BIMA adds concerts to First Friday Art Walks

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is adding concerts to the city’s First Friday Art Walk.

The First Friday After Party Concert Series will be from 8-10 p.m. each month. General admission is $25.

The concerts will follow BIMA’s full slate of free First Friday Art Walk activities, which include free art projects and a pop-up from Black Love Market that runs from 5-8 p.m. throughout both floors of the museum.

BIMA is located at 550 Winslow Way E.

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Upcoming concerts include:

March 1 – King Youngblood plays energetic sets focused on reclaiming rock music, specifically black-fronted rock packed with strong songwriting, Afropunk attitude, and an undeniably exhilarating live show.

April 5 – Get your groove on with Day Soul Exquisite, a six-piece group from Seattle fronted by singer Francesca Eluhu. The QTBIPOC-led band is a mix of neo-soul, psychedelic R&B, and jazz.

May 3 – From the wild, wooly and weird Pacific Northwest, drummer/guitarist/singer Mark Pickerel is a leading voice in the PNW’s alt-country, blues and Americana music scenes. He has played on albums by Brandi Carlisle, and Nirvana.

BIMA will offer other new features in 2024, along with the museum’s exhibitions that serve as the backbone of the event.Black Love Market Pop-Up – This Seattle collective has become a recurring partner at BIMA. Focused on strengthening Black community by promoting and celebrating entrepreneurs, artists, activists, and educators, each month will feature a different group of vendors across many mediums and styles.

Art In Action – Join BIMA educators and teaching artists in the galleries for free, drop-in art-making workshops. Each month’s activity will be inspired by the exhibitions or by a seasonal or community celebration and is appropriate for crafters of any age.

Museum Store & BIMA Bistro – The bar will be open in the BIMA Bistro each month serving wine, beer, Pegasus Coffee and other non-alcoholic beverages. The Museum Store will be open until 8 p.m. with its usual artfully curated selection from artists and makers from around the region.

Music in the galleries – Join us as free live music wafts through the galleries as top youth talent provides a backdrop of light jazz.