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Earth Art Bainbridge

explores how art inspires us to understand our impact on the natural world and encourage us to take action on climate change.

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ABOUT EARTH ART BAINBRIDGE


Earth Art Bainbridge is a program that brought together artists and our community to create a time and space where we can express our thoughts and feelings about climate change through visual art, music, poetry, performance, experience and discussion. It was held during the month of April, 2016 to coincide with our celebration of Earth Day.

Art reflects where we are as a culture, and it gives us a way to understand and engage with difficult topics. Most of us have engaged with the topic of climate change primarily through facts and figures, by reading articles and hearing news about the science of climate change. It’s a huge topic that’s difficult to grasp intellectually.

By approaching the topic through art, we offered our community a new way to engage with climate change, and initiated discussions about how we can envision a future living with climate change.

Climate change is the greatest challenge we have ever faced. Our art and conversation can help guide us through this challenge.

Art Workshops

Art workshops were offered during and/or prior to April, 2016 to invite the public to create art works in groups, inspired by specific climate change issues.

Displays and performances

All April (2016), art works were on display and performed at various venues throughout Bainbridge Island.

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Guest presenters and discussion

We had ample opportunities to discuss our response to the art works with community members.

APRIL, 2016

Earth Art Bainbridge is a community event, with art works being displayed and performed throughout the city of Bainbridge Island during the month of April, 2016.

Experience Earth Art Bainbridge beginning in downtown Winslow. To reach Winslow from the Kitsap Peninsula, take 305 South to Winslow Way and turn right. To reach Winslow from Seattle, take the Bainbridge Island Ferry and turn left. You’ll find parking, restaurants, and information all in Winslow.

221 Winslow Way W # 308, Bainbridge Island, WA, 98110

Earth Art Bainbridge was generously supported by a grant from the Bainbridge Community Foundation. You can continue to support programs like this one by donating to Sustainable Bainbridge and the Bainbridge Community Foundation.
What does art have to do with climate change?

Everything.

Through art, we engage with complex topics.
Through art, we better understand the issues we are facing.
Through art, we inspire a vision of the future.

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