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The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (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 350,000 visitors.
As a BIMA business 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. Our exhibits focus on lesser-known artists’ work and topics relevant to today’s complex times. 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 nonprofit organizations as well as businesses in the area.
We hope you’ll take the time to review the sponsorship opportunities listed below. BIMA is also happy to work with you to establish a program that meets your business’ unique needs.
Field Trips - BIMA is committed to providing field trips to 1,500 school children during the 2016-17 school year. The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art invites pre-K through 12th grade classroom teachers to schedule a field trip to the museum at no cost to the school. BIMA field trips create learning opportunities for students outside of the classroom that are inquiry-based and support 21st Century Learning and Innovation Skills. Working in collaboration with BIMA education staff, teachers can tailor their field trip to suit classroom and curriculum needs, which can include learning opportunities in the galleries, as well as hands-on art making and reflective writing.
BIMA collaborates with KiDiMu and other community organizations to host a free Family Art Day each summer. This past year, BIMA and KiDiMu were joined by Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, BARN, IslandWood, Bainbridge Island Studio Tour, Coates Design (architectural firm), the Suquamish Museum, Kitsap Regional Library, the Bloedel Reserve and the Valentinetti Puppet Museum. Children of all ages are welcome to visit each organization’s booth and participate in a hands-on project. Over 700 people attended this past year, including many from Seattle, Bremerton, North Kitsap and the greater Puget Sound region.
BIMA’s art and craft exhibitions are the heart of the Museum’s mission. From Native American art of the Salish Sea to a 10’ doll made of recycled material, BIMA’s exhibitions highlight unique and timely topics. BIMA mounts three rotating exhibits each year, often featuring several different artists or solo shows. BIMA is proud to have funding from the Ames Family Foundation to support artists showcasing work representing their cultural heritage or journey.
BIMA is proud to host multiple runs of our smARTfilm series throughout the year. Each series, typically 5-6 weeks long, has a theme, chosen by film curators. 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.
BIMA BASH! BIMA’s Annual Art and Experiences Auction Weekend will be Friday, June 8th and Saturday, June 9th, 2018. The Friday night event attracts over 350 people, including artists, sponsors, and volunteers. Tickets are $75 each and include hors-d'oeuvres and drinks as well as the opportunity to bid on two fabulous silent auctions. The auctions feature fabulous art and craft pieces and trips to places near and far.
Auction weekend’s Saturday night event includes a three-course seated dinner, silent and live auctions.