hall. Music plays from 5 – 7 pm; doors open at 4 pm.

Tickets are available at Ticket price is $60.  In addition to fine blues music, the event will include food from the barbecue and a selection of wine and beer. Proceeds from the Camerata benefit AHB’s mission “to create an environment on Bainbridge Island in which the arts and humanities flourish.” We rely heavily on donations and other forms of support from members of the Bainbridge Island community.


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.

The 19th iteration of Bainbridge Island’s regional film festival is in the works…

Submissions are now being accepted for Celluloid Bainbridge 2017, with works from both island and regional filmmakers welcomed. Films will be selected through juried review by local film professionals and enthusiasts, with submissions accepted online at FilmFreeway.

Celluloid Bainbridge will showcase a broad mix of entries from Bainbridge Island and around the Pacific Northwest. Films will be selected through juried review by local film professionals and enthusiasts. Films from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and British Columbia are once again eligible for consideration in this year’s festival lineup, alongside island-produced and centered works.

Celluloid Bainbridge will be held Nov. 4-5 at the Historic Lynwood Theatre on Bainbridge Island. All screenings will be presented in High Definition.

Submit your film to the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival below:



For information and complete submission guidelines on the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival, see An early-bird period with discounted submission fees runs July 1-30; our regular submission deadline is August 31; and late entries will be accepted with increased submission fees from September 1-30. A complete festival schedule, including opening night gala events, will be announced this fall once selections are made and the film lineup finalized. Additional details will be published throughout the submission period.


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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.