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Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA)

The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association (BICAA) is a non-profit group of volunteers. As one of the “Up-North” region’s premier promoter of the arts, the BICAA seeks to use it’s expertise to:

    • Serve the Beaver Island community by promoting and supporting the cultural arts
    • Offer a broad range of high quality performing and visual arts programs and activities
    • Develop and encourage enjoyment and participation in the arts by residents, students, and visitors

The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association relies on the support of its patrons and friends, business and foundation partners, and government agencies and volunteers to meet its mission. In 2016 BICAA’s signature event, the Baroque on Beaver Festival, celebrates 15 years of bringing classical music to Beaver Island.

Beaver Island

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Beaver Island is the largest island in Lake Michigan and part of the Beaver Island archipelago and is known for sand beaches, scenic vistas, recreational anchorages, outdoor adventures, the arts, and laid-back and easy lifestyle.

Although small, Beaver Island has a rich and varied history. At one time it was the site of a unique Mormon kingdom. The end of the Mormon kingdom signaled the beginning of Irish settlement.   Irish immigrants helped develop the island’s economy and shape the island’s unique identify. Beaver’s geography has historically been of importance to Great Lakes mariners, for Beaver has an excellent harbor, which affords safe haven during storms.

Beaver Island is located 32 miles from the mainland port community of Charlevoix. Beaver is 13 miles long, 3 to 6 miles wide. Visitors to the island embark either by air or ferry from Charlevoix. For more about Beaver Island, visit our Beaver Island page.

Upcoming Events

Jazz weekend PerformanceJAZZ Series – June 30 and August 18 – 2017

A joint collaboration between the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association and the Beaver Island Community Center
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BAROQUE ON BEAVER FESTIVAL – July 27 – August 5, 2018

Baroque on Beaver is a joyful series of concerts offered each summer on Beaver Island, Michigan. Concerts include orchestral, choral, solo, and chamber ensemble, featuring professional performers. The performances focus on classical music, but you may hear jazz, popular, Broadway, spirituals, or whatever strikes the musicians’ fancy. “B-on-B” celebrates its 17th season in 2018. More details

Latest News From Our Facebook Page

Thank you for an exciting 2017 Summer Season.

The dates for the 2018 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival have been announced by the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association.

The 17th Annual Baroque in Beaver Music Festival will run July 27th through August 5th,
2018.

Visit the festival site baroqueonbeaver.org to keep up with the latest news about the ten-day festival of classical and choral music held on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan.
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Thank you for an exciting 2017 Summer Season. 

The dates for the 2018 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival have been announced by the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association. 

The 17th Annual  Baroque in Beaver Music Festival will run July 27th through August 5th, 
2018. 

Visit the festival site http://baroqueonbeaver.org to keep up with the latest news about the ten-day festival of classical and choral music held on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan.

Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association
Presents
Amadeus

A Baroque on Beaver Festival Program

Monday July 31, 7:00pm
BIC Center

Amadeus is a 1984 American period drama film directed by Milo Forman. The story, set in Vienna, Austria, during the latter half of the 18th century, is a fictionalized biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The film was nominated for 53 awards and received 40, which included eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), four BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globes, and a Directors Guild of America (DGA) award.

Information: Beaver Island Community Center Desk or by calling (231) 448-2022.
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Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association
Presents
Amadeus

A Baroque on Beaver Festival Program  

Monday July 31, 7:00pm 
BIC Center  

Amadeus is a 1984 American period drama film directed by Milo Forman. The story, set in Vienna, Austria, during the latter half of the 18th century, is a fictionalized biography of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The film was nominated for 53 awards and received 40, which included eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), four BAFTA Awards, four Golden Globes, and a Directors Guild of America (DGA) award.  

Information:   Beaver Island Community Center Desk or by calling (231) 448-2022.

Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association
Presents
Bach, Beethoven, and Beer (Seriously)
A Baroque on Beaver Gala Program
Friday July 28, 7:30pm @ the BIC Center
The beer: Guinness of course and free to ticket holders of legal age. Wine and Hors d'oeuvres also available to gala ticket holders.

Doors open @ 6:30pm, performance at 7:30pm. Tickets may be purchased at the Beaver Island
Community Center Desk or by calling (231) 448-2022.
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Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association
Presents
Bach, Beethoven, and Beer (Seriously)
A Baroque on Beaver Gala Program
Friday July 28, 7:30pm @ the BIC Center
The beer: Guinness of course and free to ticket holders of legal age.  Wine and Hors doeuvres also available to gala ticket holders.

Doors open @ 6:30pm, performance at 7:30pm. Tickets may be purchased at the Beaver Island
Community Center Desk or by calling (231) 448-2022.

4 months ago

Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association

Garrick Ohlsson, one of the truly great pianists of our time, will travel to Beaver Island to perform on the Association's newly acquired Mason & Hamlin concert grand piano. Included in the ticket price are complimentary wines and hors d’oeuvres, which will be offered prior to performances. To enjoy our complimentary alcoholic beverages, you must be at least 21 years of age.

Tickets are available for purchase by phone or in person from the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022).

Pianist Garrick Ohlsson,Jul 15, 8:00pmBeaver Island Community CenterGarrick Ohlsson, one of the truly great pianists of our time, will travel to Beaver Island to perform on the Association's newly acquired Mason & Hamlin concert grand piano. Included in the ticket price are complimentary wines and hors d’oeuvres, which will be offered prior to performances. To enjoy our complimentary alcoholic beverages, you must be at least 21 years of age.

Tickets are available for purchase by phone or in person from the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022).
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Pianist Garrick Ohlsson,

4 months ago

Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association

Jazz Clarinetist Dave Bennett & The Dave Bennett Quartet.
Tickets are available for purchase by phone or in person from the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022). Seating is cabaret style and alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. To purchase and consume alcohol, you must be at least 21 years of age.

Beaver Island Jazz SeriesJun 30, 8:00pmBeaver Island Community CenterJazz Clarinetist Dave Bennett & The Dave Bennett Quartet.
Tickets are available for purchase by phone or in person from the Beaver Island Community Center (231-448-2022). Seating is cabaret style and alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages are available for purchase. To purchase and consume alcohol, you must be at least 21 years of age.
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Beaver Island Jazz Series