Ludington Area Center for the Arts
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Grab & Go art fundraiser creations available now (online and in person)

All 8" x 8" artwork 

is just $35, includes tax 

and shipping

Seventy-two pieces of original artwork created by over 22 area artists will go up for sale online at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 during the Ludington Area Center for the Arts’ (LACA) first ever Grab & Go art fundraiser.

The artworks created on 8”x8” canvases will be available for purchase on a fist come first serve basis for just $35 each; with 100% of the sale price going to the art center. Artwork purchased online will be shipped for free or can be picked up in person.
“This is a great way to show your support for the Ludington Area Center for the Arts and also get a nice piece of original art, LACA Executive Director Andrew Skinner said.
“LACA is very grateful to the many talented artists who donated their time and talent to create these 8”x8” canvases. It’s the generosity of these artists and our strong membership that allow the art center to feed the creative spirit, and fuel community growth, Skinner added.”
Artists taking part in the Grab & Go art fundraiser include: Kathlene Barrett, Lynda Fox Blankinship, Patricia G. Carney, Laura E. Carter, Paula DeGregorio, Karen de la Durantaye, Sue Mayo Griffin, Lynne Haslam, Brian Kainulainen, John Marek, Carol Nelson, Ellen Niemann, Denise Ottinger, Judy Peters, Sheila Preston, Marion I. Riedl, Linda Sandow, Andrew Skinner, Amelia Skinner, Sophia Skinner and Barbara Taveirne.
The 72 pieces of artwork created for the fundraiser are currently on display in the main lobby of the art center, 107 S. Harrison St., in downtown Ludington. Community members are encouraged to visit the art center prior to the on-sale date and then to purchase them via LACA’s online store beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Sept 5.
Grab & Go artwork can be purchased in-person during normal business hours (Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8.
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Upcoming LACA Events

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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Members Only 
exhibit on display throughout September 

More than 30 Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) member artists are currently exhibiting their work in LACA's 'Members Only' exhibit during the month of September.

The 'Members Only' exhibit is made up of 83 2-D and 3-D pieces of art and are displayed in both the center's main gallery and performance hall lobby gallery.

A public artist reception celebrating the artists and their work took place Friday, Sept. 4 from 5-8 p.m.

Tickets on sale now for MANHATTAN SHORT screenings

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts has been selected as a viewing site for MANHATTAN SHORT 2020. The 23rd Annual Short Film Festival, a worldwide event taking place across six continents between Sept. 24-Oct. 31. The festival's nine films screen simultaneously across the world during a one-month period, with the Best Film and Best Actor determined by ballots cast by the audience in each participating venue.
Screenings of the MANHATTAN SHORT at LACA will be limited to 10 people per showing, tickets are $10 each and must be purchased in advance at or by calling 231-845-2787.
Screenings will take place:
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LACA Ukulele group

Ukulele musicians of all levels are invited to take part in the LACA Ukulele Group the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

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.

Group participation is free to LACA members and non-members are asked to make a small donation to the art center.

2nd annual LACA 
Regional High School Art Competition announced

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) Regional High School Art Competition was created to show case the talent of high school students currently attending high school or home schooled in Mason, Oceana, Manistee and Lake counties. The exhibit will take place in LACA’s main gallery Nov. 3-26, 2020 with an artist reception slated for Friday evening, Nov. 6, 2020 from 5-8 p.m.; awards will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Area high school artists may submit three pieces of 2D or 3D artwork for consideration in this juried exhibit. Prizes will be awarded to the top three pieces in the exhibit. 

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LACA now accepting artwork for 2nd annual ARF! Prize exhibit

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) is currently accepting original 2D and 3D artwork for its second annual Arf! Prize gallery exhibit. The Arf! Prize exhibit will once again feature an array of dog-themed works, celebrating man's best friend. This fun exhibit will be on display in LACA's main floor gallery October 2-30, 2020 with a very special pooch-friendly opening reception Friday, Oct. 2 from 5-8 p.m.

Area artists and dog lovers are encouraged to submit their artwork now through September 25. Artists are limited to 3 submissions, with a $5 entry fee per submission. Artwork will be accepted Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 107 S. Harrison St., downtown Ludington. Please check-in at the gift shop counter. Contact Kali at

WSAF hosting 
Virtual Art Fair

Canceling the 52nd annual West Shore Art Fair (WSAF), originally slated for July 4-5, 2020, was a very tough decision for the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA), the local non-profit organization that hosts the WSAF, and we did not take this decision lightly. However, the safety of our artists, volunteers and community were at the forefront of our decision.

The cancellation of the WSAF, known as one of the best art fairs in the nation, not only means 

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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.

Ed Santarelli ​to perform at Sept. 22 Courtyard Concert

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts' (LACA) Courtyard Concerts will continue with a performance by Ed Santarelli on Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Courtyard Concerts is the art center’s new outdoor socially distanced concert series.
Each performer in the series will perform two individually ticketed 40-minute concerts (7 p.m. and 8 p.m.) a night. The concerts will be limited to 20 spectators and tickets to each show must be purchased in advance. Tickets are just $5 and are available to purchase in person at the LACA gift Shop, by calling 231-845-2787 or online at

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DIA's Inside|Out on display in Ludington this summer

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) is excited to announce that the Detroit Institute of Arts' (DIA) popular program Inside|Out will be on display throughout downtown Ludington this summer and fall.  

Now in its 11th year, Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout the state of Michigan.

“LACA is very excited that the DIA has chosen Ludington as one of the host sites this summer,” LACA Executive Director Andrew Skinner said. “This is a great opportunity for our community and visitors to experience world renowned, high quality artwork.”

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Open Mic Night @ LACA

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.'

First and Third Thursday Open 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 atmosphere cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement and freedom of expression.

LACA members may attend open studio sessions free of charge while non-members must pay a $5 fee. Participants are asked to check in at the LACA office. Artists supply their own materials.

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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: