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

Lou CabeenArtists 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.

Mary McInnisWe support student artists, mounting two art shows per year for elementary, middle-school, and high-school students and offering annual scholarships to high school seniors who are planning to study art in college.

We also support residents of local retirement homes through Art After 60, a program that reminds seniors how great it feels to make art.

Free programs


Support for student artists


Art After 60

Art in the Lobby

Make a donation

If you’re interested in being added to our Education mailing list, contact Georgia Browne, our Programming and Outreach Director, at

On this page, from top

Stephen Rock, Tool Learning Blocks (detail). Image courtesy of the artist. Lou Cabeen discusses her artist book Garden Stories. Gallery photo. Mary McInnis gives a Saturday painting demo. Susan Wiersema photo.