It was a grand Grand Opening day last Saturday as hundreds of people came to see the inside of the shiny new home of Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, or BARN. BAC staff members were there to witness the ribbon-cutting and tour the facilities, while one of us—our Education and Outreach Director Georgia Browne—entertained the crowd with her band mates (including BAC artist Chele Shepard)!
Offering a multitude of classes and workshops led by skilled artisans, the 25,000 square foot facility will surely satisfy anyone looking for a place to explore a wide range of creative arts, from printmaking to jewelry to woodworking and much more.
Bainbridge Arts & Crafts and BARN first collaborated last November, when we presented a juried show featuring a variety of pieces created by students of BARN workshops, including prints, jewelry, fiber, glass and more. Several BAC artists are members of BARN and teach workshops there themselves. We’re looking forward to future collaborations as BARN continues to come into its own, inspiring people of all ages and abilities to tap into their creativity. Go forth and make art!
Gallery photos and video.