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BIMA and KiDiMu team up for Family Art Day event
The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and Kids Discovery Museum will partner up once again to present Family Art Day, a free day-long celebration of the arts and the importance of creativity, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 19 in the outdoor plaza between the two museums.
The plaza will be filled with music, entertainment, hands-on art activities, and artist demonstrations, thanks to the organizations’ many community partners, including Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Recreation District, Bainbridge Island Storymakers Studio, Bainbridge Performing Arts, BBC Jazz Trio, the Bloedel Reserve, Bricks 4 Kidz, Coates Design Architects, Kitsap Regional Library, Paper Products, Ranger & the Re-Arrangers and Winslow Art Center.
“The art museum welcomes families of all kinds to experience, talk about, and make art,” said Kristin Tollefson, BIMA’s education director. “We look forward to bringing the art and craft of our region and our time to people of all ages, experience levels and backgrounds.”
A performance by the Bainbridge Performing Arts Theatre School Summer Camp will kick off the event at 10 a.m., followed by concerts by Ranger & the ‘Re-Arrangers’ (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and BBC Jazz Trio (2 to 4 p.m.) on the plaza.
Entertainment will also include a complimentary live performance of “Caps for Sale,” a musical adapted from the book by Esphyr Slobodkina, music and lyrics by Paul Lewis and Gabriel Carbajal, performed by Bainbridge Island Storymakers Studio in the BIMA Auditorium from 1 to 2 p.m.
“We are thrilled that so many community partners will join our museums to present families with an opportunity to celebrate and discover the joys of interacting with the arts,” said Susie Burdick, KiDiMu’s executive director.
In addition, two special workshops with Max Grover for KiDiMu members will take place at the museum in the morning at 10 and 11 a.m.
Together with the artist, children ages 5 to 8 will work on self-portraits that will be incorporated in his next masterpiece to be displayed at BIMA.
Families interested in the workshops should contact KiDiMu (206-855-4650) for details and to sign up.
All visitors will have a chance to meet and observe Grover on the plaza between 1 and 4 p.m.
Free parking will be available in the lots behind KiDiMu.