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. 25 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 an executive director and a part-time program coordinator with continued volunteer community support.
The Thornapple Arts Council and the City of Hastings are once again teaming up to bring a summer of free performances to downtown Hastings throughout the summer. All concerts are free and will feature local and regional talent from across the genres. Visit the HASTINGS LIVE page for more information and a schedule of events.
Thornapple Arts Council is partnering with Barry County Art Departments to create a year-round collection of art supplies and materials called the Art Pantry. This Art Pantry program will accept donations of art supplies all year-long. Those supplies will then be distributed to the classrooms that have chosen to opt in to this program throughout […]