We have four galleries—the Main, the Higby, the Miller, and the Cafe—and each gallery changes out almost every month. That's over 30 exhibitions a year! There's so much art to see, you'll have to visit us often to see it all. 


Luckily, it's always free to visit. Hope to see you soon!

57th Bay Annual Competition and Exhibition

A Fine Arts Competion

June 5 – July 11

The 57th Bay Annual Competition and Exhibition is a juried show with a Best of Show winner and several merit awards given. Come see who wins the fine arts competition this year!


Art shouldn't be silent—especially in times like these.

We met with a group of local Black artists in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, and together we came up with this exhibition.

We made a call for art from local Black artists that expresses their experience, feelings, and thoughts about the Black experience in America.

This is just the first step in longer-term collaborations with our Black artist community as we help to amplify their voices and experiences.

July 3 – August 1

A Local Artist Exhibition

Black Lives Matter

"The Silence of Liberty", Gary Pope, Jr., $5,500


A Ray of Sunshine

A Sarah Burris Exhibition

July 3 – August 1

In the Higby Gallery, the Center for the Arts will feature the art of Sarah Burris, local artist and a familiar, friendly face at the Bay County Library. 


“For me, art is like journaling—a way to get my feelings out,” says Sarah.


She feels like her style morphs mediums depending on her concept, but lately she’s been doing a lot of collage, which is what she’ll be showing at the Center for the Arts.




Ashlen McWhorter

July 3 – August 1

Art has been a vital part of Ashlen's life as long as she can remember. She's dabbled in a lot of different mediums, but, lately, she’s been making scanographs.


“These scanographs capture my fascination with the patterns of nature that are often just shy of mathematical perfection,” said Ashlen. “Some of the pieces are perfectly symmetrical, while others seem so until you take a closer look! This quality makes creating these works such a therapeutic endeavor since I never pre-plan the pieces.”



We have a lot of exhibits coming up! We hope you come to see them.

Skateboard Deck Art Challenge

July 18–August 29

Reworking exhibitions calendar


Reworking exhibitions calendar



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