2021 Exhibition Schedule

2021 Exhibition Season

Exhibition Schedule for 2021

Rosemary Kavanagh: My Bay City Family Tree

Rosemary Kavanagh’s paintings depict the authentic theme of her family’s connection to the historic past of Bay City. Her interpretations of the past are manifested in oil paintings and mixed-media costumes fashioned from antique dress patterns.

Love Letters from World War II reception with the artist.

February 13, 2021, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.

Teenworks and Kids’ Kreations 2021

ONLINE GALLERY OPENS MARCH 1, 2021 

Teenworks & Kids’ Kreations celebrates the artwork created by students attending art classes throughout Bay County. This is a wonderful opportunity to see their imaginative art displayed in a virtual exhibit in the online gallery on our website.

Land to River

March 25 – MAY 15, 2021

This invitational exhibit features artists as communicators, explorers and environmentalists. This is a collaboration between Saginaw Basin Land Conservancy and Studio 23.

Public reception: Thursday, March 25, 2021, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Painters and Potters 2021

May 27 – July 10, 2021

This annual exhibit showcases the artwork created by the talented students and instructors of Studio 23 during the 2020–2021 terms. You are invited to meet the artists and instructors, plus learn more about our education programs during the reception.

Public reception: Thursday, May 27, 2021, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Afterglow: Immediately after reception

Bonnie Lalley, artist and illustrator

July 22 – September 11, 2021

Bonnie Lalley is a full-time artist, illustrator, and art instructor at Delta College. She lives in the countryside by choice, as flora and fauna are the motifs she loves best. Her 100-year-old home and studio in the Thumb reflect her aesthetic with vintage colors and patinas.

Chalk Walk Art Festival 2021

August 14, 2021

This annual festival features chalk art, live music, art market and food vendors on the sidewalks of historic Downtown Bay City near Wenonah Park. 

50 Artists of the Great Lakes Bay Region

September 23 – November 13, 2021

This eight-week exhibit showcases the works of 50 artists selected by a jury of experts in visual art and community leaders from the region. The Great Lakes Bay Region includes the counties of Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw.

Public Reception: Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Richard VanNostrand Photography

November 27, 2021 – January 8, 2022

This exhibition includes photographs by award-winning Bay City photographer Richard VanNostrand. The family collection includes themes of nature, history, sports and community.  

Public Reception: December 4, 2021, 2:00 – 4:00pm

Featured exhibition for Black & White Affair: Friday, December 10, 2021

Studio 23/The Arts Center

901 N. Water Street, Bay City, MI 48708

989-894-2323 •www.studio23baycity.org