Photo of News at BARN - Closed through the end of April.

In response to updated guidance from the CDC and the Washington State Department of Health, BARN will continue to be closed through the end of April.

However, the real story is how our volunteers are stepping up with creativity and care to make a difference in our community. BARN
is working with Bainbridge Prepares and COBI's Emergency Operations Center to organize volunteers who are making face masks for health care providers. Several studios have donated N95 masks and nitrile gloves that they had in stock. Weare keeping our commercial kitchen available for organizations like Arms Around Bainbridge to continue to provide healthful meals to families in need. This past weekend, the Woodworking Studio designed and built outdoor food cabinets for Helpline House, so they can continue to provide food to those who need it.

In addition, we are making connections through Internet channels. BARN staff and volunteers are developing ideas for online learning and sharing. Certificate of Craft students and faculty are learning through technology: doing design work and home jewelry projects.

If you want to learn more about how you can contribute to the COVID-19 response, please contact  

Listen to the latest BCB/BARN media arts podcast with Loren Bast of Bainbridge Prepares:

Thank you for your understanding and support. I continue to welcome your questions, ideas, or concerns. Please contact me at

May we all remain healthy and be happily reconnecting in person, soon,

Denise M. Dumouchel, PhD
Executive Director
Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network
206-842-4475 x201

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BARN is a nonprofit community center for craft and invention on Bainbridge Island, Washington. Its mission is to support an open, inter-generational community of artisans and makers who are dedicated to learning, teaching, sharing, and inspiring one another with creativity, craftsmanship and community service. BARN includes artisan studios in the following disciplines: Electronic and Technical Arts, Fiber Arts, Glass Arts, Jewelry & Fine Metals, Kitchen Arts, Media Arts & BCB, Metal Fabrication, Print & Book Arts, Woodworking and Small Boat Building, and Writers. To learn more visit

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