Student Art Auction

During our September 1st Thursdays Gallery Walk in Downtown Bay City, students from Northood University had 4 hours to complete original works of art that was subsequently judged for competition. Now, these works are for sale through the auction link below.

For this 1st Thursday’s Auction, 1/2 the proceeds will go back to the artist and 1/2 of the proceeds will go to “Bay Arts Council/1st Thursdays” to keep the Gallery Walk moving forward!

Winning bidders are entitled to have their art framed for %25 off at Golden Gallery & Custom Framing.

Auctions are new closed.
Thank you for everyone's support for our Northwood students.

By placing a bid, you agree to the Auction Terms.

Click “OTHER AUCTIONS” to see all auctions.

Downtown Bay City, Where the Arts and Business Meet!

September is back-to-school time, and 1st Thursday’s will highlight the creative sides of art and business. Northwood University faculty is excited to offer mini presentations at two locations in downtown Bay City where you can get tips and advice from the experts!

“I’m thinking I may bring a couple of adventure ed activities and demonstrate (and engage visitors in the space); I may then discuss the benefits of such activities in combination to standard curriculum to build creative problem solving and to strengthen communication channels… Should be fun for participants.”

- Mike Crawford

Area Art Faculty and students will showcase Instructors and students past and present.
Golden Gallery, Do- Art, Studio 23, and East Bank Market will be hosting the work of their instructors/resident artists and various local shops will be hosting the work of past and present students of these artists.

Art Contest!- The local galleries/studios/colleges have been invited to enter in a live art competition from 3pm to 7pm. The contest will begin at 3pm and end at 7pm and, weather permitting, will be En Plein Air in front of various business around town. All entries will be turned in at Golden Gallery, 113 3rd St. by 7:15pm for judging. The artwork will then be promoted on the “1st Thursdays” website for two weeks in an online auction for local charity!

Freezie’s Photo Booth will be at Golden Gallery from 5-8pm so stop on by with your friends and get your picture taken for free!

Pies for Domestic Peace- Come down to East Bank Market at Unity Park where several local personalities and professionals are on tap to get pies in the face for a good cause. Tonight’s event runs from 5-8pm and tickets are only $5 with proceeds going to benefit the Bay Area Women’s Center.

Each sponsored pie taker will have a can with their name on it. Place your ticket in the can of the “celebrity” you would like to cream and you are entered in the raffle for the right to do so. Drawings to determine the pie tossers will take place throughout the 7:00 hour. When the drawings are complete, the whipped cream pies take flight!

In addition to pies flying at your neighbors’ faces, there will be a pie bake-off and a few pies for you to sample at each of the participating galleries during the Gallery Walk. Cast your vote for the best pie recipe by pitching coins in a jar. Winners will be announced at East Bank Market at the end of the evening. All proceeds from this event will also go to the B.A.W.S.

Thank you for wonderful support of another 1st Thursdays in Downtown Bay City! Enjoy your evening!

1st Thursdays Instructor/Student Art Competition

1st Thursdays in Downtown Bay City and Northwood University are hosting an art competition for local gallery/ studio/ school instructors and their students, past or present. The contest will be “on location”, outside with the “subject” matter not being announced until just before the competition begins! Each artist will have 4 hours to complete their work with a 7:15pm deadline at which time a panel of judges will decide on the winning piece.

Competition Entry Form

Artist Sponsorship From

If you are having trouble accessing the forms, you can pick up copies at:

Golden Gallery

113 3rd Street

Bay City, MI.

 

The upcoming September event is going to offer lots of unique experiences.

September is back-to-school time, and 1st Thursday’s will highlight the creative sides of art and business. Northwood University faculty is excited to offer mini presentations at various locations throughout downtown. Each ten-minute session will begin at 5:30 and will allow 30 minutes in between. So you will have ample time to visit each location. Sessions will be held at Golden Gallery, Do-Art Gallery and Studio 23…

Area Art Galleries/Studios Showcase Area Instructors
Golden Gallery, Do- Art, Studio 23, Ward Galleryand Painterly Pottery, and East Bank Market will be hosting the work of their instructors/resident artists and various local shops will be hosting the work of past and present students of these artists.

Art Contest!
The local galleries/studios have been invited to enter their instructors in a live art competition on September 6th from 3pm to 7pm. Top Prize will be:

1st: $175.00

2nd: $75.00

3rd: $50.00

The contest will begin at 3pm and end at 7pm. All entries will be turned in at Golden Gallery, 113 3rd St. by 7:15pm for judging. The artwork will then be promoted on the “1st Thursdays” website for two weeks in an online aution for charity!

Northwood University presents: “Where the arts meet business”

This June 7th mark your calendars for the 1st Thursdays in Downtown Bay City! It will be an exciting evening as Northwood University presents “Where the arts meet business”.

The 2012 Chalkwalk will also be happening where artists will be taking to the streets decorating downtown in original chalk art work! There will be prizes, live music, and even a kids area!

Stop in to Golden Gallery and learn more about the creative side of business from Northwood advisors.

Enjoy fine art, eats, drinks, prize drawings and good conversation!

Northwood program centers are convieniently located throughout the Great Lakes Bay Region.
For more information: 1.800.622.9000    www.northwood.edu

May 3rd First Thursdays!

Make sure to mark your calendars for May 3rd from 5 to 8 pm!

The 1st Thursdays event will be showcasing the work of Students in the Graphic Art program and the Culinary Art program at the ISD Career Center.

Also being featured is the:
“Recycled Fashion Show”

As always, a Free Event!

April 5th 1st Thursdays!

Come downtown on April 5th and view the exciting and fresh new works by students, staff and even alumni of Saginaw Valley State University. Each downtown participant will host a different venue of works ranging from pottery to paintings. To go along with the event will be live music, food, and good friends!
The venue for the evening will also feature poetry/spoken word by students and other area guests.
So grab a friend and come share in the unique culture of downtown Bay City!

February’s First Thursday Event!

Don’t forget to stretch your legs in downtown Bay City tonight. It’s 1st Thusdays and there will be a chili-contest (stop by Golden Gallery, Studio 23 and the Do-Art Gallery to vote for your favorite). Also a snowman sculpting contest, and yes there isn’t the luxury of available snow but that isn’t going to stop the creative minds of our participating sculptures tonight. Come see what they create!

January 5th First Thursday

Tomorrow’s 1st Thursdays in Downtown Bay City event will be a fun opportunity to help with a serious issue.

Come out from 5-8 p.m. to view canned food sculptures artists will create for displays at Do-Art, Studio 23/The Arts Center and Golden Gallery & Custom Framing. The food used will be donated to assist local food banks with replenishing their resources for our community.

Tonights 1st Thursdays!

C.A.T.WORKS will host the public opening of CARL THOMAS’S memorial show this Thursday Dec 1st , at the gallery 514 Wash. Ave. 5-9 pm. We also will be featuring the opening of our annex gallery next door , showing the work of many local artists.

Ripe gallery opening 5-9 this THURSDAY Nov. 3rd !

Suite 300, 721 Washington, Phoenix Bldg, Downtown Bay City (next to Jimmy Johns)