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. 34 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 three part-time staff members with continued volunteer community support.
Two MCACA grant programs are here! Michigan K-12 arts educators of any discipline are eligible to apply for school grants, while nonprofit organizations and more can apply for minigrants.
Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Barry County, the Hastings Community Music School will remain fully virtual January 4th, 2021. Click through to learn more.
The Thornapple Arts Council’s monthly newsletter is online now. Click the photo above for information on the Raffle for the Arts, funding for arts educators, and more.
We know December 1st seems a long way off, but we’re already gearing up for Giving Tuesday! As our organization’s 35th anniversary approaches in November, click through to find out how you can help support the arts in Barry County.
Beginning in 2021, the Barry County Artists Exhibition will become a summer exhibition! To facilitate this schedule change, there will be no exhibition in 2020. Click through to read more.