Photo of Bainbridge Island Museum of Art launches online fundraiser in support of its mission and programs on October 1.

Bainbridge Island, WA — The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) announces two great ways to show your love for the non-profit organization at Bid & Buy for BIMA, its biggest fundraising event of 2020. BIMA’s annual auction has moved online this year and has expanded to include a marketplace of affordable pieces making it accessible to anyone with a passion for art or desire to support the Museum. The auction and marketplace will open to members at 10 am on Thursday, October 1, and to the general public at 10 am on Monday, October 5. The event closes at 5 pm on Sunday, October 11. Participate or sign up for alerts at biartmuseum.org/bidandbuy.

BID! BIMA’s annual fine arts auction has expanded from its limited in-person gala to an online event that includes more than 100 pieces of highly collectible Northwest art, craft, and unique experiences. Artworks include a who’s who of regional artists including Victoria Adams, Kathryn Altus, Gayle Bard, Romson Bustillo, Marceil DeLacy, Joe Max Emminger, Steve Jensen, Anne Schreivogl, Preston Singletary, Kurt Solmssen, Barabara Earl Thomas, Dion Pickering Zwirner and a recent addition from contemporary artist and Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei. Experiences run the gamut from trips to Palm Desert and an overnight stay in Puget Sound’s oldest lighthouse to private mixers or lessons in studios and art spaces around the region.

BUY! Running along with the auction is BIMA’s companion event, an affordable, online Collectors Marketplace of art, craft, jewelry, antiques, and collectibles—something for every art lover and every budget! These items aren’t up for bid—once they’re gone, they’re gone, so don’t wait to catch one of these deals which include equally enticing works at affordable prices.

Bid & Buy for BIMA is made possible by generous support from Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Laird Norton Wealth Management, Hearthstone CPA Group, Town & Country Market, Wells Fargo, Stoel Rives, Puget Sound Energy, Susan Wiggs, Edward Jones: Christy Givans and Patty Perez, Fairbanks Construction Company, and The Marshall Suites.

Details:

  • October 1-4 - MEMBER-EXCLUSIVE FIRST ACCESS
    BIMA Members receive first access to purchase collectors marketplace items, bid on auctions, and take advantage of buy-it-now prices for auction items! Not a member? Join at https://www.biartmuseum.org/become-a-member/ today to get first access!
  • October 5-11 - AUCTION & MARKETPLACE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    The auction and collectors marketplace will be open to the public at 10am on Monday, October 5. Both portions of the event close at 5pm on Sunday, October 11.
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Bainbridge Island Museum of Art inspires curiosity, wonder and understanding by connecting people with the contemporary art and craft of the Puget Sound region. The art museum exhibits, interprets, preserves, collects, and promotes works of proven cultural value as well as new works by emerging artists and craftspeople. The art museum is open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Free admission. All COVID-19 precautions can be found at https://www.biartmuseum.org/reopening/. BIMA is located in beautiful downtown Bainbridge Island, at the corner of Hwy 305 and Winslow Way; just steps away from the ferry terminal, and with easy access via public transportation or by car from the Kitsap Peninsula.

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