Bonifas Annual Meeting

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

You are invited to the Bonifas Annual Meeting. We’ll review what we’ve accomplished in the last year and consider what we hope to achieve in the coming year. Come meet our board members and honor community members who are or have been important in the arts in our community.

A Night of Magic and Wizardry

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Come and enjoy a night of Magic and Wizardry at the Bonifas Arts Center. Come and visit the school of witchcraft and wizardry, there will be food, a cash bar, magical activities; including a wand shop, candy store, potion class and more!!! Come dressed in your favorite house colors! BONUS! Now, buy one ticket and get the second one half off.   Youth 17 & under: $35 | Adult: $45 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice itself becomes meditative. Students should bring own mat and block.   Bonifas Member: $45 | Non-Member: $57 | Each Session: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Holiday Arts Fair and Downtown Art Walk

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Join us for a Bonifas Arts Center tradition. Unique Handcrafted Gifts by local Artists Bake Sale Art Raffle Free Admission With thanks to our sponsors: Cooper Office Equipment, Stupak Law Office, Atty. Jessica Bray DOWNLOAD PDF: Holiday Arts Fair Flyer Sell and promote your art at this high quality, holiday shopping event, Rent a table if you’d like (first come, first serve) Download Artist Application »

Homeschool Art Class

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

INSTRUCTOR: Kaylee Hubert DATES: Mondays, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., October 1 to December 10 An 11 week art curriculum for homeschoolers. Kids learn about color, perspectives, art techniques and do variety of hands on art and craft projects in this engaging and lively weekly class. Ages: K – 8 grade Register by September 23 Student Fee: $45 for series | Become a Bonifas Member »

Ashtanga Yoga with Heather Bruss

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

INSTRUCTOR: Heather Bruss DATES: November 5, 12, 19, 26 Yoga provides a great way to strengthen and tone muscles, and increase flexibility. Studies by the National Institute of Health have proven the effectiveness of yoga for mental alertness, stress relief and increased immune system function. Students will learn how to synchronize breath with standing postures and increase the benefits of their workout. Using the same sequence each time, improvements are easy to see. With this repetition, the Ashtanga practice itself becomes meditative. Students should bring own mat and block.   Bonifas Member: $36 | Non-Member: $45 | Each Session: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Culinary Arts: Greek Cuisine

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

This class is full. If you are interested in a cooking class, please consider the Dec. 4th Indian Cuisine. INSTRUCTOR: Christina Economopulos DATES: November 6 The perennial favorite series, “What’s Cooking”, is BACK! The series of cooking demonstrations are designed to bring out your artistry in the kitchen. Each session includes step-by-step demonstrations in the kitchen and delectable samples in the gallery. Some of our chefs like to engage the audience in demonstrations. Viewers leave with a list of tips and recipes in hand and a smile on their faces. A questions & answers period will follow demonstrations.  These sessions fill up fast so sign up now to ensure your spot! This fall we endeavor to travel through our taste buds! The Bonifas will be bringing you the tastes of different national cuisines – by popular demand. October 2 – Lana Farley – Ukranian Cuisine November 6 – Christina Economopulos - Greek Cuisine December 4 – Mitzy Brayak - Indian Cuisine Sponsored by Elmer’s County Market and Halbinsel Mazda. Bonifas Member: $12 | Non-Member: $15 | Become a Bonifas Member »  

Broken Cup Mosaic

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Class canceled (instructor is ill), please stay tuned for a rescheduling of the class in the future. INSTRUCTOR: Cathie Knauf DATES: Wednesdays, November 7, 14, 28 (3 -session class), 6:00 – 8:00 pm Artist Cathie Knauf leads you through the process of creating a unique mosaic piece. Join us to create this whimsical piece of functional art. Do you have a broken dish that you just hate to throw out? If not, no worries, - you will have the opportunity to visit the artist's studio to pick lots of dishes, glass and found objects! Bring your bits and pieces in and learn how to construct an indoor/outdoor wall-mounted mosaic planter. Bonifas Member: $45 | Non-Member: $55 | Become a Bonifas Member »  

Toddler Art — Session 2

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13, 20 Join us for creative play activities and music fun! Lead by professional teachers and musicians, toddlers will be combining fun and learning to help nurture imagination, problem solving and developing motor skills. Art stations and music provide hands on fun. 2 seven week sessions Session 1: September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25 Session 2: November 1, 8, 15, 29 (skips Thanksgiving), December 6, 13, 20 For toddlers (mobile to age 3) and their caregivers.   7 Week Session: $32 | Per Day: $5 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Northern Exposure XXV Reception

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

The U.P.’s premier and longest-running regional arts competition, Northern Exposure supports artists throughout the region by encouraging new work and offering over $3,000 worth of prizes. This exhibit showcases a comprehensive look at the contemporary artwork being created in the Upper Peninsula.

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