BAY CITY ARTS CENTER: Upcoming Workshops, Concerts, and a Musical!

This weekend on  July 9 & 10, 9am-4pm, Charlie Wooldridge will be hosting Discovery in Stone. This is a stone carving workshop aimed to help its participants uncover the emerging form of the organic material. The BCAC provides stone, tools, and instruction from 9am to 4pm both days. Tuition is by donation, and participants are asked to bring a lunch or plan on visiting one of Bay City’s local dining establishments. To register for Discovery in Stone, call Charlie at 503-842-7013.

July 15 at 7pm,  Hope Montgomery with the Invasive Species will open for Adventureland, a band of good-natured indie rock coming all the way from Little Rock, Arkansas. Their music has been described as lush, bright, and melody-centered, moving freely between emotional highs and lows. Tickets are $20 in advance by reservation at, or $25 at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show starts at 7pm.


July 23 & 24, 10am-2pm get creative with our Screen Printing Workshop! Two instructors on hand for the weekend and endless possibilities. All materials are supplied including inks, equipment, and paper. If you’d like to try printing on clothing, bring your own. There are No COVID protocols in effect at this time. Attendance both days and pre-registration required. Register by texting 731-592-1737 (Hope) or emailing

July 30, 9am-4pm we have our sought after Batik Workshop. Registration is currently full, but continue checking our emails and website for upcoming Batik opportunities, and be sure to register early!

As always, on the first Friday of the month on August 5, 5pm-7pm, we will hold a Gallery Reception for the BCAC Artist of the Month. This monthly event is free and open to the public. Be sure to read our upcoming newsletter for more information on the featured artists- this will be a night you don’t want to miss!

On August 6 at 7pm, come join us for the award-winning musical, The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown. This 5 year love story is told by Jamie, a thriving novelist who begins at the beginning of the relationship, and Cathy, a struggling actress who tells the story from the end of the marriage back to their first date. “Jamie” is played by Quentin Fettig, a recent graduate from NYU with a Masters in Musical Theater, and “Cathy” is played by local performer and professional vocalist, Dana Reynolds. Brandon Lucas from Lincoln City is the pianist. Tickets are $20 in advance by reservation at or visiting one of the listed sponsors, or $25 at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show starts at 7pm.

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