Art of Darkness: Inspired by the Paranormal

Opening August 30, 2014, The Art of Darkness: Inspired by the Paranormal celebrates the paranormal through visual art. Since Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts is […]


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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

Cancelled: Art and Architecture of Egypt
Aug 18 @ 12:30 pm – Aug 21 @ 2:00 pm

Discover how the Ancient Egyptians used art to communicate ideas. Learn about hieroglyphics (the Egyptian picture-language) and explore how the great pyramids were built. This class is targeted for 7-11 year olds.

Open Oil Painting Group
Aug 21 @ 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.

NorthWords Writers
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

The NorthWords Writers meet together monthly to critique each other’s work.  The meetings are facilitated by Paula Cisewski, the Writer-in-Residence.  NorthWords meets on the fourth Friday of the month from 10 am to 12 pm.  Interested writers can attend the group once at no cost, but after the initial visit there is a $50 annual fee in addition to regular membership with BLCA.  Questions about the fee or the group can be addressed to

Practice Writing
Aug 26 @ 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.