Ludington Area Center for the Arts
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
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Upcoming LACA Events

Mary Case to host Ceramic 
Candle Holder Workshop

Create a one of a kind ceramic candle holder with Ludington area artist Mary Case.
This two class workshop enables students to make a special keepsake or gift. Students will create their candle holder during the first class (Oct. 28) and will glaze the platter during the second class (Nov. 11). Projects will be available for pickup at LACA the week of Nov. 24. 
No experience required. Assistance and idea help will be provided. 

Cost of the workshop is $35 for LACA members and $40 for non-members. All materials included.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the class is limited to 8 people and face masks must be worn at all times.

Pre-registration is required.

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Ceramic Holiday Ornament workshop w/ Mary Case planned for Nov. 18

Get in the holiday spirt with artist Mary Case as she hosts a Ceramic Holiday Ornament Workshop. During this two class workshop students will learn to make a variety of ornaments. Students will create their ornaments during the first class (Nov. 18) and will then glaze them during the second class (Dec. 2). Projects will be available for pickup at LACA the week of Dec. 9. No experience required. Assistance and idea help will be provided. 

Cost of the workshop is $25 for LACA members and $30 for non-members. All materials included.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions the class is limited to 8 people and face masks must be worn at all times.
Pre-registration is required.

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LACA hosting fall pottery workshops starting Sept. 21

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) is hosting an array of pottery workshops this fall under the instruction of local artist Mary Case. Workshops begin Monday, September 21 and continue through the beginning of December. Both adult and youth sessions will be offered, as well as a family workshop which is designed for an adult and child.

Learners can choose from a variety of hand building projects. Students in the adult workshop will have the option to learn to use the potter's wheel. Two sessions are required to complete either type of project. Family workshops will be offered 9-10:30 a.m. Youth workshops will be offered 4-5:30 p.m. Adults will have the option of 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m., or 6-8 p.m. Sessions are available on Mondays and Tuesdays, advanced registration is required for each session.
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Tickets on sale now for MANHATTAN SHORT screenings

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts has been selected as a viewing site for MANHATTAN SHORT 2020. The 23rd Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place across six continents between Sept. 24-Oct. 31. The festival's nine films screen simultaneously across the world during a one-month period, with the Best Film and Best Actor determined by ballots cast by the audience in each participating venue.
Screenings of the MANHATTAN SHORT at LACA will be limited to 10 people per showing, tickets are $10 each and must be purchased in advance at https://ludingtonartscenter.square.site/manhattan-short-film-festival or by calling 231-845-2787.
Screenings will take place:
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LACA Ukulele group

Ukulele musicians of all levels are invited to take part in the LACA Ukulele Group the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

Sessions are divided into a beginner session from 1-1:30 p.m. followed by an "experienced" (can play 4 chords ) session from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Group participation is free to LACA members and non-members are asked to make a small donation to the art center.

Acrylic Pour workshops w/ Chaotic Mike Coleman return 
to LACA

Come get messy with Chaotic Mike aka Mike Coleman at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) for an Acrylic Pour workshop Saturday, Oct. 24 from 1-3 p.m.
Participants of this one-day workshop will get two canvases to paint with their choice of colors available. Cost of the workshop is $35 for LACA members and $40 for non members. Additional canvases and upgrades may be available for additional purchase depending on time left and availability of extra supplies.

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Registration underway for LACA's Viretual Ukulele Workshops 
w/ Lil Rev

Internationally known Ukulele artist Lil Rev (Marc Revenson) and the Ludington Area Center for the Arts are teaming up for a pair of virtual ukulele workshops Tuesday, Nov. 17.
Lil Rev will instruct workshop participants via Zoom from his home base in Milwaukee, Wisc. Students will have the option of taking the workshops from the comfort of their own home or in the LACA performance hall with Lil Rev on the center's 197 Inch LED screen. Due to indoor gathering limits a maximum of 10 people may take part in the workshop from the performance hall.
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Visual Arts Critique Group

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts' Visual Arts Critique Group gathers in the center's main gallery from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the third Friday of each month. 

All artists all welcome to attend and to bring recently completed or works in progress to share with fellow artists. The group aims to foster a positive creative environment by discussing and giving creative criticism of others artwork. 

This is a free event and is open to the general public.

First and Third Thursday Open Studio

Join fellow artists during the first and third Thursday of each month for an open painting and drawing studio session at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Open studio is intended to foster creativity and encourage experimentation in an atmosphere cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement and freedom of expression.

LACA members may attend open studio sessions free of charge while non-members must pay a $5 fee. Participants are asked to check in at the LACA office. Artists supply their own materials.

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Tickets on sale now for LACA's Indoor Courtyard Concerts

A limited number of tickets are available for the Ludington Area Center for the Arts’ (LACA) socially distanced Indoor Courtyard Concerts series performance by Nathaniel White and Noah Cameron Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Originally started as an outdoor, socially distanced concert series designed to provide area music enthusiasts a safe setting to take in music performances during the summer months. Cooler evening temperatures have now forced the series indoors to the art center’s performance hall.

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2nd annual LACA 
Regional High School Art Competition announced

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) Regional High School Art Competition was created to show case the talent of high school students currently attending high school or home schooled in Mason, Oceana, Manistee and Lake counties. The exhibit will take place in LACA’s main gallery Nov. 3-26, 2020 with an artist reception slated for Friday evening, Nov. 6, 2020 from 5-8 p.m.; awards will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Area high school artists may submit three pieces of 2D or 3D artwork for consideration in this juried exhibit. Prizes will be awarded to the top three pieces in the exhibit. 

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DIA's Inside|Out on display in Ludington this summer

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) is excited to announce that the Detroit Institute of Arts' (DIA) popular program Inside|Out will be on display throughout downtown Ludington this summer and fall.  

Now in its 11th year, Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout the state of Michigan.

“LACA is very excited that the DIA has chosen Ludington as one of the host sites this summer,” LACA Executive Director Andrew Skinner said. “This is a great opportunity for our community and visitors to experience world renowned, high quality artwork.”

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Open Mic Night @ LACA

First and third Fridays of the month. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by performances at 7 p.m.

Free to perform or listen; show your support for local up-and-coming talent.

First Firday is 'Family Friendly' and third Fridays are 'Adult Themed.'

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Ludington Area Center for the Arts

107 S. Harrison Street

Ludington, MI 49431

Phone: 231-845-2787

e-mail: info@ludingtonartscenter.org

Business Hours 

Open - Tuesday thru Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.       Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m.


  Ludington Area Center for the Arts is supported in part by: