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.
Opportunities for the arts do not end during a shutdown — they just move online! The Thornapple Arts Council is compiling a list of free, online arts opportunities, including dance classes, music performances, art lessons, and more. Click through to see what we have so far!
Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the Thornapple Arts Council has elected to take measures designed to help ensure the safety of our staff and community. Click through to learn more.
Application dates for the Sue Drummond Arts Education Scholarships are set! Mark your calendars for March 16-April 13 and start prepping your materials now.
Applications for Arts and Eats 2020 are now open! Sign up by April 1st to participate in the 10th Annual Arts and Eats Backroads Tour.