BARN envisions a world where people recognize and value their own creativity and their capacity to contribute to their communities.
To grow and inspire a creative community through craft, learning and service.
At A Glance
BARN (Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network) is a non-profit organization formed in 2012 to build and operate a hands-on center for craft and invention on Bainbridge Island, WA. Originally operated out of a temporary 2,500 square foot facility on Bainbridge Island, BARN opened its 25,000 square foot facility featuring ten well-equipped artisan studios in June 2017.
BARN includes ten artisan studios in the following disciplines:
- Electronic and Technical Arts
- Fiber Arts
- Glass Arts
- Jewelry & Fine Metals
- Kitchen Arts
- Media Arts
- Metal Fabrication
- Print & Book Arts
- Woodworking & Small Boat Building
Each of the studios offers an ongoing series of classes, events, and open studios. All classes are open to anyone ages 14 and up. BARN memberships are available, and offer discounts on classes and open studio times, as well as special events. The schedule of upcoming events can be found on the BARN website at BainbridgeBarn.org/Classes
In the News
Creativity born in the BARN: Bainbridge Island Review
Make it Yourself at BARN: Bainbridge Island Review
BARN Volunteers Build a Tiny House: Bainbridge Island Review
Learning and Creating Collaboratively at BARN: Westsound Home & Garden
The Creative Spirit Thrives at BARN: Westsound Home & Garden
Island Astonomers Team with BARN to Refurbish Battle Point Telescope: Bainbridge Review