Saturday Event

On Saturday evening, the Museum transforms—the summer night is filled with the scent of fresh flowers and the sounds of sparkling conversation and beautiful music by Deseo Carmin wafting through the galleries. Guests sample a culinary feast of delectable hors d’oeuvres, fine wines, sparkling champagne, and a hosted bar with specialty cocktail, all while bidding on more than 50 artworks in a silent auction.

Guests then move into the Feferman Gallery for a beautiful three-course dinner prepared by Simply Bainbridge with desserts created by Tamas Ronyai of TR A’telier. Enjoy your delectable dinner while bidding on exquisite fine art pieces, including paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, photography and jewelry, plus exceptional travel and culinary experiences. The evening concludes with a Raise-the-Paddle in support of BIMA and the amazing artists who grace its halls and galleries.

Saturday Night guests receive complimentary tickets to the Friday event as well!

Come with the crowd at 5:30 pm


Be An Angel!
Art Angels receive the premier BIMA Bash! experience with an array of special benefits. Privately view and bid on Silent Auction items early while enjoying delicious food and drink.  Angels also receive early registration, in-house reserved parking, an exclusive performance by Deseo Carmin, and a complimentary ticket for a specially-curated Art Angel raffle.


$350 General Admission.
$500 Art Angel.
Purchase here.
RSVP by May 11.
Cocktail attire.

Date & Location:

Saturday, June 9

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way East
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110


4:30 – Early Entry for Art Angels

4:45 – 5:30  – Art Angel Reception

5:00 – Registration open for General Admission

5:30 – Entrance to Galleries opens. Cocktails, wine and hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, music. Hosted by John Kenyon Ellis & David Silverman.

6:20 – Silent Auction closes

6:30 – Dinner and Live Auction with auctioneer David Silverman.
Special guest: Robert Santelli. Noted arts advocate, museum executive, author, historian and educator, Santelli has led such distinguished organizations as Experience Music Project, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and currently The GRAMMY Museum. A  Bainbridge Island resident, he’s an inspiring speaker on the impact of investment in the cultural sector.

8:40 – Check-out/pick-up begins


COMING SOON: Check back for previews of items that will be available in the Silent and Live Auction! Printed catalog will be available online June 1. All attendees will be mailed a printed copy June 1. 

Thank you to our generous BIMA BASH! sponsors: