Visual Art Exhibitions at the LACA!

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts hosts a variety of free visual art exhibitions and events throughout the year in the LACA Gallery. Exhibits are always free and open to the public Tuesday-Friday, noon to 5pm. Come in and check out what is new in Your Arts Center Gallery! The LACA highlights original works of art by local, regional and Michigan artists. Have an idea for an upcoming exhibit? Submit a proposal to our programming selection committee -

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Betty Silander Retrospective Exhibit
August 2 - September 23, 2016. Tuesday through Friday, Noon to 5pm.
Betty Silander has been painting and exhibiting in the Ludington area for many years as a professional artist. Trained in part at the Chicago Art Institute and by a number of artists in Chicago and Arizona. Betty's works are in watercolor, pastels, oil, pen and ink, and other media. Her works include portraits, landscapes, still life, and abstracts. We are proud to exhibit the life's work of this award-winning local artist and long-time LACA supporter.

Cara O'Brien and Diane Zoellmer Exhibit - In Between Here and Gone
October 4 - November 17, 2016. Tuesday through Friday, Noon to 5pm.
The Mixed Media Sculptures of Cara O'Brien and the Color Photography of Diane Zoellmer provide a chance to view facets of the up-close natural world that may escape everyday observational notice. This exhibit features the separate, but similar, visual exploration and artistic interpretation of natural phenomena by these two Michigan artists. Zoellmer's work reveals transient moments in the building up and erosion of ice, snow, and frozen sand. Her digital photographs are a visual documentary of the found sculpture and textures created by the forces of nature on a daily basis. O'Brien utilizes these same found textures and form in nature as the jumping off point for her biomorphic mixed media sculptures.
Handmade Instrument Exhibit
December 6 - January 27, 2016. Tuesday through Friday, Noon to 5pm.
Featuring a variety of handmade instruments made in Michigan. Artists who are interested in submitting instruments for exhibit and sale at this exhibit should contact LACA Executive Director Corinn VanWyck at


2016 Exhibits Previously at LACA

  • December 2015 -January 2016-Handmade Musical Instruments Exhibit
  • February-March - Drawing Conclusions Exhibit featuring original comic book, graphic novel, fantasy, and cartoon-style art and illustrations. 
  • April-May - OJ DeJonge Middle School Exhibit
  • June-July - Carol Garneau Legacy Retrospective Exhibit

2015 Exhibits Previously at LACA

  • November- Autism Awareness Exhibit
  • September-October - Yvonne Carlson- A Retrospective
  • August - Character Creature Features - Collaboration between 3rd and 7th grade students at Pentwater Schools. Art Teacher Carrie Jeruzal.
  • June and July, “In the Forest”—recent paintings by GVSU faculty member Jill Eggers
  • May - O.J. DeJonge Middle School Student Art Exhibit - featuring a collection of a variety of different media that students study at OJ DeJonge, influenced by artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, and Eric Carl and art movements such as Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism and Cubism. Jen McWilliams-Knee - Middle School Art Teacher.
  • April - Earth Day Celebration - Call to Artist Exhibit featuring works from over 30 Michigan artists that explore the natural world, share an environmental message and propose new ways to co-exist with the environment.
  • March - Emerald Expressions Exhibition - featuring original Ireland Travelogue photography by Rob & Becky Alway.
2014 Exhibits Previously at LACA


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