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. Students watched carefully as the instructor demonstrated a new technique as part of a class on advanced jewelry-making.
The 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
- Media Arts & BCB
- Metal Arts
- Woodworking & Small Boat Building
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
BARN needs $3 million for new artists’ facility: Bainbridge Island Review