People & Places

West Sound has an incredible number of talented artists, interesting people, fascinating places and popular destinations. We love to share their stories with our readers. These articles are only a sample of what we have in WestSound Home & Garden magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version to see all of what we have to offer!

Master Potter Dan Barnett — Blending Beauty and Durability through Clay Art

Entering a clay artist’s workspace can be an experience in sensory overload, with so much to see, absorb and understand. There are bags and buckets of clay, buckets and pots of glaze, bowls of slip and stains, work tables, large pieces of mechanical … read more

CVG

The CVG Showcases Juried Art from Around the State

One of the most prestigious juried art shows in Washington takes place right in West Sound. Bremerton’s Collective Visions Gallery organizes the CVG Show every year, attracting hundreds of submissions as well as visitors to the exhibit. The 2018 show had nearly 900 … read more

Seabeck

Seabeck — A Touch of New England

The Seabeck community has one of the most interesting histories in the state of Washington. Marshall Blinn and William Adams founded the community around 1856, when they sailed into the harbor after a trip from Maine that took them 196 days to complete. … read more

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

Historic Bainbridge Schoolhouse Lives on as Museum

In the building’s 110-year existence, it has been poked and prodded, repainted, rewired, moved from one end of the island to the other, retrofitted with an annex and lifted to dig a basement to provide climate-controlled storage and more research space. Fittingly, the … read more

Old Town Brugge along the canal
Travel Bug

Find Your Way to Enchanting Brugge, Belgium

The medieval village of Brugge, Belgium, is a major tourist destination in Europe. But it only feels that way between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. That’s when the Market Square is bustling with day visitors, via bus from Brussels and … read more

Christmas Events 2018

Celebrate the Holiday Season on the Kitsap Peninsula

A Holiday Planning Calendar Courtesy of Visit Kitsap...

The skies may be gray this time of year, but the cities and towns around the Kitsap Peninsula region are glowing with bright-colored lights, festive window displays and lots of holiday cheer to share with visiting family and friends. November events kick off … read more

Brad Stave — Artist in Wood

Brad Stave — Artist in Wood

Brad Stave was perhaps born to be a woodworker. First off, there’s his name, “stave,” which means a vertical wooden plank that’s attached side-by-side to similar planks to make a barrel, bucket or other container. Then there’s the fact that he received his … read more

Angela Sell prefers a cream linin pad that includes a custom stamp and her signature happy face for her handwritten notes.

Grace Notes

Think handwritten notes are a thing of the...

Digital dudes and divas everywhere may understand the importance of a thank-you email but may underestimate the power of a handwritten “thank you” or “just because.” “Letters are magical. It’s like giving someone a hug and saying, ‘I care about you,’” said Dee … read more

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