Welcome to the Thornapple Arts Council

The Thornapple Arts Council of Barry County was founded in November 1985 by Sue Drummond with help from John Fehsenfeld and many generous supporters behind the scenes. 25 years later, Thornapple Arts Council members, volunteers and staff maintain their vision to spark creativity, community and culture through programs and education that bring personal enrichment and quality of life to Barry County residents.

The Thornapple Arts Council was a completely volunteer organization until the fall of 1998 when the first part-time managing director was hired. Today TAC has an executive director and a part-time program coordinator with continued volunteer community support. Read Learn…


    Parents and grandparents mark your calendars! On Friday, December 4th from 6-7:30 pm the Thornapple Arts Council is hosting a Creative Kids Workshop in downtown Hastings. Participants will be creating a take-home holiday craft The cost for the activity is $10 for one project or $15 for two. All materials and a small snack will […]
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  • THORNAPPLE PLAYERS Presents: Fruitcakes

    The Thornapple Players will present the comedy/drama FrUiTCaKeS by Julian Wiles in the Dennison Performing Arts Center located at 231 South Broadway in Hastings, MI 49058. Show dates are December 3, 4, 5, at 7PM and December 6 at 2PM. There is an open to the public dress rehearsal on Wednesday, December 2 at 7PM. All […]
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  • Art Pantry

    Thornapple Arts Council is partnering with Barry County Art Departments to create a year-round collection of art supplies and materials called the Art Pantry. This Art Pantry program will accept donations of art supplies all year-long.  Those supplies will then be distributed to the classrooms that have chosen to opt in to this program throughout […]
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