Public Art on Bainbridge Island

Part of the Public Art Program, the Library Ceiling, by Gayle Bard and Steven Maslach, brighten our days at the Bainbridge Public Library.

Part of the Public Art Program, the Library Ceiling, by Gayle Bard and Steven Maslach, brighten our days at the Bainbridge Public Library.

Why public art? Artist Roy Adzak once said, “Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.” That statement holds the answer to why we need public art in our community.

We need public art on the island because cities gain value through public art – cultural, social and economic value. Public art can also be a key factor in distinguishing Bainbridge Island as a unique and culturally active community. And perhaps most of all, public art humanizes the built environment and invigorates public spaces.

The city’s Public Arts Program is administered by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge under contract with the City of Bainbridge Island. The Public Arts Committee (PAC) charge includes inventory and conservation of the current collection, and the design and implementation of new works.

2016 Public Art Committee members include Sandy Fischer (chair), Dominique Cantwell, Cris Beattie, Bill Baran-Mickle, Carl Sussman and Mathew Curry.

If you are interested in volunteering as a committee or jury member, contact sandy@fbpartnership.com.

Bainbridge Island’s Public Art Collection

Click here for a list of the Bainbridge Island Public Art Collection.

Artists of our Public Art Collection

Phillip Baldwin  |  Gayle Bard  |  Patrick Crogha  |  Craig Jacobrown  |  Devin Johnson  |  Virginia Keyser  |  Carolyn Law  |  Robert Lucas  |  Steven Maslach  |  Mesolini Glass  |  Bruce Myers  |  Erin Shie Palmer  |  Cecil Ross  |  Maggie Smith  |  Michele G. VanSlyke  |  Elizabeth White