Facilities

  • Sauder Visual Arts Center
    Sauder Visual Arts Center
  • Ceramics room
    Ceramics room
  • Alternative view of ceramics room
    Alternative view of ceramics room
  • Photography dark room
    Photography dark room
  • Grace Albrecht Gallery
    Grace Albrecht Gallery
  • Hester Graphic Arts Studio
    Hester Graphic Arts Studio
  • Painting and drawing space
    Painting and drawing space
  • Photography room
    Photography room
  • Sculpture wood shop
    Sculpture wood shop


The Bluffton art department is located on an attractive site overlooking Riley Creek in the Sauder Visual Arts Center, a facility that provides state-of-the-art studios for drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture.

Included inside the Sauder Visual Arts Center is Hester Graphic Arts Studio, a modern Mac lab and lecture room, that is equipped with a digital projector, video and web resources and a large rear-projection screen. Also available is a lab with 21 computer work stations for instruction. The laboratory includes up-to-date hardware, software and quality proofing printers to prepare the student for a professional career in graphic design.

The Albrecht Gallery hosts exhibitions by visiting artists, faculty and Bluffton students. Senior exhibitions and the annual juried art exhibition feature art that is produced in our studios.