Arts and Culture

Enriching environments and student development

Art installation on display in the Besse Center gallery

The arts enrich the college environment and student development. Art can work its magic directly and indirectly. Simply walking around campus one can’t help but be influenced by the artist’s eye for beauty, craft and engagement with the aesthetics of living. Art students attend campus exhibit openings to hear the featured artists discuss his or her work. Art faculty use gallery showings to help instruct students in a wide range of artistic possibilities and harness the creative power of the individual. 

Art Collections

The college’s permanent art collection comes from three main sources.

Painting of a red fish on a table

Student Work

Robert Addison painting of a neigborhood street on a summer day


Painting of multiple bags of M&M's

Lawrence Hartwig Endowment


Robert Addison

Evoking mood with atmosphere to portray a unique perspective.


Art Galleries

Explore the Bay College art galleries.

Artwork on display at the Besse Gallery

Besse Center Gallery

Artwork on display at the Hartwig Gallery

Hartwig Gallery

Artwork on display at the Bay West Gallery

Bay West Gallery