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TBAC Office and Gallery provides a home for the Thunder Bay Arts Council and its programs of visual and performing arts in
the community of Northeast Michigan. We hope that this website will serve as a convenient virtual link to the Council
and Gallery and their activities and events.
The Thunder Bay Arts Council has been in continuous service to the community of Alpena
and Northeast Michigan for 42 years. This website, its information and links are one among many forms of promoting
the arts, culture, history and humanities of Northeast Michigan.
Thunder Bay Arts Council hosts over twenty visual
artists who display and sell their art work in the TBAC Gallery at 127
W. Chisholm Street. Artists exhibit their work on a rotating seasonal basis.
TBAC also hosts a series of
Featured Artist Exhibits and Receptions on a monthly basis along with a series
of Chamber Ensembles @ the Gallery as part of its Artists
The Gallery features a YouthCORE Exhibit
of local student artists from Alpena schools. We often provide student workshops in area schools and display student
art work at all of our performing arts events. Students are always afforded free admission to all TBAC events!
concerts and schools rotate routinely, so consult our Upcoming Events
link reglualry for the current events, dates and times.
Every July, the Thunder Bay Arts Council hosts Art
on the Bay at Bay View Park on the shores of Lake Huron in downtown Alpena during the annual Brown Trout Festival.
Over 100 fine artists and crafters exhibit and sell their work at one of Northeast Michigan's premier open air fine arts
and crafts fairs. Art on the Bay is scheduled for July
20-21, 2013. We hope to see you there!
Thunder Bay Arts Council hosts a series of performing arts events throughout the year,
including Annual Showcase Series,
Community Chorus, Alpena Symphony, Guitar Summit, Community Showcase.
See the Upcoming Events link for this season's schedule of events.
Thunder Bay Arts Council provides leadership and support as
a founding member of the collaborative efforts of Michigan Arts and Culture Northeast (MACNE)
- ARTown, Michigan. To learn more about MACNE and the various other collaborative associations of
Thunder Bay Arts Council, please access the "Links to the Arts" link provided in this site's directory
or go to artownmichigan.org and the US 23 Heritage Route.
The Thunder Bay Arts Council operates on the premise that
the arts, and promotion of the arts, make a lasting difference in a community.
It is our hope that you will take advantage of all that we have to offer and consider contributing your time, talents and
resources towards the cause of promoting the arts either by attending our events or becoming more directly involved with
your talents and/or your charitable contributions.
Many of our events are free, and all of our events are open to the public.
We offer TBArts Passes (season tickets) on
a seasonal basis and Door Passes for individual events. Students
are always afforded free admission to all events. See more details
under the "Tickets & Giving" link.