Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour Celebrates Local Artists
Now in its 15th year, the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour opens its summer showcase the weekend of August 7-9, 2015. The Tour is a twice-annual, free, self-guided art show on Bainbridge Island, Washington, and invites guests to celebrate the beauty and craftsmanship of local, handmade art.
During the festive summer studio tour, local artists open their studios while other artists join them in garden settings with live music to create an inviting marketplace of fine art. Bainbridge Island and off-island visitors anticipate this enjoyable event, which has been held since 2001, and attendance is growing. This summer, five studios will present the work of 48 local artists, including ceramicist Dawn McNamara, jewelry maker Passiko True, nature photographer Jean-Claude Louis and painter Sylvia Carlton.
Regional artists jury in to the art shows, and sell their work at Bainbridge Island artists’ studios and historic community halls. When you visit the studios, you’ll see some works in progress, raw materials, tools, and perhaps some inspiration mixed in with a little sawdust!
Just a 30-minute ferry ride from Seattle, Bainbridge Island is a wonderful destination for art and culture lovers. Surrounded by water and picturesque views, Bainbridge Island is a lovely town full of quaint shops, restaurants, bed and breakfasts, and an abundance of art and artists. The Bainbridge Island Studio Tour has enjoyed great success since 1984, and organizers hope you’ll experience it for yourself soon!
2015 Bainbridge Island Summer Studio Tour
When: August 7-9, 2015
Friday & Saturday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm