Ludington Area Center for the Arts
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
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Upcoming LACA Events

'Michigan Landscapes: Shutter, Brush and Mud' by Karen Clark Antrim and Deborah Clark 
on display March 5-28 at LACA

Reservations now being accepted 
​for March 26 artist reception

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Call to artists for LACA's 
April abstract art exhibit

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) invites visual artists of all ages to submit work for the center’s April abstract art exhibit “Expressing the Inexpressible.”
Jewelry, prints, textiles, sculptures, ceramics, mobiles, collage, mixed media, photography, pastels and paintings (acrylic, oil and watercolor) will be accepted. 2-D work should be ready to hang. No yarn, string, saw tooth hangers are allowed. Pedestals are available for 3-D pieces.
There is a $5 entry fee for each work with a limit of four.
Artwork will be accepted Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting March 16 and will end March 26.
For more information, contact LACA at 231-845-2787 or email LACA is located at 107 S. Harrison St., Ludington, MI 49431.

Ludington Area Center for the Arts receives MCACA grant 

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) is excited to announce that it has been awarded a operational support grant of $9,000 from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the fiscal year of 2021.

Organizations receiving a grant from MCACA and the NEA are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. LACA receives significant funding and volunteer support from the local community.

The grant was awarded this past fall through MCACA’s peer review process which allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislation appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.

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Eden Unluate - Foley's 
'The Tapestry of Days Long Past' on display in March

Reservations now being accepted 
​for March 26 artist reception

Eden Ünlüata - Foley's interactive 3-D artwork 'The Tapestry of Days Long Past' will be on display March 5-25, 2021 in the Ludington Area Center for the Arts' performance hall lobby gallery.
'The Tapestry of Days Long Past' will be available for viewing Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
About 'The Tapestry Of Days Long Past': Every story we tell is woven with the threads of our past experiences and
future anticipations. Even if the individual threads are not directly related to the story we are telling, we find ways to weave them together with the intention to tell deeper, more meaningful stories.

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Paused: Visual Arts Critique Group

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts' Visual Arts Critique Group gathers in the center's main gallery from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the third Friday of each month. 

All artists all welcome to attend and to bring recently completed or works in progress to share with fellow artists. The group aims to foster a positive creative environment by discussing and giving creative criticism of others artwork. 

This is a free event and is open to the general public.

Paused: LACA hosting fall pottery workshops starting Sept. 21

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) is hosting an array of pottery workshops this fall under the instruction of local artist Mary Case. Workshops begin Monday, September 21 and continue through the beginning of December. Both adult and youth sessions will be offered, as well as a family workshop which is designed for an adult and child.

Learners can choose from a variety of hand building projects. Students in the adult workshop will have the option to learn to use the potter's wheel. Two sessions are required to complete either type of project. Family workshops will be offered 9-10:30 a.m. Youth workshops will be offered 4-5:30 p.m. Adults will have the option of 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 1:30-3:30 p.m., or 6-8 p.m. Sessions are available on Mondays and Tuesdays, advanced registration is required for each session.
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Registration underway 
for LACA's virtual Ukulele workshop w/ Lil Rev

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) will host a virtual 12 Bar Blues Ukulele Workshop with internationally known Ukulele artist Lil Rev (Marc Revenson) Tuesday, April 20.
Lil Rev will instruct workshop participants via Zoom from his home base in Milwaukee, Wisc. Due to the current limitations on indoor gatherings this workshop will be 100% virtual with all students taking part from their home.
The Tuesday, April 20 workshop will take place at 1 p.m. EST. During the workshop Lil Rev will instruct students as they work their way thru 8 classic 12 bar blues tunes. 
"We'll study common strum patterns, adding boogie notes to your strums, tremolo, triple strums, blues turnarounds, walking boogie-woogie, blues riffs and much more," Lil Rev said.
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LACA offering take 
home workshop series 'Workshops in a Box'

While restrictions on indoor gatherings have forced the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) to no longer host in-person workshops for the foreseeable future the art center has concerted many of its art workshops into “Workshops in a Box” for community members to do from the comfort of their own home.

LACA is currently offering a collage box created by Linda Sandow, an artisan candle box created by House & Harbor, and a clay mug box, a clay vase box and a EZ mug box created by Mary Case.

Each box includes all of the materials and many of the supplies needed to complete the project as well as written instructions and a link to an online tutorial.

The pottery themed projects will need to be returned to LACA to be fired and students will be notified when the final piece is ready for pick up.

Boxes cost between $15 and $50 depending on the project. Online orders for "Workshops in a Box" can be made at

Boxes are typically available for pick up, at LACA (107 S. Harrison St. in downtown Ludington) Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., three business days after purchase.

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DIA's Inside|Out to remain in Ludington through 2021

The Detroit Institute of Arts' (DIA) popular Inside|Out program will remain on display throughout downtown Ludington through 2021.  

Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout the state of Michigan.

Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout the state of Michigan.

“LACA was honored that Ludington was chosen as a host site for the DIA’s Inside|Out program this past summer and we are beyond thrilled to learn that we will be able to continue to host the artwork through the end of 2021,” LACA Executive Director Andrew Skinner said. each hosting two artworks. 

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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: