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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

BAROQUE ON BEAVER FESTIVAL 2017 – July 28 – August 6, 2017

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 16th season in 2017. More details

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
More details

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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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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 Boat Company Renews Baroque on Beaver Sponsorship

The Beaver Island Boat Company (BIBCO), one of Up-North's popular ferry operators, has committed to support the region’s annual Baroque on Beaver Music Festival on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan.

For the tenth year in succession BIBCO will be a Baroque on Beaver Festival sponsor. The Baroque on Beaver Music Festival will run from July 28 through August 6, 2017.

Margo Marx, BIBCO President said, "We are delighted to be a Baroque on Beaver Festival sponsor and to work with the BICAA by offering Ferry/Festival Packages. We value the opportunity to support an amazing ten day music festival which will be enjoyed by the Beaver Island community and visitors alike.

The Baroque on Beaver Festival celebrates its 16th consecutive season 2017. The Festival is the signature event of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association. The mission of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, a 501-c-3 corporation, is "To serve the Beaver Island community by promoting and supporting the cultural arts, including the annual Baroque on Beaver Festival.” For more information about BICAA and the Baroque Festival, call (888) 511-5189 or consult bicaa.org/.
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Beaver Island Boat Company Renews Baroque on Beaver Sponsorship

The Beaver Island Boat Company (BIBCO), one of Up-Norths popular ferry operators, has committed to support the region’s annual Baroque on Beaver Music Festival on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan.

For the tenth year in succession BIBCO will be a Baroque on Beaver Festival sponsor. The Baroque on Beaver Music Festival will run from July 28 through August 6, 2017.

Margo Marx, BIBCO President said, We are delighted to be a Baroque on Beaver Festival sponsor and to work with the BICAA by offering Ferry/Festival Packages. We value the opportunity to support an amazing ten day music festival which will be enjoyed by the Beaver Island community and visitors alike.

The Baroque on Beaver Festival celebrates its 16th consecutive season 2017. The Festival is the signature event of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association. The mission of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, a 501-c-3 corporation, is To serve the Beaver Island community by promoting and supporting the cultural arts, including the annual Baroque on Beaver Festival.” For more information about BICAA and the Baroque Festival, call (888) 511-5189 or consult http://bicaa.org/.

Fox Motors Becomes 2017 Baroque on Beaver Festival Sponsor
The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association is pleased to announce Fox Motors Charlevoix as a 2017 sponsor of the Baroque on Beaver Festival. Heading into its sixteenth season, the Baroque on Beaver Festival will take place from July 28 through August 6 on Beaver Island in Lake Michigan. Fox Motors joins over 85 Island and mainland businesses and organizations in supporting the Festival.

Fox Motors Charlevoix General Manager David Prahl said: "We take pride in giving back to over local charities and not for profit organizations in Northern Michigan. It's not something we have to do. It's something we love to do."

Fox Motors Charlevoix sells and services such makes as Dodge, Jeep, Buick, Lincoln, Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler, Cadillac and electric GEM® vehicles.

The Baroque on Beaver Festival is the signature event of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association. The mission of the Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association, a 501-c-3 corporation, is "To serve the Beaver Island community by promoting and supporting the cultural arts, including the annual Baroque on Beaver Festival." For more information about BICAA and the Baroque Festival, call (888) 511-5189 or visit bicaa.org
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Fox Motors Becomes 2017 Baroque on Beaver Festival Sponsor 
The Beaver  Island Cultural Arts Association is pleased to announce Fox Motors Charlevoix as a 2017 sponsor of the Baroque on Beaver Festival. Heading into its sixteenth season, the Baroque on Beaver Festival will take place from July 28 through August 6 on Beaver  Island in Lake Michigan. Fox Motors joins over 85  Island and mainland businesses and organizations in supporting the Festival.

Fox Motors Charlevoix General Manager David Prahl said: We take pride in giving back to over local charities and not for profit organizations in Northern Michigan.  Its not something we have to do. Its something we love to do.  

Fox Motors Charlevoix sells and services such makes as Dodge, Jeep, Buick, Lincoln, Chevrolet, Ford, Chrysler, Cadillac and electric GEM® vehicles.   

The Baroque on Beaver Festival  is the signature event of the Beaver  Island Cultural Arts Association.  The mission of the Beaver  Island Cultural Arts Association, a 501-c-3 corporation, is To serve the Beaver  Island community by promoting and supporting the cultural arts, including the annual Baroque on Beaver Festival. For more information about BICAA and the Baroque Festival, call (888) 511-5189 or visit http://bicaa.org

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A great company doing great things for the community. Glad to be part of the team.

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Thank you and Bravo!, Fox Motors, for your generosity to Baroque on Beaver. We are both making a difference in our communities!

The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association is pleased to announce the following businesses and organizations as advertisers and supporters of the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Charlevoix
Barron Title Agency, Charlevoix
Beaver Island Christian Church
Beaver Island District Library
Beaver Island Gallery/Studio, on the Donnegal Bay Road Beaver Island Lumber Company
Beaver Island Rural Health Center
Blarney Castle Oil & EZ Mart Convenience Stores Central Michigan University
Charlevoix Area Hospital - Munson Healthcare
Charlevoix State Bank
Charlevoix Veterinary Hospital
The Clothing Company - Charlevoix
Esperance, Charlevoix
Kevin McDonough Construction, Beaver Island
Kilwins Chocolates Charlevoix
L&L Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning,
Beaver Island Little Traverse Conservancy
Plath's Meats, Inc., Rogers City and Petoskey
Quick Reliable Printing (QRP)
Midland SpartanNash/Family Fare of Charlevoix
Taylor Rental Petoskey: Parties, Weddings & Equipment
A Touch of Spring & Other Things - Charlevoix
Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites, Charlevoix
Work’n Play Shop/Klooster Machinery, Ellsworth
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The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association is pleased to announce the following businesses and organizations as advertisers and supporters of the 2017 Baroque on Beaver Music Festival.

AmericInn Lodge & Suites, Charlevoix
Barron Title Agency, Charlevoix
Beaver Island Christian Church
Beaver Island District Library
Beaver Island Gallery/Studio, on the Donnegal Bay Road Beaver Island Lumber Company
Beaver Island Rural Health Center
Blarney Castle Oil & EZ Mart Convenience Stores Central Michigan University
Charlevoix Area Hospital - Munson Healthcare
Charlevoix State Bank
Charlevoix Veterinary Hospital
The Clothing Company - Charlevoix
Esperance, Charlevoix
Kevin McDonough Construction, Beaver Island 
Kilwins Chocolates Charlevoix
L&L Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning, 
Beaver Island Little Traverse Conservancy
Plaths Meats, Inc., Rogers City and Petoskey
Quick Reliable Printing (QRP) 
Midland SpartanNash/Family Fare of Charlevoix
Taylor Rental Petoskey: Parties, Weddings & Equipment
A Touch of Spring & Other Things - Charlevoix 
Weathervane Terrace Inn & Suites, Charlevoix 
Work’n Play Shop/Klooster Machinery, Ellsworth