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Visual Art Exhibitions at the LACA!

March 2019

Main Gallery: Celebration Women in the Arts

Performance Hall Gallery: Celebrating Past Mason County Women in the Arts


April 2019

Main Gallery: Mary Case exhibit.

Performance Hall Gallery: Pentwater Public Schools student exhibit.

Unframed Gallery: Todd and Brad Reed’s Online Photo Contest winners


May 2019

Main Gallery & Performance Hall Gallery: Ludington Public Schools student exhibit.


June 2019

Main Gallery: Todd Reed Retrospective, (Reception June 7).

Performance Hall Gallery: Milo Beman exhibit.


July 2019

Main Gallery: Celebrating 125 years of Epworth

Performance Hall Gallery: TBA


August 2019

Main Gallery: Justin David Gustafson exhibit.

Performance Hall Gallery: Barb Forgue exhibit.


September 2019

Main Gallery & Performance Hall Gallery: LACA Members Only exhibit.


October 2019

Main Gallery: West Shore Arf Fair/ dog inspired artwork.  

Performance Hall Gallery: West Shore Pride exhibit


November 2019

Main Gallery: Regional Student Art Competition

Performance Hall: Celebration of Trees


December 2019

Main Gallery: Invitational juried fiber art exhibit. 

- All LACA exhibits are free and open to the public -


The Arts Center is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays from 11-4 and Saturdays from 12-3. 

It is Free and Open to the Public.


2018 Exhibits Previously at LACA

January-February: Haitian Art  

February-March: Local Artists 

March-April: Mike Coleman's Visual Explosion

April/May: OJ DeJonge Middle School Student Exhibit 

May: G2S Student Exhibit

June/July: Exploring Collage & Acrylic by Marion Riedl, Performance Hall Gallery

June/July: Retrospective Lynda Blankinship, Main Gallery

2018 POP-Up Exhibits Previously at LACA

March 9:
Sue Brown Photography
May 10: Arin Scholtens Photography
June 13: Adult Oil and Clay Classes
June 22: Kayla Gottwald Illustration
July 12: Michele Anscombe Paintings
July 13: Shelby Soberalski Photography
July 19: Liz LeVee Paintings
July 26: Paula DeGregorio & Frank Galante Paintings
August 10: Chuck & Karen de la Durantaye Upholstery and Textile Art

2017 Exhibits Previously at LACA

December 2017- January 2018- Handmade Musical Instruments Exhibit
November- G2S student exhibit "Water Works"
October-November- Watercolor Batik exhibit by Carole Nielsen
September-October- Cuba: Because I Could, photography exhibition by Rachel Brock.
August-September- Exhibition by 11 Local Artists of the LACA Visual Arts Critique Group
August- Pop Art sculptures by Pentwater High School students
June-July- Retrospective exhibit by Ann Salisbury of Raleigh, NC and Epworth
June-July- Exhibit by Elaine Earl, 92-year-old Ludington artist.
April-May - "Iconic Images & Cameras" by Photographer John Mickevich
April- May - "Making Faces" by Pastel Artist Marie Marfia
March - Cuba! Photography by three Northwest Michigan photographers.
January-February - Works of Nine Local Artists.

2016 Exhibits Previously at LACA

  • December 2015 -January 2016-Handmade Musical Instruments Exhibit
  • February-March - Drawing Conclusions Exhibit featuring original comic book, graphic novel, fantasy, and cartoon-style art and illustrations.
  • April-May - OJ DeJonge Middle School Exhibit
  • June-July - Carol Garneau Legacy Retrospective Exhibit
  • August-September - Social Justices Issues: Art Object and Installations by Pentwater High School Art Students
  • August-September – Betty Knight Silander Retrospective Exhibit

2015 Exhibits Previously at LACA


  • November- Autism Awareness Exhibit
  • September-October - Yvonne Carlson- A Retrospective
  • August - Character Creature Features - Collaboration between 3rd and 7th grade students at Pentwater Schools. Art Teacher Carrie Jeruzal.
  • June and July, “In the Forest”—recent paintings by GVSU faculty member Jill Eggers
  • May - O.J. DeJonge Middle School Student Art Exhibit - featuring a collection of a variety of different media that students study at OJ DeJonge, influenced by artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Frida Kahlo, and Eric Carl and art movements such as Impressionism, Fauvism, Expressionism and Cubism. Jen McWilliams-Knee - Middle School Art Teacher.
  • April - Earth Day Celebration - Call to Artist Exhibit featuring works from over 30 Michigan artists that explore the natural world, share an environmental message and propose new ways to co-exist with the environment.
  • March - Emerald Expressions Exhibition - featuring original Ireland Travelogue photography by Rob & Becky Alway.

2014 Exhibits Previously at LACA

  • December 2014-February 2015 - Maritime Heritage Ship and Lighthouse Exhibit - Port of Ludington Maritime Museum Celebration.
  • November - Type 56 and the Invisible Wounds of War - An exhibition of photo collages depicting images from a Vietnam veteran's nightmares of war.
  • October - Foster Elementary Kids Create! - An Exhibit of Original Art Created by Foster Elementary 3rd-5th grade students - Scott Bentz Art Teacher.
  • September - National Parks Road Trip Photography Exhibit - featuring original photography by Karen West.
  • June -August - Botanicals Exhibit - invitational exhibit featuring artist's interpretation of plant life in all its forms
  • May-June - Carolyn Damstra Exhibit featuring Carolyn's recent paintings of the Leelanau PenninsulaShore Community College and at the KIA in Kalamazoo. She has used many media and enjoyed trying new ones over the course of her longtime artistic career. She describes that she did portraits in charcoal or pastel at art shows for several years and that "Faces are my favorite subject. I often saw a face that I felt I just had to paint. " Elaine, at age 92, resides at Longfellow Towers and is a participant in the Arts Center's Visual Arts Critique Group.