#VirginiaListens: Trees, Inspiration and Community Art on Bainbridge Island

To believe in my dreams and in myself … to wear my retainer… to listen to my mother… to see myself as others see me … to have the world have no violence … to be the best I can be … to be as patient as my husband….

DSC06514These are just a few of the inspirations the Listening Trees on Bainbridge Island are hearing.

Last month, six Listening Trees were installed along Winslow Way and near Waterfront Park on Bainbridge Island as a community art project hosted by Virginia Mason. The goal of the project is to encourage the community to share their thoughts with each other, as well as to generate conversation.

“The Listening Trees continue to serve their intended purpose and have been exceptionally popular with the community,” says Andy Baylor, director, Bainbridge Island Medical Center. “I have had several team members tell me that although they initially thought this was some crazy marketing idea, they have really come to see the community engage with the concept and see the buzz it has created. I have had community members stop me randomly and tell me how cool this is.”

To learn more about the Listening Trees and the overall Virginia Listens campaign, visit our website or follow us on social media, including Facebook and Twitter.


Listening Tree 1

Listening Trees 2


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