Scheduled Opening: Fall 2024

We are working hard to set up a new learning experience for artists of all levels. We’re located in Chester, a rural farming community in south central Nebraska.

January 2023 News: Hard to imagine, but we’re still staying a little too busy! BUT, we swear this is the year, we finish up some projects around here and start planning for workshops and classes!

September 2021 News: It’s been a CRAZY here! Since May, we have been overwhelmed with orders for custom saw art, while also planning a big move for Cindy’s welding shop. This has meant we have had no time to develop and plan for classes and workshops this year.

August 2020 News: We have purchased a house close to the school so you’ll have comfortable place to stay while attending the CoC!

Our goal is to provide a range of workshops, classes and open studios to help you develop your creativity and learn new skills. We currently have studios for glass, painting, photography, welding, woodworking and plan more.

We are housed in the former school building (built 1907) and will be able to offer some onsite accommodation for visiting artists.

Contact us to learn more.

Here’s some of our latest renovations as we prepare for next year’s opening.

The Center of Creativity in Chester Nebraska

Currently we have the BAO Gallery open, showcasing the work of Cindy Chinn and Art Whitton. Visit the BAO page on Facebook.