April 5th – Artists of the Month Reception: The BCAC welcomes Tillamook High School & Wilson River High School as the April Artists of the Month. Students will display their works and all sale proceeds go directly to the students. Reception begins at 5pm and light refreshments will be served. Admission is free and open to all ages. Artwork will be on display throughout the month and can be viewed during regular BCAC events and on Tuesday and Friday from 11am – 1pm. Special viewing appointments may be scheduled at (503) 377-9620.
April 6th & 7th – Join the BCAC for another “Discovery in Stone” workshop. The workshop will be from 9am – 4pm each day at the BCAC and is open to all ages and experience levels. The class is open house style instruction with teachers and experienced stone carvers on hand to answer questions and share techniques. Tools are available for use and purchase on site. The workshop is by donation, and feel free to bring food to share during the lunch hour.
April 12th – Life Drawing The BCAC invites you to participate in a Life Drawing Study hosted by Hope Montgomery from 6pm – 8pm. Admission per class is $10 for general public, and $5 for BCAC members. Supplies, paper and tools will be available by donation. For more information contact Hope at (731) 592-1737.
April 13th – Watercolor Painting Classes: The BCAC will feature a watercolor painting class series led by Deb Maynard. The course will run from 1pm – 5pm on Saturdays: April 13th, 20th, and 27th. Cost is $20 per person per class, and $15 for BCAC Members. The first class will focus on the basics, covering tools of the trade, stretching and drying paper, tricks and transfers, and the use of templates. The second class will delve deeper into painting techniques and specialized tools. The third class will reinforce the techniques covered in previous classes and help students develop approaches for self-directed practice. For more info or to register contact the BCAC Office at (503) 377-9620.
April 21st – Monthly Pancake Breakfast: Join the BCAC for an all you can eat Pancake Breakfast from 8am – Noon; Adults $5, youth $4, discounts available to BCAC members. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, veggie sausage, and Charlie’s famous baked beans! This is a family friendly event where you can enjoy great food, and the company of friends.
YOGA – Tuesdays Weekly: Join us for weekly Yoga at the Bay City Arts Center taught by Emily Fanjoy. Sessions are every Tuesday evening begin at 5:30pm. Classes are $10 per session or $8 per session for BCAC members. Drop ins welcome. This series is for beginner to intermediate levels to increase flexibility and strength. No class on April 4th, and May 14th. If you have questions please contact Emily at (503) 333-4406.
Members Wanted: The Bay City Arts Center is kicking off our annual membership drive.
Become a member now for a low annual rate of $50 for a family, $20 for an individual and only $10 for Students/seniors. Membership not only helps to support ongoing arts programs at the BCAC, but also gets you discounted admission to BCAC sponsored events, event updates via e-mail, annual meeting invite and much more! Join today by stopping into our office, attending an event, or signing up online.
Attention Artists: We are looking for interested individuals to participate in the BCAC Artist of the month program. Interested artists should contact Leeauna Perry in the BCAC office at (503) 377-9620. Selected artists will be featured for a month during the calendar year. This is a great way to get your art featured, and generate some art sales!!
Program Ideas: The Bay City Arts Center is expanding our Education & Outreach program, if you have suggestions for classes, or interest in teaching an art class, contact Leeauna at (503) 377-9620.
Community Art & News:
April 27th : Calling all volunteers! The City of Tillamook, the Tillamook Bay Watershed Council (TBWC), Tillamook Estuaries Partnership (TEP), and the Tillamook County Historical Society (TCHS) have joined forces to organize a series of volunteer work parties aimed at improving and maintaining Tillamook’s historic waterfront parks. You can join the fun on Saturday, April 27th, for the second work party at Hoquarton Park from 9am to 3pm. Hand tools will be provided and the City is providing the pizza. If you would like to volunteer, meet us in the parking lot of Hoquarton Park and bring a friend.
Bay City Arts Center
On the corner of 5th & A Streets in downtown Bay City.
Mission Statement: The purpose of the Bay City Arts Center is to establish and maintain a community arts center and to design and administer programs and events that support creativity and reach out to youth and adults of Tillamook County.