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this giving season (Dec. 3)

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The Ludington Area Arts Council and the Ludington Area Center for the Arts could use your assistance this giving season and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps.

With the hard work of our board, office staff, volunteers and donors, the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) has again maintained our sound financial footing and has significantly increased our program offerings over the past year. We are very proud of our accomplishments and the faith that our community has placed in its art center. While your arts center is fiscally stronger our need for your support remains urgent. Reduced grant support for 2020 requires LACA to obtain operation funds from donors like you.

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Ring in the 'Roaring' 2020'sat LACA's NYE showing on the film
The Great Gatsby

Join the Ludington Area Center for the Arts as it rings in the 'Roaring 2020's with a showing of the film The Great Gatsby Tuesday evening, Dec. 31.
The 2013 film staring Leonardo DiCaprio will be shown in the center's performance hall on its new 15 ft. LED video wall.
Doors to this event will open at 7:30 p.m. and the film will begin at 8:30 p.m. and will end in time for attendees to take in the ball drop in downtown Ludington at midnight.

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. - 4 p.m. 

Saturday - noon to 3 p.m.


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Ongoing Events at the Art Center:

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.

Oil Painting w/ 

Justin David Gustafson

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 to register.

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 2nd Tuesday

LACA's Photography Group meets the second Tuesday 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.

Ukulele group 

to meet at 

LACA monthly

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.

Upcoming Ludington Writers Events

1st Tuesday: Movie TBA

2nd  Tuesday: West Side Writer's Group

3rd Tuesday: Salon

4th Tuesday: West Side Writer's Group

5th Tuesday: TBA

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.


Upcoming LACA Events!!

‘Common Threads’ fiber art exhibit on display throughout December

Public artist reception 

Friday, Dec. 6 5-8 p.m.

'Common Threads' a fiber art exhibit is currently on display in the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) main gallery throughout the month of December.

The Common Threads exhibit feature a wide range of fiber creations by more than 20 area artists many who have never exhibited at the art center.

The 'Common Threads' exhibit includes quilts, wall hangings, 3-D birds, a camp site instillation, towels and more. 

In celebration of the 'Common Threads' exhibit LACA will host a public artist reception Friday, Dec. 7 from 5-8 p.m. The reception is a great opportunity for community members to view the exhibit and also mingle with the many creative artist who are displaying their work.

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is located at 107 S. Harrison St. in down town Ludington and is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Full Cord: LIVE in concert

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.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Call the LACA office at 231-845-2787 or e-mail to purchase tickets or visit to purchase online.

Beaded Bracelet workshop w/ Sheila Preston

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts will host a Beaded Bracelet workshop with Sheila Preston Thursday, Dec. 11 from 1-3 p.m.

During this one day workshop students will be taught how to make a stunning multi-strand beaded bracelet, a wide choice of colors will be available. No previous experience is necessary to take this workshop and all materials are provided.

No-Dollar Turkey Dinner

Free to the community

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) along with Synergy Media and Shop N Save supermarket will host a free community turkey dinner from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14 in the art center's main gallery.

This free Thanksgiving style dinner will be prepared by area chef Barry Sherlock and will feature the Western Michigan Fair Grand Champion and Reserve turkeys raised by Alex Root and Joey Gustafson respectively.

5th Annual 'We'll Be 

Home for the Holidays' concert Dec. 14

'We'll Be Home for the Holidays' concert Dec. 14 at LACA
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) will host its 5th annual We’ll Be Home for the Holidays concert Saturday, Dec. 14 in the center’s performance hall.
We’ll Be Home for the Holidays is LACA’s annual free community holiday concert and begins at 7 p.m. This year’s variety show will be hosted by Kali Findley and Sean Gilbert and will be broadcast live on WKZC FM 94.9 Big Dog Country.

LACA to show the film 

'A Merry Friggin Christmas' Dec. 19

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts' film committee will show the holiday film 'A Merry Friggin Christmas' Thursday evening, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the center's performance hall.

This will be the first film shown on the center's newly installed 197 inch LED wall.
The film tells the story of Boyd Mitchler (Joel McHale) and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. 

Chaotic Mike Acrylic 

Pour workshop Jan. 18

Come get messy with Chaotic Mike aka Mike Coleman at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) for an Acrylic Pour workshop Saturday, Jan. 18 from 1-3 p.m.
Coleman will guide students on the widely popular abstract technique of acrylic pours.
Participants of this one-day workshop will get two canvases to paint with their choice of colors available. Cost of the workshop is $32 for LACA members and $37 for non members. 

Sponsor a performance 

hall chair today!

Over the past few months the Ludington Area Center for the Arts staff and a team of volunteers have been hard at work making a number of improvements to the center's performance hall. Among the upgrades are a new sound system that will allow for a crisper, cleaner sound. With the new sound system LACA's performance hall is now one of the top sounding venues in West Michigan.

Additional changes to the performance hall include freshly painted walls and the removal of the old church pews and carpeting. 

The removal of the pews and the subsequent purchase of new seating will allow the art center to use the performance hall as a multi-functional venue that can have a seating capacity of over 3oo people, host an event with no seating to allow for dancing or allow for tables to be set up for a luncheon or meeting.

In an effort to fund the purchase of the new seating LACA is selling annual sponsorships for our new performance hall chairs. Funds from the $100 annual sponsorship and $5,000 forever sponsorship will help LACA purchase new seating and continue to make additional upgrades to the performance hall for years to come. Call LACA at 231-845-2787, stop by the office or print and return the form below if you are interested in sponsoring a chair.