Starting Wednesday, March 18th the BAC will be closing for the remainder of March. Students in current classes will receive prorated refunds or credit towards another class. Students registered for upcoming classes will be contacted and offered credit for a reschedule date or a refund. A decision regarding classes beginning in April or later will be made closer to that time in order to adjust for the most recent recommendations or lifting of restrictions.

Next Exhibits
The Annual High School and Middle School Exhibit will sadly not take place this year. The school closings directly impacts the prep time needed for the students and instructors to get entries ready and submissions to the BAC. This notice includes independent entries as well. (High School & Middle School Awards Reception originally scheduled for Sunday 4/26.) We have released the next round of exhibiting artists and groups from their contracts. The next exhibits are schedule to be installed in May.

Please call ahead 269-697-4005

March 12, 2019

Dear BAC Members and Buchanan Community, 

Following recommendations announced by the state of Michigan regarding gatherings of over 100 people, the public gallery reception scheduled for Sunday, March 15th has been canceled. A reschedule date is not available at this time.

To help prevent the spread of any virus, we have made sure soap is well stocked in the bathrooms and as a reminder, there is soap and a sink available in the Showplace Gallery Classroom for use during open hours. Hand sanitizer will be available at the reception/ check out desk, as well as disinfectants utilized more frequently in the classroom and on often used surfaces.

We ask our patrons to respect the health of others in the community and self-isolate (stay home) if unwell. The BAC policy regarding prorated refunds will be relaxed during this time. Please use your best judgement on attending public events regarding your personal health situation and the potential impact to the health of others in your community.

While we are not closing at this time, instructors may choose to cancel their classes at their own discretion and updates to our schedule will be posted on our website and social media as available. Students registered for classes will be contacted if their class is effected and offered credit for a reschedule date or a refund.  

Many of our volunteers are seniors. Due to their higher risk of complications we are allowing them to stay home at their discretion. This means we may need to adjust our hours of operation. Those changes will be shared as they occur and we suggest calling ahead.

We are keeping on top of official announcements and plan to follow any additional governmental or health department recommendations regarding public gatherings and spaces.  We will continue to monitor local situations and announce any schedule changes as necessary. 


Danielle Wilborn
Executive Director


Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday special events only


The galleries and gift shop are open to the public during regular hours and there is no admission fee. Donations are encouraged.


Buchanan Art Center has a handful of parking spaces available on Front St., including a loading/ unloading and a handicapped accessible parking space in front of the First Presbyterian Church.

Additional parking is available at the Buchanan Farmers Market/ Common with a 3 minute walk around the corner to the BAC.


Accessibility / Restrooms

  • Handicap accessible parking space located in front of First Presbyterian Church
  • Shallow slope walkway from side walk to entrance
  • Automatic door controls available
  • 3 individual use restrooms, two of which contain changing tables, extra space, and railings
  • Water fountain – currently under repair, but we would be happy to get you some water from the tap!

Where to eat

Buchanan has multiple places with a range for everybody. See the Chamber of Commerce listing here.

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