Holiday Tea and Gift mART

Join us Thursday, December 4 from 6 to 8:30 pm for our Holiday kick-off event. Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts is gearing up for its […]


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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

Holiday Gift mART
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm

Join us in the galleries as we transform the space into a holiday gift mART, featuring the work of 30 local artists.  Everything from candles to knit wear to framed art to edibles, there is certainly something for someone on your gift list.  All proceeds benefit the artists and Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts.

The hours are 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday through Saturday and also Sunday, December 7 from 12 to 4 pm.

Portrait Drawing Group
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Do you love to draw or paint portraits? Are you looking for a place with like-minded people where you can practice your art?
The Portrait Drawing Coop extends this invitation to join them on Fridays from 10am-1pm to work on your skills using live, fully clothed models. Every other week the members will model for each other. All skill levels are welcome.
COST: $5 per session for members; $7 per time for nonmembers.

Closed for Christmas and New Year’s
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – Jan 2 @ 4:00 pm
NorthWords Writers
Dec 27 @ 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