The Bayfield Centre For The Arts has embarked on a transformative campaign to build an innovative Visual Art Centre in Bayfield Ontario that is poised to become the ideal project to strengthen and significantly impact tourism, contribute to cultural offerings in Huron County, develop and contribute to social and health benefits, community businesses, job creation, population retention and secondary tax revenue.
BCA will enhance the many ways visitors experience our Lake Huron shores through the power of art, adding to the list of activities of cottage and beach going, shopping, dining, wine and beer festivals, boating and water sports, theatre, music festivals, farmers markets, hiking and fishing etc by being a year-round venue, adding much needed opportunities for activities in the shoulder and winter months.
Workshops will reflect the diversity of requests indicated by survey results such as pay-for-use classes in one day and multi-day workshops that develop and enhance skills in the practise of: oil, acrylic and watercolour painting, drawing, photography, fibre arts, culinary arts, ceramics and pottery, digital and new media studies via computer technology, film, sculpture, metalworks, calligraphy and writing, wood, glass and metal arts, and many fine crafts.
BCA will be an urban space in a rural setting like no other… For many residents of Huron County this will be the most important project of a generation…a model of what can be accomplished when individuals and business come together to build a new cultural facility for all.
A registered charity poised to contribute significant cultural offerings in the visual arts while adding to the lifeblood of the vibrant Huron County community.