Enjoy a Creative & Musical Summer with the Bay City Arts Center: Eric Sappington Concert June 25th, Art Reception July 1st, Workshops, and More!

The Bay City Arts Center has a full line up of music, arts, workshops, kids summer camps and more!  See details and flyers below for more information.

Youth Summer Camps 2022 – Free Tuition thanks to the Oregon Foundation Go Kids grant
To register, or for more info, contact Leeauna Peery at 503-842-2701 or kidarttillamook@gmail.com

Many of the summer camps are full – here is a list of those that are still open for registration:


Wooden Figurine Creation–NEARLY FULL
Grades 4th-7th
June 24th


Grades 4th-6th
Students may sign up for one, or both

Session 1–OPEN
July 18th-July 27th
8:30am-11:30 am

Session 2–OPEN
July 25th-July 29th
8:30am-11:30 am

Digital Photography Storytelling–OPEN
Grades 5th-10th
Students may sign up for one, or both

Session 1–OPEN
August 8th-August 11th

Session 2–FULL
August 15-August 18th

Get Creative Advanced–NEARLY FULL
Grades 3rd-6th
August 30

June 25th at 7pm we welcome Eric Sappington & friends, together as Mercury Band for a wonderful night of music from local talent. Eric is an extraordinarily talented storyteller, creator, painter, and musician who is an avid supporter of the arts in our community. Join us, and bring a friend! Tickets are $20 in advance by reservation at baycityartscenter@gmail.com, or $25 at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show starts at 7pm.


July 1, 5pm-7pm we have Tim Maynard as the BCAC Artist of the Month. This monthly event is free and open to the public. Tim specializes in underwater photography. His photos give us a glimpse into the vivid world of our aquatic neighbors. Tim’s work extends beyond just ocean and underwater photography, too. It is a show you won’t want to miss.


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.


On 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 baycityartscenter@gmail.com, or $25 at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show starts at 7pm.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for upcoming events include a concert with Karyn Ann & Friends on July 23 at 7pm. There will be a Printmaking Workshop on July 23 and 24, 9am-4pm both days. A week later on July 30, 9am-4pm we have a Batik Workshop. To register for these upcoming workshops, email baycityartscenter@gmail.com. More information to come!

(503) 377-9620
On the corner of 5th & A Streets in downtown Bay City.