At a Glance
The Arts
William Bonifas Fine Arts Center

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.  

Escanaba's Public Library

The Escanaba Library is home to numerous programs available for the whole family. From book clubs to poetry groups, the library is home to various opportunities to enhance education, the arts, and personal connections. The library offers research workstations, wireless internet access, and audio book download workstation. 

The mission of the Escanaba Public Library is to provide our community with materials and services for learning, enrichment and enjoyment in a welcoming environment. The library offers high speed public Internet workstations and a wireless network, fax service, a growing digital library including e-books, downloadable audiobooks, online language and literacy programs for adults and children and free access to online subscription databases through the Michigan e-library.

The library participates in regional and statewide resource-sharing initiatives which enable patrons to request and receive materials from libraries throughout the State. Highlights of the library’s collection include extensive local history and genealogy information, including regional newspapers holdings from 1869 to the present, an eclectic selection of over 1,500 DVDs for checkout, large-print books, magazines and more. The Friends of the Library sponsor reading programs for children, as well as technology classes and arts and cultural events for adults.

Players de Noc
Players de Noc is a non-profit organization that brings quality theater to Delta County. The organization is composed of 100% volunteers. Their most recent work has included the Pulitzer Prize Drama {Proof} and Moonlight and Magnolias by Ron Hutchinson.  

John and Melissa Besse Center
Besse GalleryBay College is home to the John and Melissa Besse Center, a stunning visual and performing arts complex on the  College's Escanaba campus. The Center's galleries  present major art exhibits by regional and local artists, while  the state-of-the-art Theater is home for Bay's theater  productions, film showings, chamber concerts, and visiting musicians, hypnotists, comics, and other student oriented performances. 
In addition, Bay's Hartwig Gallery, housed in the Bonifas Building features monthly exhibits by a wide variety of  artists, scholars, or academic subjects.

Village Artisans of Garden

 The Village Artisans of Garden is a non-profit organization whose mission is to  support local artists. The organization has sponsored many actives such as art  classes, workshops, music and drama productions, lectures, demonstrations, and adult enrichment programs. The Village Artisans also have a Garden Gallery where local Artists can display their works. 

Christine’s Gallery and Studio
Christine's Gallery and Studio displays artwork from many talented local artists. The gallery is located in Nahma. 

East Ludington Gallery

The East Ludington Gallery is a large historic building in downtown Escanaba. It displays works of over 35 regional artists and crafts persons. The building’s large  rooms provide high quality art displays. and a true art experience. Whether your  taste is eccentric or functional, the East Ludington Gallery of Upper Michigan will  have something for you. 

Dr. Mary Cretens Art Gallery
Dr. Mary Createns Art Gallery is located in Gladstone City Hall and is run by volunteers. The gallery has exhibits that change every two months and are open to the public on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibits can include 2D and 3D artwork, and historical pieces.