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Bonifas Art Gallery

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700 1st Ave., Escanaba, MI 49829
+1 906-789-7862
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Most fun place in town!

I take as many classes here as I can! Great place to meet people for art gatherings. Lots... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gladstone, MI

Quaint Gallery. Located in the downtown area of the city. Former part of a Catholic School. I... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2017
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The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center in downtown Escanaba claims the title “home to all the arts” for the Central Upper Peninsula region. Each year the Alice Uren Powers galleries in the Bonifas Arts Center host a series of local and regional art exhibitions along with traveling exhibits on loan from institutions like the Smithsonian or Detroit Institute of Arts. The center focuses most of its efforts on art created by artists of the area. An Upper Peninsula regional competitive exhibit each fall titled Northern Exposure showcases the best of the U.P.; a Bay Area Art Association show in the spring features work in all media; and special theme exhibits are featured in the summer, such as “Companions and Choices,” a quilt exhibit or “Re-Visioning Nostalgia: the Agrarian Roots of Contemporary Life.”
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4 weeks ago
“Most fun place in town!”
Aug 4, 2017
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700 1st Ave., Escanaba, MI 49829
+1 906-789-7862
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I take as many classes here as I can! Great place to meet people for art gatherings. Lots happening for music and plays. Can’t wait for the next class offerings to be published!

Thank JulieAGladstone_MI
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Quaint Gallery. Located in the downtown area of the city. Former part of a Catholic School. I was a "Thesbian" there in my high school days!!! (1961-1965).

Thank dskopp
Reviewed May 9, 2017

We had an opportunity to visit the gallery and were happy we stopped. There is a great variety of art, and the staff are so nice and friendly.

Thank bittychicken
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

I'm from the Detroit metro area and this was so Amazing, worth stopping in. Andy is so talented. Love's going to art centers.

Thank Linda K
Reviewed April 18, 2016

This community is extremely lucky to have this outstanding Art Gallery. The space is beautiful! The staff was welcoming and helpful. The April 2016 exhibit was so inspiring and delightful. I will make a point of visiting Bonifas Art Gallery every time I'm in the...More

Thank Susan J
Reviewed March 18, 2016

When I visit my hometown I also stop by the Bonifas. I spent many years of my youth in the programs they provide or seeing a show they have. Great local gallery.

Thank MissEze
Reviewed November 12, 2015

Very good experience - lots of useful information and presentations of the new programs and additions to existing programs.

Thank 449carolr
Reviewed September 11, 2015

Enjoyed donating my time and effort to this asset in our Community and loved working with Beth when she was working there as well as Pasqua .. seen exceptional exhibits and great mediums of art.

Thank Royalchild66
Reviewed March 2, 2015

Showcasing the wonderful talents in this small community, the Bonifas Art Gallery is a must-see for anyone who wishes to to view what real art is all about. Escanaba is extremely lucky to have such a place for all to enjoy.

Thank EskyTravelers
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Such a great place! I actually rented space here to host my baby shower - it was awesome! And cheap!! Will be renting again for my sisters bridal shower this spring. How cool to be able to reasonably rent space in an art gallery/theater with...More

Thank kry_starz21
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