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. 36 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.
Registration for the fall semester at the Hastings Community Music School is open! The fall term begins on September 6th and ends on December 15th, with lessons offered Monday-Thursday. Click the photo above to learn how to sign up!
Beat the heat with a cool drink — TAC is partnering with the Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation on a beverage garden during Heritage Days in Middleville! Join us on August 20th from noon to 6pm, and have a cold one to support TAEF grantmaking initiatives in the area.
At TAC, we are proud of the impact we make in our community! Our latest blog post is a collection of impact statements from area teachers and students who have been positively affected by TAC programming.
The Thornapple Arts Council’s monthly newsletter is online now! This August edition includes information on Minigrants, Hastings Live, Arts and Eats, and more.