An anonymous donor has challenged LACA to raise $50,000 and agreed to match it with an additional $50,000 gift between now and November 1. Together we can lay the groundwork for sustainable community arts and culture, turn opportunity into action and build a legacy for future generations. Please join us, fund your center and be the change in your community.


Looking for some fun in the sun?  Find your center at these LACA summer events:

BACKYARD PICKIN' - EVERY WEDNESDAY from 11:30am to 1:00pm, local musicians perform acoustic sets in a relaxed atmosphere and invite you to sit back and enjoy.  Want to join in?  Bring your instrument and sit in on these casual jam sessions. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 - 4:00PM & 7:00PM - Film screenings of WaterWalk, an independent film based on the book WaterWalk: A Passage of Ghosts by Steven Faulkner.  It chronicles the true story of a journey taken by a father and son in search of each other.  They retrace the harrowing 1,000 mile canoe journey of Father Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet.  Shot on location here in West Michigan and across the midwest, the film is a scenic tribute to these two French explorers and our beautiful Michigan waterways.  A "talkback" with the film's producer Roger Rapaport to follow the screening.  Family friendly.  All tickets: $5.  See the movie's trailer!  See still photos from the film here!

Twelve Months; Twelve Gifts 
Extending a special "Thank You" to our current ArtStart Society members
for helping to provide one full fiscal year of sponsorship for art and culture for the Ludington Area. We greatly appreciate your generosity and commitment to the arts in our community. Your gifts of support will touch lives through the power of art!

  • Bob and Kay Neal
  • John and Anita Wilson
  • Carol Garneau
  • Dave and Chrissie Hall Fund of the Community Foundation for Mason County
  • House of Flavors, Inc.

 Click here to learn more

Latest News & Announcements:


Sponsored by Ludrock. Sunday, September 14 at 7:00pm in the LACA Performance Hall. Folk, old-time, blues and novelty songs played on guitar, ukulele, mandolin and harmonica by Lil' Rev from ..

National Parks Road Trip Photography Exhibit

Sept 5 - Sept 27 in LACA Main Gallery National Parks Road Trip Photography Exhibit - featuring original photography by Karen West Karen West began showing and selling photograp..

Backyard Pickin' at the LACA!

Looking for a fun way to break up the work week? Music lovers are invited to bring a blanket or lawn chair and a sack lunch to the courtyard behind the LACA for lunchtime concerts every Wednesday thr..

Check our Calendar for up-coming classes, events and performances!

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts invites you to be part of our vibrant arts community on the shore of Lake Michigan. Join us at a piano concert, a film screening, or a reading by one of Michigan’s premier poets. Enjoy an exhibition of fine art in our gallery or sign up for a writing workshop.

Since its opening in 2008, the Center has hosted exhibitions, performances, and educational programs in music, the visual arts, literature, and more. The Center includes a 250-seat performance hall, banquet hall, gallery and exhibition spaces, art studios, classrooms, and a gift shop offering the works of local and regional artists.

Come discover the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, where artists of every medium enrich our community and inspire the creative spirit in us all.

"Like individuals, communities have a soul, and the Center for the Arts is contributing mightily by arousing the spirit of Ludington."

- Bill Anderson, founding director,
  Michigan Department of History, Art and Libraries

Imagine what we can create. Create what we can imagine.

The Ludington Area Arts Council is supported in part by an award from the


Visit our gift shop

The gift shop at

the Ludington Area Center for the Arts offers the work of artists from the Ludington area

and throughout Michigan. Our collection includes art and craft items from paintings, sculpture, and... 

Contact Us:

Ludington Area Center for the Arts

107 S. Harrison Street

Ludington, MI 49431

Phone: 231-845-2787

Gallery and Gift Shop are open to the public:

Tuesday - Saturday: 12pm - 5:00pm

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