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. 37 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 two part-time staff members with continued volunteer community support.
The Thornapple Arts Council’s monthly newsletter is online now! This December edition includes information on the Creative Kids Workshop, the upcoming Christmas concert, year-end giving, and more.
From artist exhibitions to Arts and Eats, from the jazz fest to financial assistance, we are passionate about keeping the arts alive in our community. If you are looking for ways to give this holiday season, please consider the Thornapple Arts Council.
At TAC, we are proud of the impact we make in our community! Our latest blog post is a collection of impact statements from area teachers and students who have been positively affected by TAC programming.
The first annual Art in the Air exhibition is up! Take a stroll through Downtown Middleville to see the new street pole banners, featuring 32 pieces from artists throughout Barry County.