Our Mission

Our Mission
Our mission is to support the GLBR by providing a vibrant arts center dedicated to making the visual arts relevant and accessible to all.


Studio 23/The Arts Center:

  • Is devoted to inspiring the community through visual arts and education.
  • Strives to provide a wide variety of visual art education.
  • Is a supportive arts community committed to artistic integrity and inclusion.
  • Is dedicated to providing opportunities for people to make personal connections through the visual arts
  • Believes in nurturing curiosity by inspiring creativity through the visual arts.
  • Fosters a collaborative environment to support initiatives in the GLBR.
  • Is committed to providing a welcoming arts center for all.

Studio 23/The Arts Center (Studio 23) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit serving the Great Lakes Bay Region. We have an annual budget of $540,000 and raise those funds through events, grants, programs, memberships and donations. Our annual fundraisers are the Chalk Walk Art Festival and the Black & White Affair. We receive funding from the Bay Area Community Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs (MCACA), local community organizations and individual donors.

To see our financials please click the link below:

2018 Annual Report

GuideStar Profile


We will…

  • Be the leading visual arts organization in the region
  • Support a strong local artist community
  • Be financially sustainable
  • Provide the opportunity to buy quality art
  • Teach students of all ages a variety of visual arts