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 –11:00 - 4:00pm,

Saturday - noon to 3pm

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We NEED you!

Do you have an artistic talent that you'd like to showcase at LACA? Contact us to make it happen! We are always looking for different art mediums (fine arts, performing, writings, culinary, etc.) to have in the Arts Center! Contact us at 231.845.2787 or

Next at the Arts Center!

Create an Earth Day poster with this year’s theme, “Woods, Water and Wheels: Nature, Get Out and Love It!” There are four age categories PreK-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 grades and there will be a winner from each. Posters need to be at least 8”x11”, but can be larger. Entries must be dropped off to the Ludington Area Center for the Arts by March 30, no later than 4 pm. A panel will vote on the finalists and those posters will be displayed from 5-7 pm, April 5 in LACA’s Main Gallery. The public will be invited to come and vote for the four winning posters that evening. Winners will receive a prize from LACA and AFFEW, which will be relayed at a later date and their poster will be displayed during the Earth Day event from 9-5 pm, Saturday, April 21 at the United Methodist Church in Ludington. Remember to use this year’s theme as your inspiration. Please include name and contact information on the back of your poster.

Kate Krieger-Watkins, executive director of LACA and Julia Chambers, AFFEW president, 231.690.9561.

Oil Painting for Kids - Justin Gustafson will be teaching oil painting techniques to students ages 10 and older April 7, 14, 21 and 28 in the LACA Craft Room upstairs. The cost for the four sessions is $100 or each session costs $30 individually. You can attend all four sessions or register for individual ones. He will be teaching the class so newcomers will be able to keep up with those who have already attended previous classes during the four weeks. Oil is messy, so please have students wear clothing that can get covered in paint. Contact LACA to register, 231.845.2787.

West Shore Art Fair Turns 50!

Come celebrate 50 years of the West Shore Art Fair and enjoy wine tasting, hor d'oeuvers and music, 6:30-9:30 pm, Saturday, April 28 in the Ludington Area Center for the Arts Main Gallery. Over 25 wines will be available for tasting with Sommelier, Dave Hansen of Biercamp Market. Cost is $35 for LACA members or $40 for non-members in advance or $40 for LACA members or $45 for non-members at the door. Cost includes eight drink tickets and a commemorative wine glass. Contact LACA for more information or to purchase tickets, 231.845.2787.

Mike Coleman's Visual Explosion exhibit is on display through April 30 in the Performance Hall Lobby. Free and open to the public!

LACA's Adult Prom from 7-10 pm, Saturday, May 19 in the Main Gallery. Cost: $15/person. Cash bar, desserts and dancing! Come dress in prom attire from the decade you attended or from the decade you wanted to attend in! King and Queen will be crowned the evening of the event, so start campaigning now around town!

Ongoing Events at the Art Center:

Traditional Irish Sessions!

LACA will be sponsoring a Traditional Irish Session from 6-8 pm, every THIRD Tuesday of the month at Sportsman's Irish Restaurant and Bar. The session will be 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.

NOW through March - Local Art Critique Artist Exhibit in the Main Gallery. 

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. 

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.