Michiko OlsonBAC offers art education throughout the year, much of it free. 

Artists come to the gallery at least once a month to talk about their work or to demonstrate their materials and techniques. We’ve also had special guest lecturers discuss topics as varied as studio glass, Japanese American furniture design, and the history of the Museum of Modern Art.

For those who want to immerse themselves in art, we hold frequent in-depth artist workshops for artists of all levels and abilities.

Greg Kono

And we support student artists. We mount two art shows per year for elementary, middle-school, and high-school students, and we offer annual scholarships to high school seniors who are planning to study art in college. 

Free programs


Support for student artists


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Stephen Rock, Tool Learning Blocks (detail). Image courtesy of the artist.

Michiko Olson leads a gallery talk. Courtesy photo.

Greg Kono at a kite-making demo. Renea Neilson photo.