OPEN DAILY | 10AM-6PM | FREE ADMISSION
Open Daily.Museum & Store: 10AM to 6PMBistro: 9AM to 3PM
Our hours are listed here.
The Art Museum is located at 550 Winslow Way East just a few steps from the Seattle/Bainbridge ferry terminal
You can find directions to BIMA here.
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is an educational institution whose mission is to engage a diverse population with the art of our region and our time.
Our vision is to create a permanent home on Bainbridge Island for the contemporary art and craft of our region and our time.
The art museum is building a Permanent Art Collection, through a formal process with the Art Acquisitions and Exhibitions Committee consisting of community leaders, regional art experts, curators, and members from the Board of Directors. Our focus is on “the art and craft of our region and our time.” The collection is comprised of donated art (fine art and craft) from artists and collections in the Puget Sound region. Examples include painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, ceramics, glass, wood, artist’s books, fiber, and jewelry art. We are collecting slowly and deliberately, with a goal of building a collection that is diverse and includes compelling artists at all stages of their artistic careers.
Proposed gifts of art can be referred to Greg Robinson, Executive Director and Curator. 206.451.4001 or email@example.com.
The art acquisitions process may be slow. All initial inquiries will be logged and responded to within sixty days. Decisions regarding acquisitions may take several months or longer. Donated artworks that do not fit the mission and criteria of the Permanent Art Collection may still benefit our art museum. Please also inquire about that per the above contact information.
Education is a core value and a primary function of the art museum. We promote art education for people of all ages, interests, abilities, and skill levels. Many educational programs will stem directly from our exhibitions; others respond to specific community interests and needs. Exhibition-related programs include gallery tours, artist talks, panel discussions, videos, printed and digital documentation, and hands-on art activities.
Our founder and community leaders decided to build a permanent home for art, including housing a permanent art collection that reflects the art of our region and our time. We are excited about collecting, exhibiting, discovering, and creating a deeper relationship with the local artist community.
The art museum:
The art museum is designed to meet several key environmental and energy efficiency goals. We are the first art museum in Washington State to be awarded LEED Gold status. Currently there are only a few art museums in the country with the Gold designation.
There are many ways to support the art museum through making a donation, gift of stock, multi-year pledge, becoming a member, and more.
See our website for volunteer and job opportunites.
Shows will be from the Permanent Art Collection or curated from the region, including special collections on loan. We focus on artists and themes that help illuminate and interpret life in the Puget Sound region. The Board of Directors endorses a profile of exhibition ideas, to be realized over time. Shows are recommended through a formal process with the Art Acquisitions and Exhibitions Committee consisting of community leaders, regional art experts, curators, and members from the Board of Directors.
For more information contact Greg Robinson, Executive Director and Curator. 206.451.4001 or firstname.lastname@example.org.