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

Instagram- @lacaarts


Next at the Arts Center!

An Intimate Evening w/ Chad Rushing

The "An Intimate Evening" Series features different artists, musicians, dancers, writers, etc. who will perform their talent in an intimate gallery setting to an active audience. The first of the series is a night w/ musician Chad Rushing. Chad will be playing original songs and some covers, while telling the tales of how his songs came to be. The evening runs from 7-9 pm, Thursday, Oct. 11 in the Main Gallery. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the LACA Office. This series is sponsored by Barry and Evelyn Matthews.

Kathleen Boughton Dark Whimsy 

Exhibit and Reception

Kathleen Boughton's Dark Whimsy art exhibit will be on display from September 1-Oct. 20 in the LACA Performance Hall Lobby Gallery. The artist reception will be held from 5-7 pm, Friday, Sept. 7 and is free and open to the public.

Ludington Writers’ 2018 
Writer in Residence Non-fiction Workshop

Join Samantha Deal as she returns to Ludington to facilitate this unique writing workshop. Participants will receive materials and generative exercises in advance of the event, work with Samantha to create their piece of nonfiction writing, and share with others in the workshop from 9 am to 3:30 pm, Saturday, Oct. 13 in the Judith Minty Room at LACA.
Deal is a poet, essayist, and editor. She was the winner of the 2016 Writers at Work fellowship in creative nonfiction and served as the creative nonfiction editor of the international literary magazine THIRD COAST. Upon completing her PhD at Western Michigan University this year, Ludington Writers sponsored Samantha’s writing residency in early June. She is currently teaching “The Immigrant Experience Through Art and Literature” course for Appalachian State University’s first-year seminar program.
Registration for the workshop opens September 5 and closes October 8. The cost is $75 (plus fees of $4.04), and participation is limited to ten. No refunds after October 1 unless a replacement participant is registered. To secure a spot, go to

Trivia Night at LACA

LACA and the Ludington Quiz Bowl Team are teaming up to host a series of Trivia Nights to benefit area organizations and non-profits. The first night will be from 6:30-8:30 pm, Saturday, Nov.3 in the LACA Gallery. The beneficiary is the Ludington Promise Scholarship. Cost is $20/player and teams can be up to eight people. The register, please contact Amber Nasson, coach for the Ludington Quiz Bowl Team at or call LACA at 231.845.2787. Please register with your name and the name of your team. Space is limited.

Kids Clay Class w/ Mary Case

Kids Clay Class w/ Mary Case is a four week class on Tuesdays starting Sept. 25-October 16. Ages 3 and older, anyone under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $45/members and $55/non-members. Contact LACA to register, 231.845.2787.

Adult Clay Class w/ Mary Case

Adult Clay Class is a five week class on Thursdays from 6:30-8:30 pm, starting Sept. 27-Oct. 25. Cost is $90/members and $100/non-members. Call the LACA office to register, 231.845.2787.

Adult Acrylic Painting Class

Join Mary Case in Adult Acrylic Painting from 10 am to noon, Tuesdays, Oct. 2-30 at LACA. Cost is $90/members and $100/non-members. This class is designed for beginner and advanced painters to learn new techniques in the art of acrylic painting on canvas. Instruction will be directed to meet the needs of each individual student for personal growth in the acrylic. Contact the LACA office to register, 231.845.2787.

Slightly Plugged - Reprise! Concert

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) announced today that four notable singer/songwriters will be featured on the LACA stage for “Slightly Plugged - Reprise!” on Saturday, October 20, 2018. Hosted by Fremont John, this unique evening will be filled with original music featuring four notable singer/songwriters; Fremont John, Jen Sygit, Ralston Bowles and Drew Nelson.

This one-night-only performance takes place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 on the LACA Performance Hall Stage at 107 S. Harrison in Ludington, Michigan. Doors open at 6:30 pm with a cash bar available in the Main Gallery, show starts at 7:30. There will be a Q/A time during the intermission of the show to ask the musicians about their craft and the genesis of the inspiration for their music.

Tickets are on sale now in the LACA office. Tickets are $10 for LACA members and $12 for not-yet-members. Tickets are also available online (with an additional service fee) at: The event also features a beer and wine cash bar. (Must be 21 years of age or older - proof of I.D. is required for adult beverages).

Ongoing Events at the Art Center:

Adult Oil Classes w/ Justin David Gustafson

Classes are offered every Sunday of each month from 1-4 pm in the LACA Main Gallery. Cost is $30/class or $100/four weeks of classes. Justin runs the classes like an open gallery, so all skill levels are welcome to attend!

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. SUMMER SESSIONS WILL BE HELD AT LACA FROM 5-6:30 PM. 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!

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.

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.