In addition to our classes and other activities, BARN hosts several larger public events each year. Get to know the BARN and Bainbridge Island communities and have fun seeing other BARN makers’ projects.

BARN members also are invited to an annual Member Social. It’s a great opportunity to relax and meet up with your friends.

Read on to learn more about our annual events. We will update this page to include links to event registrations as they open.

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BARN Spring Bazaar

Spring Bazaar

Step into spring at the inaugural BARN Spring Bazaar and Open House. Shop unique items from exquisite jewelry and captivating wood arts to intricate basketry and weaving. Learn more »

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Ars Poëtica

Celebrate National Poetry Month by joining us for the annual reception of Ars Poetica (or “The Art of Poetry,” a poem by Horace, c. 19 BC, advising poets on the art of writing). See dozens of works from multiple studios – inspired by poems from the Writers’ Studio.

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BARN participates yearly in Refract: The Seattle Glass Experience, and you’re invited! See demonstrations by our Glass Studio makers and learn what is possible working with the kinds of equipment a home studio can accommodate. Learn more »

Night at BARN

Night at BARN

Join us for an evening of creativity and community support as we launch our inaugural signature fundraising event for BARN. Get tickets »

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Dark & Stormy Night

Get into the Halloween spirit with stories that will chill you to your toes. After darkness falls, wonderful local authors will emerge in BARN’s Great Room with stories  written to frighten and bewitch you.

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BARN Holiday Bazaar

Buy direct from the maker at this annual celebration of the creativity that happens here. From jewelry to wood arts, basketry and weaving, you’ll find an unmatched selection of hand-crafted items and enjoy a day of shopping, food, and community!

Summer at BARN

Summer at BARN

We love having kids and teens at BARN for our summer programs on Bainbridge Island! Find classes designed especially for teens in everything from sewing and welding, to jewelry-making, robotics, and woodworking.

Ice crean social members event in 2022

Member Socials

Every summer, BARN members gather to connect with one another and celebrate the bounty of the season. In 2022, our old-fashioned ice cream social included a  very competitive ice cream making contest. Fun and games, sweet treats, and live music were enjoyed by all. What fun will 2023 hold? Become a member and find out!

Support BARN

Your gift to BARN, regardless of the amount, changes lives for the better. Your tax-deductible contribution expands tuition support, creates new opportunities for youth, purchases and maintains equipment, and much more. You’ll make a difference by helping BARN to help others.