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.

 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 | Meet Jay, the Steller’s Jay Ambassador from West Sound Wildlife Shelter

Jay. Photo courtesy of 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.
Tell your friends you’re going via our Facebook Event!



Telltale Theater: An Evening of Morbid Mischief and Tales of Terror

6-7 p.m. Thursday, October 26 at BAC
Click here for details and reserve your spot!





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.