Art Around the City

Art Around the City features 50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region. This is an outdoor exhibition that you can view in Downtown Bay City, Uptown Bay City, Veteran’s Park, and Bigelow Park around the Bay City Railtrail. Each artist has their artwork reproduced on a metal plate that also has an informational plaque of the artist.

For interviews and demonstrations from the artists click here. 

Click Here for Photo Gallery of Art Around The City Artists 2021

This public art project is now open after  the  ribbon cutting with Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on November 13, 2021.


Award Winners for 50 Artists and Art Around the City

Congratulations to all the winners!

Juried Awards for 50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region 2021

Best of Show: Debra LaRocque          

Award of Merit: Laurie Russell-Parrent     

Award of Merit: Vicki Winton

People’s Choice Awards for Art Around the City 2021

People’s Choice Award: Vicki Winton

Runner Up People’s Choice: Michael Inman

Runner Up People’s Choice: Matt Lewis




This program is supported by local businesses and organizations.

Thank you to Art Around the City Sponsors 2021

1st State Bank
AHP Financial Services Inc.
Artigiano Artisan Cheese Shoppe
Bay Animal Hospital
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Bay Arts Council
Bay Carbon, Inc.
Bay County Historical Society
Bay Landscaping
Bob & Sue Bloenk
City of Bay City, Michigan
Clements Electric
Covenant Health Care
Golden Gallery
Robert & Joyce Hetzler
Jolt Credit Union
Elizabeth Loll
Christopher & Susan Moss
Bob & Jane Rogers
Shannon Rose
Rotary Bay City Morning
Drs. Fran Santoro & Paul Revard
State Theatre
Earl & Marilyn Soules
Strokhirch Family
The Thumb Print
Frank and Janet Whitley
Mike Zureich

Thank you to 50 Art Advocates 2021

Leeds and Margaret Bird
Thomas Bock & Karen Tighe
Larry and Shanna Butcher
Dr. Cheryl Canfield
Don Carlyon
Dr. Rajesh & Sarah Dandamudi
Janet Darby
Carol Fowler
Bruce Francke
C. Joanne Grabinski
Guy & Nancy Greve
Edward & Kathryn Langenburg
Kaly LeBourdais
Alan & Carol Maciag
John McAlpine
Jean McCue
Armin Mersmann & Valerie Allen
Christopher Moss & Susan Moss
George & Judy Mullison
Jennifer Paradise
Sally Rose
Dominic Sakon & Amy Gibas
Charlie & Kathy Schwartz
Jerry Somalski & Wanda Dziwura
Tim & Jan Tobin
Mark & Maria Trahan
Dee Dee Wacksman
Brent & Tara Welch
Sandra Welch
Jett & Shelley Whitehead
Amy Wurdock
Lori Zurvalec


We do have a limited number of  sponsorships available  for our 2021-2023 program. Each sponsorship supports one artist on the trail. Your logo will be placed on a plaque and you will be recognized on our website. Sponsorship is $250 for one artist. You can also support Studio 23 by covering the cost of the metal plate in addition to your $250 sponsorship.


To support this program please click on the donate link HERE.

Thank you!