The Fine Arts Center Galleries offer a wide range of free exhibitions and events to all area community members in support of the BGSU vision: As a public university, BGSU focuses on contributing to the public good and embraces its role as a national model in addressing the educational, economic, and social vitality of our region, the state of Ohio, the nation, and the world.

Our exhibitions include challenging and engaging contemporary work by nationally recognized artists as well as faculty and student shows that highlight some of the most talented and successful artists of this region. Visitors are invited to explore collaborative and inclusive events and presentations that foreground political, social and cultural themes through dialogue, creative ideas and new knowledge.


17th Annual Northwest Ohio (Now OH) Community Art Exhibition

BGSU Art Galleries hosts the 17th Annual Northwest Ohio (Now OH) Community Art Exhibition. Now OH celebrates the talents of regional artists in a professional setting. Artists who display their work at the exhibition are eligible to win up to $2,000 in cash prizes and gift certificates. The awards include a Best of Show Award, a Young Artist Award, and a People’s Choice Award.

Entries are now open - submit your artwork by Friday, July 5, 2024. 

Review the prospectus and submit your work online

A poster that states: 2024 Undergraduate Exhibition; Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery; BGSU Fine Art Center; February 25th – March 7th, 2024; opening reception 2 – 4 p.m. on February 25th

2024 FOCUS Exhibition

Join us in celebrating NW Ohio and SE Michigan local area high school students at the historic 53rd FOCUS Show.

May 29th - June 30th 

Opening Reception 

Wednesday, May 29th, 6 - 8 p.m. 

Dorothy Uber Bryan, Willard Wankelman, and Red Door Galleries

Fine Arts Center, 1210 Ridge Street

Bowling Green State University

The 2024 FOCUS Show Directors are Jennifer Moorman, Jodie Peace, and Jason Sanderson. 

Thank you to the exhibition sponsors: American Frame, Art Supply Depo, The Arts Commission, The Athena Society, Bowling Green State University, Tile Club, and the Toledo Museum of Art. 

Gallery hours 

Tuesday through Saturday, 11 - 4 p.m.

Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m.

To individuals with disabilities, please reach out prior to the event if you need special services, assistance or appropriate modifications to fully participate in this event by contacting accessibility services at or 419-372-8495. 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday – Saturday   11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.         
Sunday   1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Closed University Holidays   

Appointments may be available for groups and classes. Contact

All exhibitions are free and the public is welcome

All galleries are wheelchair accessible with the exception of the upper level of the Wankelman Gallery

Paid parking is available in the first two rows of Lot N, off of Ridge St.
Parking is free evenings after 6 p.m. and on weekends in Lot N

The Fine Arts Center gratefully recognizes generous support from:

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The Ohio Arts Council helped fund the BGSU Fine Arts Center Galleries with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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Updated: 06/06/2024 03:51PM