Photo by Brian Barry
Art Lovers Tour

Art Lovers Tour

Itinerary for Bainbridge Island
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

By Cindy Jones

To start with art, head straight into downtown Winslow. Artisanal offerings abound at Blackbird Bakery, from the hand crafted espresso drinks and pastries to the art on the walls. Paintings, photographs and other creations are rotated through, and you might even catch a busker playing on one of the benches outside.

From your seat in a booth or by the front window, give your butter knife a spin. Chances are good it will point toward a gallery. Stepping out of the bakery, Roby King Gallery is just a couple doors down; look across the street and you can see The Gallery to the right and Danger to the left. Each of these shops showcase locally made artwork.

To include music or theater arts in your mix, check out the schedule for Bainbridge Performing Arts. You’ll find choices that include chamber music, the symphony, improv performance and a complete season of theatrical productions.

Also, mark your calendar to visit the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Slated to open in the summer of 2013, this ecoand energy-friendly space will include 20,000 square feet of galleries, classrooms, a café and more.

After a day of indulging your eyes and ears, be sure to give your palate a turn. There are plenty of choices; try Café Nola, which anchors one end of Winslow Way and offers the kind of rarefied experience your tastebuds can enjoy.