Supporting the
arts & artists in Northern Wisconsin

As it has for so many nonprofits, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council’s plans for a vibrant 2020. Our annual fundraiser, Art on the Bay, will not take place in July. This is a disappointment because it is our primary way of raising funds, matched by the Wisconsin Arts Board, to fund CBAC’s grants to artists. Not only that—we’re missing out on a pretty good party, too!

    Yet, in this time of uncertainty, one thing stands constant—our commitment to activate and inspire positive community growth through the arts and to support the artists who make it possible. 

    As an organization, we are committed to exploring all avenues for relief: flexibility with grant monies, creative and innovative opportunities for artistic and cultural experiences, and support for artists and arts organizations beyond our customary procedures.

So how can you help us? 

  • First and foremost, we are inspired by the voices of our communities. Let us know how you are doing, what are your thoughts, suggestions, and recommendations. Please send your email to with the subject line: “Here’s What I Think.”

  • Second, if capacity allows, make a contribution to the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council online  (button below) or mail your donation to CBAC, PO Box 25, Washburn, WI 54891.

If you have any questions about becoming a sponsor of CBAC’s grants program, please contact Chris Lindsey at or Sarah Lund at