The launch of the new coffee bar helps kick off BIMA’s 10th Anniversary!!!

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Bainbridge Island, WA - Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is proud to announce the unveiling of a redesigned BIMA Bistro including a new Pegasus Coffee espresso bar. The launch of the new Bistro will be celebrated with a kick-off reception on Friday, May 5th. The BIMA Bistro is located in the heart of the museum, enveloped in the art of the Puget Sound region, and is known locally as the living room of the community. The Museum and Bistro are located right at the first intersection when driving off the ferry at 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110.

In response to frequent visitor requests for espresso at the museum, the remodeled Bistro will now offer a full menu of espresso-based beverage options featuring Pegasus’ top-quality coffee, ethically sourced and roasted weekly on Bainbridge Island. The new coffee bar will complement Chef Stephanie Knutson’s rotating menu of artfully created and seasonally inspired Pacific Northwest cuisine. The Bistro’s updated look pulls from coffeehouse culture, using rich tones to create a cozy feel, and a salon-style wall featuring art from BIMA’s Permanent Art Collection.

“Coffee and art make the perfect pairing,” said Korum Bischoff, BIMA’s Director of Communications & Visitor Experience. “For years now, one of the most frequent questions we get at museum reception is whether the Bistro has espresso. We’re thrilled that the answer will finally be ’YES.’ The redesign of the Bistro space and partnership with Pegasus Coffee will enhance the overall experience for our visitors.”

In celebration of its 10th anniversary this year, Pegasus Coffee has also collaborated with BIMA to create a custom blend of coffee to be served and sold exclusively in the Bistro. The medium-roast blend features high-scoring coffees from Colombia, Sumatra, and Tanzania, and offers tasting notes of orange, spice, and subtle cocoa. The blend can be enjoyed exclusively at BIMA’s Bistro, and bags of whole bean coffee will be available for purchase at the museum’s gift shop and on the Pegasus Coffee website.

“We're thrilled to partner with BIMA to bring together two Island institutions,” said Pegasus President and co-owner Matt Grady, “and to promote a space that Pegasus has long supported and inhabited - the intersection of great coffee, community, and the arts.”

The collaboration with the BIMA is part of Pegasus Coffee’s efforts to expand its presence on Bainbridge Island. The Coffee Bar at BIMA Bistro provides a convenient location for Island commuters and visitors alike to grab a high-quality cup of coffee just steps from the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal.

The Bistro is now open Wednesday-Monday 10am-4pm and Tuesday 10am-3pm. For more information visit

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Bainbridge Island Museum of Art inspires curiosity, wonder, and understanding by connecting people with the contemporary art and craft of the Puget Sound region. The art museum exhibits, interprets, preserves, collects, and promotes works of proven cultural value as well as new works by emerging artists and craftspeople.

The art museum is open daily, year-round, from 10am-5pm, and admission is always free. From June 30-September 2, 2023, the museum will be open until 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. BIMA is located in beautiful downtown Bainbridge Island, at the corner of Hwy 305 and Winslow Way, just steps away from the ferry terminal, and with easy access via public transportation or by car from the Kitsap Peninsula.

BIMA is supported through contributions by members and donors like you, with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Arts, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, Laird Norton Wealth Management, Stoel Rives LLP, BIMA PRISM Fund for Cultural Programs & Celebrations.

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