to all fiber artists
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) is currently seeking submissions for a fiber arts exhibit entitled “Common Threads” taking place in the art center’s main gallery during the month of December 2019.
The Common Threads exhibit is open to fiber artists of all types. Artist may submit up to 4 original two- or three-dimensional fiber-based works created in the last three years for a $5 entry fee.
Join the Ludington Area Center for the Arts as it rings in the 'Roaring 2020's with a showing of the film The Great Gatsby Tuesday evening, Dec. 31.
The 2013 film staring Leonardo DiCaprio will be shown in the center's performance hall on its new 15 ft. LED video wall.
Doors to this event will open at 7:30 p.m. and the film will begin at 8:30 p.m. and will end in time for attendees to take in the ball drop in downtown Ludington at midnight.
Booth spaces still available for Ludington Area Center for the Arts 11th annual holiday craft show
There are a few spaces available for this year's Holiday Craft Show to be held Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA). The indoor show is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington.
Table spaces are available for exhibitors who have handmade arts and crafts items; the jewelry category is filled, however. Table spaces are $25-$35, with arts center members receiving a discount. All proceeds from space rentals benefit LACA and their mission to engage, inspire and strengthen our community through arts advocacy.
This year marks the 11th year for the Thanksgiving weekend event, which occurs on Small Business Saturday.
For more information, contact the center at 231-845-2787.
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
107 S. Harrison Street
Ludington, MI 49431
Open - Tuesday thru Friday –11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - noon to 3 p.m.
Art Critique Groups
Evening Art Critique Group will be held each month on the FOURTH MONDAY from 7-8:30 pm in the Main Gallery. All artists all welcome to attend and to bring a piece of their work to discuss in a positive environment with other artists.
Morning Critique meets every THIRD FRIDAY from 11-1 pm in the Main Gallery as well.
Learn oil painting techniques from area artist Justin David Gustafson during his weekly painting class in the LACA craft room.
This ongoing class is open to all skill levels and those interested in taking the class can join at any time. Classes are $30 per session or $100 for four. All materials are supplied.
Contact LACA at 231-845-2787 or email@example.com to register.
Video hobbyists and professionals are invited to join the Ludington Center for the Arts AV
(Audio/Video) Club at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. AV Club participants will have the opportunity to discuss individual productions, learn new techniques, and collaborate on community projects. The club aims to be a support system for local video producers by encouraging the use of video as a communication tool. The AV Club welcomes Ludington area video hobbyists and professionals,13 and up. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the LACA Main Gallery, 107 S Harrison St, Ludington, MI 49431. There will be a short meet and greet, a club goal discussion, and an opportunity to showcase past projects. The AV Club can stream videos from YouTube or participants can bring their projects on a flash drive.The AV Club will be hosting a weekend movie-maker competition in the fall to raise funds for shared equipment and resources. Club members may choose to compete or may volunteer to help with the event.
Open Mic nights
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.'
Weekly figure drawing
sessions at LACA
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts' new figure drawing group meets each Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the art center located at 107 S. Harrison St., in downtown Ludington. The group shares in the cost of the model fee. Models are both clothed and nude depending on availability.
Anyone interested in modeling for the group is asked to contact John Marek at 231-239-0176.
LACA Photography Group to meet monthly on the 2nd Tuesday
LACA's Photography Group meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in LACA's main gallery Meetings are free and open to anyone who would like to discuss all things photography.
Each gathering of the group will include a brief highlighted topic followed by open discussions among attendees.
Occasional "field shoots" may be scheduled at various locations around the Ludington area on weekends.
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All Ukulele musicians are welcome and encouraged to attend. 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.
1st Tuesday: Movie TBA
2nd Tuesday: West Side Writer's Group
4th Tuesday: West Side Writer's Group
5th Tuesday: TBA
Public artist reception Friday, Nov. 8
from 5-8 p.m.; Awards announced at 6:30 p.m.
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) Regional High School Art Competition was created to showcase the talent of high school students currently attending high school or home schooled in Mason, Oceana, Manistee and Lake county.
Come get messy with Chaotic Mike aka Mike Coleman at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) for an Acrylic Pour workshop Saturday, Nov. 23 from 1-3 p.m.
Coleman will guide students on the widely popular abstract technique of acrylic pours.
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.
Join Ludington area artist Mary Case as she hosts a Holiday Candle Holder workshop Sunday, Nov. 24 from 2-4 p.m. in LACA's new pottery studio.
During this workshop, open to all ages and skill levels, participants create a handcrafted candle holder; perfect for a gift to a friend/family member or to gift to yourself.
Cost of the workshop is $32 for LACA members or $38 for non-members.
To register call 231-845-2787 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Due to low ticket sales, the Ludington Area Center for the Arts and fellow concert promoter Big Round Sound will be canceling the Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 'A Very MOTOWN Christmas' concerts featuring The Ultimate Taste Band.
"Unfortunately advance ticket sales for these events were not strong enough and promoters had to make the tough decision not go through with the concerts," LACA Operations Manager Andrew Skinner said.
"A lot of time and money go into planning high quality performances and with minimal advance sales we didn't feel hosting the concert was a wise financial decision. Purchasing tickets in advance to events not only guarantees that you won't miss out, it also helps promoters predict attendance and avoid cancellation of great events such as this one."
LACA is a non-profit organization that strives to engage, inspire and strengthen our community through arts advocacy. The vision of the art center is to foster a community where arts and culture bring us together, feed the creative spirit and fuel community growth.
Ludington Writers group, in partnership with the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA), will be hosting a Book Drive/ Luncheon Saturday, Dec. 7 to promote literacy in Mason County.
Community members are asked to bring new and/or like-new children's books to the art center, 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington, from noon to 2 p.m. for a luncheon prepared by Grand Rapids’ own Chef Adam Lance.
Books will be donated to Cove, Head Start, and other local reading programs. A suggested minimum donation of $2.50 is asked to help cover the cost of the luncheon.
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts welcomes Full Cord to the center's performance hall stage Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
Full Cord features seasoned bluegrass musicians Todd Kirchner, Eric Langejans, Brian Oberlion and Grant Flick.
The band has an extraordinary song base, with songs ranging from traditional country and bluegrass to modern pop hits, big band era tunes and everything in between (and we do mean everything!). With hundreds of songs in their repertoire, they never run out of songs to choose from.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call the LACA office at 231-845-2787 or e-mail email@example.com to purchase tickets or visit eventbrite.com to purchase online.
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts will host a Beaded Bracelet workshop with Sheila Preston Thursday, Dec. 11 from 1-3 p.m.
During this one day workshop students will be taught how to make a stunning multi-strand beaded bracelet, a wide choice of colors will be available. No previous experience is necessary to take this workshop and all materials are provided.