Something New 2019

The Public Art Committee is calling for submissions for the SECOND round of outdoor sculpture installations in our Something New project!

Iris Flare by Lin McJunkin and Milo White, part of Something New 2018

Have you noticed the bold sculpture art around town? It’s Something New, brought to Bainbridge Island by our Public Art Committee. Something New is a public art exhibition sponsored by the PAC and the City of Bainbridge Island’s Public Art Program. The project provides both a dynamic public art experience and an ongoing opportunity for sculptors to exhibit and sell their work.

This year’s exhibit, to be installed in mid July of 2019, will place sculptures in one of up to three outdoor locations in downtown Winslow, Bainbridge Island. The platforms at each site are permanent. However, the artwork on display is not. Instead, a new collection of sculptures is selected and rotated in annually, offering Bainbridge Island “something new” year after year.

The Public Art Committee is accepting submissions for the 2019 – 2020 Something New exhibition now! See the Call for Art here and submit via All sculpture artists residing in the Pacific Northwest region (WA, OR, and ID) are eligible to submit. The Submission Deadline is May 3, 2019.


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!