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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Thanks to everyone who came out or sponsored Adult Prom! We made over $2,600 for children's programming!!

We NEED you!

Do you have an artistic talent that you'd like to showcase at LACA? Contact us to make it happen! We are always looking for different art mediums (fine arts, performing, writings, culinary, etc.) to showcase at the arts center! Contact us at 231-845-2787 or

Next at the Arts Center!

Adult Oil Painting - May 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 1-4 pm, Justin David Gustafson ( will be teaching a landscape oil painting class for adults (17 and up) at LACA. All materials will be provided. Class will meet every Sunday afternoon, each class costs $30 to attend or $100 for four classes, please contact the Center at 231-845-2787 to enroll, space is limited. If you have an image you'd like to paint feel free to bring it in, though Justin will have plenty to choose from.  Wear clothes you don't mind staining with paint.

Annual Member Gathering, 5-7 pm, Saturday, June 16 in the Gallery. Immediately following is the David Greely Cajun Concert at 7 pm.

NEW Drawing Classes w/ Michele Anscombe (6-12th grade): Monday, May 21, June 4, 11 and 18, 3:30-5 pm (Craft Room) $40/student.

Maritime Magic Craft Show

Spaces are still available for the Maritime Magic Craft Show on June 2! All items must be handmade. Click the link for an application.

April - May - OJ DeJonge Middle School Student Exhibit in the Main Gallery Free and open to the public. 

May - Gateway 2 Success Student Exhibit in the Performance Hall Lobby. 

NEW CLASS SESSION! Oil Painting for Kids - Justin Gustafson will be teaching oil painting techniques to students ages 10 and older May 5, 12, 19 and 26 in the LACA Craft Room upstairs. The cost for the four sessions is $50 or each session costs $15 individually. You can attend all four sessions or register for individual ones. He will be teaching the class so newcomers will be able to keep up with those who have already attended previous classes during the four weeks. Oil is messy, so please have students wear clothing that can get covered in paint. Contact LACA to register, 231.845.2787.

Adult Clay Class w/ Mary Case: Cost $72 for four classes. May 7, 14, 21 and June 4 from 6-8 pm in the Craft Room. All supplies included.

An Evening with Chloe Kimes, 7 pm, Thursday, July 26 in the LACA Performance Hall. Tickets $15/non members, $12/LACA members.

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. 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!

New Evening Art Critique Group!

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.

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