BIMA Signature Experience: Behind the Scenes After-Hours Tour
Join Greg Robinson, BIMA’s Chief Curator, for a private behind-the-scenes tour of the museum. Learn about the process of choosing artists and selecting pieces for the Museum’s exhibitions, and view the locations where BIMA’s growing collection is stored and secured. This is an excellent opportunity to get an up-close and personal tour and gain a deeper understanding of BIMA’s curatorial choices. After the tour, join Greg for wine and hors d’oeuvres in a very special place in the museum.
Let’s Make Pasta!
It’s a perfect afternoon – you, fresh pasta, friends, and world renowned private Italian Chef Alessandro Martinese to teach you all the ins and outs of Italy’s famous dishes. You and 4 friends will spend the afternoon at Yonder, a private waterfront retreat center, perfecting the art of pasta making and sit down to delicious dinner of your making!
Stay & Play in Port Ludlow
Nestled on the shores of Puget Sound, the boutique, waterfront Inn at Port Ludlow is set amid a 300-slip marina and championship 18-hole golf course. During your stay, enjoy the wonders of Mother Nature – take a kayak or a stand-up paddle board into the bay and explore the twin islands, hike or bike some of the 30+ miles of trails and experience the magical views and abundant wildlife, or head to the beach and soak in the views. After a day outdoors, dine at the award-winning Fireside Restaurant offers sweeping views of Ludlow Bay and a daily menu featuring the bounty of local farms. Be sure to save your energy for a round of golf at the golf course on your second day in Port Ludlow! Package includes one night’s accommodation for two in a Deluxe View Room, a round of golf and one-hour kayak or stand-up paddle board rental for two.
2 Night Stay in the Point White Guest House
Retreat to the privacy of a modern cottage designed by award-winning architects and featured in Coastal Living, Sunset, and Pacific Northwest magazines. Located on Bainbridge Island’s best no-bank beach, the cottage is just steps away from breathtaking views of Mount Rainier, Rich Passage, and Blake Island. Play with stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, and a tandem bike. Toast marshmallows or hot dogs at the fire pit on the beach. Amenities for up to 8 people include a king size bed, queen size bed, and four twin bunks, a full bath, washer and dryer, fluffy terry robes and fresh linens, a selection of board games, and abundant materials for reading, writing, and making art. We’ll welcome you with a basket of goodies, including a signed novel by island author Susan Wiggs.
Delectable Happy Hour in the Sculpture Studio of David Eisenhour
Come look through the microscope and stroll through the garden with sculptor David Eisenhour in his Port Hadlock studio. Eisenhour, known for his exquisite bronze works, will show you past and in-progress works. You and your 5 guests will nibble on delicious snacks inspired by the farms and shores nearby, all while drinking carefully selected Washington wines.
Section 3 – art
section 3 – Experiences
An Evening of Intrigue with Steve Jensen & Vincent Lipe
Join Steve Jensen & Vincent Lipe as they delight your senses with fabulous food, music, conversation, and of course, incredible art. Your generous hosts have included a raffle ticket with each ticket purchase to win a one-of-a-kind Steve Jensen art piece. Additionally, if you decide to purchase a piece during the event, Steve Jensen will generously donate 25% of the sale to Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
A Wanderlust Dinner for 6
Chef JJ Johnson of Wanderlust NW Catering Co. will plan a fabulous seasonal, farm-to-table custom dinner for up to 6 people which will be cooked and served in the comfort of your home (or boat). Locally-born and “free-range” Chef JJ spent his formative years cooking in Pike Place Market restaurants such as Campagne, Place Pigalle, Matt’s in the Market, and Il Bistro. He continued his professional cooking career in private homes and yachts, then ran a popular cooking school at Whole Foods Market. In a delighted diner’s words: “JJ is such a wonderful chef and person. I love his cooking and his energy. You will love him too!”
Olympic Festival Weekend
Enjoy a two-night stay, August 30th and 31st, at the historic Old Alcohol Plant hotel overlooking Port Townsend Bay. Enjoy two Olympic Music Festival performances in Port Townsend and dinner at Spirits Bar and Grill back at the inn. Originally founded by the famous photographer Ansel Adams’ grandfather, Charles Adams, in 1910, the hotel was renamed the Old Alcohol Plant at its reopening in 2016, as a nod to its history processing alcohol from local mills’ sawdust, using the works of Louis Pasteur and the Berigus Process. This weekend getaway, which includes dinner for two at Spirits Bar and Grill, features tickets for two to classical music performances at the Olympic Music Festival in Port Townsend: “Russian Tributes˝ on Saturday August 31st with works by Medtner, Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky, and “Secret Love˝ on September 1st showcasing Johannes Brahms’ works of affection for pianist, friend and contemporary, Clara Schumann.
Chef’s Choice Dinner for 8 at Heyday Farm The Heyday Farm House staff prides itself on cultivating a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, while offering thoughtful menus prepared with fresh, local ingredients. The Chef’s Choice Dinner for 8 includes a welcoming toast of bubbles and is paired with 2 bottles of wine specially selected by Heyday.
Point No Point Lighthouse Getaway
Vacation Rental. 2 Consecutive nights in the Keeper’s House at Point No Point Light Station in Hansville, Washington. Experience century old history by spending time as keepers of the light. You will have no bothersome lighthouse duties to attend to, rather your accommodations will include a comfortable living room, formal dining area with breakfast nook, full kitchen, 2 bedrooms and a full bathroom (sleeps 4 comfortably). Panoramic views of many islands, Mount Baker, the Seattle skyline and Mount Rainier. Adjacent to a nature preserve. Quiet and restful, the Light Station is a short ride to gourmet restaurants and shopping.