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.
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.
The Thornapple Arts Council’s monthly newsletter is online now. Click the photo above for information on Hastings Live, the Auction for the Arts, and more.
The Hastings Community Music School is pleased to offer virtual lessons via Zoom this summer! Click through for more information.
Whether it’s online or in person, save the date for our Sock Hop Auction for the Arts! Join us on November 14th for music, dancing, and a darn good time.