BIMA’s Treasure Trek

BIMA’s Treasure Trek

Bainbridge Island
550 Winslow Way East
15 Jun
  • June 15th to July 13th, 2024
  • 8am-10pm
  • 550 Winslow Way East Bainbridge Island
  • Special Event

The hunt returns — June 15-July 13!
Grab your galoshes and get ready to discover art where you least expect it in BIMA’s Treasure Trek: A Glass Float Seek & Keep. This summer, 200 yellow hand-blown glass orbs will be hidden on public lands across Kitsap County just waiting to be discovered and treasured by intrepid art lovers. The rules are simple: you find it, you keep it—however we ask that you just keep one so more people can enjoy the hunt.

Working in partnership with Tacoma youth development arts non-profit Hilltop Artists, young glassblowers are creating 200 unique glass 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 across the county. Never quite 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 grapefruit-sized artworks. But there’s no need to go tromping around off-trail, these translucent treasures will always be about an arm’s reach from marked pathways.

Found one? It’s yours to keep! Keep just one, but continue to hunt and share photos if you’d like—share your find with the hashtag #BIMATreasureTrek and be entered to win one of five prize packages.

Our first float drop will be June 15, 2024 and more will be hidden over the next two weeks, so don’t give up if you don’t find one on your first outing.

Visit our webpage to see information on which park locations will be participating!

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

  • 550 Winslow Way East Bainbridge Island, WA
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