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.
Our friends at the Thornapple Players are pleased to announce auditions for ‘The Odd Couple (female version),’ an adaptation of the 1965 play by Neil Simon. Mark your calendars for August 10th!
The Thornapple Arts Council’s monthly newsletter is online now. Click the photo above for information on the Barry County Artists Exhibition, Hastings Live, and more.
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.
The 2021 Barry County Artists Exhibition is now open! Click the photo above to view the winning pieces, or stop by Charlton Park now through July 18th to see the entire exhibition.
MCACA Minigrants are back! Two different grant opportunities are available to address local arts and cultural needs. Click through to learn more.