Ludington Area Center for the Arts Find Your Center!!

Your Center for all the Arts! 

Ludington Area Center for the Arts

107 S. Harrison Street

Ludington, MI 49431

Phone: 231-845-2787

Business Hours 

Open - Tuesday thru Friday –11 am - 4 pm 

Saturday - noon to 3 pm

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Next at the Arts Center!

Writers' Rendezvous

Dozens of Michigan Authors will gather to sell and sign their works, read passages and do interviews. Saturday, July 21 from 10 am to 3 pm in the LACA Main Gallery. Free and open to the public! 

Chloe Kimes Concert to Benefit LACA

An Evening with Chloe Kimes, 7 pm, Thursday, July 26 in the LACA Performance Hall. Tickets $15/non members, $12/LACA members, available on Eventbrite or at the LACA office. Organized Chaos Productions will be providing lighting and sound for this event!

Paula DeGregorio and Frank Galante 

Pop-up Show

A One Night Only "Pop-Up" show featuring the works 

of Pentwater artists Paula DeGregorio and Frank Galante 

will be on display at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts Thursday, July 26 from 5-7 p.m.

Songstylist Jymi Dill Concert

Songstylist Jymi Dill will be singing all the classics from jazz, R&B, country and pop. Dill hails from Flint, MI and has performed in Ludington and all over the Midwest. Tickets are $5/LACA members and $8/non-members. Contact LACA to purchase.

Juried Local Art Exhibit and Reception

A reception for the juried Local Artist Exhibit from 5-7 pm, Friday, August 3 in the Main Gallery. Free and open to the public. This event is in conjunction with the First Friday Art Walk. The works will be on display the entire months of August and September.

Arts in Motion Movement Classes: A free movement and dance class offered to those w/ special needs ages 5 and older. The class is free and accessible in the LACA Main Gallery. Ages 5-12 from 10-11 am and ages 12 and older from 11 am to noon. These classes run every Monday from Aug. 6-27.

Arts in Motion Art Classes: A free series of art classes offered to those w/ special needs, ages 5 and older. The class is free and accessible in the LACA Main Gallery. The class runs 5:30-7 pm, every Monday from Aug. 6-27.

Adult Clay Class for July (Ages 16 and older)

Adult Clay Class w/ Mary Case July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, from 7- 8:30 pm in the LACA Craft Room (upstairs). Class is for ages 16 and older. Cost is $72/members and $82/non-members for all four classes or $18/class for members or $21/class for non-members. Contact LACA at 231.845.2787 for more details or to sign up.

Adult Oil Classes w/ Justin David Gustafson

Classes are offered every Sunday of each month (NO CLASS IN JULY) from 1-4 pm in the LACA Main Gallery. Cost is $30/class or $100/one month of classes. Justin runs the classes like an open gallery, so all skill levels are welcome to attend!

Lynda Blankinship Retrospective

"Fifty Years Celebrating Painting My 78 Years"

Celebrating 50 years of Lynda's artwork during the months of June and July. Free and open to the public. 

Exploring Collage and Acrylic reception 

w/ Marion Riedl

Artist exhibit for Marion Riedl's Collage and Acrylic works in the Performance Hall Lobby. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display June-July.

Lil Rev is Back!!

Nationally known musician, Lil Rev (Marc Revenson) will be holding a family friendly, Americana music concert from 7-9 pm, Saturday, Sept. 29 in the Performance Hall. Tickets are $5/LACA members and $8/non-members. Anyone who has signed up to attend one of Rev's classes will receive a free ticket. Ukulele workshop, 1-3 pm, Saturday, Sept. 29 ($15/LACA members, $18/non-members) and Harmonica workshop, 1-3 pm, Sunday, Sept. 30 ($15/LACA members, $18/non-members). Contact LACA to sign up or to purchase tickets, 231.845.2787.

Ongoing Events at the Art Center:

Traditional Irish Sessions!

LACA is sponsoring a Traditional Irish Session from 6-8 pm, every THIRD Tuesday of the month at Sportsman's Irish Restaurant and Bar. The session is located in the side room of the restaurant on the stage. SUMMER SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT LACA FROM 5-6:30 PM. Come enjoy some food and drinks while listening to traditional Irish music.

New Gypsy Jazz Jam Sessions!

LACA and Stephen Plummer will be holding Gypsy Jazz jams from 6:30-9 pm, every FOURTH Wednesday of the month in the Main Gallery. All instruments are invited to attend. The jams are free! Selmer style guitars are optional, but a plus! Beginners are highly encouraged to attend!

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.

Open Mic nights from 7-9 pm with signup at 6:30 pm. FIRST and THIRD Fridays. First is family friendly and third is adult-focused. Located in the Performance Hall.

Guitar Lessons w/ Stephen PlummerWednesdays, starting at 5:30 pm. Lessons cost $20/half hour and are one-on-one sessions, unless otherwise requested. 

Shakespeare Reading Group

The Shakespeare Reading Group is open to all who have a “Love of Shakespeare” and meets once a month for about two hours to read from the works of The Bard. SRG participants read the script for the different characters and an informal discussion is held at the end of each scene. The group is open to all ages.

Participants are asked to bring their own copy of Shakespeare's works and to contribute $3 toward facility usage ($2 for LACA members). For more information, call the arts center at 231-845-2787.

For more information or to reserve tickets for any of LACA's event, please contact them at 231-845-2787 or


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LACA Gift Shop

The gift shop at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts is open during regular business hours.  Come in to see the wonderful work from artists throughout Michigan. Our collection includes art and craft items, paintings, fiber, jewelry cards and sculpture.