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. 35 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. Click the photo above for information on Hastings Live, Arts and Eats, and more.
If you missed the Barry County Artists Exhibition, you can now see the participating pieces and read the artist statements on our brand new blog! Designed to provide a place to find additional information on our programming and activities, the TAC blog is now located under the News tab on our website.
Save the date! The Thornapple Arts Council’s annual Auction for the Arts will be held on Saturday, November 6th. Mark your calendars and join us for an evening spent in Black & White.
The Hastings Community Music School is on break until summer classes begin on June 7th. Registration is open for summer term for both in-person and virtual lessons.
MCACA Minigrants are back! Two different grant opportunities are available to address local arts and cultural needs. Click through to learn more.