Kitsap-wide scavenger hunt for handblown glass floats

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s Kitsap County-wide scavenger hunt for handblown glass floats returns June 15-July 13.

BIMA’s Treasure Trek: A Glass Float Seek & Keep includes 200 hand-blown glass orbs that will be hidden on public lands county in a scavenger hunt.

Young glassblowers are creating 200 balls stamped with BIMA’s logo. The balls, or “floats” (inspired by the glass fishing net floats used by Japanese fishermen), will be hidden in parks, on trails and beaches, and other public lands thanks to the support of BI Metro Park & Recreation District, the county Parks Department, Poulsbo Parks & Recreation, the Suquamish Foundation and Clear Creek Trail.

Never in plain sight, the floats could be behind a log, in a tree, in a hollowed-out stump, under a bush, or other spots that help camouflage the yellow, grapefruit-sized artworks. The translucent treasures will always be about an arm’s reach from marked pathways.

For a complete list of locations and rules, visit the Treasure Trek section of BIMA’s website at:

New this year, BIMA will be hosting an exhibition of work by Hilltop Artists in celebration of the organization’s 30th anniversary. The exhibition will be open from June 15-30 and, like the museum, is free from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. BIMA will host a free public reception June 22 from 5-8 p.m.

On BI, the glass floats will be hidden at: Fort Ward Park, Grand Forest East, Hawley Cove Park, Manzanita Park and Strawberry Hill Park.

In Bremerton at: Chico Salmon Viewing Park and county Fairgrounds Trails.

In Hansville at Buck Lake County Park.

In Ollala at: Anderson Point County Park – 8401 SE Millihanna Rd, 98359

In Port Orchard at: Howe Farm County Park, Long Lake County Park and South Kitsap Regional Park.

In Poulsbo at: American Legion Park, Fish Park, Island Lake County Park and Nelson Park.

In Seabeck at Guillemot Cove Trailhead.

In Silverdale at: Clear Creek Trail, and Kitsap County Anderson Landing Park.