BARN is opening its barn doors for its first live event in a couple of years due to COVID-19.
The Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network’s “Spring Sampler” offers tours and demonstrations May 1 from 1-4 p.m.
The free family-friendly event will allow visitors to do a self-guided tour of all 10 BARN studios, meet artisans in action, watch live demonstrations, and participate in hands-on activities. Registration is required; sign up for a time slot at BainbridgeBARN.org/Sampler. BARN, located at 8890 Three Tree Lane, is limited in the number of people it can have there at any one time.
• Electronic & Technical Arts: Watch 3D printers in action and learn about the laser cutters and other tools
• Fiber Arts: Try your hand at weaving on a loom
• Glass Arts: See a display of different types of glass art created in the studio
• Kitchen Arts: Help make (and eat) hand pies.
• Media Arts: Make a short video and audio recording about what you’ve seen at BARN
• Print & Book Arts: See linocut printmaking, letterpress and book-making demonstrations
• Woodworking: Volunteers will be demonstrating the use of the many tools in the woodshop
• Writers: Interactive magnetic poetry
BARN is a maker space and learning place on BI whose mission is to grow and inspire a creative community through craft, learning and service.
To accomplish that mission, BARN
• Maintains a well-equipped facility with a variety of craft studios.
• Offers access to all the studios for members as well as the public.
• Offers classes and events that increase the ability of participants to learn and expand their skills.
• Supports other nonprofits through community service work.