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NOTICE: The Ludington Area Center for the Arts

will be closed to the public through Monday, April 13.

All events, meetings, and workshops during

this time period are effectively canceled or postponed.

LACA Virtual Talent Show premiers April 4 

@ 7 p.m. 

Visit the Ludington Area Center for the Arts' Facebook page (click here)  Saturday, April 4 at 7 p.m. to view the center's first ever Virtual Talent Show.

The talent show features performances by, Maddie Cooper, Jack and Vinny Provenzano, Ed Santarelli,  Margo & Marcy Beaver, Emily Schwarz, Jeanne Knuth and Adison Thorne. 

To vote for your favorite act please comment, on the video post, with the performer's entry number. Voting will conclude at noon Tuesday, April 7.

LACA announces community

Art BINGO challenge

  During this time of social distancing the Ludington Area Center for the Arts will be hosing a community Art BINGO challenge to assist community members to keep their creative juices flowing. 

  Simply print this BINGO card, complete five of the projects in a row (horizontal, vertical or diagonal), photograph each of your completed projects (please label the theme) and e-mail all project photos and photo of BINGO card to by Monday, April 13. 

  All completed entries will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a family membership to the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. 

  Please share this community art challenge with your family and friends on social media and be sure to share your completed artworks on Facebook: @LudingtonArtsCenter and use the hashtag #lacaartbingo.


RESCHEDULED: Pianist Bob Milne June 27 at LACA

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts welcomes Bob Milne to the center's performance hall stage Saturday, June 27 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $13 in advance or $20 at the door. Call the LACA office at 231-845-2787 or e-mail to purchase tickets or visit to purchase online.
Milne is considered to be the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist in the world. He was filmed and documented for future generations in 2004 during three days of interviews at the Library of Congress, and was declared a National Treasure at the conclusion.

Open Painting/Drawing 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 atmosphereof cultural exchange, conversation, encouragementand freedom of expression.

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

Open Pottery 

studio Tuesday and Wednesday evenings

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts hosts a pair of weekly open studio sessions in it pottery studio.

The Tuesday session is hosted by Mary Case from 6:30-8:30 p.m. while Bekah Bramer hosts the Wednesday session from 6-8 p.m.

Open studio is not intended to be a class or workshop. "Hosts" are onsite to oversee the studio and give tips, pointers and encouragement.

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.

Oil Painting w/ 

Justin David Gustafson

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 to register.

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.'

2nd and 4th Thursday figure drawing sessions at LACA

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts' new figure drawing group meets the second and fourth 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. 

Youth Sewing Group



The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is hosting a weekly Youth Sewing Group led by Deb Borema. The group meets Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. in the center's craft room.
Learn to use a sewing machine while creating numerous wearable items!
The Youth Sewing Group is FREE to children and grandchildren of LACA members ages 12 yrs. and up. $35 LACA membership can be purchased to join group.
Call 231-845-2787 or e-mail to register. Class is limited to 10 people. 

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.

Ukulele group 

to meet at 

LACA monthly

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.

Upcoming Ludington Writers Events

1st Tuesday: Movie TBA

2nd  Tuesday: West Side Writer's Group

3rd Tuesday: Salon

4th Tuesday: West Side Writer's Group

5th Tuesday: TBA

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.


July exhibit to feature artwork created during COVID-19 shutdown

Artwork accepted June 16-27

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) invites visual artists of all ages to submit artwork for a July 2020 exhibit entitled ‘Pandemic Ingenuity’ featuring artworks created begun during the COVID-19 shutdown.

Symbolic works are welcome as well as portraits, jewelry, prints, textiles, sculptures, ceramics, mobiles, collage, mixed media, photography, pastels, and paintings of watercolor, oil and watercolor will be accepted. 

‘Grab & Go' art fundraiser announced at LACA

An artistic fundraising project “Grab & Go” is being announced by the Ludington Area Center for the Arts.
Area artists are encouraged to purchase an 8”x8” back-wrapped canvas from the arts center for $5 each (limit of five per artist). Artists are then encouraged to create art in any desired medium on those canvases over the next few months.

Helen Kleczynski's 

'From Sketch to Studio' 

on display throughout March at LACA

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts will host Helen Kleczynski's 'From Sketch to Studio' as the art center's March exhibit in the main gallery.
Kleczynski's 'From Sketch to Studio' will be on display March 5-28, 2020. 

A special artist reception celebrating Kleczynski's work will take place Friday, March 6 from 5-8 p.m. The artist reception is free and open to the public.

Pianist Bob Milne to perform as part of LACA's An Intimate Evening With... concert series

Join the Ludington Area Center for the Arts for An Intimate Evening w/ Bob Milne Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m.

Milne's performance as part of the art center's An Intimate Evening With... concert series will feature an evening of storytelling and music.

"This is the perfect lead in to Bob's Saturday (June 27) performance at LACA," LACA Operations Manager Andrew Skinner said.

Michigan Mandolin Orchestra to perform 


The Michigan Mandolin Orchestra begins its second season with a joyful concert at the Ludington Center for the Arts Saturday, May 9. Directed by Michigan’s mandoliner, Brian Oberlin, the 16 piece Orchestra features mandolins, mandolas, octave mandolins, mandocellos, guitars and upright bass. Music selections include laureate composers; Tchaikovksy, Rachmaninoff, Vivaldi and Stamitz. As all good mandolin orchestras go, the Italian contingent of the program features a Tarantella by the great Rafale Calace. American composers Peter Ostroushko and Bob Phillips also contribute to the evening’s sound scape.
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. concert are $10 in advance or $13 at the door and are available at LACA of online at


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 a.m. to 4 p.m.       Saturdays, noon to 3 p.m.

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