Missoula Children’s Theatre Performance

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

The performance of the Missoula Children's Theatre production of "Peter and Wendy." Performances at 3 and 6 p.m.   Ticket: $8 | Children under 5: Free | Become a Bonifas Member »

Spring Raffle Drawing

Karas Memorial Bandshell Ludington Park Jenkins Drive, Escanaba

Tickets on sale now at the Bonifas Arts Center. Drawing is during Music Mondays on June 24, at 8 PM at the Karas Band Shell, Escanaba. Need not be present to win.

Superior String Alliance Concert

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon string chamber music concert with your young children. Take a break, meditate, draw, nap, or enjoy quiet listening with your child — everyone is welcome in this relaxed and connected performance. Admission: Free, donations accepted at the door

Music Monday

Karas Memorial Bandshell Ludington Park Jenkins Drive, Escanaba

Come enjoy summer with our live band concerts on Monday nights in the park. The event is free so bring the whole family down to enjoy. June 24: Sit Down Francis - 80’s & 90’s Rock & Roll July 1: Cherrie Bombs - Classic & progressive rock, 80’s to Present July 8: Wingin’ It - Classic & Folk Rock & Roll July 15: Phil Lynch Quartet - Jazz, Swing, Fun & original music July 22: Tom Mason and the Blue Buccaneers - A mix of pirate-themed sing-alongs, rousing historical rave-ups, afro-Cuban tinged ballads, Cajun sea shanties and bluesy Irish jigs. July 29: Speedy Beef - 80’s & 90’s Music August 5: The Cadillacs - 50’s & 60’s Classics

Summer Arts at the Bonifas

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Instructor: Kaylee Hubert Dates: July 10, 17, 24, 31 Keep young minds developing and little hands busy! Bonifas Summer Arts program provides a playful and stimulating environment for young kids to grow as creative, unique individuals! Participants will do fun projects, experimenting with painting, drawing, mixed-media and more! Location: Bonifas Sculpture Garden or the Studio (weather permitting) Age: 5 to 9 years old   Per Session: $5 | Become a Bonifas Member »

IPhoneography 1.0 – Smartphone Photography Workshops

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

IPhoneography 1.0 - Smartphone Photography Workshops Instructor: Karen West Date: July 16, 17 Visiting artist Dr. West is a photographer by heart and passion and a philosophy teacher by mind and trade. Both have come together in her latest photographic adventures with the iPhone. Making the transition from 15 years as fine art photographer with the DSLR camera to the tiny iPhone and its limitless possibilities of creativity has opened Karen’s eye to the everyday world around her in new and amazing ways. Dorothea Lange said, “The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see, without a camera.” This has never been more true for Karen since she started shooting with the iPhone. The whole world becomes the subject because she always has her camera tucked away in her back pocket.   WORKSHOP 1: iPHONE CAMERA MAGIC July 16, 12 to 3 p.m. Looking for a way to take your iPhone Photography to a new level and create some magic? This photo adventure is for you. The workshop includes basic photography techniques with specific tips on using the iPhone camera. In addition to the native iPhone camera, we will cover three shooting apps: Camera+ gives control of focus, shutter speed, exposure and other shooting functions. Slow Shutter is a great app for capturing beautiful motion blur, light trails and low light images giving the photographer endless creative possibilities. Average Camera Pro takes multiple pictures to create interesting and creative abstract images and for producing low-noise pictures in low-light conditions. These apps are only available on iPhone. Please download the apps BEFORE the workshop.   Bonifas Member: $25 | Non-Member: $32 | Become a Bonifas Member »   WORKSHOP 2: SMARTPHONE PHOTO ART July 16, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Smartphone Photo Art covers editing and artistic apps to make your picture POP! After working through Dr. West’s Snapseed formula adjustments a common response heard at her workshops is, “Wow!” Prisma, one of the most popular creative apps is fun and can transform your pictures into paintings. Painteresque allows you to “revisualize” your images to make your pictures more interesting and compelling. These apps are available on iPhone and Android. Please download Snapseed, Prisma and Painteresque BEFORE the workshop. If you want to print your images, download Big Photo and Image Blender.   Bonifas Member: $25 | Non-Member: $32 | Become a Bonifas Member »   WORKSHOP 3: iPHONEOGRAPHY July 17, 1 to 5 p.m. iPhoneography opens the creative potential of digital photography on the iPhone. This workshop covers apps that include masking, layering, filters, effects, tools and others to create amazing digital artistic images. Dr. West’s step-by-step handout guides you through the creative process. Her interactive learning method makes learning fun and easy. The apps used in this workshop are ONLY available on iPhone. Please download Painnt, Artomaton, Leonardo, Alien Sky, Prisma and Enlight BEFORE the workshop. If you want to print your images, download Big Photo and Image Blender.   Bonifas Member: $34 | Non-Member: $43 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Kids Drawing and Painting

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Instructor: April South Olson 
Dates: 5 weeks Series June 27 to August 1 {Skips July 4) Kids explore different art concepts, learn about materials and techniques in those delightful and diverse art lessons for the school-age kids. Ages 8 and up. The series consists of the following sessions: 1. Still life painting. Students will first create a line drawing from a still life exploring the art element of line.  Having a composition in place we will then use our imaginations to play with color and paint our vision in to complete our unique artistic expression. 2. Card board collage painting - They will stack cardboard shapes on top of each other to create a 3 dimensional depth and then paint the shapes to finish it off. 3. Print making Portraits - with Styrofoam 4. Pattern textured landscape - using oil pastels and watercolor. We'll head out to the garden and find a landscape picture to paint.  Focusing on surface texture using pattern and line students will come away with an exciting Plein Aire landscape. Students will first draw a simple lines and then they will break up the composition with dramatic pattern. 5. A yarn painting.   Bonifas Member: $$30 | Non-Member: $40 | Bonifas Member Per Session: $8 | Non-Member Per Session: $10 | Become a Bonifas Member »

Escanaba Summer Music Camp

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

Camp Registration is Closed. INSTRUCTOR: Lorne Watson DATES: July 15-19| Final Performance – Friday July 19 at 4 p.m. The Escanaba Summer Music Camp is a day camp that places young musicians in bands of similar interests and skill level. During the week students will rehearse tunes they help to select and compose for a final performance Friday July 19th at 4 p.m. All skill levels are welcome, no experience needed. All music styles welcome Rock, Pop, Country, Hip-Hop, Classical or Jazz. All instruments and vocalist welcome. Camp meets at: The Bonifas Art Center and The First Presbyterian Church 819 First Avenue South Escanaba, MI 49829 For students going into 7th grade through 12th grade. Register by June 15. If you register online, please call us at 786-3833 or stop into the Bonifas Arts Center to fill out Music Camp registration form. Your online payment secures your seat in the camp but we still need your filled out registration form by June 15th. You need to fill out and turn in a registration form. DOWNLOAD PDF: Escanaba Summer Music Camp Registration 2019 Registration: $150

Escanaba Summer Music Camp Performance

Bonifas Fine Arts Center 700 First Avenue South, Escanaba

The final performance of the Escanaba Music Summer Camp at the Bonifas Theater. Listen to the music that the kids have worked on for week and encourage their progress.

Deadline for Young Artist’s Market at the Waterfront Festival

Karas Memorial Bandshell Ludington Park Jenkins Drive, Escanaba

Dates: Saturday, August 3
 Calling all Young Entrepreneurs! The Young Artists’ Market is a great opportunity for 
students age 18 and under to display and sell their original works during the Waterfront Art Festival at Ludington Park. Runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Set-up starts at 8 a.m. All artwork must be done by the artist (a limited amount of adult assistance is acceptable). Work must be of suitable quality to be sold, and a sample must be approved by the Bonifas staff upon receipt of application. Download Artist Application »   Student Fee: $10 | Become a Bonifas Member »

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