Escanaba - William Bonifas Fine Arts Center

700 First Avenue South

The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center is a friendly spot in central Upper Michigan 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. There’s no charge to visit the exhibits, so drop in often!

The Arts Center’s Studio gallery features auxiliary exhibits, and the Kasota Gallery in the foyer currently houses items from the Bay Area Arts Association and Bonifas permanent collections, as well as items for sale at the Bonifas.

Educational programs for children, adults and artists provide exposure to new techniques or advance current skills. We invite you to become a member of the Bonifas and take advantage of the many opportunities to enrich your life through the arts!


Todd Beauchamp

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
The art center is a special place. Escanaba is lucky to have a resource with such a big city feel. For many years they have provide the community a place to celebrate the arts and participate as artist or performers. Make it a must stop!

Carolyn Noble

Monday, April 9, 2018
Was wonderful that they honored the kids for their artistry

Kathie Schoenheit

Saturday, July 1, 2017
Nice place for an event. Well laid out Nd great supplies. Efficiently run.

DeAnna Clark

Saturday, July 22, 2017
Nice open facility. Great to rent for parties.

Scott Peterson

Monday, June 26, 2017
A hidden gem of talent and creativity in small town USA