Thank you for a great season

Sunday, December 18th will be our last day of our 2016 Season! Thank you for supporting our business by being an active member in our artist community. Hope your holidays are bright and full of warmth – until next year! See you May 2017.


Fit to be Knit

Be sure to check out our new hand knit items at Bates! Sweaters, colorful scarves and wool hats galore. The gales of November came late this year, but winter is on its way. All proceeds of hand knit items are donated to our local Bayfield Food Pantry. Support a cause and bundle up.

Pottery Exhibition

Local Cornucopia Potter showcases his work at Bates Art Bar Gallery 11 – 5 p.m. Come meet Evan Hestekin and see the various glazes, designs and functional ware this young man is capable of producing on the south shore of Lake Superior.

Local artist Simone Vilandre will be performing piano show tunes and oldies over the years  2:30 – 5 p.m. Don’t miss this eclectic event in Bayfield.


Hours & News

For the remainder of the season Bates will be open Friday and Saturday 11 – 5 p.m. and Sundays Noon – 4 p.m.

Due to a warm reception of Kathy Tenney’s oil paintings we decided to extend her showing until the remainder of our season. Our last day will be December 18th.

Teresa and Sarah Weber left signature leather and silversmith pieces at Bates, so if you missed the Trunk Show – you are not too late!

Annual Trunk Show

Join Artisan leather craft Teresa Weber and Silversmith Sarah Weber on Saturday, October 29th. Don’t miss this dynamic pair of local artists or the opportunity to see latest creations. Located at Bates Art Bar Gallery 11 – 5 p.m. on Broad Street, Bayfield.

It is our pleasure hosting the work of mother and daughter, Teresa and Sarah Weber once again for our annual trunk show. The contrast between the textured leather and polished silver is dramatic and sensational. Stop by and see their limitless talent and dedication to craft.


Kathy Tenney

Kathy Tenney

Kathy Tenney started painting professionally roughly nine years ago.  She has a large studio space in Ashland, where she tutors on occasion. Although she is self taught, Tenney has studied with several renowned artists at workshops.  Two with Gregg Kreutz of the Art Students League in New York City. John Salamien of Duluth, MN and Matt Smith of Scottsdale, Arizona.  Most significantly Tenney has spent the past eight years with Frank Lalumia of Trinidad, Colorado whom she considers her mentor via yearly workshops and contact throughout the year.  Tenney was honored to be invited to be a guest artist for the American Plein Air Painters of America show at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wausua, WI in 2013.  Tenney works primarily in oil, working in several genres, still-life, landscape, portraiture and plein air. In addition, she employs a variety of drawing materials producing finished works. Tenney has won numerous local and state awards and her work is included in numerous private collections.

Kathy Tenney lives outside of Ashland with her husband Kent.


Join us in welcoming Kathy Tenney September 24 for an opening reception 4 – 7 p.m. Tenney’s original oil paintings will be on display thru November 6.

Eli Klinger

Join us at Bates Bar for our opening reception for Eli Klinger. An emerging artist in the Chequamegon Bay Area, Klinger has been making oil paintings and showing in Bayfield for over 5 years. Don’t miss viewing Klinger’s new work on display September 2 thru the 18th. Opening reception is Friday, September 2nd 5 – 7 p.m.

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