Ludington Area Center for the Arts
107 S. Harrison Street
Ludington, MI 49431
Open - Tuesday thru Friday –11 am - 4 pm
Saturday - noon to 3 pm
West Shore Art Fair
The 50th Annual West Shore Art Fair will be held Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 at Rotary Park in downtown Ludington. Saturday runs 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday runs 10 am - 4 pm.
BBQ and Beer Class
BBQ and Beer w/ Dave Diephouse of Qs Smokehouse and Andy Thomas of Starving Artist Brewing. We will be offering a culinary class where we pair smoked meats and beer at LACA. Class will be 6-9 pm, Thursday, June 21. Cost of class is $25/members and $30/non members. Dave will provide brisket and chicken, along with some of his different rubs and Andy will be pairing his beers. A great class for dads and BBQ and beer lovers!
David Greely Cajun Fiddle Concert
Concert is at 7 p.m. in the LACA Performance Hall. Concert tickets, available for purchase in advance and at the door, are $8 non-LACA members and $5 for LACA members and those who register for both of Greely’s classes will receive free admission to the concert. Tickets can be purchased by calling LACA at 231-845-2787.
Annual Member Gathering, 5-7 pm, Saturday, June 16 in the Gallery. Immediately following is the David Greely Cajun Concert at 7 pm.
Kayla Gottwald Pop-Up Show
Ludington native and GVSU art student, Kayla Gottwald will have her work on display for a ONE NIGHT ONLY show from 5-7 pm, Friday, June 22 in the Main Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.
Lynda Blankinship Retrospective
"Fifty Years Celebrating Painting My 78 Years"
Celebrating 50 years of Lynda's artwork during the months of June and July. Free and open to the public.
Artist exhibit for Marion Riedl's Collage and Acrylic works in the Performance Hall Lobby. The event is free and open to the public. The exhibit will be on display June-July.
Film: American Folk
Two strangers, both folk musicians stranded in California, take a road trip to New York in the days after 9/11. A story about the kindness of strangers and the power of music.
The showing is June 28 and is free and open to the public. We will hold a social hour at 6 with a cash bar and the film will start at 7 in the Main Gallery. Film sponsored by Chris Dunn and Judy Ringlein-Dunn
Arts in Motion Movement Classes: A free movement and dance class offered to those w/ special needs ages 5 and older. The class is free and accessible in the LACA Main Gallery. Ages 5-12 from 10-11 am and ages 12 and older from 11 am to noon. These classes run every Monday from June 11 to July 16.
Arts in Motion Art Classes: A free series of art classes offered to those w/ special needs, ages 5 and older. The class is free and accessible in the LACA Main Gallery. The class runs 5:30-7 pm, every Monday from June 11 to July 16.
Multi-media Class for Kids: Mary Case will be offering a two-day camp for students 4 years and older from 9-11:30 am, Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22 in the Craft Room (upstairs). Cost is $50/members and $60/non-members. Snack will be provided and projects will be based on skill/age level.
Adult Clay Class for July (Ages 16 and older)
Adult Clay Class w/ Mary Case July 11, 18, 25 and August 1, from 7- 8:30 pm in the LACA Craft Room (upstairs). Class is for ages 16 and older. Cost is $72/members and $82/non-members for all four classes or $18/class for members or $21/class for non-members. Contact LACA at 231.845.2787 for more details or to sign up.
Adult Oil Classes w/ Justin David Gustafson
Classes are offered every Sunday of each month (NO CLASS IN JULY) from 1-4 pm in the LACA Main Gallery. Cost is $30/class or $100/one month of classes. Justin runs the classes like an open gallery, so all skill levels are welcome to attend!
An Evening with Chloe Kimes, 7 pm, Thursday, July 26 in the LACA Performance Hall. Tickets $15/non members, $12/LACA members.
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 Plummer - Wednesdays, starting at 5:30 pm. Lessons cost $20/half hour and are one-on-one sessions, unless otherwise requested.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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