Some galleries may be closed to prepare for the upcoming Fall/Winter shows opening on October 6

Sponsor recognition at BIMA Bash.

Become a Sponsor

BIMA is a regional art museum showcasing the contemporary art and craft of the Puget Sound area for visitors from Kitsap County, Seattle and as far away as New York and Egypt. Since opening its doors in June 2013, BIMA has hosted over 400,000 visitors.

As a BIMA sponsor and partner, you’re showing your customers your support for the community, culture, and arts education. BIMA will assure your business receives broad and special recognition that will reach over 90,000 people annually.

Your sponsorship also provides a strong brand connection to BIMA, a cultural establishment that is well respected in the area.

BIMA is a unique resource in our community and our region. Local residents and visitors from around the world have enjoyed and been inspired by BIMA’s exhibits, artist lectures, hands-on workshops, film series, and more. BIMA has become a gathering place for community and non-profit organizations as well as businesses in the area.

Please take the time to review the sample sponsorship opportunities listed below. BIMA is also happy to work with you to establish a program that meets your business’ unique needs.

Learn more

For more information or to become a sponsor, contact:
Peter Raffa at or
(206 ) 451-4007

Sample Sponsorship Opportunities

BIMA Bash!


BIMA’s Annual Art and Experiences Auction Weekend will be Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th, 2019. The Friday night event attracts over 350 people, including artists, sponsors, and volunteers. Tickets are $100 each (or $75 early bird for Members) and include hors-d’oeuvres and drinks as well as the opportunity to bid on fabulous silent auction items featuring fabulous art and craft pieces and trips to places near and far.

The auction weekend’s Saturday night event includes a three-course seated dinner, and silent and live auctions for 175 guests. Tickets range from $350-500 per person and is a great way to get in front of BIMA’s most committed supporters.

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee addresses the crowd at BIMA Bash!

BIMA Annual Sponsor

Guests admire work by Jenny Pohlman & Sabrina Knowles at a opening reception at BIMA.

By becoming a BIMA Annual Sponsor, you’re supporting the core elements of the Museum’s mission—it’s exhibitions that change three times per year. Get maximum exposure for your business or organization by aligning with exhibitions and get included in all exhibition-related advertising and promotions, emails to more than 13,000 fans, in-Museum recognition, and more.

Exhibition Opening Weekend Sponsors

BIMA knows how to throw a party, and none of the hoopla is possible without the support of our Exhibition Opening Weekend Sponsors. Attach your business to an opening weekend and you’ll be included in promotions and invitations to our Members and get recognition at our Artists’ Party and Family pARTy… plus a bank of tickets to entertain your most important clients, partners and staff.

Guests at a Members & VIP Opening Reception.

Family pARTy!

Kids enjoying a free craft project at Family pARTy.

BIMA celebrates the opening of each new exhibition with a Family pARTy on opening day. Art fans of all ages can take in the new exhibitions, participate in hands-on art projects, enjoy youth-centered entertainment, and meet some of the artist whose work is on display. A community-building event, BIMA partners with other non-profit organizations like the Suquamish Museum, KiDiMu, Kitsap Regional Library, Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, and Bloedel Reserve to bring a wide range of artist ideas to each event.

smARTfilms & Silent Film Festival

BIMA has built a loyal following of film lovers that gather regularly in the Frank Buxton Auditorium throughout the year.

  • smARTfilms – Different film curators work to put together nine series, typically 5-6 weeks long, that have a theme. Topics have included Film Noir, Musicals, Food and Culture. Curators share their extensive knowledge of film after each screening and often invite experts from specific genres to attend.
  • Silent Film Festival – Silent films were never really silent—they employed live musicians to bring the films to life. Join BIMA in its effort to celebrate this unique art form and keep it alive.

Both opportunities bring advertising inclusion and a captive audience, plus tickets for you and your VIPs.

Guests enjoying a film at BIMA.

Within/Earshot Jazz Festival & Momentum Festival

McTuff rocks the house at the Within/Earshot Jazz Festival.

BIMA’s signature festivals offer dedicated promotional plans, recognition from the stage and in the galleries, and inclusion in a campaign reach that includes print, digital and radio.

  • Jazz—America’s greatest contribution to the art of music—is bringing down houses at BIMA every fall. 2018’s Within/Earshot Jazz Festival included five sold-out shows, four lectures, a visual art exhibition, a jazz film, and community events with other participating organizations. A partnership with Seattle’s Earshot Jazz, this special opportunity offers a chance to reach a unique audience that is passionate about the artform.
  • Momentum is BIMA’s celebration of new ideas in the arts. The series is different every year, reacting to the world around it, and features everything from lectures on contemporary issues or ground-breaking artwork, to concerts and films programmed to engage the mind and BIMA’s loyal audience of art-lovers.