Welcome to BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network) - BARN

Welcome to BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network)

Dear BARN community:

In response to updated guidance from the CDC and the Washington State Department of Health, BARN will continue to be closed through the end of April.

However, the real story is how our volunteers are stepping up with creativity and care to make a difference in our community. BARN is working with Bainbridge Prepares and COBI’s Emergency Operations Center to organize volunteers who are making face masks for health care providers. Several studios have donated N95 masks and nitrile gloves that they had in stock. We are keeping our commercial kitchen available for organizations like Arms Around Bainbridge to continue to provide healthful meals to families in need. This past weekend, the Woodworking Studio designed and built outdoor food cabinets for Helpline House, so they can continue to provide food to those who need it.

In addition, we are making connections through Internet channels. BARN staff and volunteers are developing ideas for online learning and sharing. Certificate of Craft students and faculty are learning through technology: doing design work and home jewelry projects.

If you want to learn more about how you can contribute to the COVID-19 response, please contact https://www.bainbridgewa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=638

Listen to the latest BCB/BARN media arts podcast with Loren Bast of Bainbridge Prepares: https://www.bestofbcb.org/were-all-in-this-together/

Thank you for your understanding and support. I continue to welcome your questions, ideas, or concerns. Please contact me at denised@bainbridgebarn.org.

May we all remain healthy and be happily reconnecting in person, soon,

Denise M. Dumouchel, PhD
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


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