Downtown abbey

During the summer of 2018, with minimal tools and budget, Bainbridge Island Downtown Association executed on a playful idea. Since their young intern, Abbey, wasn’t aware of all that the Bainbridge downtown had to offer, we decided to set forth on a storytelling journey: DownTown Abbey. Full of faux drama, these eleven 30-second spots played on social media to delighted followers and helped to show the many reasons why our downtown area has something special for everyone.


Episode 1, Season Premier @ZBONESPETMERCANTILE

A young woman’s voyage of discovery of #downtown #BainbridgeIsland.

Wow! Times are changing. There’s a lot more to this place than she remembered. Where else should Abbey go? There is so much to discover! #DiscoverBainbridgeIsland

Backstory: Over the summer, Abbey served as the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association’s wonderful intern. In addition to helping us with many important tasks, she was also a very good sport when her name inspired the idea for the DownTown Abbey series. When she’s not playing the lead role in Instagram mini-promotional-dramas, she enjoys shopping for succulents @Plum. And, in case you were wondering, her dog Gus’ full name is Gustav.

1920s Hat Credit: @melimelovintageboutique @melimeloivb
Music credit: Pond5

Episode 2, @shopmagnolias @magnoliasseabrook


Episode 3, @eagleharborbooks


Episode 4, @WildernestOutdoorStore


Episode 5, @castellanodesign


Episode 6, Kids Discovery Museum @KiDiMuMuseum


Episode 7, @CovetBoutiqueonBainbridgeIsland @covetboutique


Episode 8, @PelindabaLavenderBainbridge @pelindabalavender


Episode 9, @bonbonbainbridge @bon_bon_candies


Episode 10, @littleislandcrafts


Episode 11, Season Finale @KellyJohnstonART