Pets on View: Melissa Black’s Petburbia and Litters More Art + Pet Expo

Pets on View is a fun summer exhibition of art portraying those animals we love- our pets! From dogs and cats, to fish and ants, […]


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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

Pets on View
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – Aug 22 @ 4:00 pm
Pets on View

Pets on View is a fun summer exhibition of art portraying those animals we love- our pets!  From dogs and cats, to fish and ants, we’ll have it all!  Artist Melissa Black will present her Petburbia exhibition, and Kat Corrigan, Rebecca Meszler, Jessie Lawson, Marion Robison, Catherine Vesley, and Joyce VanderWyst will also share their unique artistic styles through pet art.

The exhibition is on view July 25 to August 22.  Gallery hours are 10 am to 4 pm and admission is always free.  Also join us for the opening reception on Friday, July 24 from 6-8 pm.

Additionally, on August 8 from 1 to 4 pm, we’ll be hosting a Pet Expo event, complete with pet activities, a scavenger hunt, local pet friendly vendors, and more!  Free to attend!

Practice Writing
Jul 28 @ 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
Jul 29 @ 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

Art on Wednesday Night: Paper Flowers
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Art on Wednesday Night

Enjoy an evening of art making led by local artists each Wednesday, June 17 through August 19 from 6 to 8:00 pm. Use your imagination and have fun in this series of classes designed for adults and adults and kids to take together. Try paper marbling, making monoprints, bookmaking, beading, drawing, painting and more!

Tuition: $10/individual or $15/one adult and child under 18 years of age per class or purchase a five class pass for $50/individual or $65/one adult and child under 18. Appropriate for adults and kids age six and up to take together.


July 29: Paper Flowers

Create interesting arrangements using hand-made flowers paired with outdoor treasures.

Instructor: Dede Barr