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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’s temporary facility in Rolling Bay on Bainbridge Island is alive with activity. On a recent Sunday, weavers were at work on the floor looms, while woodworkers crafted cedar benches in the Woodshop as part of a public service project for the Island’s Japanese-American Exclusion Memorial. A class on advanced jewelry-making techniques was underway as newcomers to BARN toured BARN as part of the regular Sunday afternoon Open House.

Be a BARNraiser!

Help Build a New Center for Craft and Invention

 

BARN - Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network RenderingThe future home of BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network) is under construction! You can be part of this exciting community, and help to create a new regional non-profit center for hands-on learning and craftsmanship.

BARN has already made so much possible for so many. The owners of a small Island business joined BARN and used the woodshop to craft handmade wooden beverage taps. An Island woman who had never made a piece of jewelry now has a successful jewelry business. A local scout group made Pinewood Derby cars under the careful supervision of BARN woodworkers.

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
  • Metal Arts
  • Printmaking
  • Woodworking & Small Boat Building
  • Writers

Learn more about BARN’s future home.

BARN in the News

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
BARN needs $3 million for new artists’ facility: Bainbridge Island Review