About Us

What we do.

Bay Arts Alliance (BAA) serves as the local non-profit arts agency of Bay County.  Our principle goal is to foster a lifelong appreciation and enjoyment of the Arts by providing opportunities for cultural enrichment in our community through broad-based educational experiences and quality performances.

We host a monthly arts luncheon that encourages open communication between community arts organizations, and provides info and resources with other arts groups.  Bay Arts Alliance collaborates with more than 50 arts and culture organizations throughout Bay County.

Our Arts in Education program brings the components of fine arts, music, performance, visual arts, history and heritage, to the children and students of our community.  Bay Arts provides free national touring performances to all first, third & fifth grade Bay County students each year; busing is provided by Bay County Schools.  We organize the annual Very Special Arts Festival for children with disabilities, and routinely conduct activities in community outreach, in-school and after-school programs.

We host BayArtsEvents.com – public community events calendar, local organizations and businesses can publish their activity or event for FREE.

We manage two public venues – see our Venue Management page for more info.

Bay Arts Alliance efforts with community arts organizations has contributed to Panama City’s recognition as the sixth best small arts town in the nation.  BAA will continue to respond to the changing needs of our community with innovation and dedication.

Please explore our site to see more of what we do at Bay Arts Alliance.


How are our goals reached?

The Board of Directors of Bay Arts Alliance designate the following areas to accomplish our mission:

  • Member & Sponsorship – visit our Member & Sponsorship page for more info
  • Arts in Education – facilitate cultural opportunities for schools & nonprofit organizations
  • Programming – provide workshops, arts events, and national touring performances to foster cultural awareness and community growth
  • Websites & Digital Media – more info @ bayarts.org | bayartsevents.com | marinaciviccenter.com | centerfortheartspc.com


How does the Bay Arts Alliance receive financial support?  How can I become a Member?

Bay Arts Alliance (BAA) is supported by more than 500 businesses, organizations and individual charitable members.  BAA also receives funding from the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs though the Florida Arts Council.  Our commitment to making the arts accessible to everyone is possible through the generosity of our members and donors.

For a donation of $50 per year, you can become an active supporting member of Bay Arts Alliance.  Your donation helps Bay Art Alliance contribute Arts in Education activities, community programs and quality performances to groups such as:  After School Assistance Program, Anchorage Children’s Home, Bay Education Foundation, Chemical Addictions Recovery Effort, Council On Aging, Girl Scouts, Girls Inc, Matson Retirement Center, St Andrews Towers, Widowed Persons Service, and others.  For more information, please view our Member & Sponsorship page.