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Welcome to BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network)

Dear BARN community:

The suspense is building: When will be able to reopen safely? Within a week of Governor Inslee’s approval for Phase Three in Kitsap County, we will open quietly, with smaller numbers in our open studios, and most classes held online through 2020. Safety policies and equipment are poised for when the time arrives.

Meanwhile, our online class offerings are expanding day by day! Thanks to the ingenuity and dedication of this community, we are developing online classes that are drawing students from as far afield as California and Massachusetts. We will continue community service projects with dozens of intrepid volunteers contributing time, skills, finances, and hope.

Here’s hoping that you are all well, and that we’ll see you here again soon.

Denise Dumouchel
Executive Director

Find out how BARN can add craft and invention to your life. A non-profit community center for artisans and makers, BARN has studios for everything from Electronic & Technical Arts to Woodworking. Take a class, work on a project, or come to share your knowledge with others. BARN is a unique place where well-equipped studios invite exploration and innovation.
• Everyone is welcome – you do not need to be a BARN member to participate. Taking a class is a great way to learn more about a studio and meet others who share your interests. All classes are open to ages 14 and up.
• Interested in joining a studio? Visit the studio pages on our website to learn more about each studio and see a complete schedule of upcoming events.

Youth woodworking class

You can always help sustain BARN’s mission by donating! Donate here to join your friends and fellow community members in making this center a well-equipped and welcoming place.

All photos by BARN Member Rick Gordon

BARN offers classes, workshops and open studios for:

Take a look inside BARN:

BARN in the News

“It’s Wood” Podcast with Mike Morgan, BARN Woodworkers’ Lead

Learning and Creating Collaboratively at BARN: Westsound Home & Garden

A Cathedral For Crafts: Bainbridge Island Magazine

The Creative Spirit Thrives at BARN: Westsound Home & Garden

Island Astonomers Team with BARN to Refurbish Battle Point Telescope: Bainbridge Review

Bainbridge Island Gets a New Creative Space for Artists: KOMO 4 News