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The 2014 Bainbridge in Bloom

Kenna Moser, Traverse, beeswax, vintage envelope, collage and oil paint on wood panels, 5” x 5”

Kenna Moser, Traverse, beeswax, vintage envelope, collage and oil paint on wood panels, 5” x 5”

Friday, July 11

     (preview day)

Saturday, July 12

     (general admission day)

Many visitors to the Bloom come each year for the insider’s view of inspiring private gardens, others find ideas and motivation for their own plantings, and still others come to enjoy the live music throughout the tour. Visitors may journey to the gardens by bike, car or ride a bus arranged through Agate Pass Transportation.

The 26th annual tour is a production of the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council.  All proceeds benefit Arts & Humanities programs.

Extended hours in the gardens this year, 9am – 5pm

Five exquisite, private gardens

The Bloom Hub will once again be at the Filipino-American Hall

Tickets go on sale in May, 2014.

Kenna Moser, Whisper, beeswax, vintage envelope, collage and oil paint on wood panels, 6” x 6”

Kenna Moser, Whisper, beeswax, vintage envelope, collage and oil paint on wood panels, 6” x 6”

The 2014 Bloom Poster Art

Kenna Moser, Beyond, beeswax, vintage letter, collage and oil paint on wood panels, 12” x 6”

Kenna Moser, Beyond, beeswax, vintage letter, collage and oil paint on wood panels, 12” x 6

This year, three pieces of art were chosen to represent the Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour. Whisper, Beyond, and Traverse, by local artist Kenna Moser, will be featured on the Bloom posters and other materials throughout the coming months.

Kenna’s explains that her unique paintings “begin with an antique letter/envelope and collage elements carefully cut out, then glued to a wood panel, followed by a signature layer of beeswax. The beeswax is applied hot, smoothed and buffed. Garden specimens and small figures are painted on top of the wax. The resulting paintings speak to a personal relationship with the written word and the natural environment.”

To learn more about Kenna’s creative approach to this year’s Bloom artwork, visit kennamoser.com.

We so appreciate Kenna, for sharing your work with the Arts & Humanities Council and the community. Thank you to all who submitted images for the 2014 Bainbridge in Bloom poster art competition.

 

Why Bainbridge in Bloom?

Summer brings visitors to the Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour for an assortment of reasons. Some love getting an insider’s view of the exquisite, sometimes hidden spaces that make Bainbridge such a gem. Others are passionate gardeners who seek ideas and inspiration for planting and design. Still others grab a friend and make the trip to experience the joy and fun of a reliably high-caliber garden tour on a gorgeous July afternoon.

What not all patrons realize is that Bainbridge in Bloom is also the nonprofit Arts & Humanities Council’s most important annual fundraiser. We use proceeds from the garden tour for an array of purposes throughout the year:

  • To engage young people in a full range of quality arts and humanities programs
  • To provide professional development, support, and recognition for members of our cultural community
  • To engage people beyond the island in the creative mélange that is Bainbridge

Become a Bloom Sponsor and be part of an island tradition.

Download Sponsorship packet here

To stay apprised of all things Bloom, including the 2013 tour, email bloom@bainbridgeartshumanities.org and we’ll add you to our mailing list.

More information

Volunteer Opportunities at Bainbridge in Bloom

Evening in Bloom

2013 Garden Descriptions

2013 Poster art