Bainbridge in Bloom and BARN

The Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour is an annual event on the island, hosted by private garden owners, and produced by the Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council. They hire musicians to play throughout the gardens, and yesterday I got to experience two gorgeous places as I sang with my women’s chamber group, Byway.
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I figured out what these are: Allium Nectaroscordum, or Mediterranean bells. The bees love them.

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Also, Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) had their open house on Saturday afternoon. The concept is progressive and brilliantly executed; it’s a community gathering point for physical resources and materials as well as knowledgable, talented individuals who teach and guide. There are 11 studios: Book Arts, Fiber Arts, Glass Arts, Kitchen Arts, Metal Arts, Electronic and Technical Arts, Jewelry and Fine Metals, Media Arts, Printmaking, Woodworking and Small Boat Building, and Writers.

I want to do it all!

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2 thoughts on “Bainbridge in Bloom and BARN

  1. My 6-year old was absolutely enthralled by the BARN tour! She was particularly fascinated by the Fiber Arts room, and enjoyed pounding her name into the strip of sheet metal in the Jewelry room. Such a wonderful addition to the island!

    • I love the way this tactile, useful stuff appeals to *everyone*. We need more of it in school. Actually, I would love school to look a lot like BARN (with a few added studios).

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