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.
MCACA Minigrants are back! Two different grant opportunities are available to address local arts and cultural needs. Click through to learn more.
The Thornapple Arts Council’s monthly newsletter is online now. Click the photo above for information on the Barry County Artists Exhibition, Hastings Live, and more.
The Hastings Community Music School is pleased to offer students the option of virtual lessons. Click through for more information.
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!
Artists living in Barry County can join our free online directory! Click the image for more information.