Celebrating beautiful Bainbridge Island with art and soul—featuring local art, gifts, decor, apparel, jewelry and souvenirs. Nominated as "Best Gift Shop" in Bainbridge Review's "2022 Best of Bainbridge" awards
Whether you’re a long-time Bainbridge Islander or you’re just passing through for the day, at some point you may wonder “Where can I get unique, local Bainbridge Island tees, or art, or mementos?” Island Life Artisan Gifts is the answer. From beautifully designed stickers, magnets, mugs, and ornaments, to handmade jewelry, original art, apparel, and so much more, Island Life has something for both the traveling souvenir-seeker and local Bainbridge Islanders who simply love where they live.
About shop owner and resident artist, Alex Sanso
When Alex moved to Bainbridge Island in 2007, she came with a long career in art and design, most notably as a Disney artist, creating merchandise for their theme parks all over the world. In 2013, inspired by the beauty of the island, she created her own line of Bainbridge-themed art prints and merchandise. She sold them through various events on Bainbridge for years, and in August 2021 opened Island Life Artisan Gifts in the heart of Winslow. Alex is in the shop most days—greeting customers, creating new art, and sharing the stories and talents of the many other artists whose work is available in the shop.
Join us during the First Friday Art Walk every month for music, libations, snacks, art, of course—and community camaraderie!
Stop in often to see what—and who—is new to discover in Island Life!