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    Inspire — and be inspired

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    Learn, teach, share. Create

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    Help build a community focused on craft and invention

Welcome to BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network)!

BARN is alive with activity!  The new building is almost ready, and several studios are already packing up for the move from our temporary space in Rolling Bay.  There will continue to be a few classes in the old building (affectionately dubbed Rolling BARN) through April.

 

BARN - Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network RenderingYou can still be part of helping to complete BARN’s beautiful new facility! The eleven studios are working hard to equip and furnish their new spaces in preparation for the Grand Opening on June 3, 2017. Donate here to join your friends and fellow community members in making this center a well-equipped and welcoming place!

BARN has already made so much possible for so many. Members and participants learn hands-on skills as they develop leadership skills, gain confidence in their personal creative abilities, and become part of a vibrant community.  It’s only the beginning of what this lively center will do to make our community and our region more creative and resilient.

Find out how BARN can add craft and invention to your life. Take a class, take a tour, or come to share your knowledge with others. Your donation to the BARNraising fund will help to create a unique place where well- equipped studios invite exploration and innovation.  A welcoming place for innovative and intergenerational learning, creativity and community service. A place to be inspired!

BARN offers classes, workshops and open studios for

  • Book Arts
  • Electronic and Technical Arts
  • Fiber Arts
  • Glass Arts
  • Jewelry Making
  • Kitchen Arts
  • Media Arts & BCB
  • Metal Arts
  • Printmaking
  • Woodworking & Small Boat Building
  • Writers

Learn more about BARN’s future home.

BARN in the News

The Nicest BARN You’ve Ever Seen: Bainbridge Island Review
BCB Podcast: BARN Writers merge with Field’s End: Bainbridge Community Broadcasting
Artisan facilities ascend on Bainbridge Island: Kitsap Sun
BARN Closer to Raising its Permanent Roof: Inside Bainbridge
BARN crafts design for regional community workshop: Kitsap Sun