Ludington Area Center for the Arts Find Your Center!!

Upcoming LACA Events!!


LACA seeks artwork 

for April ‘Girls Rock’ 

art exhibit

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts invites visual artists of all ages to submit work with the theme of empowerment of women for an April 2020 exhibit in the center’s newly remodeled Performance Hall Gallery. 

Symbolic works are welcome as well as portraits. Jewelry, prints, textiles, sculpture, ceramics, mobiles, collage, mixed media, photography, pastels and paintings of acrylic, oil and watercolor will be accepted. 2-D work should be ready to hang. No yarn, string, or sawtooth hangers are allowed. Pedestals are available for 3-D pieces. 

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. 

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.


HeART of LOVE exhibit 
artist reception Friday, Feb. 7

Join the Ludington Area Center for the Arts for an artist reception celebrating the many talented artists taking part in the center's February 'HeART of LOVE' exhibit.
The artist reception will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday Feb. 7 in the main gallery at LACA. This reception is open to the public and is a great chance for community members to view the exhibit and interact with the artists.

LACA to offer 

Kids Clay Club

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts will host a Kids Clay Club Thursday’s throughout the month of February in the center’s new pottery studio.

Clay club will take place Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and is open to all children ages 6 and up.

During the workshop children will have the opportunity to explore all things pottery.

Deb Borema to host Adult Sewing classes at LACA

Thursday and Sunday sessions available

Learn how to use a sewing machine, and how to make an apron, clothing and more during the Ludington Area Center for the Arts’ newest class ‘Adult Sewing’ with Deb Borema.

All around crafting genius and leader of LACA’s Workshop Wednesday group, Deb Borema will guide class participants through the basic steps of using a sewing machine while creating a number of projects along the way.

Acrylic Pour 

Workshop Feb. 22

Come get messy with Chaotic Mike aka Mike Coleman at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) for an Acrylic Pour workshop Saturday, Feb. 22 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 $32 for LACA members and $37 for non members. Additional canvases and upgrades may be available for additional purchase depending on time left and availability of extra supplies.

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. 

Popular genealogy 

writing workshop offered 

a third time at LACA

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts will host an interactive workshop for those interested in preserving a piece of family history Saturday, March 14 from 1-3 p.m. in the art center's second floor figure drawing room. Local writer and artist Linda Sandow will assist participants in writing by providing an organizational plan as well as examples from her historical novel based on her family’ genealogy.

Pianist Bob Milne 

tickets on sale now

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts welcomes Bob Milne to the center's performance hall stage Saturday, March 21 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.

‘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.


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: