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.
You’re invited to our Sock Hop Auction for the Arts! Join us on November 14th for a fully virtual experience. Raffles? Check. Costume contest? Check. Dance tutorial? Check.
The Thornapple Arts Council’s monthly newsletter is online now. Click the photo above for information on funding for arts educators, the Community Music School, and more.
This fall, the Hastings Community Music School is pleased to offer students the choice of in-person lessons or virtual lessons via Zoom. Click through for more information.
The MCACA School Grant program is back! Michigan K-12 arts educators of any discipline are eligible to apply for funding. Click through for more information.
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.