The arts and humanities are woven into the fabric of Bainbridge Island’s economy, culture, identity and well being.
Goals and policies for fostering a rich and vibrant cultural environment are detailed in the Cultural Element of the city’s Comprehensive Plan, now being revised and updated through public process.
The city Planning Commission will hold a public workshop on the revised Cultural Element at 6 p.m. July 28 at City Hall.
The document lays out many community goals, including:
- Demonstrate commitment to quality arts education and lifelong learning by advocating for comprehensive inclusion of the arts in our schools and in community settings.
- Preserve and share the community’s unique setting, character, history, arts and culture by developing partnerships, and enhancing resources and attractions that respect the needs and desires of Bainbridge Island residents and the broader public.
- Encourage local support for a creative and economic environment that allows artists to continue to live and work in and for the community, and for themselves.
The revised plan will help determine city support for public art and other local cultural programs now and into the future.
Speak up! Supporters of the arts and humanities on Bainbridge Island are encouraged to attend the Planning Commission workshop and comment on the plan.
The revised Cultural Element can be found online at the city’s Agenda Center.
Comment can be submitted by email to PCD@bainbridgewa.gov.