At first thought, Bayfield may not strike you as a hub of Arts and Culture. But the same unspoiled natural beauty and peaceful setting that visitors find so appealing also serve as the inspiration for a growing community of artists and performers. You’ll find their handiwork on display in a wide array of galleries, working studios and shops for you to admire and purchase. In addition, you’ll find plenty of good music and toe-tappin’ fun down at longtime guest favorite, Big Top Chautauqua. Hailed as the “Carnegie Hall of Tent Shows”, Big Top features live, fresh-air performances by acclaimed international and regional musicians under an 800-person capacity blue and white canvas tent.