Ludington Area Center for the Arts
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
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Upcoming LACA Events

LACA's April abstract art exhibit 'Expressing the Inexpressible' 
on display now

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) will host a public artist reception Friday, April 9 from 5-8 p.m. for its newest exhibit ‘Expressing the Inexpressible’ featuring 124 original pieces of abstract artwork created by 45 area artists.

“Expressing the Inexpressible,” is on display through the month of April in the center’s main gallery and performance hall gallery.

These expressive, contemporary works comprise the largest LACA open call exhibit ever. 

Also, on display at LACA in April are abstract portraits created by 2nd and 3rd grade Pentwater art students under the direction of Carrie Jeruzal. The abstract portraits are displayed in the center’s Unframed Gallery.

The exhibits are open for viewing April 2-30 Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact  LACA at 231-845-2787 or  email .  LACA is located at 107 S. Harrison, Ludington, MI 49431.

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Ludington Area Center for the Arts receives MCACA grant 

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) is excited to announce that it has been awarded a operational support grant of $9,000 from the Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the fiscal year of 2021.

Organizations receiving a grant from MCACA and the NEA are required to match those funds with other public and private dollars. LACA receives significant funding and volunteer support from the local community.

The grant was awarded this past fall through MCACA’s peer review process which allows for each grant application to be competitively considered by a panel of in-state and out-of-state arts and culture professionals. This ensures the taxpayers, who support this project through legislation appropriations, and all other visitors or residents in Michigan will have access to the highest quality arts and cultural experiences.

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LACA to offer FREE monthly 'crEATivity Art Kits'

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) is currently offering its new monthly ‘crEATivity Art Kits’ free to area community members in hopes of feeding the creative spirit and feeding community growth.

“The ‘crEATivity Art Kits’ are designed to get FREE art supplies and art education lessons into the hands of underserved children and adults in and around Mason County as LACA attempts to feed creativity throughout our community,” LACA Executive Director Andrew Skinner said.

LACA is a volunteer organization whose mission is to engage, inspire and strengthen our community through arts advocacy. 

“What better way to meet these goals than to distribute free art supplies and instruction to our community members,” Skinner added.

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Acrylic pour workshops 
return to LACA

Get messy with Chaotic Mike Coleman during an Acrylic Pour workshop Saturday, April 24 from 1-3 p.m. at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA), 107 S. Harrison St., in downtown Ludington. 

Participants of this one-day workshop will get two canvases to paint with their choice of available colors. Coleman will guide students on the widely popular abstract technique of acrylic pours.

The workshop is open to all levels of experience.

Cost of the workshop is $35 for LACA members and $40 for non-members. To register visit or call 231-845-2787. Advance registration is encouraged as the class is limited to just 12 students to allow for social distancing; face masks must be worn at all times. 

Visual Arts Critique Group

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts' Visual Arts Critique Group gathers in the center's performance hall 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. Face masks are required at all times.

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for LACA's virtual Ukulele workshop w/ Lil Rev

The Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) will host a virtual 12 Bar Blues Ukulele Workshop with internationally known Ukulele artist Lil Rev (Marc Revenson) Tuesday, April 20.
Lil Rev will instruct workshop participants via Zoom from his home base in Milwaukee, Wisc. Due to the current limitations on indoor gatherings this workshop will be 100% virtual with all students taking part from their home.
The Tuesday, April 20 workshop will take place at 1 p.m. EST. During the workshop Lil Rev will instruct students as they work their way thru 8 classic 12 bar blues tunes. 
"We'll study common strum patterns, adding boogie notes to your strums, tremolo, triple strums, blues turnarounds, walking boogie-woogie, blues riffs and much more," Lil Rev said.
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LACA offering take 
home workshop series 'Workshops in a Box'

While restrictions on indoor gatherings have forced the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA) to no longer host in-person workshops for the foreseeable future the art center has concerted many of its art workshops into “Workshops in a Box” for community members to do from the comfort of their own home.

LACA is currently offering a collage box created by Linda Sandow, an artisan candle box created by House & Harbor, and a clay mug box, a clay vase box and a EZ mug box created by Mary Case.

Each box includes all of the materials and many of the supplies needed to complete the project as well as written instructions and a link to an online tutorial.

The pottery themed projects will need to be returned to LACA to be fired and students will be notified when the final piece is ready for pick up.

Boxes cost between $15 and $50 depending on the project. Online orders for "Workshops in a Box" can be made at

Boxes are typically available for pick up, at LACA (107 S. Harrison St. in downtown Ludington) Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., three business days after purchase.

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DIA's Inside|Out to remain in Ludington through 2021

The Detroit Institute of Arts' (DIA) popular Inside|Out program will remain on display throughout downtown Ludington through 2021.  

Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout the state of Michigan.

Inside|Out brings high-quality reproductions from the DIA’s collection to outdoor venues throughout the state of Michigan.

“LACA was honored that Ludington was chosen as a host site for the DIA’s Inside|Out program this past summer and we are beyond thrilled to learn that we will be able to continue to host the artwork through the end of 2021,” LACA Executive Director Andrew Skinner said. each hosting two artworks. 

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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.  Currently closed Saturdays

  Ludington Area Center for the Arts is supported in part by: