Kristin Tollefson, Education Director of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA), and Katie Walters, BIMA’s Development and Community Relations Manager, talk with BCB host Channie Peters about the art museum’s summer education programs and the July 19th Family Art Day.

The art museum’s commitment to art education is evident in the many education programs it offers. Among them are: “Meet the Artist” gallery talks; artist lectures; workshops with exhibiting artists; and hands-on artist demonstrations.

These many programs will continue this summer with exhibiting artists, Jenny Anderson, Max Grover, Fred Lisaius and Romson Regarde Bustillo.

Most education programs are free.

Katie Walters describes a fun-filled Family Art Day, which will be on July 19 from 10am to 4pm. The event venue will be on the outdoor plaza between BIMA and Kidimu. Event cosponsors are Kidimu and Bainbridge Community Foundation, with support from many local businesses making it a true community event.

Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School Summer Camp will kick off the Family Art Day festivities at 10am, followed by Storymaker’s Studio performing “Caps for Sale” from 1 to 2pm in the auditorium.  There will be hands-on art activities and artist demonstrations, including with Max Grover, a featured artist in the current show at the art museum.

On Family Art Day, the art museum and Bainbridge Bakers will serve up family-friendly menus so families can spend the day enjoying art, music and fun activities for everyone.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is located at the corner of Winslow Way and Hwy 305, just a short walk from the ferry.

For more information about the art museum’s exhibits, programs and artists go to

Credits: BCB Host: Channie Peters; Audio Editor: Tim Bird; Ferry music intro: Dogfish Bay Studios; music splash: Dave Bristow.