Youth In Art - 2014 :: March 13 - April 24, 2014
The 2014 Youth in Art Exhibit opens in all of the Bonifas Arts Center's galleries on Thursday, March 13.

NewPage is proud to sponsor this year's YIA exhibit and tours.

There is no charge to visit the gallery or attend receptions.


The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center is a friendly spot in the central Upper Peninsula where you can tour gallery exhibits, participate in art workshops, learn something new in the educational classes and enjoy theatrical productions. The Alice Uren Powers Gallery hosts a variety of traveling exhibits as well as displays by regional artists throughout the year, while the Studio Gallery spotlights area art groups. There’s no charge to visit the exhibits, so drop in often! The Kasota Gallery in the foyer on 7th Street currently houses items for sale at the Bonifas from a variety of regional artists.



At the Bonifas Arts Center we offer a wide range of classes, events, and gallery exhibits to serve every stage of an artists journey . Whether you’re first discovering the beauty and inspiration of the art world, or even if you’re an accomplished artist searching for a fresh, new muse, the Bonifas is the place for you.


Currently in the midst of our own journey, we at the Bonifas are excited to be changing and growing in ways that will increase our efficiency and further enrich the lives of our arts community.  To nurture this growth, we have recently initiated a bold re-structuring of our staff.  Not only have we introduced Pasqua Warstler as our new executive director, but we have also created greater diversity and definition of assignments with the recent announcement of our new business manager, Melissa Ekberg. Now on the path to the newest phase of our re-development, we have shifted and re-aligned our marketing and public relations duties by adding two new members to our staff.  In an effort to better serve our membership and the patrons of our arts community, we are happy to welcome J.J. Spaulding as the communications and programming co-ordinator, and Ralph LaFave as a marketing and promotional development specialist.


As we continue to evolve, the Bonifas Arts Center will maintain its commitment to enrich our region through a diverse palette of offerings and an ever-expanding outreach into the community.  You can rest assured, the arts are alive and well in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.


Regular hours: T-F 10 AM to 5:30 PM and Sat. 10 AM to 3 PM

Go to the Support the Arts tab and click on Membership/Donate for more membership information.  Click here to become a member online


For current artist entry applications use the Exhibits tab or the Events tab on this Home Page, then click on Artist Opportunities.

Our Corporate Friends:
Upper Peninsula State Bank
EMP (02/17/2012)
Island Resort & Casino

Bay Area Art Association
The Daily Press
Players de Noc

City of Escanaba