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The new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art opens June 14.             - Coates Design Associates / Courtesy
The new Bainbridge Island Museum of Art opens June 14.
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WINSLOW — Supporters are calling it a “celebration of art for the generations.”

The new 20,000-square-foot Bainbridge Island Museum of Art opens with a community celebration June 14. Gather on the plaza for the ribbon-cutting at 11:15 a.m. — no matter the weather — followed by live music and comments by dignitaries.

Doors open at noon; the art museum closes at 6 p.m.

The entertainment lineup includes the Bainbridge Symphony Brass, Tentative Walrus, Kate Power & Steve Einhorn, The Suquamish Tribe Song & Dance Group, Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival Performers, Chele’s Kitchen, and Paundy.

Art demonstration activities begin at noon with “Transfer Prints and Monotype” by Jennifer Mann, followed by “Etching,” Wes McClain; and “Linocut with Monotype,” Leigh Knowles Metteer.

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (www.biartmuseum.org) will open to the public daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with free general admission thanks to museum members, sponsors and donation support.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is an educational institution whose mission is “to engage a diverse population with the art and craft of our region and our time.”  The museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits works of proven cultural value as well as new works by emerging artists and craftspeople.

The art museum includes a reception area with a two-story atrium and staircase, seven galleries, two classrooms, 95-seat auditorium, bistro (opening in July), museum store, and a green rooftop garden and patio.

On June 22 and 23, the Museum of Art and the Kids Discovery Museum will present a free day of family activities.

Admission to both will be free, sponsored by Wells Fargo. There will be hands-on art activities, artist demonstrations, and entertainment by The Rainbow Fish, Caring Clowns, Toucans Steel Drum Band, and the Hometown Band.

 

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