17th Annual Art at Rice Creek Festival: September 13

The 17th Annual Art at Rice Creek Festival is just around the corner! Save the Date as you won’t want to miss all the fun […]


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Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts is a wellspring for the community providing inspiration, enrichment, enjoyment, opportunities, and education through the arts.

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts

Upcoming Events

Future Paths and A Reinvented Past: Keren Kroul and Susan Hensel
Aug 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 26 @ 4:00 pm
Future Paths and A Reinvented Past: Keren Kroul and Susan Hensel

Banfill-Locke is pleased to present work by two artists who explore life’s timeline and experience through very different artistic products. Keren’s watercolors investigate line, shape, narrative, and abstraction, through repetition, layering, and juxtaposition of color and imagery. Susan’s A Reinvented Past is a series of drawings, mixed media pieces, and assemblages that together investigate the relationship of memory, nostalgia and story.  The exhibition is on view August 29 to September 26, 2015.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.   Admission is always free.

There is an opening reception planned for Sunday, August 30 from 2 to 4 pm.  This is an open house format where you can enjoy refreshments and see the exhibition.  The artists will be in attendance.


Practice Writing
Sep 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Want to develop your writing practice?  Join other writers each Tuesday morning at BLCA to practice writing in this facilitated group.  Prompts are provided to inspire your writing for the day.  All types of writers at any skill level are invited.  Bring a notebook and a writing utensil.  This group is free to attend and no RSVP is necessary.

Life Drawing Co-op
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Each week the figure drawing co-op meets at Banfill-Locke. There is a nude model hired each week and attendees to the group share the model’s fee. Cost is usually about $10 per artist.  Bring your drawing materials and enjoy the practice of life drawing each week.

NOTE: this group does not meet in August 2015

Open Oil Painting Group
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each Thursday morning a group of oil painters come together to paint.  There is no formal instruction and no cost to participate. Drop in and paint with others in our classroom space.