BAC Art Moved to Winter Locations

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!  The Boyne Arts Collective Gallery (210 S. Lake St.) in the Boyne SOBO District has closed for winter.  BAC member artwork is currently displayed at Cafe Sante’ in Boyne City and the Made in Michigan Shop in the Boyne Mountain Village (Boyne Falls) across from the ticket office.  For more info, contact

Thanks to all our members and patrons for a successful 2013!  The BAC Gallery will reopen in Spring 2014.

BAC Gallery:  Ready for Valentines but Re-opening in Spring

BAC Gallery: Ready for Valentines but Re-opening in Spring

BAC Gallery:  Dressed for the Holidays and Re-opening in Spring

BAC Gallery: Dressed for the Holidays and Re-opening in Spring

BAC Gallery on January 31

BAC Gallery on January 31

Coming Soon! October 16, Fiber Arts Class

Would you like to make a fancy silk scarf for yourself or as a special holiday gift?  Our BAC fiber artists are eager to help you. To register…mail your name, email contact, phone number and class fee to:   Boyne Arts Collective, 210 S. Lake St, Boyne City, MI  49712

BAC to Offer Dance Classes Again in Spring 2014

Do you want to dance?  BAC Dance Classes will resume in the Spring of 2014. Follow this link to learn about dancing at the BAC

Seasonal BAC Workshops

 BAC October 2013 Ceramic Workshops 

 The Children’s Project: Paint a Pumpkin    Children 5-12 years old. About a 1 1/2 hour class to paint a jack-o- lantern. He has a lid and, when finished, can accommodate a small candle. The size is 5in. x 4.5in. Class size can be up to 10. Pumpkins will be available for pick up on the following Saturday. Date is Saturday afternoon Oct 12 at 2 PM. Suggested price for the class is $15.  Groups are welcome.

The Trick or Treat Bowl Project: Make a Generous Size Halloween Bowl -10in.x 4in.x 4¼in.  Age appropriate for 12 and over - 2 hour class. Class size can be up to 10. Work will be available for pick up at the gallery one week later. Class is Wednesday night, Oct 9 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Snacks and drinks are encouraged. (This project is a good “ladies night out” event). Suggested price for the class is $25.

For information and/or registration for either of these classes, contact Debbie Sears at 231-582-5877 or

BAC Oil Painting Workshop: October 1 & 2

Interested in oil painting?   Follow this link and join the fun!

Student Art Exhibit Opens August 16

Students of June Storm’s Watercolor Class are presenting an Art Exhibit at the Boyne Arts Collective’s (BAC) South Gallery, 210 S Lake Street, Boyne City…in the SOBO Art District.

You are invited to the Exhibit’s opening reception on Friday August 16 between 5 and 9 pm.  Student watercolor artwork as well as local art in a variety of media are on display in both galleries. Light snacks and punch will be available along with Boyne City’s Stroll the Streets.

The BAC Student Watercolor Show will be open for display on afternoons and weekends until after Labor Day. For further information, contact June Storm at the or

Steve August Performs at BAC: August 25

Steve August at the Piano

Steve August at the Piano

Mark the Date! Sunday, August 25, 4-6 PM : Jazz Pianist, Steve August performs in the BAC Gallery at 210 S. Lake St.,Boyne City. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.  Refreshments will be served.

Steve August, jazz pianist, composer, arranger and author, entertains with an eclectic piano style that draws on the deep traditions of Classical music and reaches into the Blues, Ragtime and Boogie.

BAC August Workshops

BAC Gallery

BAC Gallery

Learn how satisfying it can be to create your own art!  Join us at the BAC Gallery for one or more of these August workshops. 

August 12 & 13, 5-9pmKnife and Palette Oil Painting for Beginners; Instructor: Jim Kosloskey  Fee: $125 which includes all supplies and you take home a finished painting!

August 20, 10-11:30am:  Children’s Class…Let’s Paint a Tile! Instructor:  Marcia Farner; Fee:  $20 includes all supplies and firing

August 22, 10-11:30:  Children’s Class…Let’s Paint an Ornament Instructor:  Marcia Farner; Fee:  $20 includes all supplies and firing

August 29, 4-8pm:  Jewelry Making for Beginners…Make a Wire Wrap Bracelet; Instructor:  Tom Franzosi, Silver and Stone Studio; Fee:  $90 includes all supplies and you leave with a finished bracelet!

August 30, 12-4pm:  Jewelry Making for Beginners…Make a Black Onyx Pendant; Instructor: Tom Franzosi, Silver and Stone Studio; Fee:  $90 includes all supplies and leave with a finished pendant! 

August 31, 12-4pm:  Advanced Jewelry Making…Make a Swarovski Triangle Pendant; Instructor:  Tom Franzosi, Silver and Stone Studio; Fee:  $95 includes all supplies and take home a finished pendant! (Note:  this class is intended for persons with wire-wrapping experience…taking either the August 29 or 30 class will give you the experience).

To Register:  Send (or stop by the BAC Gallery with) your name, phone #, e-mail and check for the workshop to…Boyne Arts Collective, 210 S. Lake Street, Boyne City, MI  49712;  Any questions? Contact Debbie Sears, 231-582-0604 or email

BAC Now Open!

bac exterior

BAC Gallery at 210 S. Lake St

Boyne Arts Collective reopened on May 17, 2013
The Boyne Arts Collective (BAC) is calling all artists to submit new or existing work that helps our community understand and appreciate what local artists can create. The opening show expresses our famous Morel Mushroom and Spring festivities with visions of what it means to live in Northwest Lower Michigan. BAC members can deliver their artwork to the Boyne Arts Center at 210 S Lake Street.   For more information, email

BAC Member Featured in Women2Woman Michigan

Congratulations to BAC member and author, Anne Thurston-Brandley.  Anne was recently featured in Woman2Woman Michigan.  To learn more, follow this link:  W2W Jan 2013

BAC 2012 President’s Report

Follow the link to BAC President, Ward Collins’ 2012 Summary Letter

BAC 2012 Summary 

BAC Winter Art Displays

View BAC Art at One Water Street

View BAC Art at this Cafe on One Water Street

Our Boyne Arts Collective (BAC) Gallery is closed for the season.
Current winter art pieces have been relocated
to Cafe Santé in Boyne City and the Made in Michigan Shop in Boyne Mountain Village at the Boyne Falls ski resort.


Made in Michigan Shopat Boyne Mountain

Made in Michigan Shop
at Boyne Mountain

The BAC Gallery in Boyne City will re-open in the Spring.
Our Spring opening date will be published in the media and announced in the gallery windows at 210 S Lake Street, Boyne City.

Art and More at BAC

BAC Gallery

The Boyne Arts Collective(BAC) will continue to host seasonal exhibits into December.

November 9 was the opening of the Winter Surprises exhibit by BAC Members in the South Gallery.  In addition, a good variety of art media remains in the North Gallery.
The Winter Surprises display is mainly oil and watercolor works which are featured at 210 S Lake Street in Boyne City. The BAC Gallery offers landscapes, winter birds and flowers, snowmen, farm scenes and many other fine works of Art for your office, home, or as a holiday gift.
Hours remain the same:  2pm – 8pm on Friday;10am – 6pm on Saturday;
and 12pm – 4pm on Sunday.  A friendly docent is always available to greet you.
The exhibits will remain through mid-December when the BAC Gallery will relocate to Boyne Mountain Resort’s, Made in Michigan shop in the Village across from the Ticket Office.
The Saturday Free Jam Sessions now meet at the Subway from 10 – noon and are ongoing through December.  Also, you may view some BAC member art at Cafe Sante.

Kelly Shively Concert: October 21


Kelley Shively and her music

Come out to the Boyne Arts Collective on Sunday, October 21. 

Enjoy a folk music legend in an intimate setting.

For more information, please click the link below.

Kelly Shively Concert

BAC Textile-Bead Fiber Class: October 25

Diane with textile-bead jewelry

Create your own jewelry!  You can make your own textile-bead fiber jewelry on Thursday, October 25:   10am – 2pm at the BAC Gallery.

For more information, click the link below.

Dianes Fiber Art


New BAC Brochure

Thank you!…Thank you!  Thanks to Van White’s funding and Bob and Jackie Wollenberg’s design efforts, our new brochure is printed and being distributed.  Stop by the BAC Gallery to get your copy.

Summer Art at BAC

Boyne Arts Collective Galleries (BAC), 210 S. Lake Street, Boyne City, are continuing the seasonal theme format with some beautiful Art depicting hot sizzling summer colors and scenes.
Come view the displays in both galleries on Friday from 2 – 8, Saturdays 10 – 6, and Sundays from 12 – 4. The free Saturday Summer Jam Sessions from 10 AM till noon are ongoing.
June Storm’s weekly Tuesday and Thursday Watercolor classes will begin August 7.  One class will be for the very beginner watercolor artist and another class for intermediate to advanced students. Please call Storm at 231-582-1745 for details.
The Student Art Show at BAC will be from August 24 through September. The artist reception will be August 24 at the BAC Gallery from 5 – 8 PM.  Any of Storm’s current students may participate if they are a BAC member. BAC membership allows the artist to continue displaying art at the gallery for the remainder of the membership year. If you intend to enter the exhibit, call Storm at 231-582-1745 or


If you are interested in painting or doing any other media, please join artists at the BAC Gallery, 210 S. Lake St, on Mondays from 10am to 1pm.   This gathering is very informal.

Boyne Arts Collective 2012

Boyne Arts Collective:  June 2012 Newsletter

The big excitement this winter for the Boyne Arts Collective (BAC) was the invitation to display much of our art at the Made in Michigan Shop within the Village of the Boyne Mountain Resorts in Boyne Falls.

Curator Mary Whitlock and Elaine Case spent many hours delivering and adjusting the artwork to suit the staff at Made in Michigan. The BAC members were delighted to demonstrate their art techniques to visitors at Boyne Mountain each weekend from January to May. BAC artists will continue to sell artwork at the Mountain throughout the year. The General BAC Meetings and concerts were not held during the winter months.

Previous to the Grand Re–Opening of the BAC Gallery at 210 S Lake Street in the South Boyne (SOBO) area of Boyne City, there was a great turnout of members for a work bee.

All of the walls and dividers were patched and painted, lighting and ceiling tiles were installed, windows washed, display cases polished, and Mary’s “To Do list” completed within a week. Both the North and South Galleries were readied for a May 4 reception celebrating the Morel and Spring Show featuring the member’s work in all media.

The winner of the SOBO Arts Festival poster contest was Deb Bobo. Her work along with the other poster entries is hung at the BAC Gallery through June. Visit www.soboartsfestival.comfor information on artists from all over the region who are expected to attend the two-day show celebrating the arts. The family friendly festival will be held in the SOBO arts district in Boyne City June 29-30 from 4 PM – 10 PM on Friday and 9 AM – 6 PM on Saturday. The festival features workshops, music, food, and children’s activities.

The first BAC Stage Concert was presented on May 29. Bob Marshall of Ortonville, MI entertained the audience with his songs and guitar. The BAC Saturday Jam Sessions, 10 AM – 12 PM are open to everyone, artist or non-artist, at no charge.

There is a call for artists to contact co curators Elaine Case at or Mary Whitlock at The BAC displays will be seasonal this year so be sure to visit the Gallery during the Summer, Fall, and Winter exhibits.

Friday hours are 1 PM – 5 PM through June 8, then 1 PM – 8 PM from June 15 through Labor Day to welcome families who are out for Boyne’s Stroll the Streets. Weekend hours on Saturdays are 10 AM – 6 PM and on Sundays 12 PM – 4 PM.

Become a BAC Member

Please consider becoming a BAC member.  Retrieve a membership form from this website:  navigate to The Collective tab, choose Membership Details and then click the BAC Membership Renewal Doc link.  For more information, contact BAC Membership chair, Betty Farrier.  Phone Betty at 231.582.9497 or email