On the last Friday morning of each month, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge gathers representatives from the island’s cultural organizations to share information and engage in collective planning and collaborative problem-solving, with a goal of increasing the impact of our cultural community.
Our “Cultural Reps” includes representatives from the following organizations:
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts — A nonprofit art gallery whose mission is to encourage the creation and appreciation of fine contemporary art and craft by exhibiting and selling the work of Northwest artists and offering art education to all ages.
Bainbridge Island Studio Tour — A twice-annual, free, self-guided art show. Regional artists jury in to the summer and winter art shows, and sell their work at Island artists’ studios and historic community halls.
Music & performing arts
Amabile choir — The Amabile Choir seeks to inspire singers and audience members by performing choral music with love and joyful intention, enriching lives through musical excellence.
Bainbridge Chorale — Enriching and inspiring singers, audiences and community by sharing the transcendent power of choral music.
Bainbridge Community Piano Association and First Sundays Concerts – Owns and maintains the Yamaha C6 grand piano in Huney Hall at Waterfront Park Community Center. It sponsors community student recitals and presents eight professional concerts of jazz and classical music in the concert series First Sundays Concerts.
Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra – provides orchestral experience and quality musical education while fostering teamwork and collaboration and nurturing self-confidence respect for the process, and musical excellence.
Bainbridge Performing Arts – promotes appreciation of and participation in the performing arts to build, educate and inspire our vibrant, creative community.
Music Community Resources – dedicated to nurturing and promote live music in our community.
Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge – creating and presenting quality theatrical and arts education experiences by and for our community, which reinforce our shared commitment to artistic excellence.
Island Music Guild – a teacher owned and operated co-op, dedicated to providing Bainbridge Island with the finest music lessons, taught by world class instructors.
Island Theatre – providing quality theatre, geared toward mature audiences, onstage and in less conventional venues through plays that challenge the performers artistically while both entertaining and intellectually engaging audiences.
Bainbridge Public Library and Kitsap Regional Library – a vibrant community space dedicated to the joy of reading, the discovery of ideas, and the power of information by owning, operating, and maintaining the library building and grounds.
BARN Writers (now merged with Field’s End) – focusing on writing instruction, programming, writers’ groups, and resources as well as providing a physical space and community with other artisan groups.
Bloedel Reserve – enriching people’s lives through a premier public garden of natural and designed Pacific Northwest landscapes.
Friends of the Farms – preserving and enhancing local farming.
IslandWood – providing exceptional learning experiences and to inspire lifelong environmental and community stewardship.
Multidisciplinary and general interest
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) – an open, intergenerational community of artisans and makers who are dedicated to learning, teaching, sharing, and inspiring each other with creativity, craftsmanship and community service.
Bainbridge Historical Society – collecting, preserving, and fostering knowledge of Bainbridge Island history.
Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce – promoting Bainbridge Island as a great place to live, to do business and to visit.
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association – a non-profit dedicated to furthering community by fostering a vibrant downtown for locals and visitors alike.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art – an educational institution whose mission is to engage a diverse population with the art and craft of our region and our time.
Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community – preserving the history and culture of Japanese Americans of Bainbridge Island and supporting education and community outreach that fosters a deep appreciation for diversity, justice, and the need for vigilant protection of our civil and constitutional rights.
Kids Discovery Museum – providing a destination for children and their caregivers to explore art, science, and culture through hands-on exhibits, daily art projects, cultural and scientific programming.
If you or your organization would like to attend a Cultural Reps meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.