BARN’s new building is nearly complete, and the Grand Opening is scheduled for June 3, from 10 am to 4 pm! Everyone is invited to this free, all-ages event. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 am, followed by an all-day open house. You’ll receive a hand-printed BARN Passport as you enter, which will lead you on a tour of BARN’s eleven artisan studios. There will be fun hands-on activities throughout the building, using wood, fiber, paper, metal and more.
BARN’s new home is full of natural light and a joy to use, thanks to the design created by Johnpaul Jones, an internationally renowned architect who lives on Bainbridge.
At the center of the building, the Commons will give participants a place to interact as they have lunch or take a break. It will include a selection of craft books and a gallery of completed projects.
Outside, landscaping will do double duty, helping to filter and absorb rainwater as well as supporting BARN programs by providing herbs for the kitchen or natural dyes or basketry materials for the fiber arts studio.
BARN’s new address is 8890 Three Tree Lane, the new name of what used to be a driveway leading into Grandma’s Christmas Tree Farm. The central location is ideal for BARN. It’s within walking distance of elementary, intermediate, middle and high schools. And Kitsap Transit buses stop nearby.