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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!

Imagine a hands-on center for building, inventing, and fixing—a place open to people of all ages and skill levels. Imagine a creative hub where people learn, teach, share and inspire each other. Imagine BARN!

Be a BARNraiser!

Help Build a New Center for Craft and Invention


BARN - Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network RenderingWhat if every month you were able to learn or enhance a life-skill? If as part of a vibrant community, you could share that knowledge with a young person eager to learn your craft? And have access to a fully equipped workshop? All of that, and more, is possible with your contribution to build a permanent home for BARN, the Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network.

Have you visited BARN’s temporary home on Sunrise Drive lately? If so, you know that it’s alive with activity. Full of people like you, honing their skills through workshops, finding new ways to collaborate with other community groups. And it’s bursting at the seams with tools and equipment that need much more space than we have.

With your help, BARN is ready to grow. You can be part of creating an exciting new resource, not just for Bainbridge Island, but for our entire region. Thanks to generous donors, we’ve already raised $6 million toward the $7.5 million needed to build a new 25,000 sq. foot facility.

If you make a donation now, you’ll watch this center for creativity, craftsmanship, and community service become a reality! Imagine this new home for BARN with well-equipped spaces for each of these workshops or studios:

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

Learn more about BARN’s future home.

BARN in the News

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