Ludington Area Center for the Arts
107 S. Harrison Street
Ludington, MI 49431
Open - Tuesday thru Friday –11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - noon to 3 p.m.
LACA receives MCACA
grant for 2019 fiscal year
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) has been awarded a grant of $15,000 from the State of Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The grant was awarded through the MCACA peer review process and was one of 561 applications to compete for MCACA fiscal year 2019 funding.
Organizations receiving a MCACA grant award are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. LACA receives significant funding and volunteer support from our local community.
The MCACA peer review process 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 legislative appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.
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.
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 email@example.com to register.
Video hobbyists and professionals are invited to join the Ludington Center for the Arts AV (Audio/Video) Club at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. AV Club participants will have the opportunity to discuss individual productions, learn new techniques, and collaborate on community projects. The club aims to be a support system for local video producers by encouraging the use of video as a communication tool. The AV Club welcomes Ludington area video hobbyists and professionals,13 and up. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. in the LACA Main Gallery, 107 S Harrison St, Ludington, MI 49431. There will be a short meet and greet, a club goal discussion, and an opportunity to showcase past projects. The AV Club can stream videos from YouTube or participants can bring their projects on a flash drive.The AV Club will be hosting a weekend movie-maker competition in the fall to raise funds for shared equipment and resources. Club members may choose to compete or may volunteer to help with the event.
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.'
Weekly figure drawing
sessions at LACA
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts' new figure drawing group meets each 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 3rd Wednesday
LACA's Photography Group meets the third Wednesday 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.
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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.
1st Tuesday: Movie TBA
2nd Tuesday: West Side Writer's Group
4th Tuesday: West Side Writer's Group
5th Tuesday: TBA
Viewers Choice Award votes can be purchased for $1 each in the LACA gift shop
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) is hosting Arf Prize, a celebration dog related artwork, in the center's main gallery during the month of October.
Arf Prize features nearly 70 original pieces of 2-D and 3-D artworks of dogs created by area artists and dog lovers.
Arf Prize awards were announced Friday evening, Oct. 4 during an artist reception hosted for the opening of the exhibit. Judges Chris VanWyck and Bridgett Ennis awarded 'Best In Show' to 1481 by Andrew Skinner. The judges also selected the following to receive Honorable Mention: Rocco & Buneho by Lynne Haslam, Dane by Jane Sleeman and Hubba Bubba by Karen de la Durantaye. Additional awards included: Cosmic Canine Creations Award: Ruger by Aaron Fugere; Lakeshore Animal Friends Award: Winter Coat by Dave Preston; and the Wags n' Wiskers Award: Old Friend by Tami Willison.
Don't forget to stop by LACA throughout the month of October to view all of the Arf Prize entries and cast your ballot for our Viewers Choice Award. Votes are $1 each and can be purchased in the LACA gift shop.
Artist reception Friday, Oct. 11 from 5-8 p.m.
West Shore Pride and the Ludington Area Center for the Arts are hosting an LGBTQ Art Show in the art center's performance hall gallery through Oct. 19.
The exhibit includes over 30 artworks featuring LGBTQ themes of equality and love.
In celebration of this exhibit West Shore Pride and LACA will host an artist reception Friday, Oct. 11 from 5-8 p.m. This is a great chance to take in the exhibit and meet many of the artists. Both West Shore Pride and LACA will have information about their organizations to distribute as well.
Nationally known instructor to offer ukelele
and harmonica workshops, evening concert
Nationally known ukulele teacher and performer, Lil Rev (Marc Revenson) will make his third visit to the Ludington area Center for the Arts (LACA) Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20.
During his time in Ludington Lil Rev will teach a trio of workshops at the art center, Beginning Finger Picking for Ukulele, Harmonica from Scratch and Essential Strums for Ukulele. In addition to the workshops Lil Rev will host an evening Ukulele concert in the LACA performance hall.
LACA will be hosting a 6 week Youth Sewing Group led by Deb Borema. The group will meet Wednesdays from 5-6:30 p.m. starting Oct. 2.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Class is limited to 10 people.
Mandolinist Brian Oberlin of the band Full Cord will host a Mandolin workshop at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts Saturday, Nov. 9 from noon to 2 p.m.
Designed for beginner to intermediate mandolin players, this workshop will focus on technique, reading tablature, rhythm, chords, melody and the necessary tools that accompany folk, bluegrass and swing music. For the more advanced players, students will attain newfound knowledge on chord movement, theory, musicianship and strumming hand techniques. Charts will be provided in notation and tablature.
Oberlin is a seasoned and professional mandolinist and educator of 20 years.
Cost of the workshop is $40 for LACA members and $50 for non-members. Call the LACA office at 231-845-2787 or e-mail email@example.com to register.
Oberlin will also be playing a solo evening concert (Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m.) in the art center's performance hall. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts welcomes Full Cord to the center's performance hall stage Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.
Full Cord features seasoned bluegrass musicians Todd Kirchner, Eric Langejans, Brian Oberlion and Grant Flick.
The band has an extraordinary song base, with songs ranging from traditional country and bluegrass to modern pop hits, big band era tunes and everything in between (and we do mean everything!). With hundreds of songs in their repertoire, they never run out of songs to choose from.
Based in West Michigan, Full Cord has had the privilege of performing all over the state, from private parties and events to breweries, barns and bluegrass festivals.
With the talent of over 60 years combined musical experience, Full Cord brings incredible style to traditional bluegrass. They are introducing bluegrass music to everyone in a way that keeps people coming back for more.
Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call the LACA office at 231-845-2787 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase tickets or visit eventbrite.com to purchase online.