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.

Life Drawing Co-op
Aug 20 @ 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 $9 per artist.  Bring your drawing materials and enjoy the practice of life drawing each week.

NOTE: this group does not meet in July

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