Illumination Gala – March 26, 2016

Join us for an evening of celebrating artists!

 Tickets now on sale!



Create an Environment on Bainbridge Island
where the Arts and Humanities Flourish!

We changed so much more than our name when we rebranded in early 2015 from the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council. In addition to a new name and logo, we at Arts & Humanities Bainbridge have streamlined our business model in order to more effectively fulfill our mission in the shifting landscape of arts funding on the island. Our board of directors is excited to bring a new level of energy and creativity to the organization’s support for the arts and humanities important work without your community support.

Consider us when you make your tax deductible donations.


Calling All Poets!

Get your pens revved and ready to go. Poetry Corners submission time is officially open!

Each year, all of us at Arts & Humanities Bainbridge are excited to read and share our own island poets’ work. We can’t wait to see what you create prompted by this year’s theme of Nature. All submissions must be received no later than Friday, February 19, 2016.

Due to a recent generous donation from Poetry Corners supporters, the adult submission fee has been reduced to $12 for greater inclusion of all interested, local poets.

Now, go forth and create!

Read more about Poetry Corners and this year’s submission guidelines here.

Thank you to all who attended this fabulous Event!!!

Sam at piano 4

Camarata Musical Afternoon

Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (AHB) would like to thank the Bainbridge community for coming out this past weekend to support us and to hear Sam Brodsky perform piano works of Scarlatti, Chopin and Schumann.  In addition we heard from two of our teaching artists about their experiences with the children in the schools and how important it is to them to have the support of AHB.

It was a wonderful celebration of the rich talent we have here on Bainbridge and we are already gearing up for our next Camarata event! Thank you Bainbridge!

Thank You To All Artists! 

Public Art at The Waypoint

ParkRenderingArts & Humanities Bainbridge, in partnership with the City of Bainbridge Island, will commission an artist to create an exterior two or three dimensional work of art for The Waypoint Park. The Waypoint is located near the Bainbridge Island Ferry terminal and offers a first impression for Bainbridge Island visitors and a welcome-home to west Puget Sound residents.

We are no longer accepting applications. The RFP period is now closed and finalists will be selected in November. Thank you to all who entered submissions for this project.

We are Arts & Humanities Bainbridge

Vertical Logo

The Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council has adopted a new name – Arts & Humanities Bainbridge – and created a new logo in collaboration with design students at the Northwest College of Arts & Design (NCAD).

A new name was discussed on and off for several years, but over the last year, the stars aligned, resources arose, and hours of discussion with board, staff and community members led to a conclusion.

Our name was too long for the technology age, BIAHC too guttural, and people constantly confused us with another long-time Bainbridge Island institution.

We chose to go with our essence – Arts & Humanities – which best describes our rich field of endeavor and cannot be lost. Since serving the Bainbridge Island community is at the heart of our mission, “Bainbridge” remains as shorthand for all its people.

Working with Georgia Brown’s class at NCAD, we chose Morgan Louise Michels to create our logo and collateral materials. Morgan is a senior studying for her BFA in visual communication with majors in graphic design and illustration. We send her, Georgia and the 10 other students who worked on this project a giant thank you.

Some things have not changed. We’ll still provide community programs and events, plus services for artists – both professional and aspirational – teachers and cultural organizations.

Our beliefs remain the same.

  • Art transforms lives.
  • Humanities exploration creates knowledge, understanding and compassion.
  • Collaborative relationships among Bainbridge Island’s cultural organizations benefit the entire Bainbridge Island community.
  • 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.

AH Bainbridge!