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[fusion_title size=”1″]Welcome to the Thornapple Arts Council[/fusion_title]

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…

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

    Volunteers Needed! The City of Hastings and Thornapple Arts Council are looking for volunteers to help staff the Hastings Live Summer Performance Series. Volunteers are needed for: Fridays at the Fountain (Courthouse Lawn) Fridays June 16 – August 18 from 11:30-1:00 Friday Night Features (Thornapple Plaza) Fridays June 16 – Aug 18 from 7:00-9:00 Community […]
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  • JAZZ FESTIVAL 2017

    Visit our Jazz Festival page for complete information about this year’s festival  
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  • MARDI GRAS PARTY

    Join us March 4th for a night of live music, dancing, and food to celebrate Mardi Gras and raise funds for the Thornapple Arts Council.  Tickets are $25 and include heavy hors d’oeuvres and one drink it.  Cash bar will be available. Dress in your best Mardi Gras apparel for a chance to win the […]
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  • CHILI COOK-OFF

    The Thornapple Arts Council will host a chili cook-off fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Barry Community Enrichment Center (231 S. Broadway) to raise money for the Sue Drummond Scholarship Fund. The event is open to individual entries, as well as business/organization entries, and there will be three awards given. […]
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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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