BAC is the only nonprofit art gallery in Kitsap County that supports working artists’ livelihoods through year-round exhibitions and sales, while also providing completely free art outreach programs to schools, seniors, and the healthcare community.
Through our education and outreach programming, we help ensure that:
K-12 student artists get a chance to exhibit art and develop their talent. Each year we host two student shows and award three college scholarships to talented high school seniors.
Local art teachers get help obtaining needed supplies. Last year we distributed $3,300 in grants to fill the gap in art teachers’ supply and programming budgets.
Seniors in retirement centers get access to free art education at their residences. Last year, Art After 60 served 30 seniors per month at three centers, creating transformative opportunities for residents to socialize, share stories, and become artists.
People in hospitals and treatment centers experience the healing power of art. Art in the Lobby and Art Rental take artwork and free art activities into healthcare settings, helping to ease stress and promote well-being in patients, families, and even staff.
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Amy D’Apice, Winslow Way Street Scene, 2015.