Ludington Area Center for the Arts
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Upcoming LACA Events

LACA Holiday 
workshops transformed 
into take home  activities

Due to the most recent MDHHS order restricting indoor gatherings the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) had to cancel a number of upcoming workshops planned for the next few weeks.
In an effort to keep the creative spirit going LACA and its workshop instructors will be offering a number of "Workshops in a Box" in the coming days.
To get things rolling we will offering our previously scheduled Santa's Workshop and the Ceramic Holiday Ornament Workshops as "Workshops in a Box." The deadline to order these two great options is Saturday, Nov. 21. Boxes will be ready for pickup starting Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Online orders for "Workshops in a Box" can be made at

Stay tuned for more great 'Workshop in a Box" options (Pottery, painting and collage) from LACA in the coming days!
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Paused: 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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LACA's 'We'll Be Home 
for the Holidays' program to be virtual

The 6th annual We'll Be Home for the Holidays concert will be VIRTUAL this year! This will be a special first-of-a-kind project for LACA and we could not be more excited to bring this program to you, premiering December 11 at 6 p.m. on and 97.7 & 98.7 FM.

This year's program will be hosted once again by Sean and Kali Gilbert, and will feature performances by Edgar Struble, Taylor Makowicki, Pentwater High School Jazz Band, Carlos Adan Ortega, Brian Oberlin, Fremont John, Ed Santarelli, and more! Plus, a special reading for the whole family from the Mason County District Library.

Sponsors are needed to help compensate our artists, cover production costs, and keep this program free as always.

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Paused: 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.

EZ Mug Workshop-in-a-Box

With the health and safety of its membership and community the Ludington Area Center for the Arts has decided to pause hosting in-person workshops and classes due to concerns with the rising number of COVID-19 cases in our area.

In an effort to keep the creative juices flowing LACA has created a number of "Workshop-in-a-Box" take home classes for students

to do from the comfort and safety of their home.

Ludington area artist Mary Case has created this EZ Mug Workshop in a Box.

An easy project for the whole family. Everything you need is in the box to create a mug from a single slab of clay. Create something unique and we will fire it for you in the color of your choice.

In addition to the materials, students will also be given a link to an online instructional video. Following the completion of the mug students will return it to LACA to be fired and glazed. Students will be contacted when their mug is ready to be picked up.

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DIA's Inside|Out to remain in Ludington through 2021

The Detroit Institute of Arts' (DIA) popular Inside|Out program will remain on display throughout downtown Ludington through 2021.  

Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout the state of Michigan.

Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout the state of Michigan.

“LACA was honored that Ludington was chosen as a host site for the DIA’s Inside|Out program this past summer and we are beyond thrilled to learn that we will be able to continue to host the artwork through the end of 2021,” LACA Executive Director Andrew Skinner said. each hosting two artworks. 

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Applications now being 
accepted for 2021 WSAF

Now in its 53rd year, the West Shore Art Fair (WSAF) takes place July 3-4, 2021 at Rotary Park (formerly City Park) in the beautiful Lake Michigan resort community of Ludington, Mich., featuring 110 plus jury-selected fine artists across a variety of media, including: clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, painting, photography, sculpture and more. This open-air, juried fine art and fine crafts show is managed by the Ludington Area Center for the Arts, a community arts organization that cultivates access to arts and culture in West Michigan. In addition to original, jury-selected art, the show features live music performances, food stations and a children's art activity area. Visit or for more information.

Apply for the 2021 WSAF

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Ludington Area Center for the Arts

107 S. Harrison Street

Ludington, MI 49431

Phone: 231-845-2787


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: