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Address: 700 1st Ave., Escanaba, MI 49829
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+1 906-789-7862
10:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 15:00

The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center in downtown Escanaba claims the title...

The William Bonifas Fine Arts Center in downtown Escanaba claims the title “home to all the arts” for the Central Upper Peninsula region. Each year the Alice Uren Powers galleries in the Bonifas Arts Center host a series of local and regional art exhibitions along with traveling exhibits on loan from institutions like the Smithsonian or Detroit Institute of Arts. The center focuses most of its efforts on art created by artists of the area. An Upper Peninsula regional competitive exhibit each fall titled Northern Exposure showcases the best of the U.P.; a Bay Area Art Association show in the spring features work in all media; and special theme exhibits are featured in the summer, such as “Companions and Choices,” a quilt exhibit or “Re-Visioning Nostalgia: the Agrarian Roots of Contemporary Life.”

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Nice gallery

We had an opportunity to visit the gallery and were happy we stopped. There is a great variety of art, and the staff are so nice and friendly.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an opportunity to visit the gallery and were happy we stopped. There is a great variety of art, and the staff are so nice and friendly.

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Dearborn Heights, United States
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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

I'm from the Detroit metro area and this was so Amazing, worth stopping in. Andy is so talented. Love's going to art centers.

Thank Linda K
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

This community is extremely lucky to have this outstanding Art Gallery. The space is beautiful! The staff was welcoming and helpful. The April 2016 exhibit was so inspiring and delightful. I will make a point of visiting Bonifas Art Gallery every time I'm in the Escanaba area!

Thank Susan J
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

When I visit my hometown I also stop by the Bonifas. I spent many years of my youth in the programs they provide or seeing a show they have. Great local gallery.

Thank MissEze
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

Very good experience - lots of useful information and presentations of the new programs and additions to existing programs.

Thank 449carolr
Escanaba, Michigan
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Reviewed 11 September 2015

Enjoyed donating my time and effort to this asset in our Community and loved working with Beth when she was working there as well as Pasqua .. seen exceptional exhibits and great mediums of art.

Thank Royalchild66
Escanaba, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 March 2015

Showcasing the wonderful talents in this small community, the Bonifas Art Gallery is a must-see for anyone who wishes to to view what real art is all about. Escanaba is extremely lucky to have such a place for all to enjoy.

Thank EskyTravelers
Manassas Park, Virginia
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Reviewed 18 February 2015

Such a great place! I actually rented space here to host my baby shower - it was awesome! And cheap!! Will be renting again for my sisters bridal shower this spring. How cool to be able to reasonably rent space in an art gallery/theater with a Huge kitchen space with anything and everything you could possibly need to host an... More 

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Escanaba, Michigan
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Reviewed 3 February 2015

Their exhibits are always changing throughout the year with a great variety artwork from the region: check out the upstairs gallery along with items displayed in the studio and lobby. Staff are available to answer any questions you might have. It's just one block off the main street, so it's easy to find.

Thank Deltadriver
Hermansville mi
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

I've been to three exhibits so far. The best is the children's art from all the area schools. It is bright, colorful, exuberant! I will try to get all the exhibits this year. There is no charge for admission, but an offering is appreciated. The only complaint I have is the lack of weekend hours. They are open Saturdays until... More 

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