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 2018 BICAA’s signature event, the Baroque on Beaver Festival, celebrates 17 years of bringing classical music to Beaver Island.

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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.


Baroque on Beaver FestivalBAROQUE ON BEAVER FESTIVAL

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 18th season in 2019 from July 26 - August 3.

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Baroque on Beaver

The Beaver Island Cultural Arts Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Baroque on Beaver Festival Schedule! Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more details.

Friday July 26, 7:30 - Lincoln Trio at the Beaver Island Community Center

Saturday July 27, 7:30 - Jeeyoon Kim at the Beaver Island Community Center

Monday July 29, 4:30 - "Brass on the Grass" at Whiskey Point Lighthouse featuring Metallurgy

Tuesday July 30, 7:30 - "Chamber Music Across Eras" at the Cmu Biological Station

Wednesday July 31, 7:30 - "The Founder's Concert: Grant Us Peace" at Holy Cross Catholic Church with Kevin Simons, conductor

Thursday August 1, 2:00 - "Chamber Music al fresco" at the Beaver Island Studio & Gallery featuring the Donegal Bay Winds

Thursday August 1, 7:30 - "Papas and Sons" at the Beaver Island Community School featuring Jeeyoon Kim, pianist and Robert Nordling, conductor

Friday August 2, 7:30 - "Mozart's Farewell" at the Beaver Island Community School, Robert Nordling, conductor

Saturday August 3, 7:30 - "All the World's a Stage" at the Beaver Island Community School, Robert Nordling, conductor
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