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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Northern Light

Northern Light: Custom Stained Glass and Lampwork Bead Jewelry designed and produced by Kathy Furda. Lampwork Beads are made from Italian, German and American glass rods over a torch and kiln annealed for durability. The beads are then used in a variety of jewelry and utensil pieces that can be found at local Galleries including Bate’s Gallery in Bayfield. 


Don Albrecht

Featuring 100+ photos black/white & color

June 24th thru July 4th

Sale begins June 24th at 11 a.m.

Celebrating a life dedicated to the arts showcasing Don Albrecht, local arist and post Professor of Northland College. Albrecht has unlocked his darkroom and has stocked Bate’s Gallery with favorites and portaits from his carreer and of Bayfield. Sale is ongoing thru July 4th 2016.DON3

Beyond Words


On Friday, June 17 join Janet Moore at Bates Art Gallery for a reception and artist talk from 4 to 6 p.m. on Beyond Words: Artistic Visions of Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands. An informal presentation integrating liberal arts and Ojibwe culture, to kickstart an upcoming series of art workshops Summer 2016.

In the Studio. . .

Studio time with Garry Couch: Bayfield resident and boatbuilder of over 40 years exhibits his crafted half hulls of Lake Superior boats at Bate’s. The Nor Shor (the 1 inch scale blue half hull) is Couch’s latest finished work, but he is currently building an original 17 foot boat in his Bayfield studio, Chequamegon Boat Works.

Welcome Back

Sue Ann and Bailey Davis front and center of Bate’s Art Gallery. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to start the 2016 season. Karen Maki’s artwork brightened our window display and weather was fabulous all weekend, welcoming boaters, returning folks and loyal locals.