Free Programs

Art education is mission-critical at BAC, and we offer it free of charge to the community. Check out our listings below to see what’s happening, and make sure to subscribe for our e-news so you don’t miss a thing.

Paint Out Winslow- Now Free!

Paint Out Winslow is back and better than ever with more territory to roam! Amateur and professional painters alike are invited to join us as we paint The Rock in our fourth annual plein air event.
Please check out our Paint Out Page for more info and entry form!

First Saturday artist talks and demos

Talk with our artists while you watch them in action. BAC hosts a free demo or gallery talk at 12:30 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month (and sometimes more!). No reservations are necessary unless otherwise noted – just stop in.

(Artwork images are courtesy of the artists.)

ARTIST’S INSIGHT | Napkin Folding Workshop with Laura Meinhardt

Saturday, September 2, 12:30 p.m. at BAC

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Join Laura Meinhardt, author of Olga’s Fabulous Folds, for a hands-on mini workshop on napkin folding, and impress your guests with exquisitely folded creations at your next dinner party.





ARTIST’S INSIGHT | Stellar’s Jay Demonstration with West Sound Wildlife Shelter

Saturday, October 7, 12:30 p.m. at BAC

See a Steller’s Jay up close and learn fun facts about this boisterous member of the Corvid family with a presentation by West Sound Wildlife Shelter. Bring your sketchbooks if you like, for a rare opportunity to draw this colorful bird from life.Suquamish Tribe

Thank you to the Suquamish Foundation, generous supporter of our 2016-2017 Artist’s Insight program.

Art After 60

Fittingly established when BAC turned 60, this beloved program puts teaching artists into retirement centers once per month to lead art classes.

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Learn more about Art After 60.

Art in the Lobby

Every summer, BAC sends teaching artists to Harrison Bremerton to lead hands-on therapeutic art activities with patients, staff, and waiting families.

Thank you to CHI Franciscan, generous supporter of our 2016-2017 program.

Learn more about Art in the Lobby.


Also of interest

Student artists


Art After 60

Art in the Lobby

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Scott Allen, Fallout (detail), 2013. Oil on board. Image courtesy of the artist.