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.
TAC’S Financial Assistance fund helps ensure Barry County arts students and teachers have the opportunity to partake in educational opportunities regardless of economic circumstance. Read on to see what projects have been funded in the past two school years.
Our friends at the Thornapple Players are pleased to announce their return with The Odd Couple (Female Version). Adapted by Neil Simon from his original Broadway hit of the same name, this show brings all its charm to Hastings September 22nd-26th.
The Thornapple Arts Council and the City of Hastings together are pleased to announce a new annual art project! Art in the Air is an open celebration of art designed to give local artists the opportunity to showcase their work in beautiful downtown Hastings.
The Thornapple Arts Council’s monthly newsletter is online now. Click the photo above for information on Courageous Conversations, Art in the Air, Arts and Eats, and more.